Sunday 30 June 2024

Harris Hockey Club update #dundeewestend


Harris Hockey Club's men's squads are looking to expand their squads for National League and Midlands Division 1.

Interested - then email harris.secretary@gmail.com

Saturday 29 June 2024

West End Community Fridge - opening times #dundeewestend


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Just a reminder that the West End Community Fridge is open five days a week. No referral is needed and everyone is welcome!

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The fridge volunteers are often asked about the opening times and why it is not open later. The reason it is open from 11am to 2pm is because volunteers collect the food early in the morning - and so that as many local people as possible can come along during lunch breaks.

The fridge is also open on Saturdays so that those who can't get there during the week can also access it.

Friday 28 June 2024

Friends of Wighton Cappuccino Concert


Tomorrow - Saturday 29th June - 11am – noon (doors open 10.30am).

Essa Flett – The Selkie’s Wife

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A bewitching performance” - Binge Fringe Magazine

From the creator of ROOTS (Fringe 2019) and cast member of the hit 2022 Edinburgh Fringe BradΓ‘n Theatre show My Lover Was A Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse, comes a ‘bewitching’ (Binge Fringe Magazine) new solo folk storytelling performance.

Join Elisabeth Flett as she gives the audience a decidedly sapphic retelling of the Selkie tale- that is, she’ll try to, if her own story would only stop getting in the way. A tour de force of Flett’s award-winning career as a folk musician, folklorist, writer and theatre-maker, The Selkie’s Wife is a show full of live music, academic fun facts, storytelling, foley art - and maybe some queer revenge…

Suitable for 14+

Content Warnings: descriptions of institutional homophobia, sexism, non- consensual marriage, chronic illness and one use of strong violence (no depictions of the above are shown in the show), one use of strong language.

Admission £5 Coffee/tea available for small donation

Thursday 27 June 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s surgeries take place today and 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!

These are the final surgeries of this school term with the school year ending tomorrow. Michael's and Fraser's surgeries return when the new school term starts in August.

Wednesday 26 June 2024

Photo ID application and proxy vote deadline today


Today - Wednesday 26th June at 5pm - is the deadline for :

+ new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) - you can apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote

+ new applications for a Voter Authority Certificate - you can apply online at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voting-and-elections/voter-id/applying-a-voter-authority-certificate

There is a list of acceptable voter ID at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voting-and-elections/voter-id/accepted-forms-photo-id - if you do not possess any of these to take to the polling station, you will need a Voter Authority Certificate which you must apply for by 5pm today.

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and
are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Although Michael will have surgeries on Thursday, these are Fraser's final surgeries of this school term and surgeries return after the school summer holidays in August.

Monday 24 June 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 24 JUNE 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Monday 24 June for 28 weeks:  week commencing 24 June – Milnbank Gardens closed; and Ancrum Road closed westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road.    Includes :

  • Ancrum Road (westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road);
  • Tullideph Road (westbound between City Road and Ancrum Road);
  • City Road (southbound between Tullideph Road and Milnbank Gardens); and
  • Milnbank Gardens.

Riverside Drive/Riverside Avenue – road closure for 2 nights from Wednesday 26 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for lining works, including Invergowrie slip road and Perth Road slip road.

Apollo Way/Explorer Road/Gemini Crescent – road closures for 2 nights (7.00pm to 6.00am) from Monday 24 June for carriageway resurfacing and enabling works.

Riverside Avenue (eastbound from A90 Kingsway to Apollo Way) – closed on Wednesday 26 June for one night (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing and enabling works.

Riverside Avenue/Apollo Way (no right turn to/from Apollo Way) – closed on Wednesday 26 June for one night (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing and enabling works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

High Street, Lochee - fully closed west of its junction with Bright Street on Sunday 30 June between 9.00am and 3.00pm only for crane lifting works.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.00pm to 7.00am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months for junction improvement works.

James Black Place (outside bus stances) – closed to buses from 9.00am on Sunday 14 July to 6.00am on Monday 15 July for Scottish Water work.

Sunday 23 June 2024

General Election - Photo ID needed!

Remember you need a photo ID to vote in the upcoming General Election on 4th July.

If you aren't online or need help getting free voter ID come along to one of the drop in sessions - the final one is next Wednesday - details below.



Saturday 22 June 2024

After work garden sessions at Ninewells Community Garden #dundeewestend


All are welcome at Ninewells Community Garden from 4pm to 7pm next Tuesday to help get vegetables all planted out and fill up the new raised bed.    There will be free soup to share together.

The garden team are trialling this evening volunteering slot as many people have told them they would love to help out but are unable due to work commitments - so come along and get amongst nature this Tuesday night.

