Monday, 19 November 2018

Dundee Money Action - Open Day

From Dundee Money Action :

You're invited to join us for our second open day on Thursday 22nd November to hear more about the work of Dundee Money Action and how we are able to support your client base. 

This event will take a similar format to our previous event held at the end of August, which was very well received by those who attended, with very positive feedback about the content and information provided about our service.

We are running four identical sessions over the course of the day - one hour sessions starting at 9.30am, 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm, which is designed to fit in around diary commitments within a working day. This event will be held at The Friary, Tullideph Road.

You will hear some case studies, find out more about the work of the project, the benefits to your client group, and how you can connect your clients to our workers. 

This event is for anyone working directly with a client group in Dundee - eg support workers / NHS staff / front line workers / charity drop-in workers. We would welcome multiple attendees from the same organisation or team.

Dundee Money Action is an innovative partnership project working across Dundee, delivering ongoing support for Dundee citizens to enable them to be more in charge of their money:

dealing with debts;
building money management skills;
looking at home energy use;
assisting with benefits;
and connecting people to support and interest groups amongst other activities.

Please book your free ticket here.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 17 AND SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2018

Park Place (Old Hawkhill to Smalls Lane) – closed on Saturday 17 November for crane lifting works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Bellfield Street (southbound from Blackness Road to Hawkhill) – closed from Monday 26 November for 2 weeks for water connection works.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Temporary Traffic Order - Park 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 crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Park Place (between Old Hawkhill and Smalls Lane), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Saturday 17th November 2018 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Old Hawkhill / Smalls Lane.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Cappuccino Concert at the Wighton Heritage Centre

From Sheena Wellington :

Saturday 17th November at 11am (doors open 10.30am) at the Wighton Heritage Centre in the Central Library brings us the wonderful songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alan Reid.  
  
Founder member and mainstay of the internationally renowned Battlefield Band for more than 40 years, Alan was the first to use keyboards as an integral part of a traditional folk band. The depth of his melodic playing and punctuated rhythms have so defined Celtic music that his influence can be heard in many of today's younger generation of Celtic musicians.

Alan is also a prolific and fluid songwriter, his compositions full of imagery and stories of common folk and historical figures as well. As interesting and moving as the stories are, his musical compositions leave the listener with a strong, memorable and very singable melody.

Alan has a busy touring schedule, with stints in the USA, Germany and Australia in the past few months, so we are highly delighted that we can welcome him again. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Building Bridges Symposium - Al-Maktoum College


Register your free place online at almcollege.org.uk or search Al-Maktoum College Symposium 2018 on Eventbrite.

For more information, please email events@almcollege.org.uk


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Young change makers #Dundee


West End Community Council meeting tonight - all welcome! #dundeewestend

AGENDA FOR WEST END COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER 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 9TH OCTOBER 2018 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5. WASTE MANAGEMENT – PAUL RAEPER
6. PERTH ROAD UPDATE
7. PLANNING  UPDATE – McClaren Group/Peterson Hall
8. WECC HIT LIST
9. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
10. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
11. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – Tuesday 11th DECEMBER 2018


Light refreshments will be provided

Monday, 12 November 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Park Place (Old Hawkhill to Smalls Lane) – closed on Saturday 17 November for crane lifting works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Bellfield Street (southbound from Blackness Road to Hawkhill) – closed from Monday 26 November for 2 weeks for water connection works.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Temporary Traffic Order - Centenary of Poland’s Day of Independence Parade

From the City Council :

THE ROADS TRAFFIC REGULATION  ACT 1984 - SECTION 14 (1b)

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of the Centenary of Poland’s Day of Independence Parade HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in:

1 Wilkie’s Lane
2 Blackness Road
3 Glenagnes Road

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 11th November 2018 from 13:25 to 13:45 hours.

Closures will be enforced by Police Scotland officers.

No diversion routes will be available.

