Saturday, 29 September 2018

West End Community Police Surgery #dundeewestend

The next West End community police surgery takes place this coming Thursday - details below and all residents welcome :

Friday, 28 September 2018

Temporary Traffic Order : Greenfield Place

From the City Council :

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 : SECTION 14(1)

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water sewer repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Greenfield Place (from its junction with Perth Road to approx. 20 metres south), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Monday 1 October 2018 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Perth Road / Roseangle

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Frankenstein - complete public reading and mystery tour!

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

Frankenstein - complete public reading and mystery tour!
29th-30th September 2018

As part of the University of Dundee’s Frankenstein 200 events programme, we are delighted to present a complete public reading of the 1818 text taking place over a single weekend in various locations around Dundee, Angus and Fife. 

It was while living in Dundee as guests of the Baxter family (later to become founders of the University) that the young Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was first inspired to become a writer, so what better place to read her most celebrated masterpiece! 

We will start at Discovery Point at 9am on Saturday 29th September and visit various locations on foot and via a coach provided for the event.   Day 1 will conclude at the University’s Tower Building around 5.30pm. 

Day 2 will start at the Tower Building at 9.30am and will end at South Baffin Street at around 5.30pm.    We will read the book in sections of 30-60 minutes, moving to a different mystery location for each part. There will be breaks for lunch and refreshments but attendees should bring their own food and drink.   The event will include quite a bit of walking over rough terrain and we will mostly be outdoors, whatever the weather! 

Because of the nature of the event, participants must attend all of Day 1 and/or all of Day 2 and will be expected to read aloud one or more sections of the book (we will allocate sections at random to participants, but you will be informed before the event which section we would like you to read). Because of limited numbers, tickets will only be available to those not wishing to read after we have signed up enough readers.   Tickets will be sold separately for each day (£12 for each day).  

Your ticket allows us to cover the cost of the coach and participants will also be sent a free copy of the new Dundee edition of Frankenstein to be published in November. 

Places are limited so don’t miss the chance to take part in this unique immersive event.     Book now here.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Dundee Jobs Fair

Dundee's biggest Jobs Fair will take place at the Caird Hall tomorrow - Thursday 27th September.

This event and exhibition is open to anyone who is interested in moving forward in 2018/9, whether that's finding a job, changing career, starting a business or adding to the skills and qualifications they already have to find something new.

Further information is available here.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Badminton for primary and secondary pupils at Harris Academy #ClubOpenDoors2018

Dundee Area Badminton Association’s junior badminton club is supporting Clubs Doors Open Week.

Come along to Harris Academy on Wednesday of this week and try badminton! 

All abilities welcome - details below : 

Sunday, 23 September 2018

West End Community Police Surgeries #dundeewestend

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

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 22 AND SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Blackness Road (at Seymour Street junction) – temporary traffic controls for gas repair works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Drive (at Barnetts) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 October for 3 weeks for gas main installation.  Riverside Approach closed southbound for final 2 weeks.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Getting things done - Seabraes bridge lift #dundeewestend

Last week, following complaints to me from residents that the lift at the Seabraes lift was again out of action, I reported this to the City Council.

The lift was swiftly repaired but I have asked for - and been given assurances - that signage will be provided with the contact phone number for reporting when the bridge is not working.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Lochee Park car park extension #dundeewestend

I am pleased to see the commencement of work last week on the car park extension at Lochee Park - see below :
This is good news as it will provide additional capacity and also, when the park is busy with teams, ensure the spillage of parked vehicles onto local streets is minimised. 

Additionally, there will be improvements to the playpark with new equipment in the fairly near future which is further good news for the area.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Temporary Traffic Order - Benvie Road

From the City Council :

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of BT pole removal works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Benvie Road (between numbers 27a and 29a), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Thursday 20 September 2018 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

No alternative routes are available

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Monday, 17 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD

Forthcoming Roadworks

Old Hawkhill (at Park Place) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 24 September for up to 3 weeks for new water main installation works.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Ninewells Community Garden AGM #dundeewestend

From Ninewells Community Garden :

This year's AGM will take place on Thursday 20th September in the Leaf Room.

We will meet for a cup of tea  at 5pm and start the AGM at 5.30pm.

The formal business should not take any longer than 1 hour, after which there will be time to catch up with garden friends, have a look around the garden and perhaps pick up some fresh produce or flowers.

Please do attend if you can - we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  If you are able to bring some food to share, that would be lovely.

                                                                 AGENDA
1. APOLOGIES
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST AGM
3. CHAIR’S  REPORT
4. TREASURER’S  REPORT
5. TRUSTEES
6. AOCB

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Getting things done - Hillside Place #dundeewestend

Residents have complained to me about the poor, worn road condition in Hillside Place and I raised this with the Roads Maintenance Partnership.

This is the response I have received :

"The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has advised that there are currently no actionable defects in Hillside Place.   However he has raised an order for thermal patching to be carried out when resources are available. There are currently a high number of locations awaiting thermal patching so there is no specific timescale at present."

I will continue to pursue this as thermal patching would significantly improve the state of the cul de sac.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Getting things done - Hawkhill by-pass - an update #dundeewestend

Last month, I highlighted residents' concerns about the overgrown state of the north side of Hawkhill - a very prominent site.

I am pleased to report that, following my raising this with environment officers in the City Council's Neighbourhood Services, this has been attended to as the "before" and "after" photos below indicate :


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

West End Community Council meeting #dundeewestend

West End Community Council meets at 7pm tonight at the Logie & St John's (Cross) Church Hall in Shaftesbury Terrace - all welcome!

