Friday, 20 May 2022

Getting things done - Riverside Drive #dundeewestend

Many thanks to the residents who recently highlighted the graffiti on the pavilion - some unfortunately offensive - and the worn state of the entrance signage to the pavilion area on Riverside Drive.   See photos of the pavilion below :


We raised this with the council's environment management and our local environment manager has responded positively as follows :

"Thank you for your email ... concerning the offensive graffiti. We will make arrangements to inspect and include the removal of graffiti from this property. We will also include the removal of the graffiti from the sign at Magdalen Green sign."

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Logie Avenue


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 SSEN investigation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Logie Avenue (south leg between Glenagnes Road and Sycamore Place), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 23 May 2022 for 3 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained. Road will be closed in sections as work progresses.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Glenagnes Road / Scott Street / Balgay Road.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Getting things done - Blackness Road and Perth Road #dundeewestend

We are grateful to the residents who contacted us on Monday about the dreadful vandalism of a number of bus shelters along Blackness Road and Perth Road - see below :



We raised this with both Police Scotland and the transportation team at the City Council;  the latter to ensure that repairs are undertaken.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Green Health Week 2022


#GreenHealthWeek runs until next Sunday, with free activities for everyone. 🌻

You can read more about the events taking place at :

Monday, 16 May 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 16 MAY 2022

Magdalen Yard Road (Thomson Street to Patons Lane) – closed for one week for Scottish Water mains repair.

Blackness Road (Peddie Street to Annfield Road) - 3 way temporary traffic lights from Monday 16 May for 4 days. This includes Blackness Street closure with local access from Annfield Street and Rosefield Place being left turn only for CityFibre Works.

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Glenagnes area Cable Investigation Scheme – rolling overnight (8.00pm to 6.00am) temporary traffic lights on Ancrum Road, Logie Street, City Road, Scott Street and Glenagnes Road from Monday 16 to Wednesday 25 May. Temporary traffic control on Glamis Road (Ancrum Road to Balgay Park service road); Balgay Road (at Logie Avenue) and Logie Avenue (south leg) closed from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May.

Blackness Road (at Urquhart Street) – temporary traffic lights from 9.30am on Wednesday 18 May to 6.00am on Thursday 19 May for Scottish Water work.

Riverside Drive (at Airport) – off‑peak (9.30am to 3.30pm) temporary traffic lights on Friday 20 May for Department of Transport road sensors replacement work.

West Marketgait (Nethergate to Hawkhill) – off-side northbound lane closure on Friday 20 May for decommissioning of air monitoring unit.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Rosefield Place – closed from Monday 23 May for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

West Marketgait (Hawkhill to Dudhope roundabout) – nearside northbound lane closure from Monday 30 May for 6 days for Scottish Water work.

Friday, 13 May 2022

Perth Road - a personal history #dundeewestend



Yesterday, Fraser had the pleasure of meeting with Linda Brownlee, President of Dundee Art Society, at the Roseangle Gallery to view "Perth Road - a personal history" - a private commission for a West End resident.

It is superb and in two canvasses measuring 9ft by 4ft features well-known Perth Road landmarks and the surrounding area.

It will be on display in the gallery from 4th to 11th June and thereafter for a few weeks in Mennies.

Linda will have her first solo exhibition in August at EAStudios in Broughty Ferry where she'll have 60 Dundee artworks on show - don't miss it!

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Michael's and Fraser's West End weekly surgery #dundeewestend


Our weekly West End surgery takes place again today at 3.30pm prompt at Blackness Library.

All welcome and no appointment is necessary!

Following the recent election, we will be reviewing surgery arrangements in the coming weeks to cover more West End venues and will keep residents updated.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 9 MAY 2022

Greenmarket (access road) - closed approximately 100m from junction with South Marketgait for sewer connection from Monday 25 April for 2 weeks.

