Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Abbotsford Street

From the City Council :

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating footway reconstruction works.  The Order is expected to be in force for ten days from 1 July 2019.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Abbotsford Street its junction with Blackness Road.

An alternative route will be available via Blackness Road and Seymour Street.

Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS.

If you have any queries please call 01382 433082.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Getting things done - Saggar Street #dundeewestend

Following complaints from residents about the poor road surface in parts of Saggar Street some weeks ago, the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership promised a thorough annual inspection and any resultant repairs was due in the near future.

I have since been advised :

"The annual inspection of Saggar Street will take place late June/early July.

However an order has been raised for pothole repairs to be done until the inspection takes place and the planer patching is identified."

Additionally, at the request of residents, I asked the council to consider the provision of "yellow box" markings on City Road at the Saggar Street junction, given the difficulties drivers have exiting Saggar Street at rush hour.

The council's Team Leader in the Network Management Team has updated me as follows and I welcome the promised assessment :

"My initial assessment and observations are that the City Road junction with Saggar Street which is a no through road would not require a Yellow Box Junction markings.

Not all junctions are suitable for the box markings and a traffic survey should be carried out to determine the extent of the problem. We will arrange for this junction to be assessed for the suitability.

Factors which influence a decision to provide box markings are the junction should preferably though not necessarily be controlled by signals. This would cause more delays with the difference in flows and the close proximity of the City Road /Tullideph signalised junction."

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Temporary traffic order - Greenmarket

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 crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Greenmarket (between Greenmarket car park access and Sensation access), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 24 June 2019 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Access and exit to / from Greenmarket Car Park will be maintained at all times.

Alternative routes are available via DCA / Sensation access road.

For further information contact 433082.

Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 22 AND SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2019

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed on Saturday 22 June (12.00 noon – 4.00pm) for surface dressing works.

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (westbound off-slip) closed for one day.

Shepherds Loan (at junction with Perth Road) – closed on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repairs.

Perth Road/Hawkhill/Blackness Avenue – temporary traffic lights (9.30am - 3.30pm) on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repair.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 24 JUNE 2019

Blackness Road (Seymour Street to Abbotsford Street) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 24 June for 2 weeks for footway works.

Greenmarket (Car Park Entrance to Sensation Access) – closed on Monday 24 June for crane lifting works.

West Marketgait (North Marketgait to Courthouse Square) – southbound nearside lane closure for 2 weeks for footway works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Abbotsford Street – closed at junction with Blackness Road for 10 days from Monday 1 July to facilitate footway reconstruction works.

Nethergate (West Marketgait to Park Place) – closed from Monday 1 July for 7 days for City Fibre duct installation and pedestrian crossing refurbishment.

Lochee Road and Logie Street (City Road to Tullideph Road) – closed from Monday 8 July for 2 weeks for carriageway resurfacing.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Temporary traffic order - Blackness 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 surface dressing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Saturday 22 June 2019 from 12 noon to 4pm.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Glamis Road / Perth Road / Blackness Avenue.

For further information contact 433082.

Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Clean Air Day - well done Victoria Park Primary School! @VictoriaParkPS

Today is Clean Air Day!

Well done to pupils from three Dundee Primary Schools, including Victoria Park PS in the West End, who last week braved the rain to decorate bus shelters in the city centre to encourage everyone to walk, cycle and take the bus instead of driving to reduce air pollution. 

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. 


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Shepherd's Loan

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 Scottish Water ironwork repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Shepherds Loan (at its junction with Perth Road), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 23 June 2019 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Magdalen Yard Road / Windsor Street / Perth Road.

For further information contact 433082.

Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Getting things done - Rosefield Place, Rosefield Street and Bankmill Road #dundeewestend

At the request of residents, I have asked the City Council to attend to the following issues in the Rosefield Place, Rosefield Street and Bankmill Road area :

  • Rosefield Place to Bankmill Road path – requested that the graffiti pictured below is removed.
  • Rosefield Place – requested that a dumped mattress is removed.
  • Rosefield Street – requested that the east pavement is thoroughly swept as it badly needs done.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Taught Threads – free discussion event

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Taught Threads – free discussion event
Tomorrow - Tuesday 18th June, 5.30pm-6.30pm
D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee

This event accompanies the exhibition Sew: Together, paying tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.

