Sunday, June 15, 2014

National Express Dundee Open Day and Harris Academy PTPA Strawberry Fair

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending National Express Dundee's Open Day, a great day with lots of activities and vintage vehicles.   See below:
With Phil Smith yesterday
And ... it was also an opportunity to speak with Phil Smith, Managing Director of National Express Dundee and we had a good chat about bus matters, including my request that, when National Express Dundee next purchases new buses (and particularly hybrid-electric buses) it considers doing so on the 28/29 and 17 routes, given that these very regular services use the air-quality hotspot of Lochee Road.  

I am meeting council officers (both transport and environment) in the near future, along with a representative of Friends of the Earth, to further discuss the air quality issues in that part of Lochee Road (around Polepark Road to Tullideph Road).

Thereafter yesterday, I enjoyed a visit to the Harris Academy PTPA Strawberry Fair.   It was great to see that a good number of residents from the area of the school's current decant in Lawton Road supporting the event as well as parents and carers.