West End Ward Surgeries #dundeewestend

With the school holidays over today, my West End Ward surgeries start again later this week – on Thursday :
These are : 
• Mitchell Street Centre – Mitchell Street (The Base) – Mondays – 4.20pm (prompt) (except school holidays)
• Harris Academy (Reception Area) – Mondays – 4.50 pm (prompt) (except school holidays)
• Blackness Primary School (Staff Room) – Thursdays – 6.15 pm (prompt) (except school holidays)
All West End Ward residents welcome and no appointment necessary!

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Approach) – temporary traffic lights for 3 weeks and prohibition of right turn from Barnetts Garage for 2 weeks for gas main renewal.  Riverside Approach open until this phase is complete.
All Under One Banner Parade – rolling road closure on Saturday 18 August affecting the following streets:  Arbroath Road, Princes Street, King Street, Cowgate, Panmure Street, Meadowside, Reform Street, High Street, Nethergate, Perth Road, Roseangle, Riverside Approach, North Marketgait and East Marketgait.
West Marketgait (Nethergate to West Port) – northbound nearside lane closure on Sunday 19 August for Scottish Water manhole repairs.

Hogmanay Celebrations Grant Scheme

From the City Council :
Dundee City Council has allocated money from its Common Good Fund to continue its grant scheme to support groups that wish to organise community events to celebrate Hogmanay.
Applications are invited from Dundee based community groups and cultural organisations which are planning to organise non-commercial celebrations to mark Hogmanay. The celebrations do not have to be on Hogmanay itself, but can take place between Saturday, 29th December 2018 and Thursday, 3rd January 2019.
This year, we are particularly looking for applications that :
– Involve a wide range of the local community
– Give a sense that it is Hogmanay that is being celebrated
– Have the potential to develop community spirit and additional joint activities going forward into 2019
The application form can be found at www.tinyurl.com/hogmanay-dundee or requested via email to Paul Davies paul.davies@dundeecity.gov.uk.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September, and the decision making group will then meet in October.

Volunteer opportunity with the MS Therapy Centre in Peddie Street

M S Therapy Centre (Tayside) Ltd
Unit 12b Peddie Street
Dundee DD1 5LB
TELEPHONE: 01382 566283
e-mail – info@taysidemstherapy.co.uk


Social Support/Chamber Volunteers Wanted
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role as part of our team of volunteers, working in our friendly therapy centre while providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the community. 
We are looking for volunteers who are available for a couple of hours on Saturday, either morning or afternoon.
We ask that you are physically fit, friendly and caring to offer our members, who are attending for Oxygen Therapy, social support by welcoming them on arrival, by preparing and serving refreshments, chatting and generally providing a secure, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. 
We would also like you to provide support to our chamber operator.  Full training will be provided.
If you are interested and would like more information, please get in touch (tel 01382 566283) or drop an email to sheila@taysidemstherapy.co.uk

Public Art Uploadathon

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
We need your help to record Dundee’s amazing collection of public art!
Over the summer we’ve been working with volunteers to map and photograph artworks across Dundee, and we now have over 400 on our list! Now we need your help to upload images and information onto Historic Environment Scotland’s Urban Detectives website. 
We’re holding a special uploadathon (is that a word? It is now!) in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee on Saturday 11th August 10am-1pm. 
The event will take place in IT suite 1G01 so everyone will have access to a PC to add data and pictures to the site. 
You can either bring your own images of public art in Dundee or use the ones our volunteers have already taken. 
Don’t worry if you’ve never used Urban Detectives before – it’s very simple and we can take you through the process. 
The event runs over 3 hours but please come for as much or as little of that time as you like. 
Refreshments will be provided to keep us all going!
Please book a place here.     Please also note – if you have not already done so, you will need to register as an Urban Detective BEFORE the event here.

Friends of Wighton event today

From Sheena Wellington :
Wighton Heritage Centre
Today – Wednesday 8th August – 1.15pm – 1.45pm
Lunchtime Recital with Kirsty Law
For the third of our Year of Young People Lunchtime Recitals we are delighted to welcome the wonderful Kirsty Law.
Kirsty Law is an innovative young vocalist and song-maker based in Edinburgh.   The mainstay of her musical education came from learning Scots ballads and folk songs from tradition bearers such as Sheila Stewart, Cathal McConnell and Margaret Bennett.
Today she draws on this experience in her own composition, often writing in a ‘patchwork’ style, layering and combining original and traditional melodies, poems and text – and incorporating contemporary sounds alongside her rich Scots vocal. Her song ‘Hymn For A Shepherd’ has been mentioned in the Scottish Parliament and she has released two albums and one EP.
Working with artists of different mediums has come to be the lifeblood of her work – performing alongside poets, storytellers and sound artists as well as responding to the work of contemporary visual artists and filmmakers. 
Admission free, but our shiny pink piggybank welcomes donations!