Monday, 12 November 2012
This morning, I participated in the final meeting of the West End Schools' Project Board - the working party that has overseen the new schools' building project on the former Logie Secondary site that is now the superb new home to St Joseph's Primary School, Victoria Park (previously Park Place) Primary School and Balgay Hill (previously Park Place) Nursery School.
I gave my views on a number of issues including safe drop-off/pick-up near the schools and the future of the former Park Place schools' site - the latter is to be utilised by the Education Department for Head Teacher meetings and other uses up to June 2013.
I am delighted that there will be an evening community tour of the new schools as part of West End Christmas Fortnight - if you wish to take part, please call my Dundee City Council office on 434985.
I spoke during the day to both Wave 102 and Tay AM news about West End Christmas Fortnight and you can hear one of these interviews by clicking 'play' below:
After my ward surgeries at the Mitchell Street Centre and Harris Academy, I participated in tonight's City Council meetings at which:
* I welcomed the proposal at the Environment Committee to replace the "missing" roundabouts at the Roseangle and Victoria Park playparks, something I have been campaigning for, on behalf of local residents. I also sought assurances about the maintenance of the high banking at Pentland.
* At Housing Committee, I sought assurances that the Green Deal will benefit all tenures, including tenants of registered social landlords.
* At the Policy and Resources Committee, I queried the revenue outturn monitoring report and have been given assurances that my concerns will be looked into.