Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Getting things done - St Peter Street #dundeewestend

Residents contacted us to say that the siting of recycling bins in front of the mural at St Peter Street was inappropriate as these could be easily sited away from the mural.

We raised this with environment management at the City Council and received the following helpful response :

"I've arranged for the two recycling eurobins to be relocated directly across the road from where they are currently situated. The food waste unit will also be moved east of its current location, leaving the mural wall clear from bins."

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Sinderins Community Hub launch this Thursday! #dundeewestend

The Sinderins Community Hub launches this Thursday - 18th August - from 1pm to 4pm - all welcome!

It takes place in the Logie & St John's (Cross) Church hall, Shaftesbury Terrace.

➨ A place to meet and make friends
➨ A place to chat
➨ A place for the retired
➨ A place for those working from home
➨ A place for people on a day off
➨ A place for people who aren’t in paid work but who care for their loved ones
➨ A place for parents and toddlers
➨ A place for people to help shape what happens next
➨ A place for everyone

It is also a place to enjoy some refreshments. Although there is no charge donations are welcome.

Monday, 15 August 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 15 AUGUST 2022

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

South Tay Street - 2-way temporary traffic lights from Monday for 2 weeks for footway resurfacing.

Hillcrest Road - closed at No 23 for one month for redevelopment works on existing house. Closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket MSCP to South Marketgait) – prohibition of turns into Greenmarket and South Marketgait; mini contraflow and temporary traffic lights until midweek for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks work.

Lochee Road (at Smellies Lane) – temporary traffic lights from 8.00am – 6.00pm on Friday 19 August for telecommunications mast repairs.

Hawkhill – closed between Blackness Avenue/Perth Road junction and Bellfield Street on Saturday 20 August for one day for completion of ducting installation and road surface reinstatement.

Perth Road/Invergowrie Drive - drop kerbs on either side of junction from Monday 15 August for one week.

Forthcoming Roadworks

City Road (Tullideph Place to Logie Street) – closed from Wednesday 31 August for 3 days for carriageway investigation works.

Cleghorn Street at junction of Rosebery Street– 4 way temporary traffic lights from Monday 5 September for 4 days for CityFibre work.

Milnbank Road at Forest Park Place – 3 way temporary traffic lights from Tuesday 6 September for 2 days for CityFibre work.

Milnbank Road between Bankmill Road and Rosefield Street – road closed from Thursday 8 September for 2 days for CityFibre work.

Easson’s Angle – road closed from Monday 12 September for 6 days for CityFibre work.

Lochee Road - lane closure from Monday 12 September for 4 days for CityFibre work.

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Weekly ward surgeries return this week #dundeewestend


With the start of the new school year, our surgeries return this coming week.

Fraser's weekly ward surgeries commence on Tuesday 16th August and take place during school term time. They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt - Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt - Ancrum Road Primary School

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries commence on Thursday 18th August and take place 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.

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Temporary Traffic Order - Hawkhill


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 duct installation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Hawkhill (between its junctions with Perth Road /Blackness Avenue and Bellfield Street), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Saturday 20th August 2022 for one day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available Blackness Avenue / Blackness Road / Bellfield Street and in reverse.

For further information contact 834088.

Executive Director
City Development Department,
Dundee City Council

Further note from the council : This works results in traffic management for around 4 days as he duct is installed in the road in sections. The above one day closure takes place on the final day of works.

Friday, 12 August 2022

Litter picking hubs - a great idea!


Sixty two community litter picking hubs are now available across Glasgow - in parks, schools and at some coffee shops.

Equipment, including bin bags and litter pickers, can be used by anyone keen to do a litter pick in their area.

This is a great initiative by Glasgow City Council and we asked Dundee City Council's Head of Environment if this could be replicated in Dundee.

He has responded positively as follows :

"Yes, I agree that this is a very positive initiative and it would be good to emulate with a similar scheme within Dundee.

Grateful if you could please leave this with me to take forward with officers at the next Take Pride officers' meeting."

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Dundee recycling study


From the Psychology Department at the University of Dundee :

Residents are invited to take part in a study aiming to develop a greater understanding of recycling in the Dundee public.   Any Dundee resident aged over 18 can take part.

To find out more and to take part, go to https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/is-it-easy-being-green1

Any questions - just e-mail rrsfhansen@dundee.ac.uk

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Council house rents consultation 2022


From the City Council :

As part of our preparations for setting rents for council housing in the coming year, we asking our tenants’ views on their priorities for how we spend your rent.

We would like to invite you to participate in an online survey.   Having your say in influencing spending priorities will provide valuable information in discussions with councillors on the coming year’s rent level. We would greatly appreciate a few moments of your time to complete this short survey on investment priorities by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HYRiS-2022

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Mark Cooper by email - mark.cooper@dundeecity.gov.uk.     

