Sunday, 7 August 2022

Magdalen Green footbridge engagement - drop-in event #dundeewestend

As residents will recall from our previous update, there is currently public engagement on a possible replacement of the Magdalen Green footbridge.

In addition to the online survey at :


... there's also a drop-in event at the Magdalen Green bandstand this coming Wednesday - 10th August - from 5pm to 8pm - all welcome!


Saturday, 6 August 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 6 AND SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2022

Riverside Drive (at Rail Bridge) – overnight (10.00 pm – 6.00 am) lane closures on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August for bridge inspections.

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2022

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

South Tay Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 August for 3 weeks for footway resurfacing.

Perth Road drop kerb on north kerb line opposite riverside underpass path - from 8 August for one week.

Hillcrest Road closed at No 23 for one month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket MSCP to South Marketgait) – prohibition of turns into Greenmarket and South Marketgait; mini contraflow and temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 August for one week for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks work.

Smellies Lane (at Ash Street) – closed on Tuesday 9 August for BT work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Lochee Road (at Smellies Lane) – temporary traffic lights from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm on Friday 19 August for telecommunications mast repairs.

Hawkhill – closed between Blackness Avenue/Perth Road junction and Bellfield Street on Saturday 20 August for one day for completion of ducting installation and road surface reinstatement.

City Road (Tullideph Place to Logie Street) – closed from Wednesday 31 August for 3 days for carriageway investigation works.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Wasps Open Studios this weekend #dundeewestend


From WASPS Studio - Floor 3, Meadow Mill Studios, West Henderson's Wynd :

Wasps is delighted to be welcoming visitors once again and throwing open its doors for its ever popular open studios weekend!

Come and have a wander round the building.

Chat, browse and buy from our amazing designers and artists showcasing a diverse range of disciplines and talents: fine art, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, illustration, prints, cards and much more. 

There really is something for everyone! 

Opening times this Saturday and Sunday - 12 noon to 5pm on both days.

Free onsite parking (they will give you a day permit) and a lift to all floors.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

2022’s Dundee garden and allotment competition #TakePrideDundee


It is not too late to take part in this year's garden and allotment competition!

Whether you have a garden, window box or a community space, there’s a category for you.

Find out how to apply before the 12th August deadline at https://t.co/AugAqg8dRE

 

 

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Getting things done - Blackness Road - an update #dundeewestend


Residents will recall that we have campaigned for Blackness Road / Blackness Avenue / Balgay Road junction road safety improvements following a number of accidents at the junction.

We have now been advised of the detail of the council’s road safety improvements.   Please see image of these.

The council’s road safety team leader has further advised :

“The main body of the works and completion are currently programmed for the month of September.

Exact date of these works to be clarified later once I receive an update from our contractors.”

Monday, 1 August 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2022

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

South Tay Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 August for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Ninewells Avenue – mobile roadworks from Monday 1 August for 2 days for carriageway patching works.

Strawberrybank – closed from 1 August for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Riverside Drive (at Rail Bridge) – overnight (10.00pm – 6.00am) lane closures on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August for bridge inspections.

Hillcrest Road closed at No 23 for one month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Easson’s Angle - closed from Monday 8 August for 5 days for CityFibre Works.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket MSCP to South Marketgait) – prohibition of turns into Greenmarket and South Marketgait; mini contraflow and temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 August for one week for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks work.

Smellies Lane (at Ash Street) – closed on Tuesday 9 August for BT work.

Fleuchar Street – closed from Monday 15 August for 3 days for CityFibre Works.

Lochee Road (at Smellies Lane) – temporary traffic lights from 8.00am – 6.00pm on Friday 19 August for telecommunications mast repairs.

Hawkhill – closed between Blackness Avenue/Perth Road junction and Bellfield Street on Saturday 20 August for one day for completion of ducting installation and road surface reinstatement.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

Getting things done - Oxford Street/Blackness Road #dundeewestend


Residents highlighted to us that it was difficult to safely exit Oxford Street onto Blackness Road as the tree branches blocked sight lines.

We therefore asked the City Council to attend to this and this work was thereafter promptly undertaken.

