Eastside Community Trust News

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

Guest blog – Aunties of Easton

Guest blog – Aunties of Easton

by artist, Zoe GibbonsIt has been an honour and privilege to work on this women-focused, public art project on Stapleton Road. I ... read more

Help us evaluate our work – call for independent evaluator

Help us evaluate our work – call for independent evaluator

This year Eastside turned four and we would like to recruit someone to carry out an independent evaluation of our work so far. read more

Eastside People Power – Climate Leadership Programme

Eastside People Power – Climate Leadership Programme

Are you interested in learning more about environmental issues in your local area? Would you like to express your thoughts and ideas ... read more

Creative Commission: Community Climate Action

Creative Commission: Community Climate Action

We would like to invite artists to submit a proposal for a participatory artwork or live performance co-produced with local children. read more

Discounted hire scheme

Discounted hire scheme

We have a number of gift vouchers to give eligible groups and individuals free access to our community space. read more

Introducing a weekly Quiet Hour at Felix Road

Introducing a weekly Quiet Hour at Felix Road

Introducing a calm and relaxed Quiet Hour at Felix Road on Sundays and at special events before our open assess session. read more

Bristol’s Community organisations unite to protect Bristol’s shared spaces

Bristol’s Community organisations unite to protect Bristol’s shared spaces

‘Roots of Resilience: Saving Community Spaces’ is a city-wide campaign calling for urgent action to protect and enhance Bristol’s ... read more

Volunteer with us: Bike Ride Assistant

Volunteer with us: Bike Ride Assistant

We provide people of all ages with places and ways to connect. We are passionate about our community and putting local people in ... read more

Volunteer with us: Garden Assistant

Volunteer with us: Garden Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic people with a love for gardening who can assist our part time gardener at Felix Road Adventure Playground. read more

Volunteer with us: Activity Lead

Volunteer with us: Activity Lead

The playground is looking for enthusiastic people with a skill, talent or activity idea that children may enjoy or benefit from while at the playground. read more

Update: New Artworks for Stapleton Road

Update: New Artworks for Stapleton Road

An update on how we're getting on with installing artworks on Stapleton Road. Plans have changed but it's still going to look great! 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

Eastside Community Trust Review of the Year 2023

Eastside Community Trust Review of the Year 2023

Here is a little round up of some of the personal highlights from Eastside Community Trust over the last twelve months. read more

Pioneering community leadership panel on climate launched

Pioneering community leadership panel on climate launched

A dynamic new panel to develop strategic community influence on important climate and nature planning and decision-making has launched in Bristol. read more

Guest blog: BEN Getting Ready for Winter

Guest blog: BEN Getting Ready for Winter

Our friends and Community Climate Action partners at Bristol Energy Network (BEN) have put together this handy guide to reduce energy bills and energy usage. read more

Looking for Warm Home Champions

Looking for Warm Home Champions

Could you be a champion for warm, damp-free homes in our community? read more

Bringing Communities Together award at national conference

Bringing Communities Together award at national conference

Bringing Communities Together Award celebrates bringing diverse communities and groups together, creating a place where everyone belongs. read more

Thank You Awards 2023

Thank You Awards 2023

The awards are a great opportunity for community members to say thank you to each other to celebrate the inspirational community spirit of Easton and Lawrence Hill. read more

Saturdays at Easton Community Centre

Saturdays at Easton Community Centre

In 2022 we conducted a consultation about what members of the local community would like from Easton Community Centre. One answer ... read more

Three new artworks for Stapleton Road this summer

Three new artworks for Stapleton Road this summer

Three artists have been commissioned to create new artworks for Stapleton Road to create pride of place and improve the physical place. read more

Guest Blog: Positive results for the Left is Best Railway Path Trial

Guest Blog: Positive results for the Left is Best Railway Path Trial

In 2022 Sustrans trialled an introduction of signs between Trinity Street and Clay Bottom on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path ... read more

Stapleton Road Public Art Commissions Call Out: Expressions of Interest Sought

Stapleton Road Public Art Commissions Call Out: Expressions of Interest Sought

Eastside Community Trust and Studio Meraki would love to hear from established artists based in Bristol and the South West who ... read more

Guest blog: Bristol Somali Youth Voice report launched

Guest blog: Bristol Somali Youth Voice report launched

Bristol Somali Youth Voice along with Bristol Somali Forum has released a report on The impact of the increasing cost of living on the minority ethnic community in Bristol. read more

Felix Girls

Felix Girls

Felix Girls is a fun space for girls to be themselves, explore the playground and have free rein of the space to explore and build confidence. read more

Easton’s Community Living Room

Easton’s Community Living Room

This winter we opened the doors of Easton Community Centre as one of Bristol's Welcoming Spaces. It's been wonderful to see so many ... read more

New cafe partnership at Easton Community Centre

New cafe partnership at Easton Community Centre

Eastside Community Trust and Houria are excited to share that, together, they are creating a welcoming new cafe at Easton Community Centre. read more

Eastside People Power

Eastside People Power

Eastside is thrilled to be moving forward into the next stage of our Community Climate Action Project, funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. read more

Owen Square Park – next steps

Owen Square Park – next steps

Following consultation this summer, we have been granted £20,000 to kick start developments in Owen Square Park with Owen Square Parky Pals. read more

Welcome Spaces – the community living room of Easton

Welcome Spaces – the community living room of Easton

Easton Community Centre is one of Bristol's designated Welcoming Spaces, offering, free activities, advice, and a warm place to socialise. read more

Thank You Awards 2022

Thank You Awards 2022

Thank You Award 2022 - photos from the night, nominations and nominees. read more

Blog: Felix Road turns 50 in style

Blog: Felix Road turns 50 in style

On Sunday 25 September 2022 Felix Road Adventure Playground celebrated its 50th birthday, here are Tom's reflections on the day. read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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