Saturday, 31 December 2022
Friday, 30 December 2022
Thursday, 29 December 2022
Following the recent latest flooding closures at Riverside recycling centre, including again yesterday, we sought assurances that steps were being taken to tackle the issue.
Wednesday, 28 December 2022
Residents will recall our update in September - www.dundeewestend.com/2022/09/environmental-improvements-for-perth.html - about consultation on possible environmental improvements for parts of the Perth Road shopping area - at the Sinderins 'triangle', Pennycook Lane in front of the police station and at the Miller's Wynd car park.
We recently asked the City Council's Head of Planning and Economic Development for an update on timescales and further consultation with the community and have been updated as follows :
Tuesday, 27 December 2022
Fraser has been a board member of Dundee Age Concern for some years, the wonderful organisation that runs the Fiveways Club in Caird Avenue, that supports many older Dundee folk. He's currently the board's Vice-Chair.
The board is currently seeking additional board members - details below - please get in touch if you would like to get involved - many thanks!
Monday, 26 December 2022
Sunday, 25 December 2022
Saturday, 24 December 2022
With thanks to Suzy Scott and dundeebuses.info, here's a link to full details of bus timetables in Dundee and across the wider region over the festive period - https://tinyurl.com/festive-buses
Friday, 23 December 2022
A picture of the first Christmas tree in the City Square, taken from the Dundee Courier on 23rd December 1952 - 70 years ago today!
Thursday, 22 December 2022
Further to the West End Open Doors information we posted earlier this week, local libraries including our own at Blackness Library welcome all residents - contact details below.
Please note community libraries close over the Christmas and New Year period - details at www.leisureandculturedundee.com/opening-hours
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
West End Christmas Fortnight - window spotting competition and shoppers' prize draw winners! #dundeewestend
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Monday, 19 December 2022
Sunday, 18 December 2022
Here's the complete list of West End Christmas Fortnight Business and Community Awards winners for 2022 - many thanks to everyone who participated, congratulations to the winners, and special thanks to Felicity Wright of the Christmas Committee who did all the hard work organising the awards!
Business Silver Awards:
- Campbeltown Bar
- Fraser's Fruit & Veg
- The Rosebud
Business Gold Awards:
- EH9 Espresso
- Halo Hair
- The Little Green Larder
- Madina Delights
- Mary's Kitchen
- Perth Road Laundrette
- Perth Road Post Office
- Pure Beauty
- Sook Souk
- Investing in People - Dundee Art Society
- Supporting Sustainability - Dundee West End Community Fridge
Saturday, 17 December 2022
Friday, 16 December 2022
Thursday, 15 December 2022
A resident recently raised with us road safety at the Ancrum Road/Tullideph Road junction pointing out :
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
The ScrapAntics Team is holding a celebration day in its Wellgate space on Saturday 17th December - all welcome!
There will be an exhibition of artwork made by the local community, film screenings, Loose Parts Play, creative activities and food - all for free.
Everyone is welcome and you can just drop in for whichever part of the day you fancy - on the poster you will find the times of the different activities.
Please feel free to bring family and friends, and if you work with any community groups please share our poster and let everyone know!
Look forward to hopefully seeing you there!
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Monday, 12 December 2022
Sunday, 11 December 2022
Saturday, 10 December 2022
A West End resident - along with Dundee Cycle Hub - has set up a survey to gauge the interest in a pump track facility in Dundee.
This is a facility he has been keen to get in Dundee. It is basically a looped track and consists of a series of rollers and corners (berms) primarily made with asphalt they can be ridden by many different types of wheeled equipment such as bikes, skateboards, scooters etc.
They offer a low barrier to entry and can be used by both beginner and experienced users. Whilst this is similar in some ways to a skatepark it is quite a different facility to most skateparks due to the design / flow and the asphalt material that most pump tracks are made with.
A first step is just to demonstrate the demand so the survey is intended to do just that. The link to the survey is at https://forms.gle/xCmaiKsWnCQJR2S77 - all welcome to take part.
Friday, 9 December 2022
Thursday, 8 December 2022
Wednesday, 7 December 2022
Tuesday, 6 December 2022
Tonight at 6.30pm as part of West End Christmas Fortnight, Erin Farley of Dundee Libraries presents "Hogmanay in Print - the Victorian era."
Hogmanay and New Year's Day have long been a popular celebration for Dundee's people, with celebrations recorded in newspapers, broadsides, photographs and elsewhere through the years.
Erin shares some seasonal highlights from the Local History Centre's collections.
This online event will run at www.facebook.com/WestEndChristmas
Monday, 5 December 2022
Sunday, 4 December 2022
More West End Christmas Fortnight events today!
