Eastside Community Trust News

Here you will find our latest news as well as blog posts from our team and community members.

Everyday integration

Everyday integration

The Bristol Integration Framework presents insights from and practical suggestions for Bristol to become a more integrated city. read more

Community Resilience Fund

Community Resilience Fund

Somali Resource Centre and Eastside are helping Bristol City Council reach organisations that could benefit from investment in their community spaces. read more

Community Events Fund 2022

Community Events Fund 2022

Eastside Community Events Fund recipients 2022 read more

Blog: Reflections on a decade of community volunteering

Blog: Reflections on a decade of community volunteering

Our outgoing Vice-Chair Amy Harrison has been a community campaigner for Easton and Lawrence Hill for a decade - here she shares some reflections on her time as an active citizen and charity trustee. read more

Climate Action Plan: Happy People, Healthy Planet

Climate Action Plan: Happy People, Healthy Planet

Bristol's first Community Climate Action plans have been launched, putting communities at the heart of climate action locally. read more

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding update, events and information for Easton and Lawrence Hill wards. read more

BCfm Radio dedicates studio to the memory of Christina Robino

BCfm Radio dedicates studio to the memory of Christina Robino

BCfm dedicate studio to the memory of BCfm Ambassador and Board member Christina Robino who passed away last year. read more

Farewell Eddie

Farewell Eddie

After a long and successful career at Felix Road Adventure Playground, our wonderful Playground Coordinator, is moving on to pastures new. read more

New mural at Easton Community Centre

New mural at Easton Community Centre

Celebrating a new nural at Easton Community Centre. The mural brings together the messages of people who are deaf, disabled and/or seeking asylum. read more

Christmas at Eastside

Christmas at Eastside

Over the Christmas holidays, Easton Community Centre will be closed but Felix Road will be open for festive fun and food. read more

Community Events Fund highlights 2021

Community Events Fund highlights 2021

Highlights from the 2021 Eastside Community Events Fund. read more

Neighbourhood Forum notes

Neighbourhood Forum notes

Notes and useful links from our latest Neighbourhood Forum held at Easton Commmunity Centre on Thursday 4 November 2021. read more

GUEST BLOG: A Muslim’s Guide to Climate Change

GUEST BLOG: A Muslim’s Guide to Climate Change

Easton Jamia Mosque has released “A Muslim’s Guide to Climate Change” to highlight links between Islam and the responsibility to protect our environment. read more

No Longer Blind

No Longer Blind

Celebrating National Poetry Day 2021 with a reminder of a poem written by Shelena Artman for our BLM Young Writer Competition in Autumn 2020. read more

GUEST BLOG: Call out for young people to join the climate conversation

GUEST BLOG: Call out for young people to join the climate conversation

Guest blog: Call out for young people to join the climate conversation. Shaheim Minzie (17) from Lawrence Hill tells us why the future of our planet is important to him. read more

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Tell us your views, hopes, and preferences for climate action in our neighbourhood. Results from this questionnaire will feed into the final Community Climate Action plan and help build a fairer, greener environment for all. read more

Moving forward with care

Moving forward with care

Our response and policy as England moves into the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions. read more

Eastside Community Events Fund – awarded

Eastside Community Events Fund – awarded

Successful applicants for the Eastside Community Events Fund 2021 announced. The fund was launched in May this year to help build community connections. read more

Summer Of Play

Summer Of Play

As a member of Playful Bristol, we are joining a national campaign calling for a Summer of Play, to help children recover from the impact of the pandemic. read more

Carbon Footprint for Easton and Lawrence Hill

Carbon Footprint for Easton and Lawrence Hill

Our communities carbon footprint shows the average household emissions. We can use this as a guide to see where changes can have the most impact. read more

Blog: Encouraging climate action through people power

Blog: Encouraging climate action through people power

How can the everyday actions of people in Easton and Lawrence Hill encourage fellow residents to make positive changes to improve our environment? read more

GUEST BLOG: “Ramadan Mubarak”: Ramadan Greetings

GUEST BLOG: “Ramadan Mubarak”: Ramadan Greetings

Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar. The month encourages spiritual and personal reflection, offering the opportunity to shed some stubborn, unhelpful habits, maybe to replace them with a few more positive ones. read more

BLOG: Positive action for a healthier, happier, more prosperous future

BLOG: Positive action for a healthier, happier, more prosperous future

We are stronger than we know when we work together and we have the ability to take on enormous challenges as a community. read more

Thank You Mandy

Thank You Mandy

As we wrap up the final bits of the merger and formally say goodbye to the charity that was known as FRAPA (Felix Road Adventure ... read more

BLOG: Resilience, kindness and hope in our community

BLOG: Resilience, kindness and hope in our community

Soon we’ll be together once again to play, to talk, to celebrate, to learn and to continue to support one another, in person. read more

Community Climate Action

Community Climate Action

The project will support community-led climate action, putting local people in the driving seat and empowering them to respond to climate change in their communities. read more

Placemakers

Placemakers

Our Placemakers are funded by the Lottery Community Fund to tackle isolation and loneliness in three of our neighbourhoods; The Dings, St Judes and Newtown. read more

Positive projections

Positive projections

Lighting up the neighbourhood with positive messages and creativity read more

2021 at Felix Road Adventure Playground

2021 at Felix Road Adventure Playground

We will be building some new structures and giving parts of the playground a much-needed makeover in 2021 and can't wait to welcome you back. read more