The agenda is as follows :

WEST END  COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER  2018  AT  7.00PM
LOGIE  AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS)  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM  SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  -  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)

1.    WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES
2.    MINUTE OF MEETING 12TH JUNE AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3.    CORRESPONDENCE
4.    POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5.    DUNDEE CULTURAL TRAIL – Russell Pepper
6.    INDEPENDENCE MARCH – AUGUST 2018
7.    PERTH ROAD UPDATE
8.    PLANNING  UPDATE
9.    WECC HIT LIST
10.  OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
11.  AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
12.  DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2018

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

Brook Street – off-peak temporary traffic lights on Thursday 13 September for surfacing works.

Riverside Esplanade – off-peak nearside lane closure on Tuesday 11 September for street lighting column repair.

West Marketgait (at Police Station) – off-peak nearside lane closure on Tuesday 11 September for street lighting column repair.

V&A Opening information :

V&A Opening and Music Event – roads closed from Friday 14 September for 3 days as follows.  South Commercial Street:  Friday 14 September (10.00am) to Saturday 15 September (10.00pm); Riverside Esplanade:  Friday 14 September (10.00am) to Saturday 15 September (10.00pm); Shore Terrace and Thomson Avenue:  Friday 14 September (2.00pm) to Sunday 16 September (6.00am); Dock Street (Whitehall Crescent to Commercial Street) and Whitehall Crescent (Crichton Street to Dock Street):  Friday 14 September (3.00pm) to Saturday 15 September (7.00pm); Union Street (South Marketgait to Yeaman Shore):  Friday 14 September (3.00pm) to Saturday 15 September (7.00pm).  Riverside Esplanade nearside lane closure on Sunday 16 September.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Designed to Inspire - Comics Art Tour - today!

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

Our current exhibition in the Lamb Gallery, Designed to Inspire, showcases some of the University’s amazing design collections and highlights some key areas of Dundee’s design talent. One of these areas is comics, and over the past ten years we have been building up a unique collection of original comics art to support the growing amount of teaching and research in this field.

Today - Friday 7th September at 11am - you are invited to join comics creator and PhD student Zu Dominiak for an informal guided tour of the selection of comics art included in the Designed to Inspire exhibition as well as the new permanent display of comics art which she has curated next door in the Baxter Suite.

Admission is free and there is no need to book – we hope you will be able to join us. Please meet in the Lamb Gallery.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

West End Community Police Surgery #dundeewestend

The next West End community police surgery takes place tomorrow night - details below and all residents welcome :

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

September at the Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :

One of the Friends of Wighton’s most important relationships is with Live Music Now and we are delighted to be welcoming two of their fine young musicians for the Lunchtime Recital on Wednesday 5th September.

Graham Rorie, fiddle & mandolin, and Aidan Moodie, vocal and guitar, are two of the most promising young musicians to recently emerge from Orkney's rich heritage of traditional music.

With a presence that's both familiar and forward-thinking, Graham and Aidan's playful arrangements are brought to life by a musical relationship almost a decade in the making.    The pair perform traditional tunes (both from "up home" in Orkney and further afield), self-penned numbers, and contemporary folk songs through an intimate combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and voice. 

In 2015, the boys won a coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, also reaching the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award the following year. Following this, they went on to form the four-piece folk band Gnoss - recently nominated for an MG Alba "Up And Coming" award at the 2017 Trad Awards.

"Aidan and Graham are superb musicians, not only that, they combine as a superb duo." Folk Radio UK

The recital starts at 1.15pm - admission is free.   Donations for the excellent work of Live Music Now welcome.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Approach) – temporary traffic lights and Riverside Approach closed southbound for one week for gas main renewal.

Clayhills Drive – temporary traffic lights until Tuesday 4 September for one week for Scottish Water mains repair.

West Park Road (Perth Road to St Johnswood Terrace) – closed northbound on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September for BT duct installation.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Friends of Balgay AGM and autumn meeting #dundeewestend

The Friends of Balgay AGM and autumn meeting will take place on Saturday 8th September at 2pm at the Mills Observatory.

In addition to the AGM, there will be an illustrated talk by staff from the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre - all welcome!

Replacement steps at Pentland #dundeewestend

I recently sought an update on behalf of Pentland residents about when the second set of new steps would be completed as was advised last week as follows :

"Our contractor on this project, Tayside Contracts, are advising that are awaiting on delivery of the anti slip material they need to finish off the steps. Without this, the steps could cause a slip hazard to members of the public. We would also not be prepared to open the steps for use until they are fully completed according to the design specification. 

The material should be delivered next week and as soon as they receive it, they will assign a member of staff to finish the job. Once completed, an inspection will be carried out and assuming everything is satisfactory, the fencing will be removed.

You may be interested to know that we are currently working on trying to start the next phase of the steps this financial year. This phase will concentrate on replacing the steps between Pentland Avenue and Pentland Crescent. The same standard of specification will be applied to this phase as was used on the steps between Pentland Crescent and Colinton Place."

I am pleased to say the steps were completed and opened last Friday.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Getting things done - Lime Street #dundeewestend

Following residents' complaints about a missing Lime Street street sign at the junction with Glenagnes Street, I took this up with City Council and have now received the following positive response :

"A replacement sign for Lime Street will be included in the next street name plate order."