Friday 21 June 2024

Getting things done - Hillside Drive #dundeewestend



The state of the road surface in Hillside Drive is now extremely poor and, following complaints from residents, we raised the possibility of resurfacing it with the Roads Maintenance Partnership.

The Roads Maintenance Partnership's Senior Engineer has responded helpfully as follows :

"I am busy compiling through condition scores the schemes for detailed scoring

I will add in Hillside Drive so it is scored for potential inclusion in future programmes."

Thursday 20 June 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday 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!

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Getting things done - weeds at road edges #dundeewestend


We have over some time now received complaints about weeds at road edges in various West End streets and have reported these to the City Council.

We were given assurances that this nis being dealt with across the ward but most recently we had further concerns in the Hillside area - see photo.

We have now received a response specifically about this from our local environment manager as follows :

"Thanks for your below email concerning the weeds within the Hillside area.

I can confirm that our operative has recently attended the area to apply contact herbicide.

Given a week or two visible signs should be evident of the weeds dying off."

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Voting registration deadline today!


They’re registered to vote, are you?

Today is the last day left to register to vote in the UK Parliament general election on 4th July.

If you are not already on the electoral roll, make sure you register before midnight.

Monday 17 June 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 17 JUNE 2024

Riverside Drive/Riverside Avenue – road closure for 5 nights from 16 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing, including Invergowrie slip road and Perth Road slip road.

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Wednesday 19 June for 29 weeks:  week commencing 17 June – Milnbank Gardens closed; and Ancrum Road closed westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road.    Includes :

  • Ancrum Road (westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road);
  • Tullideph Road (westbound between City Road and Ancrum Road);
  • City Road (southbound between Tullideph Road and Milnbank Gardens); and
  • Milnbank Gardens.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Drive/Riverside Avenue – road closure for 2 nights from 26 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for lining works, including Invergowrie slip road and Perth Road slip road.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.00pm to 7.00am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months for junction improvement works.

James Black Place (outside bus stances) – closed to buses from 9.00am on Sunday 14 July to 6.00am on Monday 15 July for Scottish Water work.

Sunday 16 June 2024

Temporary Traffic Order – Riverside Avenue and Apollo Way


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 carriageway resurfacing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in :

Riverside Avenue (eastbound from A90 Kingsway to Apollo Way)

Riverside Avenue (no right turn into Apollo Way), Dundee.

Apollo Way (no right turn into Riverside Avenue), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 26 June 2024 for one night (7pm to 6am).

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via A90 Kingsway / Myrekirk Road / South Road / Explorer Road / Apollo Way and Riverside Avenue / Riverside Drive roundabout / Riverside Avenue.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Saturday 15 June 2024

Connecting Scotland digital support helpline

The Connecting Scotland Helpline provides digital support to anyone in Scotland. It is free to call and is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Anyone can call this freephone number and receive support and advice on topics including :

· Using devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers

· Connecting to the internet

· Navigating the web and social media

· Completing everyday tasks online

· Connecting with the community, family and friends

· Managing finances, paying bills and saving money online

· Reducing costs (energy, data plans, shopping, etc.)

· Finding opportunities for education and employment

· Feeling less isolated and having someone to talk to

Call 0800 0 590 690 to access this helpful service.

Friday 14 June 2024

Temporary Traffic Order - Apollo Way, Gemini Crescent and Explorer 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 carriageway resurfacing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in :

Apollo Way, Dundee

Gemini Crescent, Dundee

Explorer Road (between Luna Place and Apollo Way), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Monday 24 June 2024 for 2 nights (7pm to 6am).

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Riverside Avenue / A90 Kingsway / Myrekirk Road / South Road / Explorer Road .

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Thursday 13 June 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend


Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday 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!

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Getting things done - Whitefauld Road #dundeewestend


Following residents' concerns raised with us about faded junction lines in Whitefauld Road at the junction with Menzieshill Road, we raised this with the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership.

We have since received the following helpful response :

"An order has been raised for these white lines to be refreshed."

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and every Tuesday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Monday 10 June 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 10 JUNE 2024

South Marketgait/Greenmarket – road closure for 5 nights from 9 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing.

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Riverside Drive/Riverside Avenue – road closure for 5 nights from 16 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing, including Invergowrie slip road and Perth Road slip road.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Monday 17 June for 29 weeks: week commencing 17 June – Milnbank Gardens closed; and Ancrum Road closed westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road. Includes :

+ Ancrum Road (westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road);

+ Tullideph Road (westbound between City Road and Ancrum Road);

+ City Road (southbound between Tullideph Road and Milnbank Gardens);   and

+ Milnbank Gardens.