1pm to 2pm - Magdalen Green community planting event. All welcome!
Join us to plant colourful and pollinator-friendly summer allium bulbs at Magdalen Green.
No experience necessary, please bring a spade/trowel if possible as tools are limited.
3pm to 5pm – Christmas at The Gate Church.
A community Christmas celebration with carols, sweet treats and Santa Claus.
Saturday, 3 December 2022
A big West End Christmas Fortnight Saturday!
10am to 11am - Spex Pistols Christmas Family Workshops at Gallery 48, West Port - Handmade embossed foil decorations with Cara Findlay and Sooz Gordon. Unfortunately fully booked.
10am to 12 noon - Harris Academy Christmas Fayre – including stalls – Free entry - all welcome!
Fayre will include - at a small fee - barista style coffee and bacon rolls.
10.30am – 11.30am – Blackness Library -“From Garden to Eden" -a free talk at Blackness Library by Iain Flett on the history of the Eden Project site.
Have a wee break from the Christmas stress - come along to Blackness Library for this free talk by retired city archivist Iain Flett.
Take a seat, have a cup of tea, and enjoy an hour of Dundee history. Starts 10.30am with teas/coffees from 10.15am.
11am to 4pm – Christmas Vintage market at Roseangle Kitchen Café.
Find everything you need for your sustainable celebrations. Festive tunes on original vinyl, gorgeous jewels from throughout the decades, classic & kitschy homewares to brighten the season and that perfect outfit.
If you’re searching for a unique gift for a loved one or just want to treat yourself, we’re sure to have just what you’re looking for.
Free entry - Upper Hall of Roseangle Kitchen Café, Roseangle/Perth Road.
12 noon to 1.30pm – “A space to connect” – at Victoria Gardens, with Eden Project Communities.
If you’re looking to meet like-minded people, find out a little about community gardening or have expertise you’d like to share, we’d love you to join us.
Plants and people have the power to create lasting change so come along to hear from Victoria Gardens (301 Blackness Road) around food, food waste, recipe, ideas and much more! They'll be lots of fun activities to get involved in.
An informal opportunity to connect, share and learn and get involved in some activities all apart our 'a space to connect' roadshow series.
Lunch will be provided.
2.30pm – The West End Christmas Fortnight Primary 6 football competition at Harris Academy. With thanks to the schools for all their help with this. P6 teams participating from our local primary schools.
Friday, 2 December 2022
All are welcome along to Harris Education and Recreation Association's free Christmas celebration event at The Vine, Magdalen Yard Road tonight - Friday 2nd December - from 7pm to 9pm.
Thursday, 1 December 2022
Loads happening at West End Christmas Fortnight today - including our Christmas Concert, Christmas Market and Lights Switch On - Santa is on his way later today!
12 noon to 2pm - West End Blethers from Dundee Pensioners’ Forum - at The Friary in Tullideph Road. Aimed at older people in the West End, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, cake, scones, and a bowl of soup.
Dundee Pensioners’ Forum can arrange a taxi for an elderly person to attend -firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friary café also has a small food larder - and free fruit and vegetables to take away.
1pm to 3pm – Carols at the Corso Street sheltered lounge - for the sheltered tenants at Abbotsford/Corso area. All welcome!
2pm to 3.30pm - Dundee Carers Centre – Dementia Café Christmas Party - Logie & St John’s (Cross) Church. To find out more, call Dundee Carers Centre on 200422. Also the Sinderins Community Hub – a cuppa and warm welcome for all in the community meets at the church 1pm to 3pm.
4pm to 8pm - CHRISTMAS FORTNIGHT HIGHLIGHTS! – West End Christmas Market at the Miller’s Wynd car park and community fridge in Perth Road. Join us to browse Christmas gifts and we'll also have some hot food and drink stalls and music and entertainment for you to enjoy. We will be having a lights switch-on at 7.15pm. There’s also a visit from Santa, who will be distributing Christmas goody bags to the children! Many thanks to Scotmid for sponsoring the goody bags which will thereafter be available at the Community Fridge.
– The West End Christmas Concert at Dundee West Church. Featuring our two secondary schools at Harris Academy and St John’s RC High
School and our five primary schools – St Joseph’s RC PS, Blackness PS, Tayview
PS, Ancrum Road PS and Victoria Park PS – along Cherry Blossom Nursery School,
Girls’ Brigade and the wonderful Scottish singer Sheena Wellington! Mains of Fintry
Pipe Band will lead everyone to the lights switch on after the concert. Our thanks also to Rev Dr Jim Connolly for
hosting the concert.
Shoppers’ night in the West End – many West End shops will have late opening and special offers on Thursday 1st December!