Tuesday 28 May 2024

Fraser's West End ward surgeries later today #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 27 May 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 27 MAY 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 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 until November 2025.

Riverside Drive (at railway station) – off‑peak (9.30am to 3.30pm) off‑side eastbound lane closure on Monday 27 May for Veolia Water ironwork repair.

Magdalen Yard Road (between Thomson Street and Windsor Street) - closed to westbound traffic on Sunday 2 June for Westfest event.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Glamis Drive – road closure between Glamis Road and Hillside Road from Monday 3 June for 5 days for drainage and footway repairs.

Perth Road (at West Park Road) – temporary traffic lights on Saturday 8 June for BT work.

South Marketgait/Greenmarket – road closure for 5 nights from 9 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing.

Riverside Drive/Riverside Avenue – road closure for 5 nights from 16 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing, including Invergowrie slip road and Perth Road slip road.

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Monday 17 June for 29 weeks:  week commencing 17 June – Milnbank Gardens closed; and Ancrum Road closed westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road – including :

  • Ancrum Road (westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road);
  • Tullideph Road (westbound between City Road and Ancrum Road);
  • City Road (southbound between Tullideph Road and Milnbank Gardens); and
  • Milnbank Gardens.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.30pm to 6.30am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months for junction improvement works.

Sunday 26 May 2024

Getting things done - Polepark Road #dundeewestend


We received residents' concerns about the mess around the Eurobins on the west side of the Polepark Road and raised this with the City Council.

Environment management updated as follows :

"Thank you for the email regarding the mess at the Eurobins on Polepark Road.

Two off our staff members attended the site but due to parked car very little was done.

We will monitor it - we are hoping  we can make improvements when there's no cars there."

Saturday 25 May 2024

Fire and rescue service consultation


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is holding a public pre-consultation exercise titled 'Shaping Our Future Service: Your Say'. on the future of the service.

Dundee Liberal Democrats councillors have responded to the consultation making clear our view that any loss of fire stations and staffing across the city would be strongly resisted and we want to see the return of appliances removed from Dundee in 2023 part of temporary measures to help plug an £11 million budget gap.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service firefighters undertake vital work to keep people safe and deserve good work conditions and improved resources.

Residents can take part in the consultation on-line survey by going to www.firescotland.citizenspace.com/planning-and-performance/shaping-our-future-service-your-say

Friday 24 May 2024

Getting things done - Beechwood Terrace #dundeewestend


Residents have contacted us about the poor state of the road surface in Beechwood Terrace - see photo.

We raised this with the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have had the following feedback :

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

We have also had an update on the promised resurfacing of the top two-thirds of West Park Road from the Senior Engineer in the Roads Maintenance Partnership as follows :

"The work is currently scheduled for 21st October."

Thursday 23 May 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 22 May 2024

Little Green Fingers - at Victoria Gardens! #dundeewestend


Today - and every Wednesday - sees the "Little Green Fingers" toddlers group take place at Victoria Gardens.

All toddlers plus parents/carers welcome from 10am - 301 Blackness Road.

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Fraser's West End ward surgeries update #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 20 May 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 20 MAY 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 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 until November 2025.

Greenmarket (at junction to train station cul-de-sac) – prohibition of right turn manoeuvres from Wednesday 22 May for 5 working days for BT work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Magdalen Yard Road (between Thomson Street and Windsor Street) - closed to westbound traffic on Sunday 2 June for West Fest event.

Glamis Drive (Hillside Road to Glamis Road) – closed from Monday 3 June for 5 days for Drainage Improvement works.

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Monday 17 June for 29 weeks – includes :
 
+ Ancrum Road (westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road);
 
+ Tullideph Road (westbound between City Road and Ancrum Road);
 
+ City Road (southbound between Tullideph Road and Milnbank Gardens); and
 
+ Milnbank Gardens.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.30pm to 6.30am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months for junction improvement works.

Sunday 19 May 2024

A Decade of Design #dundeewestend

The latest exhibition in the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery is “A Decade of Design.”

The exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design status by showcasing a decade of design created by students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, many of whom have gone on to successful careers as professional designers.

The show features stunning and thought-provoking examples of Animation, Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewellery & Metal Design and Textile Design.

The free-to-attend exhibition is part of Dundee Month of Design and more details are available at www.dundee.ac.uk/events/decade-design, including opening hours.

Saturday 18 May 2024

Getting things done - Benvie Road #dundeewestend



Over the years, we have repeatedly raised issues at the former garage site at the top end of Benvie Road.

Following our previous concerns being raised with the City Council, an amenity notice was served on the site owner.

