Thursday 18 November 2010

West End Christmas Week - it all starts on Saturday!

The tenth anniversary West End Christmas Week will be launched at 10.00am this Saturday (20th November) in Dundee West Church’s Community Facilities (132 Perth Road but enter at top of Roseangle) where the West End Community Fayre is taking place.   We are very grateful to Barnetts Motor Group for sponsoring the community fayre.

Many local organisations are participating and all local residents are invited to attend. Entrance is entirely free of charge and it will be a great way for local people to learn about all the organisations in the West End that are working for the area.

At 10.30am, the children of Ancrum Road Primary, Park Place Primary, St Joseph’s Primary and Blackness Primary Schools will be able to meet Santa and see round a youth bus at nearby Seabraes and a 5 a side football competition for Primary 5 children will take place on Magdalen Green at 11.30am.

Opening the West End Christmas Week with a community fayre is a great way for local people to find out about all that local organisations and community groups are doing for the West End and it is good that over 20 organisations are participating.   We hope local residents to come along to see all that’s happening in the West End of the City and there’s great activities for children as well.

Next Wednesday (24th) will see the West End Christmas Lights switched on at 7pm by Lord Provost John Letford, Ally Bally of Tay AM and Terry the Terror from Dundee United. There will be a Christmas children’s concert beforehand from 6pm, plus a carnival from Horne’s and a spectacular fireworks display.

This is the largest West End Christmas Week yet in our tenth anniversary year and we are indebted to the local businesses in the West End who have helped make this all happen.    Earlier today, I accepted the generous sponsorship of the Riverside Inn (I'm pictured below with Ryan McBrearty of the Riverside Inn).   We have had superb support from the local business community in the West End, for which the Christmas Week Committee is most grateful.