Hawkhill (Blackness Avenue to Bellfield Street) - closed eastbound from Thursday 5 May for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Blackness Road (Peddie Street to Annfield Road) - 3 way temporary traffic lights from Wednesday 11 May for 4 days. This includes Blackness Street closure with local access from Annfield Street and Rosefield Place being left turn only for CityFibre Works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Glenagnes area Cable Investigation Scheme – rolling overnight (8.00pm to 6.00am) temporary traffic lights on Ancrum Road, Logie Street, City Road, Scott Street and Glenagnes Road from Monday 16 to Wednesday 25 May. Temporary traffic control on Glamis Road (Ancrum Road to Balgay Park service road); Balgay Road (at Logie Avenue) and Logie Avenue (south leg) closed from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May.

Riverside Drive (at Airport) – off‑peak (9.30am to 3.30pm) temporary traffic lights on Friday 20 May for Department of Transport road sensors replacement work.

Rosefield Place – closed from Monday 23 May for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Congratulations card!

The Dundee Liberal Democrat councillors would like to thank our good friends Lewis and Wings for the super congratulations card they sent us!


Saturday, 7 May 2022

First anniversary celebrations of Victoria Gardens today #dundeewestend

Today sees the first anniversary celebrations of Victoria Gardens - all welcome!

More details at www.facebook.com/events/666042974697015 :



Friday, 6 May 2022

Many thanks!


The results of yesterday's Dundee City Council election will be known later today.

Dundee Liberal Democrat candidates would sincerely like to thank everyone for their support yesterday and for their warm welcome on the doorsteps.

We are very grateful to residents and also to our many volunteers who helped the campaign.

We will continue to work hard for everyone in the city and do our best for all local residents we represent on Dundee City Council - thanks again!

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Today is polling day!

Cllr Fraser Macpherson and Michael Crichton work for the West End all year round - not just election time!

Please give FRASER MACPHERSON your NUMBER 1 vote and MICHAEL CRICHTON your NUMBER 2 vote at this year's council election - many thanks!

... the team that works for the West End!


Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Working for the West End - all year round! #dundeewestend


My colleague Michael Crichton and I would like to take this opportunity in advance of tomorrow's City Council election to thank everyone across the West End for their support and warm reception on the doorsteps - it is really appreciated.

We would kindly ask residents to vote FRASER MACPHERSON "NUMBER 1" and MICHAEL CRICHTON "NUMBER 2" to allow us to continue to work hard for everyone in our local area - many thanks!

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Discover Eden in Dundee

The Friends of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee warmly invites residents to this event on Dundee's Eden Project.

Expressions of interest should be returned to friends@saintpaulscathedral.net :


Monday, 2 May 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 2 MAY 2022

Greenmarket (access road) - closed approximately 100m from junction with South Marketgait for sewer connection from Monday 25 April for 2 weeks.

Blackness Avenue (Perth Road to Shaftesbury Road) – closed on Monday 2 May for CityFibre works.

Osborne Place – road closed from Monday 3 May for 4 days for carriageway resurfacing.

Hawkhill (Blackness Avenue to Bellfield Street) - closed eastbound from Thursday 5 May for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Blackness Road (Peddie Street to Annfield Road) - 3 way temporary traffic lights from Wednesday 11 May for 4 days. This includes Blackness Street closure with local access from Annfield Street and Rosefield Place being left turn only for CityFibre Works.

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Getting things done - Eton Street and Oxford Street #dundeewestend


Following residents asking my colleague Michael Crichton and me if an additional litter bin could be placed in the grass area at Oxford Street/Eton Street, we contacted the council and this has now been provided.   

We have also asked for more frequent emptying of the nearby dog bin, at the request of residents.

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Temporary Traffic Order – Osborne 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 Osborne Place, Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 for four  working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available Shepherds Loan and Magdalen Yard Road.

For further information contact 433168. 

Executive Director

City Development Department,

Dundee City Council

Friday, 29 April 2022

Getting things done - Taylor's Lane #dundeewestend


Residents recently highlighted to me that one of the bollards towards the top of Taylor's Lane was broken.

I reported this to the City Council and the Roads Maintenance Partnership who advised :

"An order has been raised for a repair to be done in the near future."

