Getting things done – graffiti removal – Rosebery Street, Pitfour Street and Benvie Road

Following residents’ complaints about graffiti requiring removal in Rosebery Street, Pitfour Street and Benvie Road (see below), I raised this with the City Council’s Rapid Response Team :


I have now been advised that disclaimers have been given to the property owners concerned to get their authority to allow the council to remove the graffiti (permission required as on privately-owned walls).

Site concerns in Benvie Road

Over a considerable period in the past, I raised residents’ concerns about the condition of the former garage at the top end of Benvie Road that had been the subject of fire raising.
A building warrant to demolish the structure was granted in 2010 and the derelict garage was thankfully demolished.
However, as you can see below, the site is still very much an eyesore :
I have been in touch with the City Council’s Head of Planning to see what can be done to encourage a future productive use of the site.

Benvie Road – an update

Earlier this month, I pointed out residents’ complaints that, in Benvie Road (opposite the Pitfour Street junction), the two street signs indicating flat numbers have totally worn away – see right.
The council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership has now responded to me as follows :
“New street name plates will be ordered within the next few days and erected as resources allow thereafter.”

Busy Tuesday …

A busy day today on local issues, including :
* A morning site visit to speak with residents in Mitchell Street/Polepark Road/Benvie Road about the recent external cyclical works to their properties.   Council officers from housing and architects also attended.
* A meeting with the Pennycook and Sinderins Courts’ Residents Association, at which we discussed a number of local issues.
* A meeting of the Jericho House Support Group.  The support group is a regular meeting at which a number of us discuss fundraising and other projects to support this important facility in the West End Ward, that assists those recovering from alcoholism.   We had a good discussion about funding initiatives to support the House, participation in Doors Open Day 2014 and the new production of a play that the House service users and staff will be participating in.
* Tonight at the West End Community Council, there was a lengthy presentation on bin collection and recycling proposed changes and we also discussed the roads proposals relative to Riverside Drive.