Toilets in Ancrum Road demolished – at last!

Back in August of last year, I reported that residents had asked me when the now disused (and rather horrible) toilets in Ancrum Road next to the Lochee Park children’s play area, would be demolished and the council advised that demolition would take place in October (that’s October 2015!)
 
I have continually reminded council officers over many months about the delays in this happening – and they were finally demolished last week – only a full year late!    See photo (right) :
 
I am now anxious to see the area properly restored and added to Lochee Park as part of the parkland. 
 
It should be stressed that there is still public toilet provision very close by – at the Lochee Park Pavilion.

Toilets – Ancrum Road

Residents have asked me when the now disused (and rather horrible) toilets in Ancrum Road next to the Lochee Park children’s play area, will be demolished.
 
The City Council has now advised me :
 
“The engineers have been instructed on the demolition. It is intended to take this to the September Committee with demolition taking place in October.”
 
It should be stressed that there will still be public toilet provision very close by – at the Lochee Park Pavilion.

Gettings things done … Ancrum Road/Logie Street

A resident recently asked me :
 
“… any idea when the cycle lane/advanced stop box will return to the Ancrum Road/Logie Street lights?”
 
I asked the City Council and received the following positive response :
 
“Unfortunately these road markings were not replaced when the Logie Street carriageway was resurfaced.
The Roads Maintenance Partnership has been advised of this and will make arrangements for these outstanding road markings to be replaced.”

 

Additional bus service to assist part of the West End

A new peak time bus service, jointly funded by the City Council and Angus Council, and to be operated by National Express Dundee, will start next Monday (27th May) providing direct links between Piperdam, Liff, Ninewells Hospital and the City Centre.
The good news for the West End is that parts of the West End including Guthrie Street, Brook Street, Milnbank Road, City Road, Tullideph Road and Ancrum Road will be covered by the new route.    This is particularly welcome for those residents who used to rely on the former Stagecoach 74 service that was withdrawn back in 2009.
The timetable can be downloaded here.

City Road/Logie Street – road works

Please see Public Notice below from the City Council regarding work commencing this morning.
 
The council’s Road Maintenance Partnership has advised me that, “City Road/Logie Street junction is to be closed to allow the junction to be resurfaced.  This will require City Road to be closed from its junction with Tullideph Road.”     
 
In addition to the better road surface, the good news is that this will finally allow for the repainting of the yellow box markings at the junction to be undertaken – something I have been requesting on behalf of residents for some time.
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 :  SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of carriageway patching works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in:
 
1.   City Road (from Tullideph Place to Logie Street), Dundee.
 
2.   Ancrum Road (eastbound from Tullideph Road to Logie Street), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 25 February 2013 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Logie Street/Tullideph Road.
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council