Designs revealed for Bristol to Bath Railway Path

Designs revealed for Bristol to Bath Railway Path

Improvements to the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, which will make it safer for all users, have been revealed. read more

Community group hope to manage Netham Pavilion and pitches

Community group hope to manage Netham Pavilion and pitches

A new community partnership plans a bright future for Netham Park Pavilion and sports pitches. read more

Netham Park Conversations

Netham Park Conversations

Finding out what local people like about the park and gathering their thoughts and ideas about what could make the park better. read more

Food at Felix

Food at Felix

At Felix Road food is part of the history of the playground - we love food and we want to share that love with children and their families. read more

Lockdown#3 update

Lockdown#3 update

Update from Eastside Community Trust about our spaces, work and support during the third national COVID-19 lockdown. read more

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Before we say farewell 2020 we still have some activities and events coming up to bring people together and light up the dark December nights. read more

Felix Road Adventure Playground gets an exciting uplift!

Felix Road Adventure Playground gets an exciting uplift!

We are delighted to open a wonderful new community building at the playground and announce £70,000 of investment into the playground. read more

#LiftUpLockdown

#LiftUpLockdown

#LiftUpLockdown aims to support our collective wellbeing through a series of events and activities, that draw on the 5 ways to wellbeing as inspiration. read more

Tier 3 update

Tier 3 update

The Government announced yesterday that Bristol will be placed in Tier 3 until at least 16 December. Here is what this means for us. read more

Felix Nights

Felix Nights

Felix Nights offers playful evenings for 11 to 14 year olds at Felix Road Adventure Playground, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. read more

BLOG Children, adventure playgrounds and the urban environment

BLOG Children, adventure playgrounds and the urban environment

Can we imagine a city in which children’s needs, safety, and rights are taken seriously, and as a priority? read more

Owen Square Energy Centre

Owen Square Energy Centre

Easton Community Centre is fossil fuel free thanks to the Owen Square Energy Centre set up by local residents. read more

Easton Community Centre upgrade

Easton Community Centre upgrade

We were really pleased to have been awarded a £30,000 grant from Enovert to make improvements to Easton Community Centre. read more

Lockdown update November 2020

Lockdown update November 2020

We are sad to say that following the Government’s announcement at the weekend, we will be closing Easton Community Centre and Felix Road Adventure Playground until further notice. read more

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

A film about the process of community organisations merging for resilience and better impact. read more

Autumn at Felix Road

Autumn at Felix Road

Autumn timetable Felix Road Adventure Playground. We're pleased to be able to continue to offer play sessions seven days a week. read more

Playful Bristol’s strategy for play

Playful Bristol’s strategy for play

Bristol: a leading city for children’s play Playful Bristol is a consortium of leading play organisations in Bristol. Formed in 2018, ... read more

Bristol Impact Fund

Bristol Impact Fund

The Bristol Impact Fund aims to increase influence to neighbourhood decision making, participate in community life and reduce social isolation. read more

Community food hub

Community food hub

Easton Community Centre is the designated community hub for Easton. Our team, has been working hard to support our community. read more

Somali Kitchen food parcels

Somali Kitchen food parcels

Somali Kitchen have been coodinatoring and diseminating food parcels from Easton Community Centre for isolated and vulnerable people. read more

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM is partnership project that helps to reduce fuel poverty. We are support the recruitment of Energy Champions in our community. read more

Introducing Eastside Community Trust

Introducing Eastside Community Trust

In May, Up Our Street, Easton Community Centre and Felix Road Adventure Playground merged to form a new organisation. We are excited to now be able to share our new name, and visual identity. read more

Communications subscription

Communications subscription

At Eastside Community Trust we offer a unique way of doing things that contributes to real and lasting engagement. read more

Community radio

Community radio

We have a weekly slot on the BCfm One Love Breakfast show and presents the monthly Up Our Street show. read more

Community noticeboards

Community noticeboards

Our 34 noticeboards are updated monthly by Eastside Community Trust and a group of local volunteers. read more

Ebulletin

Ebulletin

Fortnightly ebulletin containing information about events, local news, our news, courses, and voluntary and paid vacancies. read more

Up Our Street magazine

Up Our Street magazine

Up Our Street is the community magazine from Eastside Community Trust delivered four times a year to every household in Easton and Lawrence Hill. read more

Summer holiday activities and support

Summer holiday activities and support

After week of trying the educate and entertain the little ones, we've all run out of ideas! Not to worry! read more

Wellbeing research project

Wellbeing research project

In 2017, we commissioned a team of researchers to undertake a study of wellbeing in Easton and Lawrence Hill. read more

BLOG How do you build a team during a lockdown?

BLOG How do you build a team during a lockdown?

Up Our Street, Easton Community Centre and Felix Road Adventure Playground became one organisation – together but apart, all working from home. read more

COVID-19 support and action newsletter

COVID-19 support and action newsletter

Update from Easton Community Centre, Felix Road Adventure Playground and Up Our Street 15 May 2020 The play work team from Felix Road ... read more

Creating a place of possibility across east Bristol

Creating a place of possibility across east Bristol

After months of hard work, we are delighted to announce a merger between three long established local charities has now been completed. read more

Climate Action Fund

Climate Action Fund

Eastside Community Trust is working with the people of Easton + Lawrence Hill to understand what a path to carbon-neutral could look like. read more

COVID-19 Directory

COVID-19 Directory

Eastside Community Trust has created a directory of support to help those that need it during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more