School catchment area consultation – an update #dundeewestend

Last week, I advised that Dundee City Council has launched a consultation on a number of schools proposals.
Part of the proposals see substantial proposed changes to the catchment areas of the primary schools that are feeder schools to Harris Academy.
In the West End, there are significant proposed changes to the Blackness Primary, Victoria Park Primary and Ancrum Road Primary catchment areas.
I can now advise that consultation meetings about the West End proposals will take place on Wednesday 26th February and, again, on Monday 16th March, with a drop-in from 6pm to view the proposals and a presentation and Q&A session at 7pm – all welcome
You can view the full proposals here.

Play On Wheels Easter Holidays events #dundeewestend

Here’s Play On Wheels Easter Holidays events in the West End for local children!
Play On Wheels will be out whatever the weather so hope to see lots of you for some adventures.    Come and say hello and have some fun. 
Everyone welcome and all sessions are free of charge.
Play On Wheels is a Smart Play Network project funded through the BIG Lottery Investing in Communities 21st Century Life programme.

Tuesday meetings

In addition to a number of meetings with constituents yesterday, I also attended :
+ A meeting at the Wasps Studios at Meadow Mill for local businesses in the Blackness industrial area hosted by the council’s consultants who are looking at ways of improving the area in a collaborative way, as part of the council’s review of the local development plan.  
Ideas include bringing forward a masterplan for the area, including improved car parking, ‘greening’ the landscape, better walking links and compatible new planning uses such as creative industries, workshops, some small scale retail and residential development.    
At this stage, these are only ideas and the input of local people and businesses is vital in progressing any proposals.
+ A meeting of the Bonnie Dundee group at the City Chambers.  Bonnie Dundee encourages improvements to the Dundee environment and helps local groups who keep Dundee’s parks, open areas, streets and gardens in good shape.   
We discussed the various areas of Bonnie Dundee’s work including the planters at Dundee Science Centre and West Port, a possible summer West End litter pick and Bonnie Dundee’s input into the garden areas at the new Slessor Gardens in the Waterfront.
+ A meeting of the Ancrum Parent Partnership at Ancrum Road Primary School.   The Ancrum Parent Partnership is the group of parents who have been selected in accordance with the Parent Council constitution to represent all the parents of children at our school. 
There was a very positive discussion about school activities and we also discussed School Crossing Patrollers and road safety near to the school.