Further to the Temporary Traffic Order for a temporary road closure from tomorrow in Roseangle to properly restore the setted road surface following temporary repairs, I asked the City Council if special arrangements to ensure the 204 bus can run along most of its route [as was done during the last temporary closure] could be undertaken again.
This will ensure an hourly service throughout the route. If any resident has a query about the 204 service, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yesterday evening, I attended the April meeting of Community Spirit – the community group for the “north” part of West End Ward, covering Pentland, Tullideph, Ancrum and the Cleghorn area.
There was a good discussion with a representative from the City Council’s Environment Department about grass maintenance and related issues. I sought assurances about the removal of weeds from the gutters of West End roads which often becomes an issue as the summer approaches.
I was also able to update the meeting about the on-going lack of Sunday buses serving Pentland and the north side of Logie, with some good news of a review of provision that will take place in the summer.
Over many months, I have highlighted the inadequate bus services in parts of the West End and, in particular, the lack of service on Sundays in areas like Pentland, Scott Street and parts of the 204a service area like Newhall Gardens and Invergowrie Drive.
I met with the Managing Director of National Express Dundee when the Number 4 service was re-routed away from the West End, which was a really detrimental move by the bus company. I have also continued discussions with Transportation staff at the City Council about the matter and is now pleased to have been advised by the City Council Head of Transportation that the areas I have highlighted will be reassessed as part of a review of local bus service provision by the council in the summer.
The purpose of this review is to look at the operation of the small number of bus services the council subsidises (such as the 204 and 204a) and any gaps in provision. I have made the point on behalf of local residents that some form of Sunday service where there is currently none would be a boon and that the current route the 204/204a takes is convoluted.
Community Spirit Action Group now has a new publicity leaflet – see below – and you can download it here :