Monday, 26 September 2022
Sunday, 25 September 2022
We were interested to learn recently that more than 1 million nuisance or scam calls have been blocked in East Renfrewshire thanks to the installation of call blockers which stop over 95% of suspect calls.
Saturday, 24 September 2022
Friday, 23 September 2022
Residents and parents of pupils at Blackness Primary School have been in touch following Tuesday's worrying incident at the Hawkhill side of the school where an out of control vehicle hit the barriers on the pavement, shortly after the end of the school day. Police Scotland has traced the driver, who has been charged.
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Michael is pictured at the Roasengle/Perth Road junction where there are concerns about pedestrian safety crossing.
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Residents recently highlighted to us that the 'tactiles' at the crossing in Blackness Avenue at the Sinderins junction are badly deteriorated.
We raised this with the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received a helpful reply promising replacement tactiles being installed.
Sunday, 18 September 2022
Saturday, 17 September 2022
Residents will recall that we have raised the poor condition of the pathway from Tait's Lane to Peddie Street and yesterday we had a very positive site visit with officers from the council's environment management and a Tait's Lane resident about improving the lane.
It was agreed that the dumped items in the lane will be removed, graffiti tackled and over the winter months the weeds and overgrowth will be removed.
The resident who met us yesterday had the very positive suggestion of community use of the beds to allow local residents in Peddie Street and Tait's Lane who are interested to tend a bed each in the lane.
There will be engagement with neaby residents about this over the winter months too. Meantime, if any resident has feedback on this proposal, please get in touch - many thanks.
Friday, 16 September 2022
For some time, residents have raised concerns about the deteriorated state of the Elliot Road playing field's tennis courts.
We had raised this with the City Council and, yesterday, Fraser took part in a very useful meeting including representatives from Dundee City Council, Harris Academy, sports clubs representatives and WECSH, the West End Community Sports Hub.
As an immediate step, Neighbourhood Services at the City Council will undertake some work to get rid of the weeds and roll the surface.
However, the main purpose of the meeting was to have some initial discussions about possible long-term improvements to hopefully create a multi-use games area to provide a multi-sport all weather facility. This would, should it prove possible, benefit Harris Academy and its curriculum delivery but also have very positive West End community benefit.
We have agreed to take initial steps to look at possible partnership funding and delivery models but meantime Fraser would welcome feedback from residents on this by either Facebook message or by e-mailing him at email@example.com - many thanks!
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Back in October 2021, Fraser had a site visit with a member of West End Community Council and a City Council officer about several issues on Riverside Drive.
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
This Friday evening - 16th September - from 7pm-9pm - sees the first in a series of free to attend talks by artists and speakers on varied and colourful topics showing the world of art in all its forms.
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Monday, 12 September 2022
Sunday, 11 September 2022
Saturday, 10 September 2022
Thursday, 8 September 2022
Fraser is pictured in Invergowrie Drive where a parts of the waiting restrictions have become faded - particularly in the cul-de-sacs.
Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
Michael is pictured at the Miller's Wynd car park entrance, where the wall was hit by a vehicle and is requiring repair.
We raised this with the City Council and have been assured that an Order for repairs has now been made.
Monday, 5 September 2022
Sunday, 4 September 2022
Residents will recall that we recently posted 'concept drawings' of possible environmental improvements that could be funded through the Town Centre Fund.
Saturday, 3 September 2022
It was a pleasure recently to meet Andrew Cronshaw whose exhibition "The last Tay Spinners" is currently taking place at Verdant Works.
The exhibition documents one of the last days of jute spinning at Tay Spinners in Dundee before closure in 1998.
Using colour and black and white photographs, 27 people are shown at work in the mill. The pictures record the processing of raw jute into finished yarn.
The exhibition also includes artworks created during lockdown based on the photographs.
Well worth a visit - admission free!
Friday, 2 September 2022
The Friends of Royal Victoria Hospital are pleased to be restarting their tea, coffee and cake sale after a pause during the COVID pandemic.
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Many thanks to Mr James Stirton of Hyndford Place for sending us photos of his beautiful front garden, which he has again taken part in the City Council's garden and allotment competition.