The theory of course was that I’d do a post on the blog yesterday but only two and a bit days away in London and there was a massive amount to catch up on yesterday (and today!)
London consisted of meetings and one nice Dinner really but I did take a short walk from the hotel in Bloomsbury and, as you can see (right) it was awfully near the Post Office Tower!
OK, then, back in Dundee, and spent much of the last two days catching up on phone calls to constituents and responding to e-mails. I have had quite a number of people contacting me about the Dock Street tunnel works and also concerns about the Botanic Gardens (I have now had a response from the University Secretary on the issue and will continue to emphasise how vital the Botanic Gardens are for the West End and the City as a whole).
Additionally, pleased to see the launch (tomorrow, Friday) of a new family support network (“Babes and Co”) for the West End. You can read more about this by clicking the headline above.
This afternoon, along with the City Council Leader, Education Convener and Director of Education, I was at Blackness Primary School to see the “Writer’s Craft” project in action with Primary 7 pupils. Aimed at improving pupils’ literacy skills, it was brilliant to see the enthusiasm and ability of the pupils – a great credit to Blackness PS.
Lastly, met a resident today about the state of the pavements in Balgay Road – have raised this with the City Council.