Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Community Spirit Action Group AGM

Tonight, I attended the 2013 AGM of Community Spirit Action Group, the residents' group for the 'north' of the West End Ward, covering areas like Cleghorn, Pentland, Ancrum, Tullideph and Milnbank/Forest Park.

The speaker tonight was Stewart Murdoch, the City Council's Director of Leisure and Communities, who spoke to the group about the city's bid for UK City of Culture 2017.    I asked Stewart at short notice if he could be this month's speaker for Community Spirit and  I am very grateful to him for agreeing to speak, particularly as his presentation was really informative and entertaining.

Huge effort and initiative has been made in the Dundee bid and there is no doubt our city's bid is strong and of the highest quality.

After the presentation, the AGM took place and it was good to see Sandra, Len and George re-elected as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.    Community Spirit is a really active and successful group and that's down to the enthusiasm and hard work of the members.  

We had a useful discussion about a number of local issues including bus services and air pollution in the area.