Friday 12 April 2024

Getting things done - Corso Street Complex #dundeewestend


Residents recently pointed out to us that tenants with mobility difficulties who use the Corso Street sheltered lounge and access it using the path down from the lock-ups above have no handrail to hold onto walking up and down the slope.

We asked the City Council to consider installing a handrail and the Team Leader (Tenancy and Estates) has responded helpfully as follows :

"Thanks for getting in touch and bringing this to our attention.

It seems like a reasonable request to me.

I cannot think of any particular reason why we would not get this work done."

He has requested colleagues now inspect this and log the necessary work order.

Thursday 11 April 2024

Michael's West End ward surgeries update #dundeewestend


Just a reminder that Michael’s ward surgeries today do not take place as it is during the school Easter holidays.

However, we can be contacted at any time on 459378 or by email at westend@dundeelibdems.org.uk - many thanks!

Michael’s surgeries return next Thursday (18th) as the new term starts next week.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Dundee West Church's Guild coffee morning #dundeewestend

Dundee West Church's Guild has a coffee morning this Saturday at the church's upper hall at 132 Perth Road - 10am to 12 noon.

All welcome!

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Fraser's West End ward surgeries update #dundeewestend


Just a reminder that Fraser’s ward surgeries today do not take place as it is during the school Easter holidays.

However, we can be contacted at any time on 459378 or by email at westend@dundeelibdems.org.uk - many thanks!

Fraser’s surgeries return next Tuesday (16th) as the new term starts next week.

Monday 8 April 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8 APRIL 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until 27 May 2024 for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Blackness Road (at Glenagnes Road) – temporary traffic lights from 9.00am on Wednesday 17 to 6.00m on Thursday 18 April for Scottish Water work.

Lochee Road (Parking layby opposite Polepark Junction) – closed from Monday 22 April for 5 days for subsidence investigation works.

James Black Place (turning head) – closed from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

James Black Place (west of turning head) – temporary traffic control from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 5 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

Sunday 7 April 2024

Harris Education & Recreation Association - enrolment night #dundeewestend


HERA will be back in May with a brand new term of evening classes.

Bookings for all classes will open up at HERA's enrolment night event on Wednesday 17th April in Harris Academy from 6pm and 7pm.

Come along and chat to tutors and find out about the range of classes on offer.

Saturday 6 April 2024

Getting things done - Kinloch Park #dundeewestend


Residents have contacted us about the boundary fencing between Kinloch Park and the Ninewells Hospital site as it has collapsed in places - see photo.

We contacted NHS Tayside regarding this and following it seeking advice from NHS National Services Scotland Central Legal Office, responsibility for repair we understand rests with the house builder and we have therefore approached the house builder to ensure repairs are carried out.

Friday 5 April 2024

Thursday 4 April 2024

Michael's West End ward surgeries update #dundeewestend


Just a reminder that Michael’s ward surgeries today do not take place as it is during the school Easter holidays.

However, we can be contacted at any time on 459378 or by email at westend@dundeelibdems.org.uk - many thanks!

Wednesday 3 April 2024

History Tellers Session #dundeewestend


Harris Education & Recreation Association's Dundee Time and Place class is delighted to be part of the History Tellers project this Spring. Come along to its free (but ticketed) event at the Corso Street Sheltered Lounge at 37 Blackness Avenue on Saturday 6th April 11am to 12 noon.

Local history as told by the Dundee citizens who lived through the early years of the last century. Lots of audience participation if you would also like to supplement the piece of history discussed. So come along and share your memories of Dundee!

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Fraser's West End ward surgeries update #dundeewestend


Just a reminder that Fraser’s ward surgeries today do not take place as it is during the school Easter holidays.

However, we can be contacted at any time on 459378 or by email at westend@dundeelibdems.org.uk - many thanks!

Monday 1 April 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 1 APRIL 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until 27 May 2024 for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Lochee Road (Parking layby opposite Polepark Junction) – closed from Monday 22 April for 5 days for subsidence investigation works.

James Black Place (turning head) – closed from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

James Black Place (west of turning head) – temporary traffic control from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

Sunday 31 March 2024

Getting things done - Roseangle playpark #dundeewestend


We have recently received concerns about repairs needed at the Roseangle playpark.

As one resident advised :

"We were in Roseangle play park with my wee boy today, it is sadly in a bit of a state.

The wee train’s steering wheel and seat is gone, the zipline is broken again and a lot of the barriers around the swings are damaged.

I hope it can be fixed before the good weather is here, it would be great having every toy available for the kids to play with."

We raised this with the City Council's environment management and have received the following helpful response :

"Our playgrounds team will assess the damage to the wooden train and the barriers as mentioned in your email below. Thereafter required repairs will be scheduled as soon as possible.

We are currently awaiting delivery of a replacement zip line wire. Once this arrives from our supplier the playgrounds team will fit this bringing the play equipment back into use."