The situation is currently concerning with fallen fencing giving access to the site and resulting fly-tipping.

We raised this again recently with the council and the planning enforcement officer has now updated us as follows :

"An amenity notice for this site remains in place.

I have contacted the owner and requested the boundary enclosure is erected to secure the site and prevent fly tipping.

Once a reply has been received I will update you further."

Friday 17 May 2024

Getting things done - Edward Street #dundeewestend


Residents recently highlighted to us that a large utility box had fallen over in Edward Street near the Larch Street/Forest Park Place junctions.     

Fraser is pictured at the site and we reported the matter to the roads maintenance partnership, who kindly contacted the utility company who own the box and it is now resolved.

Thursday 16 May 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 15 May 2024

Harris Academy FPs' summer dinner #dundeewestend


The Harris Academy Former Pupils' Association is holding a summer dinner on Friday 7th June in the school - 7pm for 7.30pm.

Sheena Wellington will be guest speaker and Lesley Mackie will give the toast the school.    Tickets are £25.

All FPs welcome - please contact Freida Soutar at freida.s67@gmail.com by this Friday - 17th May - if you wish to attend.

Tuesday 14 May 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 13 May 2024

Student garden club at Ninewells Community Garden #dundeewestend


There's a student garden club at Ninewells Community Garden every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.

If you are a student and you want to learn more about growing plants, fruit and veg whilst helping your local community then this is the place for you!

Tea, Coffee and Snacks provided - all welcome!

Sunday 12 May 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


ROAD REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD FOR SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 12 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

Annfield Street (Annfield Road to Blackness Street) – closed from Friday 10 May for up to 5 days for Scottish Water work.

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 13 MAY 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 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 until November 2025.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Glamis Drive (Hillside Road to Glamis Road) – closed from Monday 3 June for 5 days for Drainage Improvement works.

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Monday 17 June for 29 weeks to include :

  • Ancrum Road (Glamis Road to Tullideph Road);
  • Tullideph Road (Ancrum Road to City Road);
  • City Road (Tullideph Road to Milnbank Gardens); and
  • Milnbank Gardens.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.30pm to 6.30am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months.

Saturday 11 May 2024

Getting things done - Sinderins junction #dundeewestend


We have had a number of residents raising concerns about some of the right turns at the above junction, particularly vehicles from Perth Road turning into Hawkhill across the flow of traffic.

We therefore have raised this with the council's roads safety team leader asking if the operation of the junction can be checked out and additional measures such as a review of the lights sequence or better lining be considered.

Friday 10 May 2024

Environmental improvements - Riverside roundabouts #dundeewestend


With regard to the roundabouts along Riverside Drive, works were agreed at the council's Climate, Environment and Biodiversity Committee as follows :

"Hard and soft landscaping improvements at Riverside East Roundabout, Riverside Inn Roundabout and Tesco Roundabout.

This will entail refreshing planting areas with regional specific plants that are stress / drought tolerant.

The project aims to improve visibility / sightlines along this important ambassador route into the city centre."

Riverside East Roundabout is by the Tesco servicing entrance, and Tesco Roundabout is the roundabout next to the Tesco petrol station. Riverside East roundabout was improved first, with traffic management in place this weekend 23rd to 26th March, followed by Riverside Inn Roundabout (see photo) with traffic management in place 30th March to 2nd April.

Tesco roundabout will be improved shortly thereafter.   Riverside East and Riverside Inn roundabouts both benefit from new planting schemes with sculptural boulders. Tesco roundabout will receive remedial pruning works.

Thursday 9 May 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 8 May 2024

Getting things done - Mid Wynd #dundeewestend


The damaged bollards in Mid Wynd were recently replaced.

However, there have been unfortunate instances of some riders of motorbikes ignoring the 'no through road' at great speed and causing alarm to pedestrians.

Along with local residents, we asked the City Council if the spacing between the bollards could be narrowed to prevent this and the Senior Engineer in the council's Traffic and Road Safety Team responded helpfully as follows :

"(The bollards) have been installed to our regulation/design criteria of 1.2m, an absolute minimum. This allows for pushchairs and various widths of mobility scooters to pass through as they are all not one size.

I have however agreed to look into either installing an additional two bollards or a section of Visirail in an attempt to slow down any passage of motorcycles who they say are nipping through.

There is a traffic order in place prohibiting motorcycles, but Police Scotland need to enforce this, not the council.

However, in order to enforce this there needs to be adequate/appropriate signage which there was none that I could see. I will arrange for the appropriate signage works to be included for this location."

