Monday, 21 October 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2019

SSEN Pitfour Area Cable Renewal – Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed southbound for up to 4 weeks.

Westfield Lane – closed from Tuesday 22 October for 5 weeks for building repair works.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

West End Surgeries #dundeewestend

With the October school holidays now over, it is back to West End Ward surgeries this coming week.   My Mitchell Street Centre and Harris Academy surgeries take place tomorrow.

My full surgery details are below – although I can also be contacted via esurgery@frasermacpherson.org.uk or phone me at home on 459378 anytime :


Saturday, 19 October 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Westfield Lane

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 building repair works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 5 weeks from 22nd October 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 Westfield Lane for its entire length.

An alternative route will be available via Perth Road, Seafield Road and Seafield Road Car Park.

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 or call 433082.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Friends of Wighton event tomorrow!

From Sheena Wellington :

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library -  Saturday 19th October, 11am – noon.
Bob Knight, singer songwriter

Bob Knight makes a very welcome return to the Wighton.  

Aberdonian Bob is a fine and versatile singer, a powerful yet sensitive songwriter,  an accomplished instrumentalist and the possessor of a dry sense of humour.    

 A proud member of the traveller community, the traditional songs and lore of his people inform his work bringing a modern perspective to an ancient culture and a timeless richness to modern themes.

Doors open 10.30am - £5 admission, tea/coffee for small donation.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Art for All - Blackness Public Art Walking Tour #dundeewestend

Dundee has an exceptional collection of over 500 sculptures, murals, mosaics and other forms of public art.    

Taking place tomorrow, Friday 18th October at 2.30pm, this free informal walking tour by university museum curator Matthew Jarron is part of the University's Festival of the Future, and will explore the role of public art in the cultural regeneration of Dundee, focusing on the pioneering Blackness Public Art Programme of the 1980s and the inclusion of artworks in the creation of play parks and other social amenities.

Please meet in the Lamb Gallery at the University of Dundee.     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 384310 in advance if you have any particular access requirements.   More details here.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

University of Dundee Culture Day : Radical!

The University’s annual Culture Day takes place tomorrow - Wednesday 16th October.

It is a stimulating mix of talks and presentations across a wide-range of subjects united by a common theme. 

This year Culture Day celebrates its 15th birthday and like any stroppy teenager it is in a radical mood!   From radical politics to radicles in the soil, this stimulating event will definitely challenge the status quo. 

Admission is free and booking is not essential, but for catering purposes it would help if you could reserve a place via Eventbrite here :


Monday, 14 October 2019

Action taken to tackle smell problem from Riverside composting site #dundeewestend

As reported recently in the Courier, over the summer, I again raised numerous residents' complaints about the smell problem caused by the composting operation at the Riverside Civic Amenity site adjacent to Riverside Nature Park.

The problem appears to be particularly noticeable during shredding as part of the composting operation and the wind changes direction.   

Staff attempt to ensure the operation happens only when the wind is to the south, away from the residential housing along the western part of Perth Road and in adjacent streets like Riverside Place, Millbay Terrace and Gardens, Clovis Duveau Drive, Millhall Crescent, River Crescent and Newhall Gardens.    

However, the complaints about the smell issue have been numerous in the latter part of the summer in particular.

Last Friday, I had a very productive meeting with a member of environment management of the City Council to discuss the issues and attempt to ensure the situation is much improved going forward.    

I am pleased to note that the council is now finalising an Odour Management Plan for Riverside that I went through with environment management at the meeting.     This is helpful as I am adamant that residents should not have to endure this smell issue and it is welcome that the council is taking proper steps to tackle this problem.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2019

SSEN Pitfour Area Cable Renewal – Phase 1:  Pitfour Street (City Road to Roseberry Street) closed for up to one week; Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed southbound for up to 4 weeks (to follow Phase 1).

Forthcoming Roadworks

Westfield Lane – closed from Tuesday 22 October for 5 weeks for building repair works.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Botanic Garden event tomorrow #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :

Tomorrow - Sunday 13th October – at 2pm, there will be a presentation at the garden's Education Centre on the subject of hospital therapy gardens.

It will be presented by James Falconer.

James is a former chaplain with NHS Grampian Healthcare and has been the driving force behind the Robertson Family Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and now the proposed staff garden.

This event is free to attend to all members of the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and all others are invited to attend - donations welcome.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Update on Step Row pavement concern #dundeewestend

Residents may recall the recent Courier article about the very unfortunate accident that Mr Stephen Muir had in Step Row on an uneven pavement.