Saturday 30 March 2024

Getting things done - Bankmill Road to Rosefield Place #dundeewestend



Michael is pictured in the path from Bankmill Road to Rosefield Place where residents reported dumped foliage at the south end.

There's also some graffiti back on the wall to the west side of the path - disappointing as it was previously all removed at our request.

We raised both issues with our local environment manager who responded helpfully as follows :

"With regard to your below enquiry re Rosefield Place / Bankmill Road. I have contacted Construction Services requesting the graffiti on the wall to be painted over once more.

Our operatives will attend to remove the accumulation that has been dumped behind the railings at Rosefield Place.

It is likely that this will be addressed over a couple of visits in the coming days but we will uplift and remove."

Friday 29 March 2024

Join the Futures Collective Dundee


Young people aged 12-16 years are invited to take part in a free 3-hour hands-on design and make workshop during the Easter holidays.

Led by local designers and researchers from the University of Dundee, more details are available at https://sites.dundee.ac.uk/futurescollective

📅 - 2 dates available (April 3rd or 4th)
📍 - Steam Hub, Central Library
🎟️ - Free, booking essential
☕ - Light snacks and refreshments will be provided

Thursday 28 March 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!

Please note that Michael and Fraser have no surgeries during the school Easter holidays and, after tonight's, Michael's surgeries return on Thursday 18th April.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

West Marketgait - update on tree replacement #dundeewestend

Last year, we reported that, following Storm Arwen resulting in a large tree falling at West Marketgait near Palais Court, an assurance had been given to us that a new tree would be planted during a future planting season.

We are pleased to report that this has now happened - Michael is pictured at the new tree - below.

With regard to several other felled trees we reported, the Service Manager (Environment) has updated us as follows :

"Forestry have further advised that all trees mentioned have been purchased and are in transit from our supplier and will be planted in due course."

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and every Tuesday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Please note that Fraser has no surgeries during the school Easter holidays and, after tonight's, his surgeries return on Tuesday 16th April. Michael has his last surgeries before the holidays this Thursday evening.

Monday 25 March 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 25 MARCH 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until 27 May 2024 for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Seafield Road (Perth Road to No 31 Seafield Road) – closed on Tuesday 26 March for BT work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Lochee Road (Parking Layby opposite Polepark Junction) – closed from Monday 22 April for 5 days for subsidence investigation works.

Sunday 24 March 2024

Temporary traffic order - Seafield Road


From the City Council :

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of BT cabling works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Seafield Road (between Perth Road and number 31), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Tuesday 26 March 2024 for one day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Perth Road / Roseangle / Bellefield Avenue / Seafield Road.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Saturday 23 March 2024

Getting things done - Perth Road near Sinderins #dundeewestend


Residents recently contacted us about concerns around pedestrian safety crossing the slip road from Hawkhill to Perth Road near Sinderins, to the immediate west of the shops on the north side of Perth Road.

As one resident advised us :

"Many vehicles turn at a reasonable rate, preparing to slow up. Several, however, come around the bend at speed.

Recently my husband had stepped off the pavement when a car sped round the bend with the driver looking right towards oncoming traffic, completely unaware of the pedestrian on his left hand side. This is not the first time this has happened.

I can walk quite quickly, but many folk can’t. For drivers not used to the setup there, there is no warning sign about pedestrians crossing."

We have raised this with the council's road safety team leader requesting warning signage/road markings to make clear to drivers that pedestrians cross at this location.

Friday 22 March 2024

Getting things done - Blackness Library - an update #dundeewestend

Back in early 2020, Fraser obtained a commitment for Community Payback to repaint the railings of Blackness Library which are in a really poor state.    Unfortunately the COVID pandemic at the time resulted in this work not taking place 

Michael was photographed at the railings recently and - as the photos indicate - the need for work to repaint the railings is now urgent.

We have therefore taken up this matter again with the City Council and will keep residents updated on progress.




Thursday 21 March 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Getting things done - Kelso Place and Jedburgh Road #dundeewestend



Many thanks to the residents who contacted us recently about potholes and deterioration of the road surface at Kelso Place and Jedburgh Road - see photos.

We contacted the roads maintenance partnership requesting repairs and were assured these would be done.

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and every Tuesday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Monday 18 March 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 18 MARCH 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed from 27 November 2023 for 6 months for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development. Commencing Tuesday 22 August 2023 for 15 months.

Lochee Road at Polepark Road – temporary traffic lights from Monday 18March for one week for traffic signal refurbishment.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Seafield Road (Perth Road to No 31 Seafield Road) – closed on Tuesday 26 March for BT work.

Lochee Road (Parking Layby opposite Polepark Junction) – closed from Monday 22 April for 5 days for subsidence investigation works.

Sunday 17 March 2024

Celebrating Skylarks #dundeewestend

The posters below highlights the very first spotlight event in collaboration with the Dundee Botanic Garden and Riverside Nature Park.