Tuesday 7 May 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 6 May 2024

Getting things done - Menzieshill Road #dundeewestend


We recently received residents’ requests for a handrail on the steep path from the west end of Menzieshill Road up to Ninewells Avenue.

We raised this with the City Council and have had the following helpful feedback :

"... it is on the list for future works. Hopefully we can have a railing installed."

Sunday 5 May 2024

Ellen K Levy - Seeing Through exhibition #dundeewestend


From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

The ideas and collections of D’Arcy Thompson, the University’s first Professor of Biology, have profoundly influenced many artists and writers who re-interpret natural history, projecting it through the lens of evolution, fantasy, consumption, fear or desire.

This unique exhibition features site-specific prints and video work in the Tower Foyer Gallery with additional interventions in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum.

“Seeing Through” proposes tours of Thompson’s collection visualised as if through the lenses of futurist author J G Ballard and pop-artist Richard Hamilton. We visit the collection through dizzying perspectival renderings of merged organic/machine hybrids, eco-catastrophes and space travel, as alluded to by Hamilton and Ballard. Levy’s speculative exhibition explores our synergistic relationship with technology, including our aspirations and its threats. Our notions of evolution are, themselves, evolving.

Dr Ellen K Levy is a multimedia artist and writer based in the US. Her works explore complex systems and some of the unintended consequences of technology. Levy highlights these issues through exhibitions, educational and curatorial programmes and publications. She has exhibited widely in the US and abroad. 

With Charissa Terranova, she is co-editor of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design: From Forces to Forms (2021, Bloomsbury Press) and she co-edits the Science and the Arts since 1750 book series for Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

The exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery until 29th June.   Additional elements in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum may be seen on our monthly Saturday openings on 11th May and 8th June - and on Friday afternoons from 7th June.

Saturday 4 May 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

ROAD REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 4 AND SUNDAY 5 MAY 2024

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 5 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

South Tay Street/West Port/Old Hawkhill – closed on Sunday 5 May from 1.30pm to 11:00pm for Dundee Dance Event.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 6 MAY 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until 27 May 2024 for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 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 until November 2025.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 12 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Glamis Drive (Hillside Road to Glamis Road) – closed from Monday 3 June for 5 days for Drainage Improvement works.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.30pm to 6.30am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months.

Friday 3 May 2024

Rascals Rummage market tomorrow at Logie & St John's (Cross) Church Hall #dundeewestend


There's another Rascals Rummage pre-loved kids' items market at Logie & St John's (Cross) Church Hall tomorrow - Saturday 4th May - from 12 noon to 2pm.

All are welcome to join the fun, community spirit, and fantastic finds where you can dive into a treasure trove of pre-loved toys, clothes, and more!

Thursday 2 May 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries not taking place tonight #dundeewestend


Today is an in-service day at schools across Dundee and therefore schools are not open to pupils and the public.

Therefore, Michael's usual surgeries at Harris Academy and the West End Campus do not take place tonight.

However, we can be contacted at any time on Dundee 459378 or e-mail westend@dundeelibdems.org.uk - many thanks!

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Getting things done - Lochee Park #dundeewestend


We recently received concerns about some of the play equipment at the Lochee Park playpark - for example, the yellow see saw was not working properly very squeaky.

We raised this with our local environment manager who responded helpfully as follows :

"Our playgrounds team have called into the playpark to inspect and they have carried out a repair to the yellow seesaw and this play equipment is now fully functionable.

With regard to the roundabout, we have discovered an issue with the roundabout bearings and these require replacement. Replacement parts have been ordered and once they arrive the needed repair will be carried out."

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Fraser's West End ward surgeries update #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 29 April 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 29 APRIL 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until 27 May 2024 for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 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 until November 2025.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 5 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

South Tay Street/West Port/Old Hawkhill – closed on Sunday 5 May from 1.30pm to 11:00pm for Dundee Dance Event.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 12 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

Glamis Drive (Hillside Road to Glamis Road) – closed from Monday 3 June for 5 days for Drainage Improvement works.

Sunday 28 April 2024

Getting things done - Hillside Road #dundeewestend


We recently received complaints about the deteriorated state of the road surface - including potholes - in Hillside Road in the section from Glamis Drive to junction with Hillside Terrace - see photo.

We raised this with the Roads Maintenance Partnership and received the following helpful feedback :

"(The roads inspector) has raised an order for repairs to be done, timescale approximately thirty days and also for a patch longer term when resources are available."

Saturday 27 April 2024

Dundee MyBins app


The Dundee MyBins app is a one-stop-shop for all residents' waste and recycling needs, making it easier for residents to waste less and recycle more of their household waste.