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Fruitbowls Community Garden - Playday 2022 #dundeewestend

The playday takes place next Wednesday - 3rd August - more details are available at www.facebook.com/events/394492722779262 :


Friday, 29 July 2022

Getting things done - Seymour Street #dundeewestend


We have had numerous concerns from residents about the deteriorating state of the road surface at the north end of Seymour Street.

We raised this with the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received the following response :

"An order has been raised for repairs to be carried out in Seymour Street.

It is not currently included in the five year Carriageway Programme. However, it will be condition scored in the near future and will be considered for future works dependant on that."

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Bus timetables at bus stops - or lack of them! - an update


Residents will recall that we highlighted some time ago that, although real time bus information is working at bus shelters, paper timetables have been out of date since the bus companies altered services at the start of the COVID-19 health emergency.

This has dragged on far too long. The City Council has maintained the position that 'instability' in the bus network has made providing new timetables at bus stops difficult, but we are have now been advised by the council's Team Leader, Parking & Sustainable Transport as follows :

"We are targeting the timetable information to be ready for display by 15th August 2022.

We are required to create the timetable display in pdf format using the data supplied by the bus operators. We have now received that from Xplore Dundee and will look to create the PDFs over the next two weeks.

These will be then sent to the printer who will print the PDFs to specialist (waterproof) paper. We should receive the displays back from the printer by mid August allowing us to start setting out the information at the stops to coincide with the new timetables.

I had hoped we would have been able to create publicity for some of the stops on routes that are unaffected by the Xplore Dundee service changes in August. If this can be achieved earlier than the timeframe above I will let you know.

We will be provide printed information on selected stops only. Locations will be decided in due course but we will consider a number of factors when making our decision - e.g. whether the stop is used primarily for boarding or alighting, whether the bus timetable is expected to be varied regularly, the availability of real time information at the location."

Whilst the return of bus timetables is welcome, whilst we do not expect them where real time information is available at bus shelters, we would want them at all other bus stops. We have asked the City Council to confirm this will be the case.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Magdalen Green footbridge replacement - public engagement #dundeewestend

Further to our previous updates on the project that, subject to funding support from Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, would replace the Magdalen Green footbridge across the rail line to Riverside, with a new footbridge, the council is now udertaking public engagement on this.

If you use the bridge and/or Magdalen Green on a regular or occasional basis, please give your views about the current bridge, how you use Magdalen Green, and what you’d like to see in the future. 

You can complete the survey here:



Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Blether Tay-Gither - Storytelling in Dundee - tonight!


Blether Tay-Gither is the Dundee Storytelling Group.

From Sheila Kinninmonth, Blether Tay-Gither’s secretary :

Once again we are meeting tonight in the historic Dudhope Castle where we have been offered the use of a lovely space.

It is a little out of the city centre but there is plenty parking and the 28 bus goes in that direction - there is a bus stop just a couple of minutes walk from the castle.

Time : 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Our Theme this month if you need one is "Spinning Tales and Weaving Words."

We are exploring stories of weaving, spinning, fabric, cloth, or any variations on this theme. The world of stories has many tales related to the magic of cloth. weaving, and spinning, some of our most classic western fairytales have this as the central craft.

But as always you can tell any tale you please, or just come along for a listen and a blether.

Note : It is not a cafe but we do have access to a kettle and we'll bring some tea and coffee but if you'd prefer, you are welcome to bring your own.

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Fiveways Festival 75!

Fraser is a board member of Dundee Age Concern.   

The 75th anniversary of the Fiveways Day Centre takes place on Saturday 6th August and all are welcome at the celebrations!



Saturday, 23 July 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 23 AND SUNDAY 24 JULY 2022

Ninewells Avenue/Perth Road and Ninewells Avenue/Ninewells Drive roundabouts – closed from Sunday 24 July for 5 nights for carriageway resurfacing works.

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 25 JULY 2022

South Tay Street – temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for footway works.

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

Hawkhill at Session Street – lane closures from Monday 25 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

City Road (at Blyth Street) – 2 way temporary traffic lights from Monday 25 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Rosefield Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 28 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Douglas Street at West Henderson’s Wynd - closed from Monday 25 July for 2 days for CityFibre works.