... and it has indeed now been replaced.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Getting things done - Millhall Crescent #dundeewestend


Residents will recall that, prior to the COVID health emergency, I had met with Millhall Crescent residents and an environment officer from the City Council about the overgrown embankment at the north side of the street.

At the time, environment management gave a commitment to improve the banking through weeding and planting.    However, that has not happened during the pandemic period.    I therefore recently went back to the City Council's environment officer regarding this and have received the following helpful response :

"Yes remember it well and actually drove past the other night and thought about it. 

I will catch up with a colleague regarding the background and meet with him to have another look.

There will be though limited works we can do safely due the gradient but there may be a few options to improve the appearance. 

Fraser, I will keep you posted once we have met."

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Getting things done - Blackness Avenue #dundeewestend


I received concerns from residents recently that the real time information display in the bus shelter in Blackness Avenue near to Logie and St John's (Cross) Church appeared not to be working.

I reported this to the City Council and the Senior Transport Officer has helpfully responded as follows :

"I have been out to site ... and it appears that the display is on but has a backlighting failure.

We will ask an engineer to attend."

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Getting things done - Seabraes site #dundeewestend


I recently had a number of complaints about the extent of litter right along the pathways of the Seabraes site from Roseangle to Greenmarket.

This area is owned and managed by Scottish Enterprise. I contacted SE and the Regional Facilities Manager of its managing agents Nile Management responded positively as follows :

"I have arranged to get one of our contractors on site ... to carry out a litter pick of the area and will also price up to have additional litter bins installed at various points throughout the site. These will be emptied by our new landscaping contractor going forward."

There has already been a marked improvement but I will be keeping a close eye on this top ensure this improvement is maintained.

Monday, 25 April 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 25 APRIL 2022

Greenmarket (access road) - closed approximately 100m from junction with South Marketgait for sewer connection from Monday 25 April for 2 weeks.

Riverside Drive Taxi Rank – closed from Monday 25 to midday on Tuesday 26 April for Scottish Water mains repair.

Riverside Avenue (at Premier Inn) – westbound nearside lane closure on Wednesday 27 April for Scottish Water work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Blackness Avenue (Perth Road to Shaftesbury Road) – closed on Monday 2 May for CityFibre works.

Osborne Place – road closed from Monday 3 May for 4 days for carriageway resurfacing.

Hawkhill (Blackness Avenue to Bellfield Street) - closed eastbound from Thursday 5 May for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Sunday, 24 April 2022

Temporary traffic order - Dundee Dance Event


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 road safety measures during Dundee Dance Event being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Old Hawkhill / West Port / South Tay Street (between Hunter Street and Nethergate), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 1 May 2022 for one day (1pm to 11pm).

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

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Hawkhill / Perth Road / Nethergate.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Getting things done - Blackness Road #dundeewestend


I recently received complaints that the road surface is poor at the junction where Blackness Road meets Balgay Road/Blackness Avenue.

I raised this with the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have had the following helpful response :

"Bailie Macpherson

Thank you for your email. This location has been identified for structural inlay hopefully next financial year."

Friday, 22 April 2022

Friends of Wighton - latest update!

From Sheena Wellington :

Friends of Wighton are delighted to announce their first live Cappuccino Concert since February 2020 will take place this Saturday - 23rd April - 11am to noon.      Doors open 10.30am

As we are expecting a good audience, please email sheenawellington78@gmail.com to book.

We are not serving coffees/teas yet bur please feel free to bring your tea/coffee to go! 

Our guests are great local band The Doolichters - see below!



Thursday, 21 April 2022

Getting things done - Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street #dundeewestend


Following the changes to junction arrangements at Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street to prevent some right turns, numerous constituents have contacted me about the need for better signage and also to ensure close monitoring of the junction.

Following my raising this with the City Council, the road safety team leader has undertaken a site visit to the junction and monitoring will continue.

However, if you are going to have signage to highlight the situation - at least get the name of Cleghorn Street correct! I raised this error with the road safety team leader who has replied as follows :

"I will pass it on to the contractor to correct."