You can read more about it at www.dundee-mybins.co.uk

Please note that the bin calendar feature within the app is only available for properties that need to present a wheelie bin at the kerbside for collection. Other household property types that are serviced differently - for example, they use a communal Eurobin - will still be able to access and use all other features of the app.

Friday 26 April 2024

Getting things done - Sinderins seating area #dundeewestend



We recently slammed graffiti vandalism of a newly upgraded seating area at Sinderins which was not long completed.

Graffiti was sprayed on a new ‘chess board’ outdoor games table at the “Sinderins triangle” and on other street furniture which had been recently upgraded by Dundee City Council with new seating and planters as part of a number of environmental improvements in the Perth Road shopping centre, which also included an upgrade at the Miller’s Wynd Car Park and new planter and seating at Pennycook Lane in front of the Ryehill Police Station.

Residents have commented very favourably on the improvements at the Sinderins seating area that removed old poor-conditioned seating and planters from the 1980s and upgraded the area.

It is not long completed so very disappointing to see such mindless graffiti vandalism take place. We sought a clean-up by the council’s environment team and, although the graffiti will be removed, it is infuriating to see this sort of vandalism and there is of course a cost to the public purse having it removed.

The area is covered by CCTV and we hope that will deter vandalism in the future.

Our local environment manager has updated us as follows :

"Our graffiti removal team is going to visit the area as soon as possible and attempt to remove the graffiti from the newly installed public furniture/chess board."

We are pleased to advise that the graffiti was removed by the City Council yesterday.

Thursday 25 April 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 24 April 2024

Dundee University Swing Dance #dundeewestend


Dundee University Swing Dance is a student-run society which teaches different styles of swing dance.

It meets on Thursdays 7pm to 9pm at the drama studio in the Dalhousie Building - all welcome!

Further details at :

Tuesday 23 April 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 22 April 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 22 APRIL 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until 27 May 2024 for road safety concerns.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until June 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 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 until November 2025.

Cleghorn Street (Rosebery Street to City Road) – closed for one week for Scottish Water work.

Lochee Road (Parking layby opposite Polepark Junction) – closed from Monday 22 April for 5 days for subsidence investigation works.

James Black Place (turning head) – closed from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

James Black Place (west of turning head) – temporary traffic control from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

Logie Street (City Road to Ancrum Road) – closed westbound from 9.00am on Sunday 28 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April for Scottish Water work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 5 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

South Tay Street/West Port/Old Hawkhill – closed on Sunday 5 May from 1.30pm to 11:00pm for Dundee Dance Event.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket to train station) – closed on Sunday 12 May for Scottish and Southern Energy Network work.

Glamis Drive (Hillside Road to Glamis Road) – closed from Monday 3 June for 5 days for Drainage Improvement works.

Sunday 21 April 2024

Temporary Traffic Order - James Black Place


From the City Council :

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

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water manhole repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in James Black Place (from fourth bus stance around the turning area), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 28 April 2024 at 9am until Monday 29 April 2024 at 6am.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained. Taxi access will be maintained.

No alternative routes for vehicles are available.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Saturday 20 April 2024

Voting for the UK parliament


The City Council has highlighted that in order to vote at the UK parliamentary elections in future, you will need to show ID at the polling station. This ID requirement does not apply at other elections in Scotland.

If you don’t have valid ID from the list of approved ID, you can apply for a Voter Identification Certificate free of charge. This can be done online or by making an appointment at the council's Customer Services department.


There is also a change in legislation regarding postal votes and if someone doesn’t have a current postal vote and wishes to apply for the UK General Election then you need to apply online for a postal votes for the UK General Election.


If anyone needs any assistance, they can contact the Electoral Registration/elections office on 434444 or email ero@dundeecity.gov.uk

Friday 19 April 2024

Getting things done - Perth Road #dundeewestend


Many thanks to the residents who recently highlighted to us that a drainage cover in Perth Road opposite Sainsbury's had become loose from its fixing, creating a trip-hazard - see photo.

We reported this to the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership to ensure this was repaired, which was done earlier this week.

Thursday 18 April 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries return today following the school Easter holidays and take place 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 17 April 2024

Dundee Art Society - free talk #dundeewestend


The next free talk and demonstration at the Roseangle Gallery will be from Jonathan Mitchell, the renowned landscape painter.

It takes place this Friday evening - 19th April - from 7pm to 9pm.

Jonathan will be demonstrating his incredible skill with a demo piece of work so whatever you paint yourself you’ll learn from his techniques or as he said himself “... an opportunity to bear witness to Mitchell’s Magic brush in action”.

Non members very welcome for a very entertaining evening.