Friday 23 February 2024

Getting things done - Cambridge Street #dundeewestend


Many thanks to the residents who highlighted that half of one of the street signs in Cambridge Street - at the junction with Oxford Street - is missing.

We have therefore requested that the roads maintenance partnership replace it.

Thursday 22 February 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgery at Blackness Library takes place later today and every Tuesday during school term time at 5pm sharp.

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

As it is the schools' mid-term holiday, Ancrum Road Primary School is not open today so Fraser's surgery there does not take place today.

Monday 19 February 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed from 27 November 2023 for 6 months for road safety concerns.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development.  Commencing Tuesday 22 August 2023 for 15 months.

Kirsty Semple Way – temporary traffic lights from Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Tom McDonald Avenue – temporary traffic lights from Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Avenue – overnight (7.00pm to 6.00am) temporary traffic lights from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 February for loop cutting work.

Annfield Road – closed for drainage works near Hawkhill from Tuesday 5 March until Monday 11 March.  Access for businesses and Medical Centre maintained at one or either end.

Sunday 18 February 2024

Getting things done - Milnbank Road #dundeewestend


Residents recently pointed out to us that a bus stop on Milnbank Road's north side near Polepark Road has the sign on it saying 'Clepington Road'!

The pole/stop has clearly been re-used from a redundant bus stop elsewhere and we have asked council transport officers to have the sign on it corrected.

Saturday 17 February 2024

Getting things done - Saggar Street #dundeewestend



We recently received further concerns from residents about the deteriorating condition of the roadway of Saggar Street. 

We therefore asked the roads maintenance partnership to undertake repairs, but, given its really poor state, have also asked about the possibility of resurfacing the street which we feel badly needs done.

Friday 16 February 2024

Getting things done - Blinshall Street and Douglas Street #dundeewestend


We recently received concerns about the functioning of the junction of Blinshall Street and Douglas Street around a minority of drivers failing to give way.

We raised this with the City Council's Traffic and Road Safety Team Leader who has responded as follows :

"We will have a look at this location as soon as possible.

I have had a look at the accident record and we have two slight accidents at this location in the last 5 years. However, both these accidents have occurred in the 2023.

I am going to have a look at this as I suspect that the road markings have worn off and motorist are not realising it is a give-way.

Once I have had a look I will push the roads maintenance partnership to get it rectified as soon as I can."

Thursday 15 February 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Getting things done - Park Place #dundeewestend



Residents recently highlighted to us that the road surface in Park Place fairly near to the Hawkhill junction has a number of significant potholes.

We therefore raised this with the Roads Maintenance Partnership and received this positive response :

"An order has been raised for a number of potholes to be filled here."

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and every Tuesday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Monday 12 February 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed from 27 November 2023 for 6 months for road safety concerns.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development.  Commencing Tuesday 22 August 2023 for 15 months.

Westgrove Avenue – no through road due to fallen tree (residents access at either end is maintained) until Friday 16 February.

Blackness Road (at Blackness Street) – temporary traffic lights from Tuesday 13 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Kirsty Semple Way – temporary traffic lights from Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Tom McDonald Avenue – temporary traffic lights from Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Riverside Avenue – overnight (7.00pm to 6.00am) temporary traffic lights from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 February for loop cutting work.

Annfield Road – closed for drainage works near Hawkhill from Tuesday 5 March until Monday 11 March.  Access for businesses and Medical Centre maintained at one or either end.

Sunday 11 February 2024

Getting things done - Pennycook Lane #dundeewestend



At a recent meeting of the parent council for Blackness Primary School - Friends of Blackness - it was highlighted with us that the wooden low-rise fencing at the east end of the Pennycook Lane car park is in poor shape - see photos.

As many pupils use the path to the side of the fence to get to/from Hawkhill and the school and the fencing is splintered in places, we have asked the council's parking team to repair or replace the fencing here.

Saturday 10 February 2024

Getting things done - Glamis Road #dundeewestend



We recently received concerns about a number of blocked street drains in Glamis Road.

