Friends of Blackness Library

Leisure and Culture Dundee is hoping to establish a Friends of Blackness Library group, similar to the successful initiative at Broughty Ferry Library.

 
If you are interested, please print off and complete the short questionnaire below and hand into the library (hard copy of this is also available in the library) – many thanks :

Tuesday meetings

Yesterday, I had a number of meetings including :
 
* A site visit with council officers at Blackness Library to look at the best way of improving safety at the entrance steps when it is dark.   Officers are considering the options and I will be discussing them with West End Community Council and residents to get views on the best way of achieving the best outcome.
 
* The AGM of 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.   In addition to discussing the city’s involvement in the Beautiful Scotland Awards and the It’s Your Neighbourhood Campaign for 2016, there was also an excellent presentation on community garden initiatives across Dundee.
 
* A meeting of the Balgay Stakeholders’ Group, which brings together local councillors, council parks/environment department staff and community representatives – in particular Friends of Balgay – to look at issues related to Balgay Park and its surrounds.   We had a good discussion on a number of initiatives including planned roads resurfacing in the cemetery, improved drainage in Lochee Park and tackling speeding issues and better signage across Greater Balgay.

Colouring in … for adults!

An event from the Time2Give West End timebank :
Time2Give advises :    “We’ll bring tea/coffee, biscuits, pens/pencils and beautiful pictures to colour in!
 
You bring your secret desire to spend an hour just colouring in and creating something lovely on a cold dark afternoon!
 
Feel free to bring your own pictures and/or pens/pencils if you want to and relax for an hour or two.”

Friends of Blackness Library

Following the successful launch of a Friends Group for Broughty Ferry Library, I asked libraries staff if a similar initiative could be considered for Blackness Library.

 
I am very grateful for Leisure & Culture Dundee’s positive response and staff would be grateful for your views.   Please print off & complete the survey below and hand into the library – many thanks!