Monday 31 October 2022
Sunday 30 October 2022
Saturday 29 October 2022
There's another family-friendly fun bike ride on today - and the last Saturday of every month.
Meet-up at Lochee Park's playpark at 1pm - all welcome!
Friday 28 October 2022
Latest Friends of Wighton update from Sheena Wellington about a recital taking place this Saturday in the Wighton Heritage Centre at the Central Library :
Thursday 27 October 2022
There will be a Friends of Balgay meeting this Saturday morning at the Botanic Garden.
Details below and all welcome!
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Tuesday 25 October 2022
Residents will recall that Fraser repeatedly raised the really deteriorating state of Riverside/Northshore House through graffiti and vandalism over many years. It had been vacant since call centre firm Sitel left the city more than a decade ago and sits on a very prominent site in the Technology Park looking onto Riverside Avenue at the entrance to the city.
Monday 24 October 2022
Join Maggie's Centre on a spook-tacular stroll through Dundee supporting people with cancer - taking place next Friday - 28th October.
Sunday 23 October 2022
Polly Pullar comes to Blackness Library next Saturday - 29th October - for a talk following the publication of her new book, The Horizontal Oak: A Life in Nature.
Saturday 22 October 2022
Friday 21 October 2022
Thursday 20 October 2022
This month’s free talk at the Roseangle Gallery home of the Dundee Art Society is by the very talented artist Hilke MacIntyre.
Wednesday 19 October 2022
With the colder weather making an appearance, Zumba at Victoria Gardens has moved its Wednesday Zumba sessions indoors until next year.
You can join today's Zumba session at Dundee West Church at 12 noon today - all welcome.
The class remains free to everyone, with no pre-booking required.
Tuesday 18 October 2022
The road resurfacing and road safety work at the Balgay Road/Blackness Road/Blackness Avenue junction starts tomorrow - Wednesday 19th October.
The City Council has provided us with the following information about bus diversions during the roadworks :
"We will have Public Notices out at affected stops from Tuesday with diversion information for all services and Realtime displays within the closure will also be amended accordingly.
For this particular closure, the 73 will divert via West Park Road and Perth Road in both directions and therefore the 73 will not serve any stops between West Park Road and the bottom of Blackness Avenue.
Xplore Dundee diversions are as below –
Road closed: Blackness Road
Commencing: Wednesday 19 October
Scheduled duration: three days
Services affected: 6 | 17 | 22
Towards Ninewells Hospital
Normal route to Blackness Avenue, then right into Hyndford Street, right into Blackness Road and left into Glenagnes Road. Resume normal route from Scott Street.
Towards City Centre
Normal route to Scott Street, then left into Glenagnes Road, right into Blackness Road and left into Seymour Street. Resume normal route from Blackness Avenue.
Normal route to Pentland Avenue, then left into Scott Street, right into Glenagnes Road, right into Blackness Road and left into Seymour Street. Resume normal route from Blackness Avenue.
Towards Ninewells Hospital
Normal route to Blackness Avenue, then right into Hyndford Street, right into Blackness Road, left into Glenagnes Road and left into Scott Street. Resume normal route from Pentland Avenue.
Normal route to Blackness Road, then right into West Park Road, left into Perth Road, left into Blackness Avenue and right into Hyndford Street. Resume normal route from Blackness Road.
Towards Ninewells Hospital
Normal route to Blackness Road, then left into Seymour Street, left into Blackness Avenue, right into Perth Road and right into West Park Road. Resume normal route from Blackness Road.
Monday 17 October 2022
Sunday 16 October 2022
Many thanks to the residents who recently contacted us about a dog waste bin had fallen over in Peddie Street - its the post had rusted at the base.
Saturday 15 October 2022
The Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden are holding its final plant sale of the year tomorrow - Sunday 16th October - from 11am-2pm, in the Botanic Garden car park as usual.
Friday 14 October 2022
Thursday 13 October 2022
Blackness Road / Blackness Avenue / Balgay Road junction safety and resurfacing update #dundeewestend
Further to our August update on planned road safety improvements at the Blackness Road / Blackness Avenue / Balgay Road junction, we can advise this work will take place starting next Wednesday - 19th October.
This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 19 October 2022 for 3 working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via City Road / Scott Street / Glenagnes Road / Blackness Road / Bellfield Street / Hawkhill / Perth Road / Glamis Road.
For further information contact 433082.
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Ninewells Community Garden is running a drop in gardening Q&A session particularly aimed at staff at Ninewells Hospital over lunchtime tomorrow.
Monday 10 October 2022
Sunday 9 October 2022
Festival of the Future is the University of Dundee’s flagship festival programme that celebrates and enhances collaboration between science, arts, and culture.
Saturday 8 October 2022
Woven Together Dundee is a community-based research project exploring Black and ethnic minority history in Dundee.
Friday 7 October 2022
Since the reopening of the Riverside Recycling Centre after the initial COVID lockdowns, we have had complaints about the lack of both paper and cardboard facilities.
We have repeatedly raised this and have now had this welcome update from the council's Waste Services Manager :
"I can confirm that paper and carboard can now be placed in the same skip for recycling, as per our new contractual arrangements that were reported to committee last year
We have been on site today and reminded the attendants of this.
We previously provided small chain lift skips for separate paper recycling but as part of our efficiency improvements we have replaced these with new small hook lift skips for paper/cardboard.
These can be serviced by the same skip lorry that does the larger skips and negates the need for two different skip trucks to service the site.
We will have the signage updated shortly to reflect this as well."
Thursday 6 October 2022
We have raised issues about repeated flooding at the south end of Roseangle, often flooding across the road, onto the pavement and flooding basements in the adjacent flats.
Issues we have highlighted that are within the locus of both Scottish Water and the City Council include drain capacity and cleaning on the street drains and road edges. Given the downhill incline in Roseangle, unfortunately significant quantities of rainwater builds up at the south end of the street in heavy rain.
As we also get flooding issues at other locations in the West End as well, we thought it useful to post this update from the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership Manager :
The Road Maintenance Partnership in conjunction with the City Engineers are currently reviewing areas of potential flooding hotspots in the city in order to prioritise and potentially increase the number of gully cleans in high risk areas. Subsequently the number of gully cleans in low-risk areas would be reduced.
Scottish Water and Dundee City Council continue to work together to understand areas most affected and consider measures that can be introduced to reduce the surface water flood risk during these intense rainfall events."
Wednesday 5 October 2022
With thanks to Ed Muirhead of Face the Music here's information from him about the community music festival next Saturday 8th October - featuring a variety of local musicians, choirs and bands.
Tuesday 4 October 2022
Over a long period we have raised issues around the mess in Rosefield Place and the path to Bankmill Road - mainly around keeping the communal bins in Rosefield Place tidier - some of these are council but some private/commercial - and the graffiti along the path.
We have had assurances about the bins (see photo) - although this needs very regular attention given on-going fly-tipping here and on the graffiti on the wall along the path to Bankmill Road, we have been given the following assurance from our local environment manager :
"I have been in touch with colleagues and we should see some action here in / around 15 days or so to paint over the graffitied wall."
Monday 3 October 2022
Sunday 2 October 2022
Fraser called into the inaugural cafe last month and it was a really enjoyable event for all!