At the time, I promised to raise the issue of the state of the footpath with the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and I have now been updated as follows :

"An order has been raised by the Road Maintenance inspector for a repair to be done at the kerb."

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ninewells Community Garden - Ladybird Kids' Club #dundeewestend

Ladybird Kids Club at Ninewells Community Garden takes place tomorrow - Thursday 10th October - and also next Thursday (17th October) from 10am until 11.30am.

ParkLives will start it off with some outdoor games, then it's time for messy garden fun!

For children aged 3-8 with their parents or carers - parents can join in, or relax in the garden with a cuppa.   Come for one or both sessions. 

The kids club will mostly take place outdoors, so please make sure to dress appropriately - this includes wearing something you don’t mind getting dirty! 

Drinks and a small snack will be provided.   Suggested donation £3 but no booking required.

Tuesday, 8 October 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 8th OCTOBER 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 SEPTEMBER 10TH AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5. PERTH ROAD PLACEMAKING PROJECT UPDATE
6. PLANNING  UPDATE 
7. COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2019
8. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
9. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
10. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – Tuesday 12th November 2019 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 7 October 2019

West End Surgeries #dundeewestend

With the schools now closed for the October holidays, my usual weekly ward surgeries do not recommence until after the school holidays.

However, I can still be contacted on any local issues or concerns through my e-surgery - just e-mail esurgery@frasermacpherson.org.uk.

Surgeries recommence on Monday 21st October - surgery details are available here.

I can also be contacted at home at any time on 459378 and also during office hours at my Dundee City Council office on 434985.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Electricity upgrade works - Pitfour Street/City Road area #dundeewestend

Starting tomorrow – Monday 7th October - Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks will start work to replace the underground electricity cables that serve Pitfour Street and the surrounding areas.

Two new 11kV cables will be installed from Pitfour Street Substation to the junction of Baxter Street and City Road.       It is envisaged the works will be completed next month.

Traffic management will be put in place by their contractors, Inverness Paving. This will include temporary lane closures and parking restrictions along Pitfour Street.     

There should be no interrupting to residents’ electricity supply to carry out these works.      
I recently gave details of the temporary traffic order and you can read this here.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has issued an explanatory leaflet to residents in the area and you can download this here.    This gives contact details of the project manager should any resident have any query.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 5 AND SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019

West Port roundabout – offside lane closure from 7.00am - 11.00am on Saturday 5 October for urgent repairs to perimeter wall.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 7 OCTOBER 2019

SSEN Pit four Area Cable Renewal – Phase 1:  Pitfour Street (City Road to Roseberry Street) closed eastbound; Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed southbound.  Phase 1 starts Monday 7 October for 2 weeks followed by Phase 2 for 3 weeks.

Magdalen Yard Road – temporary traffic lights from Monday 7 October for one week for BT work.

Riverside Drive at Riverside Approach – off-peak nearside lane closure on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 October for street lighting maintenance works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Westfield Lane – closed from Tuesday 22 October for 5 weeks for building repair works.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Pitfour Street and City 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 SSE cable renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 5 weeks from 7th October 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 Pitfour Street in an eastbound direction between City Road and Roseberry Street (Phase 1) and City Road in a southbound direction between Pentland Avenue and Scott Street (Phase 2).

The Phases will run consecutively.

An alternative route will be available via City Road, Cleghorn Street and Roseberry Street (Phase 1) and Pentland Avenue, Balgay Street, Blackness Road, Rosefield Street and Milnbank Road (Phase 2).

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 contact 433082.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Milnbank Road phone box - an update #dundeewestend

Further to my recent article about the state of the phone box in Milnbank Road, I have had the following feedback from BT :

"I’ve requested that an engineer be sent to give the box a clean.

I’m sorry to say that we will not be repainting the box as it has now been added to our street rationalisation project.

Our contractors are due to put a notice in this box to advise that we are removing it.

There would be the possibility to adopt the kiosk and our website here shows who can do this."

I queried the lack of consultation and usage figures at the phone box and was further advised by BT :

"There will be no formal notification as this box does not meet OFCOM criteria (there is another one within 400 metres).    We are posting a courtesy notice to advise that it is being removed and where the nearest one is located.

I’m afraid I can’t share usage with you but can say that it has had no emergency calls in the last twelve months.

Once the notice has been posted we would try and remove within 24 weeks.    This is why I advised regarding adoption."