Riverside Drive/Riverside Avenue – road closure for 2 nights from 26 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for lining works, including Invergowrie slip road and Perth Road slip road.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.00pm to 7.00am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months for junction improvement works.

James Black Place (outside bus stances) – closed to buses from 9.00am on Sunday 14 July to 6.00am on Monday 15 July for Scottish Water work.

Saturday 8 June 2024

Getting things done - Tait's Lane #dundeewestend

Residents recently highlighted to us that the yellow lining at the south end of Tait's Lane was very worn.

We therefore asked the Roads Maintenance Partnership to have it refreshed and have received the following helpful response :

"An order has been raised for the double yellow markings to be refreshed."

Friday 7 June 2024

Getting things done - Annfield Street #dundeewestend


Along the south side of Annfield Street, traditionally there have been four benches  but unfortunately although two are still in usable condition, one is badly damaged [see photo] and another is now completely missing.

We raised this with our local environment manager following residents highlighting this with us and have received the following helpful response :

"Presently there are currently three benches in situ within Annfield Street.   I have made several enquiries with regards to the missing bench at the Annfield Road end to determine the reason for removal. I can only assume at this time that the bench was removed due to damage and disrepair.

I have submitted a request to our Construction Services colleagues for replacement wooden slats to be fitted to the bench with rotten seating slats.

The eastern end of Annfield Street I am assuming ... is the location of the missing bench.   There are vehicles parking at this location.   Presently I am sourcing a suitable reconditioned / recycled bench that can be installed here for resident/public use and once installed this will prevent vehicles parking (on the pavement)."

Thursday 6 June 2024

Michael’s weekly ward surgeries today! #dundeewestend

Michael’s ward surgeries take place today and every Thursday 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!

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Ninewells Community Garden event #dundeewestend


It is good to see the return of Get Out Get Active classes to Ninewells Community Garden.

Every Wednesday, all are welcome to take part in this stretch and relax class :

🧘🏼 12 noon to 12.45pm
πŸ™πŸΌ Free
🧘🏾‍♂️ Suitable for all abilities

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries tonight! #dundeewestend


Fraser’s weekly ward surgeries take place later today and every Tuesday during school term time.

They are as follows :

Tuesdays at 5pm prompt – Blackness Library

Tuesdays at 5.45pm prompt – Ancrum Road Primary School

All residents welcome – no appointment necessary.

Monday 3 June 2024

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR THE WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3 JUNE 2024

Blinshall Street (Douglas Street to 50 metres south) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Douglas Street (Blinshall Street to Brown Street) - temporary traffic lights until December 2024 for construction works.

Brown Street (south of Douglas Street) - closed until December 2024 for construction works.

Seafield Road, Dundee - closed from its westmost end (in cul-de-sac) extending for a distance of no more than 20 metres in an easterly direction to facilitate a site access for a new housing development until November 2025.

Glamis Drive (Hillside Road to Glamis Road) – closed from Monday 3 June for 5 days for Drainage Improvement works.

Perth Road (at West Park Road) – temporary traffic lights on Saturday 8 June for BT work.

South Marketgait/Greenmarket – road closure for 5 nights from 9 June (7.00pm to 6.00am) for carriageway resurfacing.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Scottish and Southern Energy Network Elmwood Cable Renewal Scheme – rolling road closures from Monday 17 June for 29 weeks: week commencing 17 June – Milnbank Gardens closed; and Ancrum Road closed westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road. Includes :

+ Ancrum Road (westbound between Tullideph Road and Glamis Road);

+ Tullideph Road (westbound between City Road and Ancrum Road);

+ City Road (southbound between Tullideph Road and Milnbank Gardens); and

+ Milnbank Gardens.

Riverside Avenue/Dykes of Gray Road (at Swallow roundabout) - closed Monday to Friday overnight (7.30pm to 6.30am) from Monday 1 July for 11 months for junction improvement works.

Sunday 2 June 2024

WestFest Big Sunday 2024 today! #dundeewestend


WestFest Big Sunday is back for 2024 today!

All residents welcome on Magdalen Green from 12 noon for a fun, free day out with music, food, stalls and attractions for the whole family - don't miss it!

Saturday 1 June 2024

Common Good Fund 2024


This year's Common Good Fund is still open for submissions and the next tranche of applications is open until 26th August.

The Fund for 2024/25 will continue to prioritise local organisations and community groups that are supporting those who find themselves in need.

For more information and to download an application form please visit www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundee-partnership/dundee-partnership-funding