Temporary Traffic Order – Benvie Road #dundeewestend

From the City Council :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of demolition works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Benvie Road (at its junction with Mitchell Street), Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Saturday 17th March 2018 for five working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Mitchell Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for part of the works.
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Cleghorn Street/City Road/Milnbank Road/Polepark Road/Fyffe Street and reverse
For further information contact 433168.
Executive Director of City Development  
Dundee City Council

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.