I have responded to BT stating that, whatever their commercial considerations, the company has a responsibility to give an indication of usage before considering removing a phone box as boxes should not be removed where there is still a reasonable level of calls.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Art for All - Public Art Workshop

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

As part of our exhibition Art for All: The Pioneering Story of Public Art in Dundee, we’re delighted to announce a special event giving you the chance to imagine your own piece of public art for the city through relief modelling in clay, in a special workshop led by artist J Keith Donnelly.    The event takes place on Saturday 5th October from 11am - 3pm in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.


The Saltire award-winning ceramic panels on Bellfield Street by Duncan of Jordanstone College graduate J Keith Donnelly (above) were created in 1983 as part of the pioneering Blackness Public Art Programme.   36 years later they remain one of the masterpieces of public art in the city. This and other successful commissions helped Keith secure the role of Town Artist for East Kilbride, where he worked for over 10 years. 

In this unique workshop Keith will discuss his work (including a site visit to see the artworks in Bellfield Street) and will give you the chance to imagine your own piece of public art. Under Keith’s guidance you will establish a design through a charcoal sketch before transferring the concept through modelling with clay.      Following the drying of the clay work, it will be fired locally and arrangements made for you to collect it at a later date.

At the end of the event there will be an opportunity to view the Art for All exhibition in the Lamb Gallery in the company of Keith and curator Matthew Jarron.

All tools and materials will be provided.   Lunch is also included in the ticket price – please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Places are limited – book now here.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Getting things done - Magdalen Green #dundeewestend

Further to my recent article about the maintenance of Balgay and Victoria Parks, I have also had similar concerns about grass and other maintenance at Magdalen Green.

Having raised this matter with environment management at the City Council, I have now had this feedback from the Service Manager - Environment in the council's Neighbourhood Services :

"Magdalen Green has always been a fast growing area historically.    We have had to carry out additional cuts to the grass on a number of occasions over the seasons prior to events such as WestFest due to the growth rate.   The constant warm weather and rain this season hasn't helped. 

Whilst we have kept to our planned cutting schedule of a fortightly visit, the excessive growth has been against us. To try and alleviate the situation the area was cut down on Wednesday oif last week and gone over again.      We will endeavour to cut it again this week. 

These actions will help to improve the situation.    Hopefully the grass will start to slow down shortly."

Monday, 30 September 2019

Community Council elections

The West End has been lucky to have a very active Community Council over many years.    Community Council elections are upon us and details are below :
Invitation to Nominate Community Councillors and Petition for Community Councils

Community Councillors are elected (through the process of nomination and election if required) every 4 years.  Dundee City Council manages this process and would like to inform you that nominations for new Community Councillors are welcomed.  

A public notice was placed in the Evening Telegraph, Friday 27th September, inviting nominations for Community Councillors in areas where Community Councils exist and petitions to form new Community Councils in areas where no Community Council exists. 

Nomination Forms, petition forms and additional information, including boundaries of Community Councils, the scheme of operation for Community Councils and the code of Conduct for Community Councillors will be located in libraries and community centres across the city from today - 30th September.  

Completed Nomination Forms should be sent to the Community Council Liaison Officer by Friday 25th October 2019 (postal address on nomination form). 

All information can also be accessed here (from today).

For further information, please contact the Community Council Liaison Officer, Natalie Mackland - 436796 or natalie.mackland@dundeecity.gov.uk 

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Friends of Wighton update ...

From Sheena Wellington:


The Wighton Lunchtime Recital - Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Wednesday 2nd October - 1.15pm -1.45pm
The Okapi Duo - Katie Kim, flute,  Brian King, guitar

The Okapi Duo - Katie Kim, flute, and Brian King, guitar - is committed to making excellent chamber music accessible to all audiences while expanding the boundaries of the traditional ensemble.  

Their synchronous and dynamic style has lead them to receive a number of awards including 2nd prize in the 2018 Southern Guitar Festival Ensemble Competition and 1st prize in the 2016 Great Composers Competition Series.  They have performed throughout the United States in California, New Orleans, Ohio, and New York.  

Their compelling performances have led to an invitation to perform at the Carmel Guitar Society in Carmel, California and to pursue a Masters of Chamber Music at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  This opportunity led to some of their first international performances in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

The Okapi Duo is passionate about community engagement in the arts and reaching audiences that do not easily have access to live music.  They enjoy taking their music outside of the concert hall to venues such as public libraries, schools, community centers, and senior centers.  