South Tay Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Tuesday 26 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

West Henderson’s Wynd - closed from Wednesday 27 July for 2 days for CityFibre Works.

West Henderson’s Wynd at Anchor Lane - closed from Friday 29 July for 2 days for CityFibre Works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Milnbank Road at Forest Park Road - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 August for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Bank Mill Road - 2-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 4 August for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Ninewells Avenue – closed from Monday 1 August for 5 days for carriageway patching works.

Strawberrybank – closed from 1 August for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Hillcrest Road closed at No 23 for one month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Easson’s Angle - closed from Monday 8 August for 5 days for CityFibre Works.

Fleuchar Street – closed from Monday 15 August for 3 days for CityFibre Works.

Hawkhill – closed between Blackness Avenue/Perth Road junction and Bellfield Street on Saturday 20 August for one day for completion of ducting installation and road surface reinstatement.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order – Ninewells roundabouts


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 resurfacing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Ninewells Drive / Ninewells Avenue roundabout, Dundee and Perth Road / Ninewells Avenue roundabout, Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 24 July for 5 nights (19:00 to 06:00).

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Perth Road / Glamis Road / Dickson Avenue / Charleston Drive / Arran Drive / South Road / Explorer Road / Apollo Way / Riverside Avenue and Tom Mcdonald Ave / Nablus Ave / Mariner Drive / Apollo Way / Riverside Avenue / Perth Road.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Dundee Botanic Garden event - open studio and land art exhibition today #dundeewestend


Fulbright scholar Adrien Segal and the University of Dundee Botanic Garden would like to invite you to an open studio and land art exhibition today - Thursday 21st July - from 4pm until 7pm at the Botanic Garden.   Light refreshments and drinks will be provided along with a talk and exhibition walk led by the artist and the garden curator.

Cyclogenisis is a new site-specific earthwork in progress at the Dundee Botanical Garden, located in an area where a grouping of eucalyptus trees were felled by two extratropical storms, Arwen and Barra felled forty-five trees, at the garden in an extraordinary weather event associated with a changing climate, during the winter of 2021-22. 

Responding to the climatic events that caused strong wind forces that felled the trees, the artist interpreted a diagram of the pattern of cyclogenisis showing four stages of development of a strengthening cyclone into a physical earthwork that pays homage to the recent weather events that caused a dramatic change to this landscape. Manifested from materials at hand, including the felled eucalyptus trees, the artwork provides a space for visitors to experience cyclonic patterns and movements by walking through and around the earthwork.

The artwork was created in partnership with DJCAD Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Artist Adrien Segal and the University of Dundee Botanical Garden, with support from scientists from CEDA (Centre for Environmental Data Analysis).

In addition to the earthwork in progress, Adrien will have a related installation of smaller scale sculptural experimentations in clay, cast bronze, and carved wood, made during her Fulbright fellowship at DJCAD. These will be on view in the Living Lab during the opening.

This may be one of the most creative outcomes from Storm Arwen, as Adrien Segal has worked with our garden technician Trevor Whyte to create land art in the wake of the storm that wrought damage to University of Dundee Botanic Gardens living collections.

A visual reminder that becoming resilient is not to wipe away the evidence of climate change but to develop the capacity to recover quickly from the difficulties & adapt to the emerging state.

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Douglas Street


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 City Fibre duct installation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Douglas Street (at its junction with Ash Street), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 25 July 2022 for 2 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Ash Street / Park Street.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Monday, 18 July 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 18 JULY 2022

South Tay Street – temporary traffic lights for 4 weeks for footway works.

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

City Road at Baxter Street – 3-way temporary traffic lights from Wednesday 21 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights Thursday 7 July for 10 days for Scotland Gas Network work.

Hawkhill at Session Street – lane closures from Monday 25 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Easson’s Angle - closed from Monday 18 July for 5 days for CityFibre Works.

West Marketgait – lane closure from Monday 18 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Pennycook Lane – closed from Wednesday 20 July for 3 days for carriageway resurfacing works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Ninewells Avenue/Perth Road and Ninewells Avenue/Ninewells Drive roundabouts – closed from Sunday 24 July for 5 nights for carriageway resurfacing works.

