Saturday, 28 May 2022
Friday, 27 May 2022
Yesterday evening, we had the pleasure, along with our Liberal Democrat Group colleague Councillor Daniel Coleman, to meet with David Phillips, the new Director and General Manager and Marc Winsland, Commercial Manager, at Xplore Dundee to discuss bus services in the city.
Thursday, 26 May 2022
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
It was a pleasure last night for us both to attend the last Harris Academy Parent Council meeting of the current school term.
This was the first parent council meeting that Fraser had been able to attend in-person since 2020 as all meetings have been on-line only during the COVID pandemic and this was Michael's first opportunity to attend a Harris Academy Parent Council meeting since his recent election to represent the West End on the City Council.
The meeting was a 'hybrid' one, allowing the choice of attending on-line or in person and this worked extremely well.
Very positive updates from Mr Millar and members of the senior leadership team including new school initiatives and the current SQA examinations diet has been running well.
We also discussed the possible future for the tennis courts at the Elliot Road playing fields that constituents have raised with us as these are badly in need of an upgrade or repurposing for perhaps an all-weather playing facility.
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Residents contacted us about the damage to the entrance pillar to Balgay Park and Hill at the Glamis Road side of the park. This was caused by a vehicle some weeks ago.
Monday, 23 May 2022
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Saturday, 21 May 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 Scottish Water mains repair works. The Order is expected to be in force for two weeks from 23 May 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 Rosefield Place.
Alternative routes will be available via Rosefield Place for its entire length.
No diversion route is required as this road forms a cul-de-sac.
If you have any queries, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS or phone 433082.
Friday, 20 May 2022
Many thanks to the residents who recently highlighted the graffiti on the pavilion - some unfortunately offensive - and the worn state of the entrance signage to the pavilion area on Riverside Drive. See photos of the pavilion below :
We raised this with the council's environment management and our local environment manager has responded positively as follows :
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
We are grateful to the residents who contacted us on Monday about the dreadful vandalism of a number of bus shelters along Blackness Road and Perth Road - see below :
We raised this with both Police Scotland and the transportation team at the City Council; the latter to ensure that repairs are undertaken.
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
#GreenHealthWeek runs until next Sunday, with free activities for everyone. 🌻
You can read more about the events taking place at :
Monday, 16 May 2022
Sunday, 15 May 2022
Saturday, 14 May 2022
Friday, 13 May 2022
Yesterday, Fraser had the pleasure of meeting with Linda Brownlee, President of Dundee Art Society, at the Roseangle Gallery to view "Perth Road - a personal history" - a private commission for a West End resident.
Thursday, 12 May 2022
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Monday, 9 May 2022
Sunday, 8 May 2022
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Today sees the first anniversary celebrations of Victoria Gardens - all welcome!
More details at www.facebook.com/events/666042974697015 :
Friday, 6 May 2022
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Cllr Fraser Macpherson and Michael Crichton work for the West End all year round - not just election time!
Please give FRASER MACPHERSON your NUMBER 1 vote and MICHAEL CRICHTON your NUMBER 2 vote at this year's council election - many thanks!
... the team that works for the West End!
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
My colleague Michael Crichton and I would like to take this opportunity in advance of tomorrow's City Council election to thank everyone across the West End for their support and warm reception on the doorsteps - it is really appreciated.
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Monday, 2 May 2022
Sunday, 1 May 2022
Following residents asking my colleague Michael Crichton and me if an additional litter bin could be placed in the grass area at Oxford Street/Eton Street, we contacted the council and this has now been provided.
We have also asked for more frequent emptying of the nearby dog bin, at the request of residents.
Saturday, 30 April 2022
From the City Council :
This notice comes into effect on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 for four working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes for vehicles are available Shepherds Loan and Magdalen Yard Road.
For further information contact 433168.
City Development Department,
Dundee City Council
Friday, 29 April 2022
Residents recently highlighted to me that one of the bollards towards the top of Taylor's Lane was broken.
Thursday, 28 April 2022
Residents will recall that, prior to the COVID health emergency, I had met with Millhall Crescent residents and an environment officer from the City Council about the overgrown embankment at the north side of the street.
At the time, environment management gave a commitment to improve the banking through weeding and planting. However, that has not happened during the pandemic period. I therefore recently went back to the City Council's environment officer regarding this and have received the following helpful response :
"Yes remember it well and actually drove past the other night and thought about it.
I will catch up with a colleague regarding the background and meet with him to have another look.
There will be though limited works we can do safely due the gradient but there may be a few options to improve the appearance.
Fraser, I will keep you posted once we have met."
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
I received concerns from residents recently that the real time information display in the bus shelter in Blackness Avenue near to Logie and St John's (Cross) Church appeared not to be working.
I reported this to the City Council and the Senior Transport Officer has helpfully responded as follows :
"I have been out to site ... and it appears that the display is on but has a backlighting failure.
We will ask an engineer to attend."
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
I recently had a number of complaints about the extent of litter right along the pathways of the Seabraes site from Roseangle to Greenmarket.
Monday, 25 April 2022
Sunday, 24 April 2022
Saturday, 23 April 2022
I recently received complaints that the road surface is poor at the junction where Blackness Road meets Balgay Road/Blackness Avenue.
Friday, 22 April 2022
Thursday, 21 April 2022
Following the changes to junction arrangements at Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street to prevent some right turns, numerous constituents have contacted me about the need for better signage and also to ensure close monitoring of the junction.