Monday, 18 February 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2019

Bellfield Street – off-peak (9.30am - 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control on Monday 18 February for 2 days at new housing development for road and footway reinstatement works.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Event at the Botanic Garden today #dundeewestend

The next Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden talk is today in the garden's Education Centre at 2pm.

The speaker will be Sally McConville, Environmental Assistant at Dundee City Council. 

Sally will talk about Bonnie Dundee and Beautiful Scotland. 

Bonnie Dundee works in partnership with Dundee City Council to support Dundee’s entry into the Large City category of the Beautiful Scotland campaign. 

Volunteers are involved in a wide range of projects, from litter picks and tree planting to tending community gardens and the colourful planters you see around the city streets.

Hope to see you there - bring a friend!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Temporary Traffic Order - Saturday - various streets

From the City Council :

THE ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 1984 - SECTION 62

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of the Dundee Trades Union Council Anti-Cuts Protest Parade HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in:

1 Blackness Road (Urquhart Street to Hawkhill)
2 Hawkhill (Blackness Road to West Marketgait)
3 West Marketgait (Hawkhill to Nethergate)
4 Nethergate (West Marketgait to High Street)
5 High Street (Nethergate to Reform Street)
6 Reform Street (Murraygate to Meadowside)
7 Meadowside (Reform Street to Chapel Street)

This notice comes into effect on Saturday 16 February 2019 from 12:00 to 13:30hrs.

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

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Friends of Riverside Nature Park AGM #dundeewestend

The Friends of Riverside Nature Park hold their AGM tomorrow night - Thursday 14th February at 7pm - at the Mitchell Street Centre - all welcome!

As well as reporting the past year activities and electing the new committee, there will be an illustrated talk about urban orchards.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Getting things done - Pleasance Court #dundeewestend

I have been in correspondence with Home Scotland about getting the graffiti painted on some ground floor windows in Pleasance Court removed.

I have received assurances from Home Scotland about this, which is reassuring as the most recent graffiti appeared before the festive season.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Northern Links update

Last Friday, the proposed Northern Links project launched early concept designs that would aim to make it easier for  residents to travel on foot and by bike more often for their local journeys on certain Dundee main streets, by improving the opportunities for and tackling barriers to active travel.

Northern Links aims to reallocate some road space in favour of cyclists and people rather than traffic, attempting to make the affected streets safer and more convenient for cyclists and pedestrians - and for buggy, scooter and wheelchair users. 

One of the proposed streets for the project is Lochee Road and you can see the early concept designs for Lochee Road and the other streets elsewhere in the city here.
The proposals will be judged by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts in April and if successful, further funding will be provided to undertake more detailed engagement and design work during 2019.

The project team is keen to get feedback from residents and community groups at this early stage and it is easy to provide your feedback here.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 9 AND SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2019

Nethergate (at South Tay Street) – temporary traffic lights from Friday 8 February to Sunday 10 February for Virgin Media Work.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2019

West Marketgait (Hawkhill to Ward Road) – northbound nearside lane closure (9.00am - 4.00pm) from Monday 11 February for one week for BT works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Bellfield Street – off-peak (9.30am - 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control on Monday 18 February for 2 days at new housing development for road and footway reinstatement works.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Litter pick today - University of Dundee and the West End #dundeewestend

Join students and staff later today to help tackle litter on campus and the surrounding area.

Free soup and a roll for participants. 

Meet outside the Student Union.


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Tayside MS Therapy Centre - volunteers wanted!

M S Therapy Centre (Tayside) Ltd
Unit 12b Peddie Street
Dundee DD1 5LB
TELEPHONE: 01382 566283

Social Support  & Chamber Volunteers Wanted

This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role as part of our team of volunteers, working in our friendly therapy centre while providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the community. 

We are looking for social volunteers who are available for a few hours on Saturday, either morning or afternoon or one weekday for a few hours (even every 2 weeks would be ideal), welcoming members, serving refreshments, and clearing and tidying of kitchen area.

Volunteer Chamber operator will assist the main operator to operate the chamber and also provide assistance to escort our members in and out of the chamber. We ask that you are physically fit, friendly and caring to offer our members, who are attending for Oxygen Therapy, social support, chatting and generally providing a secure, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. 

Full training will be provided.

If you are interested and would like more information, please get in touch (tel 566283) or drop an email to sheila@taysidemstherapy.co.uk.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Latest event from Friends of Wighton

From Sheena Wellington of Friends of Wighton :


Wednesday 6th February, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Lunchtime Recital with SeaTangle


Tom and Kayren Hall, the husband and wife duo who make up SeaTangle, have been involved with music for over fifteen years in the East Neuk of Fife where they play regularly.

They perform a wide range of music which includes traditional Scottish songs and tunes, and a wide variety of other songs gathered along the way. 

Tom, a valued member of the Wighton Singers,  sings and plays guitar, drawing on a background which includes Sixties pop, amateur operatic shows, and also helping organise and run music sessions in the East Neuk, while Kayren plays fiddle and djembe.

Admission free, donations welcome.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 2 AND SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2019

Fyffe Street (Benvie Road to Polepark Road) – eastbound closure from Friday 1 February for up to one week for emergency Scottish Water repair.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2019

Old Hawkhill (junction of Park Place) – temporary traffic lights for one week for water connection works.

Perth Road (at Mid Wynd) - temporary traffic lights for one week for sewer repair.

Riverside Drive (at Discovery Point) – off-peak westbound nearside lane closure on Thursday 7 February for Scottish Water repairs.

Nethergate (at South Tay Street) – temporary traffic lights from Friday 8 February to Sunday 10 February for Virgin Media Work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

West Marketgait (Hawkhill to Ward Road) – northbound nearside lane closure (9.00am - 4.00pm) from Monday 11 February for one week for BT works.

Bellfield Street – off-peak (9.30am - 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control on Monday 18 February for 2 days at new housing development for road and footway reinstatement works.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Getting things done - Newhall Gardens #dundeewestend

Residents recently drew to my attention the fact a street sign at the entrance to Newhall Gardens has been knocked over - see photo (right) :

I drew this to the City Council's attention and have now been advised :

"An order has now been raised for the pole to be re-erected."