For further information contact 433275.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

#LestWeForget #Remembrance


Friday, 9 November 2018

Getting things done - flooding issue update #dundeewestend

Many residents have recently reported to me extensive flooding frequently around the bus stop on Perth Road opposite Riverside Place.   I highlighted this with an initial response from the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership at the end of last month.

I have now had a more substantive response from the Roads Maintenance Partnership's engineer who has been investigating the matter - this reads as follows :

"I have been on site ... with a colleague from Tayside Contracts and we are proposing to dig up and investigate the slow running gully at the bus stop. 

We are also planning on installing slot drains, upsizing a nearby gully and will also carry out a minor surfacing repair to the carriageway. 

This all combined should alleviate the flooding at this location. 

Unfortunately due to the issue being located at Perth Road this is classed as traffic sensitive so we have to wait until the 3rd December before we can start the works. 

In the meantime I will arrange for the gullies here to be cleaned and will continue to monitor the area until the works have been completed."

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Getting things done - Seymour Street #dundeewestend

Residents recently complained to me about potholes on the road surface of Seymour Street towards its north end.

I raised this with the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have been advised as follows :

"A pothole repair order was raised ... with a timescale for repair of approximately thirty days."

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Latest Friends of Wighton event

From Sheena Wellington :

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Lunchtime Recital with Dolly O’Rourke and Friends today - Wednesday 7th November 

Dolly is a fine singer, well known in Dundee as she was head teacher at Ancrum Road Primary School until her retirement. 

She and her friends are stalwarts of several musical sessions across the area so with Dolly and Mike on vocals and guitar, Lorna and (the other Mike) on accordion, fiddle and Lesley’s unaccompanied singing we are promised a lively and friendly mixture of melody and song. 
   
The Lunchtime Recital runs from 1.15pm -1.45pm and admission is free though our shiny pink piggy-bank will be happy to receive donations!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

WEST END WARD - SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2018

Nethergate (at Park Place) – temporary traffic lights on Sunday 4 November for Scottish Water mains repair.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Bellfield Street (southbound from Blackness Road to Hawkhill) – closed from Monday 26 November for 2 weeks for water connection works.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Home-Start Dundee’s Annual Fundraiser


We are delighted to announce that Gleadhraich will be performing a fundraising gig with all proceeds coming to Home-Start Dundee.  

Gleadhraich are a celtic rock band formed in Carnoustie in 2010 while students at school. The band is made up of Craig Weir (Bagpipes/ Vocals), Ross White (Guitar/ Vocals), Paul Weir (Percussion) and Graeme Ritchie (Bass Guitar) with a live addition of a backing band which includes saxophone, trombone, accordion, keyboard and fiddle. The band was made Angus’ Cultural Ambassadors for 2013/14.  

At a Dundee performance in 2016 Gleadhraich welcomed Britain’s Got Talent winner, Jai McDowall and Bay City Roller’s onstage to play with the band as special guests.  The band has performed at a variety of events across the UK from headline shows to festival performances including at Scotland’s prestigious Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. This has led to the band sharing stages with acts such as Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, Twin Atlantic, AC/DC, The Fratellis and Peatbog Faeries. Gleadhraich made their German debut with a successful mini tour in September 2015 and featured in France in January 2016. 

Gleadhraich made their US debut at New York Tartan Week in 2017 with further performances scheduled in Germany and Switzerland. The band has featured on many national media platforms such as BBC, STV, S4C, NME, Magic FM and many more.  For more information about the band check out their website here.

We would be delighted if as many of you as possible could join us and raise money for Home-Start.  Tickets are priced at £10 and are available by telephoning 202040 or email admin@homestart-dundee.org.uk


Friday, 2 November 2018

Event at the Botanic Garden #dundeewestend

This Sunday - 4th November - the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden have an event at the garden.

Christopher Dingwall, Landscape Historian and Heritage Consultant will talk about “James Thomson and the Garden City Movement in Dundee”. 

Thomson was a visionary City Architect around the turn of the 20th century, whose legacy is still evident today, though many of his ideas were halted by the First World War.

All welcome – the event takes place at the garden’s Education Centre at 2pm.