In 2019 they were accepted onto the Live Music Now Scotland scheme, an organization that brings music to groups of people who rarely get to experience live music.  In the autumn of 2017, Kim and King collaborated with Family Promise - an organization dedicated to helping homeless families in Lorain County, Ohio - to provide an artistic outlet for these disadvantaged families.

The duo is excited about pushing the boundaries of classical music and are constantly seeking innovative ways to contribute new music to the flute/guitar genre.  

Their concerts often place traditional works such as a Bach Flute Sonata next to unconventional pieces such as arrangements of jazz composer Chick Corea’s music.  Along with writing their own arrangements, they also commission composers to write music for the duo.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Free adult cycle training


Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 28 AND SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2019

Perth Road (at Westfield Lane) – temporary traffic control on Saturday 28 September for Scottish Water ironwork repair.


REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2019


Riverside Drive (Tesco roundabout to Bridgeview Café) – closed overnight (10.00pm - 6.00am) on Wednesday 2 October for bridge inspection works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

SSEN Pit four Area Cable Renewal – Phase 1:  Pitfour Street (City Road to Roseberry Street) closed eastbound; Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed southbound.  Phase 1 starts Monday 7 October for 2 weeks followed by Phase 2 for 3 weeks.

Magdalen Yard Road – temporary traffic lights from Monday 7 October for one week for BT work.

Westfield Lane – closed from Tuesday 22 October for 5 weeks for building repair works.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Riverside Drive

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 rail bridge survey works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Riverside Drive (between Tesco roundabout and Bridgeview Café), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 2 October for 1 night (10pm to 6am).

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Perth Road / Hawkhill / West Marketgait / South Marketgait.

For further information contact 433082.

Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Getting things done - Milnbank Road #dundeewestend

I have received complaints from residents about the state of the phone box in Milnbank Road which needs a clean, graffiti removal and a re-paint - see below :




I have requested action from the BT Payphones Team.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Saturday 28th September 2019

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 the Dundee Pensioners Forum Parade HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in:

1 Johnston’s Lane
2 West Port (Johnston’s Lane to South Tay Street)
3 South Tay Street
4 Nethergate (at DCA)

This notice comes into effect on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 12:00hrs to 12:30hrs.

Closures will be enforced by Police Scotland officers.

No diversion routes will be available.

For further information contact 433275.

Head of Roads & Transportation
Dundee City Council

Monday, 23 September 2019

Getting things done - Greater Balgay #dundeewestend

I have had numerous concerns recently about the frequency of grass cutting and maintenance in Balgay Park, Victoria Park and Lochee Park and also the need to attend to overgrown bushes at the Victoria Park boundary with Jedburgh Road.

I took this up with the council's Service Manager - Environment and he has now responded as follows :

"I can confirm that the grass at Victoria Park has now been cut. 

In terms of Lochee Park, to ensure the pitches are kept in a suitable standard for football we always endeavour to cut these weekly, the remainder of the park is cut on a fortnightly basis hence the grass is a bit longer in the non football areas cut rather than being of excessive length.

The hedge in Jedburgh Road is cut annually and is scheduled to commence at the start of next month."

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

West Marketgait (at Hawkhill) – northbound nearside off-peak (9.30am - 3.30pm) lane closure from Monday 23 September for 5 days for Virgin Media work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Drive (Tesco roundabout to Bridgeview Café) – closed overnight (10.00pm - 6.00am) on Wednesday 2 October for bridge inspection works.

SSEN Pitfour Area Cable Renewal – Phase 1:  Pitfour Street (City Road to Roseberry Street) closed eastbound; Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed southbound.  Phase 1 starts Monday 7 October for 2 weeks followed by Phase 2 for 3 weeks.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Ninewells Community Garden event next week #dundeewestend

Next Wednesday – 25th September - from 10am to 1pm, the community garden’s Mosaic Group is meeting.

It is a monthly group learning about and making mosaics.

It is making a mosaic trail for the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, and attendees also work on their own projects.

No experience necessary and all materials, tuition and refreshments provided, though donations are welcome.  

Booking is essential by emailing facilitator@ninewellsgarden.org.uk or call 0754 074 6075.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Blether Tay-Gither - Storytelling in Dundee


Our September Blether will be on Tuesday 24th September - at 7pm at Madigan's Tearoom and Bookshop at 25 Castle Street.

The theme this month is “maidens and castles”.