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Getting things done - Riverside Drive - an update #dundeewestend

Residents will recall that I previously reported that the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorial - on its side facing the river - was starting to wear, making the writing difficult to read - see below - and removing parts of the mural - see first photo :


I took this up with the council's Public Art Officer who kindly made arrangements for the wording to be refreshed.    This has now been done and the result is excellent as the second photo shows :


Monday, 18 April 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 18 APRIL 2022

Westgrove Avenue (Farington Street to No 8 Westgrove Avenue) – closed from Monday 18 April to Wednesday 20 April for Scottish & Southern Energy Networks work.

Scott Street (Ashbank Road to Glenagnes Road) – closed on Monday 18 April for Scottish Water work.

Road at Thomson Street - 2 way temporary lights from Monday 18 April for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Perth Road at West Park Road - 3 way temporary lights on Wednesday 20 April for CityFibre works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Greenmarket (access road) - closed approximately 100m from junction with South Marketgait for sewer connection from Monday 25 April for 2 weeks.

Riverside Avenue (at Premier Inn) – westbound nearside lane closure on Wednesday 27 April for Scottish Water work.

Blackness Avenue (Perth Road to Shaftesbury Road) – closed on Monday 2 May for CityFibre works.

Osborne Place – road closed from Monday 3 May for 4 days for carriageway resurfacing.

Hawkhill (Blackness Avenue to Bellfield Street) - closed eastbound from Thursday 5 May for 3 days for CityFibre works.

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Many thanks Trudy!



In her spare time, Trudy Cunningham, the University of Dundee's Environment and Sustainability Manager, has been weeding the Bonnie Dundee tubs at West Port.

The tubs are looking great - many thanks Trudy!

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Scott 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 Scottish Water ironwork repairs being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Scott Street (between Ashbank Road and Glenagnes Road), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 18 April 2022 for one day.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Glenagnes Road / Blackness Road / Balgay Road / Pentland Avenue.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Postal voters in the West End! #dundeewestend

Postal voters in the West End will shortly receive their ballot papers.

Cllr Fraser Macpherson and Michael Crichton work for the West End all year round - not just election time!

Please give FRASER MACPHERSON your NUMBER 1 vote and MICHAEL CRICHTON your NUMBER 2 vote at this year's council election - many thanks!

... the team that works for the West End!

If we can help with any local issue or problem, please e-mail westendfocus@dundeelibdems.org.uk


Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - West Grove Avenue


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 SSEN cable installation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in West Grove Avenue (between Farington Street and number 8 West Grove Avenue), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 18 April 2022 for 3 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Perth Road / Glamis Road / Blackness Road.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Getting things done - Roseangle playpark #dundeewestend

Many thanks to the residents who recently highlighted to me repairs and upgrades required at the Roseangle playpark - see photos as examples of some of these :




I reported this to the council's environment management and have had the following positive response :


"I will have the site inspected and appropriate action taken."

Monday, 11 April 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 APRIL 2022

Perth Road junction with Blackness Avenue and Hawkhill - contraflow system for 5 days for City Fibre works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Westgrove Avenue (Farington Street to No 8 Westgrove Avenue) – closed from Monday 18 April to Wednesday 20 April for Scottish & Southern Energy Networks work.

Scott Street (Ashbank Road to Glenagnes Road) – closed on Monday 18 April for Scottish Water work.

Riverside Avenue (at Premier Inn) – westbound nearside lane closure on Wednesday 27 April for Scottish Water work.

Osborne Place – road closed from Monday 3 May for 4 days for carriageway resurfacing.

Sunday, 10 April 2022

The Common Good Fund - 2022/23


Applications are now open for this year's Common Good Fund.

The Common Good Fund for 2022/23 is to be used to support organisations who deliver services for the common good of the city.

For more information and to download an application form please visit :

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Getting things done - Hawkhill - an update #dundeewestend


Residents will recall that I recently reported the poor pavement surface on Hawkhill outside Sinderins Court to the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership, requesting repairs.

I am pleased to advise that I have now been informed in reply :

"... that particular section of footway in included in next year's slurry sealing programme."

This is good news as this will significantly improve the pavement here.