Saturday, 15 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 15 AND SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019

Brook Street (at Edward Street) – temporary traffic lights until Monday 17 June for SSEN work.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 17 JUNE 2019

Lochee Road (at Gardners Lane) – off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control from Tuesday 18 June for 4 days for footway works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (westbound off-slip) closed for one day.

Shepherds Loan (at junction with Perth Road) – closed on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repairs.

Perth Road/Hawkhill/Blackness Avenue – temporary traffic lights (9.30am to 3.30pm) on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repair.

Blackness Road (Seymour Street to Abbotsford Street) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 24 June for 2 weeks for footway works.

Abbotsford Street – closed at junction with Blackness Road for 10 days from Monday 1 July to facilitate footway reconstruction works.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Re-Discover Dundee

Re-Discover Dundee launched last December and is delivered by Volunteer Dundee and Dundee Voluntary Action.

It particularly focuses on encouraging older people to join in guided rides, as an opportunity to stay active and re-discover our nearby green spaces.

Can you help?    See below!



Thursday, 13 June 2019

Getting things done - Saggar Street #dundeewestend

At the most recent meeting of the Community Spirit Action Group, the residents' group for the north of the West End Ward, concern was expressed at the damage to the council owned wall at the bottom of Saggar Street - see below :


I raised this with the City Council and have now been updated as follows by the Tenancy and Estates Team Leader:

"To help get this fixed, I asked one of the Tenancy Assistants to investigate and report back which he has now done. On inspection, he agreed the walls needs repaired, and in the interim, did what he could to make it safe. 

In addition, he has logged a job for the wall to be rebuilt, the coping stone replaced and any rubble to be removed. The target date for the work is 27th June, but he has asked the Repairs Manager to assign the work as soon as possible."

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Getting things done - Glamis Terrace #dundeewestend

Residents have highliughted to me the need for posthole repairs in Glamis Terrace.

I took this up with the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received the following helpful response :

"An order has been raised for pothole repairs to be carried out."

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

West End Community Council meeting tonight #dundeewestend

The Community Council meets this evening at Logie St John's (Cross) Church Hall at 7pm - all residents welcome!   

Here's the agenda :

WEST END  COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 11th JUNE 2019  AT  7.00PM
LOGIE  AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS)  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM  SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  -  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)

1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES
2. MINUTE OF MEETING MAY 14TH 2019 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5. PERTH ROAD PLACEMAKING PROJECT UPDATE – Russell Pepper and Graham Ross
6. WESTFEST
7. PLANNING  UPDATE 
8. COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2019
9. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
10. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
11. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2019 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 10 JUNE 2019

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching and surface dressing works.

Brook Street (at Edward Street) – temporary traffic lights for one week for SSEN work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (westbound off-slip) closed for one day.

Shepherds Loan (at junction with Perth Road) – closed on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repairs.

Perth Road / Hawkhill / Blackness Avenue – temporary traffic lights (9.30am to 3.30pm) on Sunday 23 June for Scottish Water ironwork repair.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

West End Reading Group meeting #dundeewestend

The West End Reading Group is a book club based at Blackness Library. 

This book club is set up to encourage all people to read and become more aware of the literature of authors of African, Caribbean and African American heritage. 

Meeting 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the second Monday of every month and the next meeting is tomorrow - Monday 10th June - when it will discuss “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, the first volume of autobiography written by Maya Angelou.

In this book, she describes her childhood in the American South in the 1930s. 

Maya Angelou won many awards including the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of freedom, the Lincoln Medal and the Norman Mailer Prize. 

The group looks forward to welcoming you tomorrow at 5.30pm.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Getting things done - Sinderins junction #dundeewestend

Residents have drawn to my attention broken tiles on the pavement at the junction of Hawkhill and east side of Blackness Avenue near the traffic lights.    

I reported this to the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have now been advised as follows :

"The Road Maintenance inspector has raised an order for the tactile paving slabs to be replaced."

Friday, 7 June 2019

Sunday bandstand concerts at Magdalen Green #dundeewestend

The first Magdalen Green Sunday band concert of 2019 is this Sunday 
... featuring Forfar Instrumental Band


Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Latest Friends of Wighton event tomorrow

Lunchtime Recital
Wednesday 5th June 1.15 -1.45pm (free, but donations welcomed)
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library

Lunchtime Recital with Sheena Wellington, singer.

Wighton stalwart Sheena Wellington will be exploring the songs associated with James Hogg, one of the most interesting characters in Scottish literature and music. 

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 1 AND SUNDAY 2 JUNE 2019

South Crichton Street (Riverside Esplanade to sea wall) – closed from Saturday 1 June until Wednesday 5 June for Succession Filming event.

Riverside Esplanade – off-peak nearside lane closure from Saturday 1 June until Wednesday 5 June for succession Filming event.

Magdalen Yard Road (Thomson Street to Windsor Street) – closed westbound from 8.30am – 7.30pm on Sunday 2 June for Westfest Big Sunday Event.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3 JUNE 2019

South Union Street (Thomson Avenue – Riverside Esplanade) – closed southbound off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) on Thursday 30 May for fencing works.

Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching and surface dressing works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Antiques Roadshow – Saturday 22 June:  Earl Grey Place West, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street and Earl Grey Place East closed for 2 days.  Sunday 23 June:  South Commercial Street, Riverside Esplanade and Tay Road Bridge (northbound off-slip) closed for one day.

WestFest Big Sunday - traffic arrangements

The City Council has issued the following temporary traffic order regarding tomorrow's WestFest Big Sunday :

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

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of the Westfest Big Sunday Event HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle westbound in Magdalen Yard Road from Thomson Street to Windsor Street.

This notice comes into effect from 08:30hrs to 19:30hrs on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Diversions are available via Roseangle / Perth Road / Windsor Street.

For further information contact 433275.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

The WestFest committee has delivered the following information to households in the area regarding the traffic arrangements :