Join us for a relaxed evening of stories and tales. bring a story or just come to listen. 
  
Hope to see some of you there – all welcome!

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Friends of Wighton event this Saturday!

From Sheena Wellington :

Cappuccino Concert with Karen Marshalsay, Harp
Saturday 21st September, 2019 - 11am – noon

We are delighted that the wonderful Karen Marshalsay is including the Wighton in her album launch tour.

Karen is a master of all three Scottish harps – the warm sounding modern gut-strung lever harp, the clear ringing wire-strung clarsach of the Highlands and Gaelic culture,  and the Baroque bray harp with its buzzing sitar-like.   The new CD  *The Road To Kennacraig* shows off her skill and musicality beautifully.

With a particular interest in playing pipe music on the harp, Karen has worked with Allan MacDonald, of the famous Glenuig piping brothers, featuring in his acclaimed pibroch concerts, including the Edinburgh International Festival’s Herald Angel Award-winning /From Battle Lines to Bar Lines/ series in 2004. She also featured in the National Piping Centre’s /Ceòl na Piòba/ concert in 2013 and has worked with African, Paraguayan and Indian musicians on multi-cultural projects including /Yatra/, which premiered at the Edinburgh Mela in 2008. More recently she guested with the Russian String Orchestra, playing her own compositions, during the Edinburgh Festival in 2018.

As well as appearing in solo concerts, Karen is currently a member of Irish folk music legend, flute and whistle master and singer, Cathal McConnell’s trio. She has also produced new works for Celtic Connections’ New Voices series, Hands up for Trad’s Distil showcase concerts, and Drake Music Scotland, and she was Composer in Residence with Harps North West in 2016.

Admission is £5,  with tea/coffee available for small donation.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

A90 Swallow roundabout – overnight (7.30pm - 6.30am) lane closure on roundabout from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 September for carriageway resurfacing and lining work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

West Marketgait (at Hawkhill) – northbound nearside off-peak (9.30am - 3.30pm) lane closure from Monday 23 September for 5 days for Virgin Media work.

Riverside Drive (Tesco roundabout to Bridgeview Café) – closed overnight (10.00pm - 6.00am) on Wednesday 2 October for bridge inspection works.

SSEN Pitfour Area Cable Renewal – Phase 1:  Pitfour Street (City Road to Roseberry Street) closed eastbound; Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed eastbound.  Phase 1 starts Monday 7 October for 2 weeks followed by Phase 2 for 3 weeks.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

“Doors Open Days” this weekend!

Today and tomorrow sees Dundee’s contribution to “Doors Open Days” with thanks to the Dundee Institute of Architects who has coordinated the weekend’s events.

There are over 40 venues opening their doors this year with many favourites returning and some new venues such as NCR Discovery Centre tour. 

Avertical World is opening its doors to show off their exhilarating re-use of a former church building and University of Dundee School of Medicine who are hosting a fantastically informative Open Day at Ninewells Hospital. 

There are four walking tours this year.    Local eminent Architect and Town Planner Joe Dagen is guiding participants through a walk of hidden gems by the Architect WG Lamond; a tour of the lesser known areas of interest in Broughty Ferry by the Abertay Historical Society Fieldwork Division; a tour of Broughty Ferry’s public art installations and related locations of art interest by University of Dundee’s Matthew Jarron and a tour of the Verdant Works and Scouring Burn by Mark Watson of Historic Environment Scotland.

There are a number of exquisite churches with interiors that are hidden gems and deserve more exposure. The Dundee Art Society will exhibit its collection and there will be opportunities to sneek behind the scenes at Dundee City Archives, The McManus Collections Unit and even backstage at the Caird Hall and the Little Theatre.   ‘Doors Open Days’ celebrates the people and buildings of the city so please take this opportunity find out what happens behind closed doors at the Sheriff Court and visit the cells; meet local fire crews, teachers, artists and actors.

‘Doors Open Days’ caters for all ages with each venue offering something different, interesting and often unseen.  Find out all you can see this weekend here.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Ninewells Community Garden event #dundeewestend

Tomorrow - Saturday 14th September - from 10am-12.30pm - there will be a Herbal Workshop at Ninewells Community Garden

£5 suggested donation. 

Booking is essential so please contact - facilitator.ninewellsgarden@gmail.com

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Oxford 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 crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Oxford Street (from Elliot Road to Eton Street), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Thursday 12 September 2019 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Elliot Road / Cambridge Street / Eton Street.

For further information contact 433082.

Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council