Marion was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education.

For this special event, four of Marion's former students, Frances Justice, Pauline Hann, Sheila Mortlock and Dorothy Walker will take part in an informal discussion event recalling life as a textile student at Duncan of Jordanstone College in the 1960s and 70s and their memories of being taught by Marion.

All welcome – please book here.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 15 AND SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019

Brook Street (at Edward Street) – temporary traffic lights until Monday 17 June for SSEN work.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 17 JUNE 2019

Lochee Road (at Gardners Lane) – off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control from Tuesday 18 June for 4 days for footway works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (westbound off-slip) closed for one day.

Shepherds Loan (at junction with Perth Road) – closed on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repairs.

Perth Road/Hawkhill/Blackness Avenue – temporary traffic lights (9.30am to 3.30pm) on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repair.

Blackness Road (Seymour Street to Abbotsford Street) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 24 June for 2 weeks for footway works.

Abbotsford Street – closed at junction with Blackness Road for 10 days from Monday 1 July to facilitate footway reconstruction works.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Re-Discover Dundee

Re-Discover Dundee launched last December and is delivered by Volunteer Dundee and Dundee Voluntary Action.

It particularly focuses on encouraging older people to join in guided rides, as an opportunity to stay active and re-discover our nearby green spaces.

Can you help?    See below!



Thursday, 13 June 2019

Getting things done - Saggar Street #dundeewestend

At the most recent meeting of the Community Spirit Action Group, the residents' group for the north of the West End Ward, concern was expressed at the damage to the council owned wall at the bottom of Saggar Street - see below :


I raised this with the City Council and have now been updated as follows by the Tenancy and Estates Team Leader:

"To help get this fixed, I asked one of the Tenancy Assistants to investigate and report back which he has now done. On inspection, he agreed the walls needs repaired, and in the interim, did what he could to make it safe. 

In addition, he has logged a job for the wall to be rebuilt, the coping stone replaced and any rubble to be removed. The target date for the work is 27th June, but he has asked the Repairs Manager to assign the work as soon as possible."

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Getting things done - Glamis Terrace #dundeewestend

Residents have highliughted to me the need for posthole repairs in Glamis Terrace.

I took this up with the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received the following helpful response :

"An order has been raised for pothole repairs to be carried out."

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

West End Community Council meeting tonight #dundeewestend

The Community Council meets this evening at Logie St John's (Cross) Church Hall at 7pm - all residents welcome!   

Here's the agenda :

WEST END  COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 11th JUNE 2019  AT  7.00PM
LOGIE  AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS)  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM  SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  -  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)

1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES
2. MINUTE OF MEETING MAY 14TH 2019 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5. PERTH ROAD PLACEMAKING PROJECT UPDATE – Russell Pepper and Graham Ross
6. WESTFEST
7. PLANNING  UPDATE 
8. COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2019
9. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
10. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
11. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2019 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 10 JUNE 2019

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching and surface dressing works.

Brook Street (at Edward Street) – temporary traffic lights for one week for SSEN work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (westbound off-slip) closed for one day.

Shepherds Loan (at junction with Perth Road) – closed on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repairs.

Perth Road / Hawkhill / Blackness Avenue – temporary traffic lights (9.30am to 3.30pm) on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repair.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

West End Reading Group meeting #dundeewestend

The West End Reading Group is a book club based at Blackness Library. 

This book club is set up to encourage all people to read and become more aware of the literature of authors of African, Caribbean and African American heritage. 

Meeting 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the second Monday of every month and the next meeting is tomorrow - Monday 10th June - when it will discuss “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, the first volume of autobiography written by Maya Angelou.

In this book, she describes her childhood in the American South in the 1930s. 

Maya Angelou won many awards including the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of freedom, the Lincoln Medal and the Norman Mailer Prize. 

The group looks forward to welcoming you tomorrow at 5.30pm.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Getting things done - Sinderins junction #dundeewestend

Residents have drawn to my attention broken tiles on the pavement at the junction of Hawkhill and east side of Blackness Avenue near the traffic lights.    

I reported this to the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have now been advised as follows :

"The Road Maintenance inspector has raised an order for the tactile paving slabs to be replaced."