Fleuchar Street – closed from Monday 25 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Bankmill Road - 2-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 25 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Rosefield Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 28 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Forest Park Road - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 August for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Douglas Street at West Henderson’s Wynd - closed from Monday 25 July for 2 days for CityFibre works.

West Henderson’s Wynd - closed from Wednesday 27 July for 2 days for CityFibre works.

West Henderson’s Wynd at Anchor Lane - closed from Friday 29 July for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Ninewells Avenue – closed from Monday 1 August for 5 days for carriageway patching works.

Strawberrybank – closed from 1 August for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Hillcrest Road closed at No. 23 for 1 month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Getting things done - Annfield Row #dundeewestend


We recently have had complaints about the extent of dumping in the council-owned empty site at Annfield Row.

We contacted the council's property team and have been updated as follows :

"The Council has only recently regained possession of the site and we are presently investigating options to have the site cleared and made available for re-letting."

Friday, 15 July 2022

Friends of Riverside Nature Park event - all welcome! #dundeewestend


Pollinators and Wildflowers event - this Sunday 17th July 1pm to 3pm

Come along to a guided outing at Riverside Nature Park and learn about the many insects we have which pollinate our wildflowers and crops.

Not just bees but butterflies, wasps, hoverflies, beetles etc - all play their part. We need them for our survival yet modern agriculture, greenspace management and climate change are causing massive declines.

The wildflower meadows at Riverside help maintain a rich diversity of flowers and pollinators.

Come along, all ages welcome, children with appropriate supervision.

Bring magnifying glasses and cameras if you have them.

Meet at car park in Wright Avenue.

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Noddy Trail #dundeewestend


 

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Getting things done – Riverside Drive #dundeewestend


Residents will be aware of the concerns raised about red-coloured graffiti damaging the flood defence walls along Riverside Drive

We asked the City Council to remove this vandalism and thereafter received this helpful response :

Our graffiti team now have this in hand and it will be attended to.”

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order – Glenagnes Road – revised date


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 surface dressing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Glenagnes Road, Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 13 July 2022 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Scott Street / Ashbank Road / Blackness Road.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Monday, 11 July 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 JULY 2022

South Tay Street – temporary traffic lights for 3 weeks for footway works.

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

City Road at Baxter Street – 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 4 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Thomson Street (Seafield Lane for 50m south) – closed Wednesday 6 July for one week for Scottish Water work.

Milnbank Road at Bankmill Road - 2-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 7 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights Thursday 7 July for 10 days for Scotland Gas Network work.

Milnbank Road at Rosefield Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 11 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Forest Park Road - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 14 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Hawkhill at Session Street – Lane closures from Monday 11 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Minto Place – closed from Monday 11 July for 5 days for carriageway resurfacing works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Easson’s Angle - closed from Monday 18 July for 5 days for CityFibre Works.

West Marketgait – lane closure from Monday 18 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Pennycook Lane – closed from Wednesday 20 July for 3 days for carriageway resurfacing works.

Ninewells Avenue/Perth Road and Ninewells Avenue/Ninewells Drive roundabouts – closed from Sunday 24 July for 5 nights for carriageway resurfacing works.

Fleuchar Street – closed from Monday 25 July for 3 days for City Fibre Works.

Douglas Street at West Henderson’s Wynd - Closed from Monday 25 July for 2 days for City Fibre Works.

West Henderson’s Wynd - closed from Wednesday 27 July for 2 days for City Fibre Works.

West Henderson’s Wynd at Anchor Lane - closed from Friday 29 July for 2 days for City Fibre Works.

Ninewells Avenue – closed from Monday 1 August for 5 days for carriageway patching works.

Strawberrybank – closed from 1 August for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Hillcrest Road closed at No. 23 for 1 month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Minto Place


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 resurfacing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Minto Place (west leg), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 11 July 2022 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained. Access will be maintained where possible.

No alternative routes for vehicles are available.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Friday, 8 July 2022

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Session Street


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 City Fibre duct installation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Session Street (at its junction with Hawkhill), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 11 July 2022 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Session Street / Guthrie Street / Brown Street.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Magdalen Green footbridge replacement - further update #dundeewestend


As we have previously advised, the City Council is working on a possible project that, subject to funding support from Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, would result in a  new Magdalen Green footbridge across the rail line to Riverside - one that is suitable for wheelchair users or cyclists.

