Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Blether Tay-Gither - Storytelling in Dundee


Our July Blether will be tonight - Tuesday 31st July - at 7.30pm at The Butterfly Café, 28 Commercial Street.

PERTHSHIRE FOLK TALES   :    Lindsey Gibb and C.A. Hope, authors of recently published folktales book are joining us to share some of the tales from the book and tell us about their research. 

Don't worry though there will still be time for a few of you to share your own tale be it from Perthshire or not.

Hope to see some of you there – all welcome!

Monday, 30 July 2018

Scotland Gas Networks work on Riverside Drive starts today #dundeewestend

As indicated in the council's weekly road report I shared yesterday, gas network work commmences  on Riverside Drive today.

Scotland Gas Networks' Stakeholder and Community Officer has advised me as follows :

"Following discussions with Dundee City Council, our project will start on Monday 30 July and last approximately six weeks. We’ve split the project into two phases to help minimise disruption.

During phase one of our work we’ll be working in Riverside Drive, near the entrance for Barnetts Mazda garage. To ensure everyone’s safety while we work, two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place around our work area. We expect this phase to be complete within three weeks.

Our work will then continue eastwards along the road. During phase two we’ll be working east of Tay Rail Bridge and three-way temporary traffic lights will be in place around our work area. Riverside Approach will also be closed to southbound traffic and a diversion route will be in place for motorists.

We’ve created a dedicated webpage for this project which can be accessed through the following link - here

We always aim to minimise disruption and we will make every effort to ensure our works are completed as soon as possible."

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 30 JULY 2018

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Approach) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 30 July for 5 weeks for gas main renewal.  Riverside Approach closed southbound and prohibition of right turn from Barnetts Garage will be in force for periods of the 5 weeks.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

West End Community Police Surgeries #dundeewestend

The next West End community police surgeries take place next Monday - details below and all residents welcome :

Friday, 27 July 2018

Temporary Traffic Order - Riverside Approach

From the City Council :

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating gas main renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for five weeks from 30 July 2018.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily (1) all southbound vehicular traffic in Riverside Approach from its junction with Magdalen Yard Road to its junction with Riverside Drive and (2) all right turning traffic (westbound) from Barnetts Garage onto Riverside Drive.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.

Alternative routes will be available via (1) Magdalen Yard Road, Windsor Street, Perth Road and Riverside Drive and (2) Riverside Drive (eastbound), Tesco Roundabout and Riverside Drive (westbound).

Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS - contact phone number - 433168.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Friends of Wighton update ...

From Sheena Wellington :

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Lunchtime Recital – today! - Wednesday 25th July at 1.15am

Friends of Wighton and the Wighton Heritage Centre are celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People with a holiday trio of Lunchtime Recitals featuring some of our finest young traditional musicians.

On Wednesday 25th July, we have our now traditional summer visit from the Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail, a recital that has been known to merge into a lively session.

This year we are delighted to welcome the Gaelic Ceilidh Trailers with Sean Clark (Guitar), Rachel Campbell (Accordion), Isla Ratcliff (Fiddle and Voice), Felix Churchill-Moss (Fiddle and Mandolin) and Duncan Macleod (Voice and Piano) focussing on Scotland’s rich Gaelic repertoire.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

McGonagall's Walk to be repaired

Following concerns expressed to me by residents that McGonagall’s Walk on Riverside Drive has been damaged during recent flood prevention works, the City Council has given assurances that the walk will be repaired.

The council's City Development Director has now advised me :

“My Officers have investigated the damage to McGonagall's Walk art installation and established that there are seven cracked slabs and damage to one of the words which has removed one of the letters.

The damage to the slabs occurred during the construction of the new seawall.  This has been raised with the contractors and who have advised that they will replace the damaged slabs, including the art work.  The damage to the individual letter was not caused by the contractor and this will be replaced by the Council.”  

I am pleased the walk is to be fully repaired as it is part of the city’s heritage – the work will be completed in the coming months.

McGonagall's Walk  is embedded in the pavement for 150 metres along Riverside Drive west of the V&A at Dundee.   It is includes an inscription of McGonagall's poem, “The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay.”

Monday, 23 July 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 23 JULY 2018

Perth Road (at Arnhall Drive) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 23 July for one week for gas service connection.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Approach) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 30 July for 5 weeks for gas main renewal.  Riverside Approach closed southbound and prohibition of right turn from Barnetts Garage will be in force for periods of the 5 weeks.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Magdalen Green Sunday Bandstand Concert #dundeewestend

The latest Sunday Bandstand Concert on the Magdalen Green Bandstand takes place this coming Sunday (22nd) at 2pm.

The Dundee Instrumental Band will be playing - all welcome - don't miss it!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Designed to Inspire

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Now on in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building:

Designed to Inspire 
- an exhibition of amazing design from the University of Dundee’s collections

In 1977, the Principal of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Myer Lacome, proposed a plan for a museum of design to be housed in a landmark building on Dundee’s waterfront. 41 years later his vision has finally been realised with the opening of the V and A Dundee.

With Dundee having been designated a UNESCO City of Design in 2014, an exciting new chapter has begun in the story of design education in Dundee. This exhibition celebrates the history of design teaching and research and showcases some amazing examples of design from the University of Dundee’s museum and archive collections.

The exhibition includes animation, graphic design, illustration, jewellery and metalwork, embroidery and textile design, ceramics, furniture design, comics and book design, architectural design, town planning, scientific and educational design and surgical instrument design.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 16 JULY 2018

Logie Street – closed for one week for carriageway resurfacing.

Greenmarket/South Marketgait junction – prohibition of all right turns for one week for traffic signal refurbishment works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Perth Road (at Arnhall Drive) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 23 July for one week for gas service connection.

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Approach) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 30 July for 5 weeks for gas main renewal.  Riverside Approach closed southbound and prohibition of right turn from Barnetts Garage will be in force for periods of the 5 weeks.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Community Spirit Action Group July meeting #dundeewestend

Details of the next meeting 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 :

Old Dundee - Blackness Avenue