Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Community Spirit Action Group meeting

Earlier tonight,  I attended the June meeting of Community Spirit Action Group - the community group for the "north" part of West End Ward, covering Tullideph, Pentland, Ancrum and the Cleghorn area.   The meeting took place in the Mitchell Street Centre.

There was a really impressive presentation by Eamon Keane and his colleague Conor Doherty about the University of Dundee's Student Law Clinic that provides free legal advice, given by law students under the supervision of a member of staff who is legally qualified.    More details of this excellent initiative can be accessed here.   The Law Clinic not only provides a valuable service for the community and, in particular, for those who would otherwise be unable to access or afford legal advice and representation, it also assists improve legal education for students.

Thereafter, we discussed local issues including waste collection and recycling.  I updated the group about assurances I have been given about improved street cleaning in Tullideph Place and Tullideph Street and a review of waiting restrictions in Larch Street I have requested on behalf of local residents.