Friday, 7 June 2019

Sunday bandstand concerts at Magdalen Green #dundeewestend

The first Magdalen Green Sunday band concert of 2019 is this Sunday 
... featuring Forfar Instrumental Band


Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Latest Friends of Wighton event tomorrow

Lunchtime Recital
Wednesday 5th June 1.15 -1.45pm (free, but donations welcomed)
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library

Lunchtime Recital with Sheena Wellington, singer.

Wighton stalwart Sheena Wellington will be exploring the songs associated with James Hogg, one of the most interesting characters in Scottish literature and music. 

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 1 AND SUNDAY 2 JUNE 2019

South Crichton Street (Riverside Esplanade to sea wall) – closed from Saturday 1 June until Wednesday 5 June for Succession Filming event.

Riverside Esplanade – off-peak nearside lane closure from Saturday 1 June until Wednesday 5 June for succession Filming event.

Magdalen Yard Road (Thomson Street to Windsor Street) – closed westbound from 8.30am – 7.30pm on Sunday 2 June for Westfest Big Sunday Event.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3 JUNE 2019

South Union Street (Thomson Avenue – Riverside Esplanade) – closed southbound off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) on Thursday 30 May for fencing works.

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching and surface dressing works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (northbound off-slip) closed for one day.

WestFest Big Sunday - traffic arrangements

The City Council has issued the following temporary traffic order regarding tomorrow's WestFest Big Sunday :

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

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of the Westfest Big Sunday Event HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle westbound in Magdalen Yard Road from Thomson Street to Windsor Street.

This notice comes into effect from 08:30hrs to 19:30hrs on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Diversions are available via Roseangle / Perth Road / Windsor Street.

For further information contact 433275.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

The WestFest committee has delivered the following information to households in the area regarding the traffic arrangements :


Friday, 31 May 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Blackness 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 carriageway patching works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Blackness Road (from Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 5th June 2019 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Glamis Road / Perth Road / Blackness Avenue and reverse

For further information contact 433168.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

(The diversion routes can be viewed here)

Thursday, 30 May 2019

"Sew: Together" - Stitch Workshop

Further to my recent update on the "Sew: Together" exhibition, further news from the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Sew: Together - Stitch Workshop inspired by Marion Stewart
Saturday 1st June at 2pm - Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee

This event accompanies the exhibition Sew: Together, paying tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.

For this special event, one of Marion's students, textile artist and tutor Sheila Mortlock, will lead a creative workshop in which you will have the opportunity to create your own embroidered panel inspired by the work of Marion Stewart.    All materials and tools will be provided.

More details are available here.

Monday, 27 May 2019

No ward surgeries today - but on this Thursday! #dundeewestend

As today is the Victoria Day holiday at local schools, my usual ward surgeries at Harris Academy and the Mitchell Street Centre do not take place but I can be contacted at any time at home on 459378 or by e-mail at surgery@frasermacpherson.org.uk. 

My surgeries resume again on Thursday at 6.15pm prompt at Blackness Primary School.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 27 MAY 2019

West Marketgait (North of Nethergate) – off-peak lane closures for one week for pedestrian crossing upgrade works.

Greenmarket – temporary traffic lights for one week for SSEN works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching works.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Blether Tay-Gither - Storytelling in Dundee


Our May meeting will be on Tuesday 28th May at 7pm at the Bach, 31 Meadowside.

THE THEME IS "STARS".

Join us for a relaxed evening of stories and tales as we celebrate the coming of summer.  bring a story or just come to listen. 

Tea, Coffee and snacks available.

Free but a small donation welcome. 

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Friends of Wighton update ...

From Sheena Wellington :

This Saturday - 25th May - at 11am - Wighton Hertage Centre, Central Library
(doors open 10.30am with tea/coffee available for £1 donation)
Cappuccino Concert with Graham Carter, singer/guitarist

Graham Carter is a Traditional Singer/Guitarist who is equally at home performing songs of England, Scotland or Ireland. 

He originally hails from Poole in Dorset but for the last twelve years has been based in Scotland where he has become well known on the Folk Scene. Indeed as well as being a popular folk club guest, he is the main organiser for both Strathaven Folk Club and Strathaven Folk Festival. 

Growing up in a musical household he was often exposed to folk songs at family gatherings around the piano. He began playing guitar and learning folk songs in earnest in his late teens. 

