Getting things done – Hazel Drive #dundeewestend

Residents have contacted me about the extent of the leaves on the public path at the south end of Hazel Drive that leads to Perth Road – see right.
As a result, the path is slippy so I have asked the council’s Neighbourhood Services to have it swept as soon as possible.

Temporary Traffic Order – Polepark Road

From the City Council :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water sewer repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Polepark Road (between Fyffe Street and Milnbank Road), Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Monday 23 October 2017 for 5 working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes are available via Lochee Road/Tullideph Road/City Road/Milnbank Road.
For further information contact 433082.
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Panel event : Women in Comics

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
To accompany our current exhibition Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics, we’ve teamed up with the School of Humanities and Dundee Literary Festival to host a special panel discussion event at 5.30pm on Wednesday 18th October in Baxter 1.36, Tower Building. 
The exhibition presents original artwork from DC Thomson’s popular girls comics, which reached their peak of popularity in the 1960s and 70s, along with a selection of pieces by current comics creators, offering a broad range of interpretations of what female figures can be in the British comics culture. The exhibition has been curated by Louise Quirion, a recent graduate from the University’s MLitt course in Comics Studies.
The discussion event will feature former DC Thomson sub-editors Rhoda Miller and Rosemary Chivers, who will discuss their work on titles such as Mandy, Bunty, Diana and Spellbound, plus current comics artists Elina Bry of Scottish female comics collective Teen Girl Comic and Rebecca Horner, who recently graduated from the Masters course in Comics & Graphic Novels at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. They will be joined by comics experts Dr Joan Ormrod (Manchester School of Art) and Dr Julia Round (Bournemouth University). 
The event is free but places should be booked via Dundee Literary Festival here.
Please join us from 5pm in the exhibition space in the Tower Foyer Gallery for refreshments before the event starts at 5.30pm.
Find out more about the exhibition here.

Special event at the Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :
Friends of Wighton invite you to a special song workshop with Bob Walser at the Wighton Heritage Centre in the Central Library on Wednesday 18th October from 3pm to 4ish!
Bob Walser from the US is a singer, musician, and workshop leader specializing in sea songs and shanties. He’s also part of the Elphinstone team researching the James Madison Carpenter collection of songs made in the 1930s, with a lot of material collected in the North-East, including Dundee. 
The event is free and all singers are welcome so please do pass this invitation to anyone you think might be interested.

Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

As part of the season of Wednesday afternoon lectures, Professor Graeme Walker, Director of the Abertay Yeast Research Group at Abertay University, is giving a talk later this week on the subject of yeasts.
The lecture will take place in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the Tower Building at the Dundee University, at 2.15pm this Wednesday – 18th October – at a charge of £2.
Yeasts are the world’s premier industrial microbes. Yeast and fermentation technology is entwined with the history of human civilisation – from ancient Egyptian brewing to modern day biotechnology.
This lecture will explore the diversity of yeasts and their products, following a journey from beer to biofuels to biopharmaceuticals and beyond.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

Riverside Esplanade/Riverside Drive (Tay Road Bridge off ramp to 75m along Riverside Drive) – westbound nearside lane closure on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October to facilitate V&A construction works.
A90 Swallow roundabout – overnight (7.30pm – 6.30am) southbound nearside lane closure on Sunday 15 October for lighting works.
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 8 weeks for works to the sea wall.  Prohibitions will only be in place when required.
Blackness Road (at Rosefield Street) – temporary traffic lights for one week for Scottish Water mains renewal.
Forthcoming Roadworks
Polepark Road (Fyffe Street to Milnbank Road) – closed from Monday 23 October for 5 working days for Scottish Water sewer repair works.