We recently asked for a further update from the City Council engineer who is working on this project and he advises :

"Sustrans has asked us for additional supporting information in the form of a widened consultation, something that wasn't feasible during Covid restrictions, as well as refreshed construction costs to reflect the current market.

There will be a variety of consultation events, such as a workshop and social media engagement. There will be contact made with all local politicians and community groups as part of this.

Following this, we will be applying for Sustrans funding in September to take the project towards construction stage funding.

We should find out if we are successful mid-December, although would note the timescales for funding applications and awards are dictated by Sustrans."

He also confirmed that repairs will be carried out to the damaged step on the current footbridge that we recently reported following residents' concerns.

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Public Art & Design Walking Tour - Blackness #dundeewestend


Tomorrow - Wednesday 6th July - at 2pm!

Dundee has an exceptional collection of over 600 sculptures, murals, mosaics and other forms of public art.

As part of the Public Art Dundee initiative, university museum curator Matthew Jarron will lead an informal walking tour round artworks in the Blackness area, including ceramics, murals and mosaics, many created as part of the pioneering Blackness Public Art Programme 1982-85.

Please meet outside the School of Life Sciences at the top end of Old Hawkhill.

Participants take part in these walks at their own risk. Please wear appropriate footwear. There may be uneven surfaces and occasional stairs.

Please contact museum@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 384310 in advance if you have any access requirements.

Monday, 4 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Hillcrest Road


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 crane lifting works for a house development. The Order is expected to be in force for one month from 5 July 2022. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Hillcrest Road at the full frontage of house number 23 and extending beyond that frontage for a distance of 15 metres or thereby in both an easterly and westerly direction.

The road is expected to be closed several times for no more than 2-3 days at any given time within the month.

An alternative route will be available via Marchfield Road, Middlebank Crescent, Hyndford Street, Blackness Avenue and in reverse.

If you have any queries, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS or call 433168.

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Gadgeteers summer reading challenge #dundeewestend

Blackness Library is running its Gadgeteers summer reading challenge and various workshops throughout the summer holidays.

Details below :



Saturday, 2 July 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 2 AND SUNDAY 3 JULY 2022

Lochee Road (approach to Dudhope roundabout) - off-peak inside lane closure for concrete pouring works on Saturday 2 July and Tuesday 5 July.

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 4 JULY 2022

South Tay Street – temporary traffic lights from Monday 27 June for 4 weeks for footway works.

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

City Road at Baxter Street – 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 4 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Thomson Street (Seafield Lane for 50m south) – closed Wednesday 6 July for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Milnbank Road at Bank Mill Road - 2-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 7 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights Thursday 7 July for 2 weeks for Scotland Gas Network work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Milnbank Road at Rosefield Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 11 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Milnbank Road at Forest Park Road - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Thursday 14 July for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Hawkhill at Session Street – Lane closures from Monday 11 July for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Minto Place – closed from Monday 11 July for 5 days for carriageway resurfacing works.

West Marketgait crossing at West Bell Street – Lane closures from Wednesday 13 July for 2 nights for CityFibre works.

Pennycook Lane – closed from Wednesday 20 July for 3 days for carriageway resurfacing works.

Ninewells Avenue – closed from Monday 25 July for 10 days for carriageway resurfacing works.

Hillcrest Road closed at No. 23 for 1 month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Friday, 1 July 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Thomson 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 Scottish Water sewer repair works. The Order is expected to be in force for two weeks from 6 July 2022. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Thomson Street from Seafield Lane for a distance of 50 metres or thereby in a southerly direction.

An alternative route will be available via Perth Road, Roseangle and Magdalen Yard Road.

If you have any queries please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS or call Dundee 433082.

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Getting things done - Middlebank Crescent #dundeewestend


We recently received complaints about the deteriorating condition of parts of the roadway of Middlebank Crescent.

We raised this with the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received this helpful reply :

"Pothole repairs will be carried out."