You can also visit Dundee City Council’s website at https://bit.ly/3Qevmk8 for more information on how your rent is spent.

Monday, 8 August 2022

UK's favourite parks 2022! #dundeewestend


Three of  Dundee's green spaces - Dundee Law, Victoria Park and Camperdown Park - have been nominated for the 2022 UK's favourite parks award.

We are delighted that Victoria Park in our own local area has been nominated.

We would encourage residents to take part in the vote!     You can vote at www.fieldsintrust.org/favourite-parks/nominations - voting closes on Thursday 18th August.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Magdalen Green footbridge engagement - drop-in event #dundeewestend

As residents will recall from our previous update, there is currently public engagement on a possible replacement of the Magdalen Green footbridge.

In addition to the online survey at :


... there's also a drop-in event at the Magdalen Green bandstand this coming Wednesday - 10th August - from 5pm to 8pm - all welcome!


Saturday, 6 August 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 6 AND SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2022

Riverside Drive (at Rail Bridge) – overnight (10.00 pm – 6.00 am) lane closures on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August for bridge inspections.

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2022

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

South Tay Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 August for 3 weeks for footway resurfacing.

Perth Road drop kerb on north kerb line opposite riverside underpass path - from 8 August for one week.

Hillcrest Road closed at No 23 for one month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket MSCP to South Marketgait) – prohibition of turns into Greenmarket and South Marketgait; mini contraflow and temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 August for one week for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks work.

Smellies Lane (at Ash Street) – closed on Tuesday 9 August for BT work.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Lochee Road (at Smellies Lane) – temporary traffic lights from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm on Friday 19 August for telecommunications mast repairs.

Hawkhill – closed between Blackness Avenue/Perth Road junction and Bellfield Street on Saturday 20 August for one day for completion of ducting installation and road surface reinstatement.

City Road (Tullideph Place to Logie Street) – closed from Wednesday 31 August for 3 days for carriageway investigation works.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Wasps Open Studios this weekend #dundeewestend


From WASPS Studio - Floor 3, Meadow Mill Studios, West Henderson's Wynd :

Wasps is delighted to be welcoming visitors once again and throwing open its doors for its ever popular open studios weekend!

Come and have a wander round the building.

Chat, browse and buy from our amazing designers and artists showcasing a diverse range of disciplines and talents: fine art, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, illustration, prints, cards and much more. 

There really is something for everyone! 

Opening times this Saturday and Sunday - 12 noon to 5pm on both days.

Free onsite parking (they will give you a day permit) and a lift to all floors.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

2022’s Dundee garden and allotment competition #TakePrideDundee


It is not too late to take part in this year's garden and allotment competition!

Whether you have a garden, window box or a community space, there’s a category for you.

Find out how to apply before the 12th August deadline at https://t.co/AugAqg8dRE

 

 

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Getting things done - Blackness Road - an update #dundeewestend


Residents will recall that we have campaigned for Blackness Road / Blackness Avenue / Balgay Road junction road safety improvements following a number of accidents at the junction.

We have now been advised of the detail of the council’s road safety improvements.   Please see image of these.

The council’s road safety team leader has further advised :

“The main body of the works and completion are currently programmed for the month of September.

Exact date of these works to be clarified later once I receive an update from our contractors.”

Monday, 1 August 2022

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2022

Miller’s Wynd – closed at its junction with Hawkhill for major construction works. Start date Monday 27 June for 6 months.

South Tay Street - 3-way temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 August for 5 days for CityFibre works.

Ninewells Avenue – mobile roadworks from Monday 1 August for 2 days for carriageway patching works.

Strawberrybank – closed from 1 August for 2 days for CityFibre works.

Riverside Drive (at Rail Bridge) – overnight (10.00pm – 6.00am) lane closures on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August for bridge inspections.

Hillcrest Road closed at No 23 for one month for redevelopment works on existing house – closures will be intermittent and each should last no more than several days.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Easson’s Angle - closed from Monday 8 August for 5 days for CityFibre Works.

Greenmarket (Greenmarket MSCP to South Marketgait) – prohibition of turns into Greenmarket and South Marketgait; mini contraflow and temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 August for one week for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks work.

Smellies Lane (at Ash Street) – closed on Tuesday 9 August for BT work.

Fleuchar Street – closed from Monday 15 August for 3 days for CityFibre Works.

Lochee Road (at Smellies Lane) – temporary traffic lights from 8.00am – 6.00pm on Friday 19 August for telecommunications mast repairs.

Hawkhill – closed between Blackness Avenue/Perth Road junction and Bellfield Street on Saturday 20 August for one day for completion of ducting installation and road surface reinstatement.