Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL – WEEKLY ROAD REPORT
 
REPORT FOR WEST END WARD – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 18 JUNE 2018
 
South Union Street/South Marketgait at Dundee Railway Station – northbound nearside lane closure from 9.30am for 2 weeks for footway works.
 
Riverside Avenue (at Perth Road) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June for Scottish Water mains conditioning.
 
Perth Road (at Mid Wynd) – off-peak temporary traffic lights on Thursday 21 June for BT cabling work.
 
Forthcoming Roadworks
 
Logie Street – closed from Monday 2 July for 3 weeks for carriageway resurfacing.
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Blether Tay-Gither – Storytelling in Dundee

 
Our June Blether will be on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm at The Butterfly Café, 28 Commercial Street.
 
The theme this month is “SAND.” 
 
Join us for a relaxed evening of stories and tales.     Bring a story or just come to listen. 
 
Hope to see some of you there – all welcome!

The Gaff – exhibition in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
David Blyth + Nick Gordon
The Gaff
Running until 29th June 2018
D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, University of Dundee
Open Fridays 2pm– 4.30pm. By appointment at other times.
 
Welcome to The Gaff. Inspired by the preserved vestiges of D’Arcy Thompson’s personal collection, Scottish artists David Blyth and Nick Gordon pay homage to this visionary man of Natural Science through playful response to the displays at the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. With reference to Thompson’s seminal book On Growth and Form, the exhibition showcases individual sculptural works by the two artists unified through their interrogation of ‘material culture’ and the accepted codes of the museum experience. ‘Behave, you Animal!’
 
In fact, it was a mutual interest in D’Arcy Thompson’s book that brought the artists together for this collaborative exhibition. By introducing new artworks into the historical collection to challenge the conventions of taxonomy and explore alternative connections and contexts, they aim to release new ideas from the zoological specimens within the collection.
 
The Gaff seeks to breathe new life into the museum experience by encouraging a different set of questions about the natural world and our perceptual understanding of what this means today. 
 
David Blyth lives and works in rural Aberdeenshire. He works at Gray’s School of Art as an academic lecturer on the Contemporary Art Practice course. David’s work involves the craft skills of taxidermy to draw upon narratives of Scottish folklore, shamanism and human-animal relations.
 
Nick Gordon lives and works in Stromness, Orkney, where he works as a technician at Soulisquoy Printmakers. An avid beachcomber, Nick’s work uses mixed media collage to explore our relationship with the environment. His work is a contemporary reflection of the cognitive processes of collecting, arranging, displaying and analysing – an archaeology of sorts. 
 
The exhibition can be seen in the Zoology Museum on Fridays 2-4.30pm until 29 June.    Find out more about it here

Friends of Wighton event

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Saturday 16th June, Cappuccino Concert – Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
11am – noon – tickets £5 
 
Andrew Gordon & Euan Johnston, songs, tunes and a bit of welly!
 
Euan Johnston and Andrew Gordon have been friends from the Scottish music scene for 15 years each a much respected performer in his own right.  
 
Finally getting together as a duo in early 2016, Euan and Andrew have worked on a set that shows their passion for Scottish and Irish Music.  
 
Never taking themselves too seriously, they switch from the serious to the surreal, from Spain to seals.  
 
Their accompanying guitar and bodhran rhythms could be considered “robust” and when both bodhrans are out … mighty!
 
Doors open 10.30am; tea/coffee available for a small donation.

Garden, Allotment & Best Kept Close Competition 2018

This year’s Garden, Allotment & Best Kept Close Competition is now on – closing date Friday 20th July.
This competition celebrates the hard work being done by members of the community across Dundee in their gardens, allotments and homes. 
 
It is open to all within the Dundee City boundary and is free to enter. 
 
Entries are encouraged by individuals, community groups, residents groups, businesses and more.
Hard copies of the application form and further information is available in libraries and community centres and it is available to download here

West End Community Council Update #dundeewestend

I have today launched my June 2018 Update to West End Community Council.    Subjects covered include:
 
•         Blackness Post Office – electronic door entry   
•         Bus stop east of Harris Academy moved – trial basis   
 
The Community Council meets this evening at Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall at 7pm – all residents welcome.      You can download my Update here.
 
The agenda for tonight’s meeting is as follows :
 
WEST END  COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 12th JUNE  2018  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 8TH MAY 2018 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5. WESTFEST
6. PERTH ROAD UPDATE 
7. WECC HIT LIST
8. PLANNING  UPDATE
9. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
10. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
11. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING 
 
Light refreshments will be provided.