Thursday, 12 December 2019

Support Daniel today!

Please support my friend, colleague and Dundee West resident, Daniel Coleman in today's General Election - for a hard-working and local MP - many thanks!



Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Harris Education and Recreation Association - HERA new classes #dundeewestend

Here's the details of the upcoming evening classes from Harris Education and Recreation Association - together with information about enrolment night.    You can click on the images below to enlarge and can also find more details are available here :


Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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 10th DECEMBER AT 7.00PM
LOGIE AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS) PARISH CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM SHAFTESBURY TERRACE - OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)

1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES
2. OFFICE BEARER & OTHER ROLES- Appointment (votes if required)
3. MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING - 8th October 2019
4. CORRESPONDENCE
5. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
6. PLANNING  UPDATE 
7. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
8. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
9. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2019

Blackness Road (at Oxford Street) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 9 December for one week for BT work.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Friday, 6 December 2019

West Port Christmas Lights Event tonight! #dundeewestend

The West Port Christmas Lights are switched on tonight – at 5pm – all welcome – don’t miss it!

Music and fun from around 4.45pm!

Meet at the Christmas Tree in front of Molly Malone’s (previously The Globe).


Thursday, 5 December 2019

Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :

Talk by Kate White, Head Gardener, Cowden Castle Japanese Garden
Sunday 8th December at 2pm - Education Centre, Botanic Garden


Created in the early 20th century, the garden was vandalised in the 1960s, but an ongoing restoration project began in 2014, overseen by a team of experts including the renowned Japanese architect and garden designer Professor Masao Fukuhara.

See more about the Japanese Garden here.

We hope you can come along and hear Kate talking about this beautiful garden - have a walk round our own Botanic Garden and a cup of something in the Coffee Shop and make an afternoon of it!

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

House insulation - Logie area - an update #dundeewestend

As residents are aware, I have long campaigned for insulation improvements for the Logie area.  

Logie's properties are a hundred years old next year and, given the conservation status of the estate, cannot benefit from external wall insulation.   

I have therefore been pressing the council to progress internal insulation improvements and discussed this recently with Logie tenants at a residents' meeting I organised at the Lime Street sheltered lounge.

I recently asked the council's Director of Neighbourhood Services for an update on progress and have received the following helpful reply :

"I can confirm that we have completed two pilot installations in the Logie estate and that these have been successful in raising the Energy Efficiency levels to a rating which ensures EESSH* compliance. 

Overall, prior to this pilot, Logie has some 85 out of 120 houses which are compliant with the EESSH standard. 

It is our intention to develop a programme of IWI installation for this estate for the 2021/22 Financial year subject to available resource. This project will benefit tenants only as it is not our intention given the nature of the works involved to offer to owner occupiers.  I can confirm that it would be all (council owned) properties regardless of EESSH 1 compliance.   We are looking ahead towards complying with EESSH 2.

In the meantime we will look at houses in the estate that are not compliant with EESSH at present to establish whether there are short term measures we can carry out in the interim that ensure EESSH compliance until the IWI programme is carried out (this may be as simple as supplying Energy Efficiency Light bulbs).

In terms of other stock that has missed out on the EWI programme the Housing Asset Management Unit are currently developing options for these properties one of which is IWI to individual tenants properties . They will keep you updated on progress with these discussions and any outcomes."

* EESSH = Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Latest update from Friends of Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :

Tomorrow - Wednesday 4th December at 1.15pm
Lunchtime Recital with The Wighton Singers
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library

The last event of the Friends of Wighton year is traditionally a concert with our own Wighton Singers and this year is no exception.  

Under the musical direction of Amy Lord, the Wighton Singers have had a busy year with concerts at sheltered housing complexes, guilds, day centres and Inchture Folk Club.  

Amy’s harmonious arrangements are beautiful and there will be the usual rich mix of Scottish and seasonal songs.

Admission free, although donations welcomed.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 2019

Westfield Lane – closed for up to one week for building repair works.

Glamis Terrace – closed from Monday 2 December for one week for sewer connection to new house.

Blackness Road (at Oxford Street) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 9 December for one week for BT work.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Wasps Dundee Designers + Artists Christmas Market today! #dundeewestend


Wasps Dundee Designers + Artists Christmas Market
Today - Sunday 1st December - 11am-5pm
Wasps Meadow Mill, West Henderson's Wynd

The much anticipated Wasps Dundee Christmas Designers and Artists market at Meadow Mill Studios is back and now in it’s 6th year! 

A wonderfully festive event with original art and sparkly handmade items by Meadow Mill's talented tenants and a few of Dundee’s well known creative guests to boot. 

Join and get merry with Meadow Mill tenants: a cosy glass of mulled wine in one hand and all your handmade gifts in the other!