New fencing – Pentland Avenue #dundeewestend

Residents have commented to me what an improvement the new fencing on the south side of Pentland Avenue towards to west end of the street.
 
As you can see below, the new fencing is a considerable improvement on the old wooden fence both in terms of appearance and safety :
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West End Community Council agenda #dundeewestend

West End Community Council holds its last meeting of 2017 tonight at 7pm at Logie and St John’s (Cross) Church Hall in Shaftesbury Terrace.
 
Here is tonight’s agenda :
 
WEST END COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER  2017  AT  7.00PM
LOGIE AND ST JOHN`S ( CROSS )  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM  SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  –  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)
 
1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES
2. MINUTE OF MEETING 14TH NOVEMBER 2017 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5. PERTH ROAD UPDATE
6. WECC HIT LIST
7. PLANNING  UPDATE
8. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
9. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
10. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING 
 
Light refreshments will be provided.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL – WEEKLY ROAD REPORT
 
REPORT FOR WEST END WARD – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 11 DECEMBER 2017
 
A85 Riverside Drive – prohibition of right turn from westbound lane of Riverside Drive into Riverside approach and prohibition of right turn from Riverside Approach in to Riverside Drive for 2 weeks for works to the sea wall.  Prohibitions will only be in place when required.
 
A85 Riverside Drive (at Railway Station) – eastbound nearside lane closure for one week for SGN essential valve maintenance and footway, drainage and kerbing works.

Perth Road – west of Riverside Drive to Riverside Avenue

Residents have highlighted to me that Perth Road west of Riverside Drive to Riverside Avenue is the only part of the road not resurfaced or surface dressed in recent years.
 
I asked the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership if this can be considered for future improvement and I have received the following response :
 
“Perth Road west of Riverside Drive to Ninewells Avenue is provisionally included in the 2019-2020 Carriageway Programme for surface dressing.”

On Growth & Form 100 – Creative Coding workshops

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
Creative Coding : Animats, Animation and Artificial Life 
Designing and Coding Workshops by Genetic Moo
 
Saturday 9th December, 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Carnelley Building, University of Dundee
 
Create your own virtual organisms in these special workshops by computer art duo Genetic Moo, part of our exciting programme of events marking the centenary of D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form. Using design and creative coding, in the first part of the workshop you will learn how to design your creatures digitally, experimenting with different body parts, muscles and sensors. 
 
In the second part, find out how to program simple animating backgrounds which will trigger your creatures into action. At the end of this stimulating workshop we will bring some of the ‘created’ creatures together into a virtual world, while observing how they behave. Coding will be done using the free and open source Processing Language. 
 
After the workshop, we will email participants with the resulting programs and will explain how you can carry on your exciting coding experiments at home.
 
The workshop will run twice – a family-friendly version in the morning (10am-12.30pm) and one for adults in the afternoon (2pm-4.30pm).
 
Please note –
 
Workshops will be 2.5 hours long with a short break in the middle.  All equipment will be provided.
 
The workshops will be run by Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup who make up the digital art group Genetic Moo and have ten years of experience creating interactive creatures for events and exhibitions up and down the country.    They filled a shop full of digital beasties at Dundee’s Wellgate Centre for NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2016.
 
The morning workshop is intended for children aged 10 and upwards. Children must be accompanied by one or two adults.   You only need to book one place per child as you will be sharing a netbook computer.    It is great fun to work together with your kids and see who can code, or you can sit back and let the kids get on with it. 
 
The afternoon workshop is intended for adults aged 18 and upwards.
 
There is a fee of £10 per person for the afternoon workshop or £10 per child for the morning workshop (accompanying adults may attend free). Please pay in cash on the day – you will not be asked to pay when registering.
 
Places are limited so booking through Eventbrite is required :
 
Family Workshop – here.
Adult Workshop – here.