Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Temporary Traffic Order - Tay Street Lane


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 repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Tay Street Lane, Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Friday 18 June for one night (7.30pm to 6.30am).

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

No alternative routes for vehicles are available

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Getting things done - Pleasance Court #dundeewestend


Many thanks to the residents who recently highlighted to me that the fence at Pleasance Court on the corner of Brook Street and Brewery Lane is rather badly damaged.

I contacted the factors Ross & Liddell who now have matters in hand - the fence was hit by a vehicle and the driver has given Ross & Liddell insurance details.

Monday, 14 June 2021

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 14 JUNE 2021

Perth Road (at Riverside Drive) – off‑peak temporary traffic control for one week for lining work.

Brook Street, Dundee– temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for City Fibre H3G project.

City Road (Tullideph Place to Logie Street) – closed southbound on Monday 14 June (7.00pm to 1.00am) for BT work.

Logie Street (at Ancrum Road) – temporary traffic lights on Monday 14 June (7.00pm to 1.00am) for BT work.

City Fibre H3G Project – rolling road closures commencing on Tuesday 15 June for 7 weeks. Rankine Street (full length) – closed from Tuesday 15 June for 10 days: Horsewater Wynd closed southbound from Monday 28 June for 4 days: West Marketgait (Hawkhill to Ward Road) – closed northbound from Monday 28 June for 2 days: Lochee Road (Cleghorn Street to Tullideph Road) closed from Tuesday 29 June for 4 days: West Marketgait (South Ward Road to Argyllgait) – closed southbound from Wednesday 30 June for 2 days. Closures of Lochee Road (Dudhope Terrace to Black Street), Polepark Road, Cleghorn Street, Brewery Lane, Session Street, Brown Street, Argyllgait and South Ward Road to follow in July.

Nethergate (at Tay Street Lane) – overnight (7.30pm to 6.00am) temporary traffic control on Friday 18 June for Scottish Water ironwork repair. Access to Tay Street Lane closed.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Avenue (near Mayo Avenue) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 21 June for one week for Vodafone work.

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Temporary traffic order - City Road


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 BT duct repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in City Road (westbound between Tullideph Place and Logie Street), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Monday 14 June for one night (7pm to 1am).

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available Tullideph Road / Lochee Road / Logie Street

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Generation Rent project


From the City Council :

The Generation Rent project is a collaboration between Dundee City Council and Generation Rent.

The aim of the project is to identify best practice in ensuring tenants in the private sector are more informed of their rights and responsibilities.

Dundee is the only Scottish Local Authority participating alongside three English and one Welsh authority in the project.

We recognised that whilst we have very good lines of communication with landlords and agents through the HMO Licensing Scheme, Landlord Registration and Dundee Landlord Accreditation, it is much more difficult to communicate with tenants and particularly the most vulnerable tenants who will often move home on a regular basis.

We encouraging tenants to complete an online or telephone survey that launched last month and runs until 18th June. Submitted questionnaires will be subsequently analysed by Generation Rent and the outcome of the project nationally, used to identify best practice.

You can access the survey here.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Blether Bus - an update #dundeewestend


As recently reported in the Courier and Evening Telegraph, a number of residents have asked me when the Blether Bus service that was suspended at the start of the COVID-19 health emergency can return. It has take longer to bring back as it uses small mini-buses and that's a challenge with social distancing still in place.

The City Council's Team Leader, Parking and Sustainable Transport has now updated me as follows :

"My colleague has been in discussion with the team at Fleet Management and we are targeting a date during the school summer holidays for the return of Blether Bus services. We hope this can be achieved.

We are also watching the public health advice for bus travel carefully, conscious of the age of the client group and the limited space within the minibuses for physical distancing.

When we have a firm date for the return of the Blether Bus services we will communicate this with all elected members within whose wards the services operate. We will also liaise with colleagues in the communications team to discuss how we can best publicise the return of the services to passengers."

I will, of course, keep residents updated.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Getting things done - Tay Rail Bridge Disaster memorial #dundeewestend


Residents have highlighted to me that the area around the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster memorial on Riverside Drive is badly in need of weeding.

I therefore asked environment management in the City Council to carry this out and it was promptly tidied up although I have asked for it to be completed so it is neater and the surrounding area given a tidy too.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Harris Academy : The First Pupils


The Dundee City Archives blog has a great article about the very first pupils who attended Harris Academy after it was first established in 1885.

This can be read here.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 7 JUNE 2021

Step Row – closed for its entire length for street lighting column replacement from Monday 7 June for 5 days.

Forthcoming Roadworks

City Fibre H3G Project – rolling road closures commencing on Tuesday 15 June for 7 weeks.  Rankine Street (full length) – closed from Tuesday 15 June for 10 days:  Horsewater Wynd closed southbound from Monday 28 June for 4 days:  West Marketgait (Hawkhill to Ward Road) – closed northbound from Monday 28 June for 2 days:  Lochee Road (Cleghorn Street to Tullideph Road) closed from Tuesday 29 June for 4 days:  West Marketgait (South Ward Road to Argyllgait) – closed southbound from Wednesday 30 June for 2 days.  Closures of Lochee Road (Dudhope Terrace to Black Street), Polepark Road, Cleghorn Street, Brewery Lane, Session Street, Brown Street, Argyllgait and South Ward Road to follow in July.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Getting things done - Lochee Park #dundeewestend


A number of residents have said it would be a great boon for Lochee Park to have a multi-use games area (MUGA). These are now provided in various locations in the city and would be of real benefit in Lochee Park.

I therefore took up the matter with environment management at the City Council and indeed raised it at the council's Neighbourhood Services Committee.

The Service Manager - Environment has updated me as follows :

"While in agreement that the addition of a MUGA would potentially be an asset to Lochee Park, we do not have capital monies available to fund such a project currently.

Funds are focused on health and safety, balanced with need and level of use throughout all wards. We will of course keep it on our radar to explore feasibility in the future."

I have responded asking that Lochee Park is considered in future capital programmes for a multi-use games area and will continue to pursue this.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Temporary Traffic Order - City Road


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 BT duct repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in City Road (westbound between Tullideph Place and Logie Street), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 6 June 2021 for one day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Tullideph Road / Lochee Road / Logie Street.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development

Dundee City Council

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Getting things done - Ashbank Road #dundeewestend


Numerous residents have contacted me this week about the overflowing bottle bank in Ashbank Road.

I therefore asked environment management to have it emptied and the surrounding area tidied ASAP. 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Temporary Traffic Order - Step Row

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 street lighting column replacement works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Step Row (for its entire length), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Monday 7th June 2021 for five working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Access for residents will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available Perth Road / Patons Lane / Magdalen Yard Road / Thomson Street .

For further information contact 433168.

Executive Director
City Development Department
Dundee City Council

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Roseangle Kitchen Cafe - thrift shop!


Just a reminder that the Roseangle Kitchen Cafe thrift shop is still open weekdays from 10.30am to 3.15pm until this Friday, 4th June.

Items include clothing, bedding, toys, bric a brac, books and shoes!

The thrift shop is at the cafe within Dundee West Church's halls at 132 Perth Road.