Monday 31 January 2022
Sunday 30 January 2022
Next Saturday - 5th February - celebrate National Storytelling week at Ninewells Community Garden at an excellent writing workshop with writer Alex Turner.
Saturday 29 January 2022
Friday 28 January 2022
Thursday 27 January 2022
From the City Council - but please note that I have further information from Scotland Gas Networks and should any resident have a query, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org :
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Tuesday 25 January 2022
Monday 24 January 2022
Sunday 23 January 2022
Saturday 22 January 2022
Friday 21 January 2022
From the City Council :
Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating road safety improvement works. The Order is expected to be in force for 8 days from 24 January 2022. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all westbound vehicular traffic in Perth Road from Blackness Avenue to Windsor Street.
The closure will only be in place from 0930 hours to 1530 hours each day.
An alternative route will be available via Blackness Avenue, Blackness Road and Glamis Road.
If you have any query, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS or phone Dundee 433082.
Thursday 20 January 2022
Update from the Friends of Riverside Nature Park :
"Tree planting time this Sunday - 23rd January - from 1pm to 3pm.
Meet at Riverside Nature Park, Wright Avenue. Check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/riversidenatureparkdundee on Sunday morning in case bad weather makes us postpone.
Wednesday 19 January 2022
From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Following my strong criticism of Dundee City Council's lack of action to suspend parking charges in residential areas of the West End, despite the First Minister’s instruction to work from home if possible due to the latest COVID situation and the Omicron variant, I have now placed an item on next Monday's council City Development Committee (24th January) to allow me to move that the charges are suspended meantime.
Monday 17 January 2022
Sunday 16 January 2022
Saturday 15 January 2022
Friday 14 January 2022
From the City Council :
Dundee City Council propose to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating footway resurfacing works. The Order is expected to be in force for 2 weeks from 20 January 2022. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Tait's Lane for its entire length.
Access for residents will be maintained where possible.
An alternative route will be available via Corso Street, Peddie Street and Hawkhill.
If you have any query, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS or call Dundee 433168.
Thursday 13 January 2022
Wednesday 12 January 2022
As reported in the Courier and Evening Telegraph earlier this week, I have been highlighting that the housing in Logie is now over 100 years old, many tenants and owners highlight how difficult to heat the houses are and there needs to be urgent action by the City Council to improve insulation in the houses in Logie.
Tuesday 11 January 2022
Paths and steps improvements at Mitchell Street, Fyffe Street, Benvie Road and Polepark Road #dundeewestend
Some time ago, on behalf of residents, I highlighted to the City Council the very poor state of the rear paths and steps to the greenie poles in the "square" of properties at Mitchell Street, Fyffe Street, Benvie Road and Polepark Road that back onto each other.
There was a site visit with residents, the tenancy officer and myself about this and other issues and I am pleased to say that, at the council's Neighbourhood Services Committee last night, councillors approved a significant tender of nearly £125 000 (£150 000 including fees, etc) to replace 7 sets of steps with new handrails and resurface all the paths.
I am very pleased at the outcome of this, which will make access to the back of the housing and drying area much safer.
Monday 10 January 2022
Sunday 9 January 2022
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Saturday 8 January 2022
Friday 7 January 2022
I brought this to the attention of the Roads Maintenance Partnership and have had the following helpful feedback :
"Perth Road as you are aware is very flat so hard to produce run to get rainfall to the gullies quickly So ponding during rainfall is inevitable and is not helped by the Scottish Water sewer being at capacity.
The big problem is we have nowhere to take the surface water to as Scottish Water will not allow any extra flow into their system.
I have passed this to the design team to do some work at the cemetery entrance to try and stop flow from there."
Thursday 6 January 2022
Residents will recall that, some time ago, I advised that the City Council was working on a project that, subject to funding support from Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, would replace the Magdalen Green footbridge across the rail line to Riverside, with a new footbridge.
We will continue to work to ensure we meet their feedback and objectives.
Wednesday 5 January 2022
Tuesday 4 January 2022
Residents will have read recently about projects to create wildflower meadows in various parks across the city.
This will help to reduce the vigour of the grass and encourage wildflowers to establish naturally.
This project is currently being implemented as the Yellow Rattle needs several days of frost to germinate successfully."
Monday 3 January 2022
The City Council is encouraging householders to recycle their tree and not place it out with the general waste collection for uplift.
Sunday 2 January 2022
Residents recently highlighted to me that there were potholes on Marchfield Road - a particularly bad one at the bottom of the street but the road condition is also poor near the Middlebank Crescent junction.