Constituents have raised with me the issue of the very poor road surface in Norwood Crescent at its junction with Blackness Road - see photo above.
I have raised this with the City Council and asked for repairs to be undertaken.
Fraser has been LibDem Councillor for the West End on Dundee City Council since 2001 and has topped the poll in all of the six council elections he has contested. Michael was elected to also represent the West End from May 2022 and is a hard-working addition to the West End LibDem team.
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We'll add this to the list of stops requiring shelters and put it through our scoring system.
This years annual street tree survey will be carried out mid / late summer. All empty tree pits will be identified for potential replacement planting during this survey. My intention will be to replant in this tree pit and we will top dress with wood chip as a weed suppressant and reduce the trip hazard.
At present there are provisional plans to carry out tree pruning and felling works in Blackness Avenue and planting works will be carried out next planting season. In the short term prior to planting season I will arrange for the pit to be top dressed with wood chip.
I have carried out an initial inspection of this location and from my initial observations there are no sight line concerns exiting Ancrum Drive on to Tullideph Road.
When exiting there is a bus stop to the north of the junction which will make reduce visibility whist the bus is stopped for a short period for pick up and drop off of passengers. Vehicles would have to pull in behind the bus until it pulls away.
To the south of the junction there are mature trees in the footway which may affect visibility but I will consult with our Environment Department to clarify if there would be a tree preservation order for these trees.
I have consulted with our Road Safety Team and there are no records of any safety issues for this junction.
I will arrange for a more detailed site inspection ... for this junction.
|Hilda and me at Balgay a couple of years ago|
|Eurobins in Peddie Street - I have raised the emptying schedule with the Environment Department|
|Tree bed in Blackness Avenue - now a muddy trip hazard since the removal of the tree - I have taken this up with the City Council|
|Murray Nicoll addresses the meeting|
|Part of the audience tonight|
Cost per block1. Builder work to form shafts £ 9,9002. Steelwork, lintels, render etc £ 5,2003. Roof £ 4,0004. Lift Car £30,0005. Power etc £ 4,0006. Prelims £ 8,0007. Contingencies (10% as @ budget stage) £ 6,000sub-total £67,1008. Fees @8.5% £5,700Total £72,800
The costs provided by City Architects are based on tender rates for similar works for recently competitively tendered projects.
These are substantial works including the need for 6.5m high rendered blockwork lift shaft, foundations and pit for the lift motor, the new lift shaft would have a mono pitch timber and single ply membrane roof. Allowances must be made for integration with the existing stairwell and the existing access deck at first floor level. Alterations to the existing access deck would also be required.
Within the cost there is an allowance for a new three phase electrical supply required to power the lift, also links to telephone line and fire detection. An allowance has been made for contractors preliminaries i.e. site set up and ongoing site running costs based on current pricing. An allowance has also been made for contingencies to cover unforeseen costs which is standard estimating procedure. Design fees etc must also be included.
In addition to the installation costs there would be significant ongoing running costs associated with lifts including health and safety monthly maintenance visits, emergency call out response and reactive maintenance.
There is no capital or revenue budget provision for such works. These are significant costs. Given that there is an overall surplus of sheltered accommodation within the City, from which the needs of those requiring sheltered housing can be met, it seems it would be difficult to justify such expenditure.
Wright Avenue is now wholly maintained by the Road Maintenance Partnership and is part adopted and part non adopted Council asset (the adopted section shown in blue on the plan below).
Orders were raised to repair a number of potholes from Riverside Avenue to the skips with a timescale for completion of within twenty eight days.
Originally it was planned to have the whole of Wright Avenue resurfaced as part of the proposed Park & Ride Scheme.
However, now longer term, there is a proposal to create a gully emptying/street sweepings recycling facility at Riverside as part of a spend to save proposal and the whole of Wright Avenue carriageway is currently being considered for upgrading as part of this.
These proposals are subject to funding being sourced and are not guaranteed to proceed at this stage. As such, Wright Avenue will continue to be inspected regularly and any actionable defects noted will be repaired to ensure safety is maintained.