We highlighted this to the City Council and have since been advised that our local roads inspector has raised an Order for these gullies to be unblocked.

Friday 9 February 2024

Getting things done - Seymour Street #dundeewestend


Many thanks to residents who recently highlighted to us that a pole at the bottom of the lane of Seymour Street's south end near Perth Road has been leaning badly and looked likely to fall over.

We raised this with the roads maintenance partnership who advise that it has now raised an Order for this to be replaced.

Thursday 8 February 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Ninewells Community Garden - 2024 events #dundeewestend


Ninewells Community Garden's packed programme including wellbeing and volunteering sessions continue into 2024.

You can read more about the garden at www.ninewellsgarden.org.uk

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and every Tuesday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Monday 5 February 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2024

Candle Lane (Allan Lane to Dock Street) – closed until Friday 16 February 2024 for road reinstatement

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed from 27 November 2023 for 6 months for road safety concerns.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until May 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development.  Commencing Tuesday 22 August 2023 for 15 months.

Westgrove Avenue – no through road due to fallen tree (residents access at either end is maintained) until Friday 2 February.

Magdalen Place (No 4 to Seafield Road) – closed for one week for Scottish Water work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Kirsty Semple Way – temporary traffic lights Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Tom McDonald Avenue – temporary traffic lights Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for Scottish Water work.

Annfield Road – closed for drainage works near Hawkhill from Tuesday 5 March until Monday 11 March.  Access for businesses and Medical Centre maintained at one or either end.

Sunday 4 February 2024

Friends of Wighton - lunchtime recital


From Sheena Wellington :

Lunchtime Recital, Wednesday 7th February - 1.15pm - 1.45pm – Aandowin Trio at the Wighton Centre, Central Library in the Wellgate Centre

Aandowin are Peter Cooper (fiddle), Margaret Leighton (accordion) and Bill Shackman (cittern).

The group plays a laid-back mix of Shetland and Celtic session tunes.

With their usual good timing they formed just before lockdown meaning that practicing in a gazebo became the only option.

They can occasionally be seen busking outside St Andrews public library until they make enough money for lunch, at which point they stop.

Saturday 3 February 2024

Update on former rail goods yard at Seabraes #dundeewestend


As residents are aware, over many years, the former rail goods yard at Seabraes behind Roseangle has been fenced off due to decontamination works by contractors for site owners Scottish Enterprise (SE).

It was pointed out to us that recently, although the hoardings along the path from Roseangle are still there, the east entrance (where Greenmarket roadway currently ends) was wide open and the public could walk into the site.

We raised several questions with SE - below - along with SE's responses :

Q : Is the access at the east end intentional?

A : Access is not intentional and Colliers our managing agent for the site have now instructed the landscapers to secure the site as soon as possible.

Q : If so, should the hoardings now be removed?

A : There is no intention for the hoardings to be removed at this time.

Q : Is the decontamination work complete?

A : The outstanding work is not in relation to decontamination; however, it is a drainage issue which we are working to resolve following remediation work which was carried out by SE several years ago.

We are actively working towards a solution to the drainage issue on this site, however it is a complicated process which involves involvement of both Network Rail and Tesco who own neighbouring land.

Due to the involvement of other parties and the complicated nature of these works, it is expected to take some time to resolve.

Q : What are SE’s intentions now for the site?

A : Once the drainage issue has been resolved it is intended that SE market the site for sale (residential use).

Friday 2 February 2024

Getting things done - Shaftesbury Place #dundeewestend

A street sign at the east end of Shaftesbury Place is now missing, residents have reported to us.

We therefore asked the Roads Maintenance Partnership to replace it.

Thursday 1 February 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Thursdays at 5.45pm prompt – West End Campus (come to reception area of St Joseph’s RC and Victoria Park Primary Schools)

Thursdays at 6.30pm prompt – Harris Academy reception area

All welcome – no appointment necessary!