November’23 roundup of the Dings


Our Monthly roundup of the chatter in the Dings. Police and community meeting, monthly recipe bags, random hedgehog pics..

Police and residents meeting

There was a great turnout to a second meeting on Wednesday 22nd November with the police – It’s been written up in a separate post here but big thanks to Sally for setting it up and for great community engagement.

Trinity Centre offering after school nature

As part of our children and young people’s programme we are providing free after school provision for children who attend local primary schools. Children who attend are aged 8yrs-11yrs and many have limited access to any green space at home. In our first term 22 children have taken part. See site for more details here.

Dings bus route petition

Currently, The Dings does not have a bus service. This leaves those that live in the Home Zone and work in the industrial areas severed, bar the Bristol to Bath path. We believe that diverting the First bus 36 service via Unity Street, Midland Road and Day’s road. This would mean those travelling from St Anne’s Park would and Barton Hill can still get off at Old Market and the Dings residences and workplaces are served by a regular bus service. Click here to sign the petition.

Invasion of the Hedgehogs

Okay in reality just some cute spottings and rescue missions – from local lord mountBatten (Ian) Poor hedgie got slightly clipped by a moped just as I was walking past – think he was okay, took him in to have a look, had a sniff of some meat but no nibble. Although got in a bit of a curffule uncurling on his back 🤣🦔 A close shave, Mr Hedgehog lives to see another day 🙏

Local Litter Pick courtesy of Mushtaaq Hussein

So lovely to stumble across Unite Students litter picking in the Dings area. Shocked how many bags filled but big thank you to them! Unite Students

Autumn Leaves from Helen Iona

Sunshine on a rainy day – the autumn leaves around the Dings are stunning today! (although we know the community gardeners will have their wheelbarrows full after they drop!)

First art exhibition opens in former pub

It is the first art exhibition at the former pub in Old Market that is now a multi-purpose space for hire.

Linear Construction “explores abstraction, rhythm and repetition” with exhibiting artists including Amy Cusing and Lara Sparey, Andrew Graves, Emma Witter, Frea Buckler, Gillian Garnica, Gina Cross, Hannah Ludnow, Ines Fernandez de Cordova, Julian Brown, Katie Mawson, Liaqat Rasul, Lizzi Mann, Richard Perry, Sophie Smallhorn, and Vera Boele-Keimer.

Cinema De Lux in Bristol’s Cabot Circus closed

The Showcase Cinema de Lux in Cabot Circus shopping centre will show its last film on 30 November after failing to agree terms on a new lease.

The BBC was told staff were placed under notice of potential redundancy in October.

However … drum rolling …

A disused shop in Broadmead could become a new city centre cinema offering ‘affordable’ ticket and food prices. Plans have emerged for an independent three-screen cinema after the closure of Bristol’s premier city centre cinema was announced by Bristol Live.

An exact location has not been revealed, with the team behind the plans only describing it as ‘the Broadmead area’. However, film fans in the city centre will have a little while to wait, as a target opening date has been set for late 2024 or early 2025. The team also say the cinema would sell “food and drink at reasonable prices from a bar and concessions stand”.

Monthly Recipe Bags by Nola Hersey

November recipe bag went out last week 🙂 Carrot, kidney bean and cumin burgers (this was the first ever recipe we did over 3 years ago !). With thanks to Deliveroo Hop for supplying the food and the bags and to the Mum’s and kids at Youth Club for packing up the bags and delivering 🙂 and to Tania for cooking the recipe with the kids at Youth Club as a trial run 🙂

Call out for stalls for an Egg Smash

Hello ! This event is happening just up the road in Redcliffe next to the sixth form. We will be doing an egg smash for charity.We’re looking for stall traders too! Have a read please

December 17 is nearly here and we are looking for businesses who want to trade … fees will go towards helping the elderly as it’s cold and lonely for some this time of year 🎅🌲

So for the second time around we will be running an event after receiving funding from the BCC.

  • We will have a bouncy castle
  • Mascots from Rich Golding Special Occasion
  • Food & sports activities
  • Xmas disco and party for all ages
  • creative crayons by stacey mcnally
  • olumedia photography for your events and special occasions
  • A workshop on crime & addiction Xmas raffle for the elderly Songs from Elizabeth Du-Sautoy
  • We would like to have like to have boxing and have some small fun bouts … I’ve messaged Skemer Winters so let’s see if we can have a positive impact and make young people think about the choices they’re making in day to day life

We have Paul Addict mentor Simmons joining in who’s able to give insight on many aspects of the street and prison life … bbc award winner and volunteer mentor who knows the system well and how choices can have a lasting effect !

We will also have button reading and bringing her larger than life character to the show @sarah slater

Cake stall from retro bakes 88 So let’s keep this brief for now … . this should be a banger ! Xmas is nearly here ! This is a community event for more info on tickets and stalls send me a message please like and share thanks.

Development News

.. nothing new this month ….