Thursday, February 23, 2012

West End Local Community Planning Partnership

After my weekly surgery at Blackness Primary School this evening, I attended tonight's West End Local Community Planning Partnership meeting at the Tartan Coffee House in Perth Road.

There was a presentation on the draft local housing strategy consultation for Dundee and I made the point that, in terms of improving privately rented housing in the city (and a lot of it is in the West End), resources must be put into improvements to privately rented housing including controlled entry systems, environmental improvements and proper factoring arrangements.

There was also an excellent presentation by Fiamma Dobson of the Bus Stop Drop In Project at the Gate Church in Perth Road that is providing support - including drop-in facilities - to Dundee folk with addiction problems - see video below :

We also discussed derelict housing in the West End and my proposal to re-establish a Derelict Land Working Group in the city to address this important issue.