Graham has gained a reputation as a powerful and compelling performer and considers his many influences to include the likes of Peggy Seeger, Martin Carthy, Joan Baez, Luke Kelly, Ewen MacColl and, of course, Bob Dylan. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Taught Threads


Further to my recent update on the "Sew: Together" exhibition, further news from the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

The exhibition Sew: Together presents a tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.

Marion had a formidable work ethic and always pushed her students to achieve at the highest levels. She was also renowned for her quick wit and sense of humour. Above all, she was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. 

She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education. Several of these have now helped us to organise a programme of events to tie into the exhibition that includes -

Tomorrow - Wednesday 22nd from 2pm to 3pm, a guided tour of the exhibition by textile artist Pauline Hann - further details here.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 20 MAY 2019

West Marketgait (North of Nethergate) – off-peak lane closures for 2 weeks for pedestrian crossing upgrade works.

Greenmarket – temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for SSEN works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching works.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Places for everyone - Perth Road events! #dundeewestend

As I previously highlighted, West End Community Council has received funding through the Places for Everyone fund which is administered by Sustrans Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, to develop ideas to enhance a section of Perth Road around the district shopping centre.

Here’s some of the numerous events and opportunities for anyone with and interest or passion for the Perth Road to get involved and share your ideas. 

Have your say on what works, what needs to be improved and what the priorities are. 

All events are free!


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Café Science Dundee: How Does Your Barley Grow?


Dr Sarah McKim will discuss how genes control barley development, and how this knowledge can be used.

Cereals provide more calories to the human diet than any other source. They are also critical for brewing and distilling whisky, our most valuable export. However, we are only just beginning to understand how cereal crops grow and develop, and how this can affect the quality and amount of grain produced.

Dr. Sarah McKim will talk about how knowledge gained from new genetic research developed at Dundee can help improve barley crops.

Café Science events are free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Getting things done - Brook Street #dundeewestend

Residents in the Brook Street area and in Pleasance Court have drawn to my attention the problems they have ensuring the bus driver sees they are waiting at the bus stop on Brook Street's north side (opposite Brook Close), due to the lack of a bus bay and vehicles parked right across the stop.     

This also makes it a challenge to get on the bus, as passengers have to get through a line of nose-to-tail parked vehicles to get to the bus.

I asked the City Council if a bus bay can be created at the stop and have had the following positive response from the Parking and Sustainable Transport Team Leader :

"We will be undertaking some bus bay marking over the next couple of months and I have added this list to the site where action is required."

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

West End Community Council meeting tonight #dundeewestend

The Community Council meets this evening at Logie St John's (Cross) Church Hall at 7pm - all residents welcome!   Here's the agenda :

WEST END COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 14th MAY 2019 AT  7.00PM
LOGIE AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS)  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  -  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)

1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES
2. MINUTE OF MEETING APRIL 9TH  2019 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR
5. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
6. COMMUNITY FRIDGE UPDATE
7. PERTH ROAD PLACEMAKING PROJECT UPDATE – Russell Pepper
8. NISSAN (BARNETTS) GARAGE
9. TECHNOLOGY PARK CONDITION OF UNITS
10. PERTH ROAD UPDATE 
11. PLANNING  UPDATE 
12. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
13. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
14. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – Tuesday 11th June 2019 

Monday, 13 May 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 13 MAY 2019

West Marketgait (North of Nethergate) – off-peak lane closures for 3 weeks for pedestrian crossing upgrade works.

Perth Road (at Roseangle) – off-peak temporary traffic lights on Tuesday 14 May for BT work.

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Avenue) – off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control from Tuesday 14 May for 3 days for fencing/landscaping works.

Friday, 10 May 2019

SEW : Together – The Legacy of Marion Stewart

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Sew: Together – The Legacy of Marion Stewart
Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee

This exhibition presents a tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students. 

Marion had a formidable work ethic and always pushed her students to achieve at the highest levels. She was also renowned for her quick wit and sense of humour. Above all, she was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education. 

The exhibition features work by Marion and by many of the students who were inspired by her. It has been curated by Frances Justice and Sheila Mortlock in association with the University of Dundee Museum Services. Grateful thanks are due to Graham Stewart and many of Marion’s former colleagues and students.

The exhibition will run from 11th May until 20th July and will be open Monday to Friday (9.30am-7pm) and Saturday (1pm-5pm).   Admission is free.