All welcome to attend to learn, explore, get creative and celebrate Skylarks during this whole-day event.




Saturday 16 March 2024

Proposal for a Logie 20mph speed limit #dundeewestend


Residents will be aware that we have long campaigned for - at the request of residents - a lower speed limit in the Logie estate, where roads are very narrow and there is a large population of elderly people, particularly on the north side of the estate where the sheltered housing is.

Fraser raised this at the council's former City Development Committee some time ago and this was agreed as a future 20mph project.

The City Council will shortly be consulting on a proposed new 20mph which is rather larger than Logie itself.

Please see the proposed public notice which will be promoted shortly as part of the consultation exercise on the proposal.     

The list of affected streets is highlighted as part of this public notice :

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL (LOGIE AREA, DUNDEE) (20 MPH ZONE) ORDER 2024

Dundee City Council in exercise of the powers conferred on them by Section 84 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (which Act of 1984 is hereinafter referred to as “the said Act”) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf and after consultation with the Chief Constable in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act hereby make the following Order  : 

1.

This Order may be cited as Dundee City Council (Logie Area, Dundee) (20 mph Zone) Order 2024.

 

2.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any lengths of roads specified in the Schedule to this Order at a speed exceeding 20 miles per hour.


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL (LOGIE AREA, DUNDEE) (20 MPH ZONE) ORDER 2024 - SCHEDULE

 LOGIE AREA


  1. ASHBANK ROAD (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. BANK MILL ROAD for its entire length

 

  1. BAXTER STREET for its entire length

 

  1. BENVIE GARDENS for its entire length

 

  1. BENVIE ROAD for its entire length

 

  1. BIRCHWOOD PLACE for its entire length

 

  1. BLYTH STREET for its entire length

 

  1. BROOK CLOSE for its entire length

 

  1. BROOK COURT for its entire length

 

  1. BROOK GARDENS for its entire length

 

  1. CITY ROAD (BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH MILNBANK ROAD AND PENTLAND AVENUE) for its entire length

 

  1. CLEGHORN STREET for its entire length

 

  1. DANIEL PLACE for its entire length

 

  1. DANIEL STREET for its entire length

 

  1. DANIEL TERRACE for its entire length

 

  1. EASSON’S ANGLE for its entire length

 

  1. EDWARD STREET (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. ELM STREET (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. FLEUCHAR STREET for its entire length

 

  1. FOREST PARK PLACE for its entire length

 

  1. FOREST PARK ROAD for its entire length

 

  1. FRIARY GARDENS for its entire length

 

  1. FYFFE STREET for its entire length

 

  1. GLENAGNES GARDENS for its entire length

 

  1. GLENAGNES ROAD for its entire length

 

  1. GLENAGNES STREET for its entire length

 

  1. LARCH STREET (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. LAWRENCE STREET (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. LIME STREET (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. LOGIE AVENUE (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. LOGIE GARDENS for its entire length

 

  1. MILNBANK GARDENS for its entire length

 

  1. MILNBANK ROAD for its entire length

 

  1. MITCHELL STREET for its entire length

 

  1. PITFOUR STREET for its entire length

 

  1. ROSEBERY STREET for its entire length

 

  1. ROSEFIELD PLACE for its entire length

 

  1. ROSEFIELD STREET (ALL) for their entire lengths

 

  1. SCOTT STREET for its entire length

 

  1. SYCAMORE PLACE for its entire length

 

  1. URQUHART STREET for its entire length

 

  1. WALTON STREET for its entire length

Friday 15 March 2024

Latest Friends of Wighton event!


From Sheena Wellington :

Wednesday 20th March - 1.15pm -1.45pm - Janine Douglas and Mark Spalding

Venue - Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library

Mark [pictured] and Janine will present a programme of settings by Beethoven of Burns, Scott and other folksong settings plus a few short harpsichord solos on our beautiful instrument.

Admission free, donations welcome.

Thursday 14 March 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Getting things done – postal deliveries in the Ancrum Drive area - an update #dundeewestend


Residents will recall that we recently highlighted concerns from residents about irregular/no delivery of post in Ancrum Drive and concerns that there may be no regular postal delivery worker for this round.

We raised this with the Public Affairs Team at Royal Mail HQ and have now received feedback from its Senior Public Affairs Manager as follows :

"I have spoken with the Customer Operations Lead who is responsible for the DD2 postcode area.

They confirmed that mail deliveries to addresses on Ancrum Drive are taking place six days a week when there is mail to delivery – this has been the case for last few weeks.

If this is not possible mail will be delivered the next working day."

We have asked the residents who raised this to let us know if there are any further difficulties with deliveries in the coming weeks.

Separately, we have raised with Royal Mail concerns about the reliability of postal deliveries in part of Blackness Avenue, following concerns raised with us by residents.