Tuesday, 24 September 2013

City Council meetings

Last night, following my two Monday ward surgeries at the Mitchell Street Centre and the West Park Centre, I took part in Dundee City Council committees at which :

* At Education Committee, in a discussion on the condition of the school estate across the city, I asked questions about the need for continuing improvement to the fabric and physical condition of the older school estate - specifically the Victorian-built primary schools like Ancrum Road Primary and Blackness Primary.   Earlier this year at the council's budget meeting, I attempted to have further capital monies devoted to further improvements at these schools, but this was unfortunately voted down by the SNP administration who instead want to see the funding used to build new council offices for the Environment Department. 

* At Policy and Resources Committee, I queried performance indicators on the condition of Dundee's road network.

* At City Development Committee, I also spoke on items about winter maintenance and a tender relative to works on offices in City Square.