City Road road repairs

Following my raising residents’ complaints about the poor road condition in City Road towards its south end (near Blyth Street), the City Council has advised me as follows :
“… the Roads Maintenance Partnership inspector for the area has arranged for the potholes on City Road towards its south end (near Blyth Street) to be repaired.  Permanent patching repairs are also planned for this area although there is no timescale available for this at present but they will be done as soon as resources are available and earlier priorities have been dealt with.”
I queried the timescale for the permanent patching works and have been further advised :
“The structural patching that has been identified will be carried out as part of a full programme of works in the next financial year.”

Good news … Baxter Street fencing

Last month, I highlighted the fencing that had fallen down between Baxter Street and Blyth Place.
I asked the City Council, on behalf of local residents, to have the fencing re-erected and, with thanks to the council for its very prompt response, the fence is now back in place – see right.

Getting things done … Baxter Street fencing

The fencing at the rear of the grass area in Baxter Street along the boundary with Blyth Street has completely fallen over – see below:
The residents who live in the area tell me that the fence was originally erected by the City Council and I therefore contacted the council about getting this sorted.   The fence itself looks sound – it simply needs new posts and to then be re-erected.
I am pleased to say that the City Council has agreed to do this and I am advised, “.. the fence was instructed to be uplifted .. (and we) will be having this re-erected in the near future.”

Getting things done … Blyth Street

Back in March, I mentioned that I had, at the request of local residents, asked the Community Payback service to spruce up the seating area in Blyth Street.
This has now been done – see photo below – and the seating looks so much better with a paint refresh.
I have asked the City Council to complete the job by:
*Weedkill the area round the seating – it would look a whole lot better without all the weeds growing through the setts.
*Perhaps have a flower display in the centre to brighten the seating area up.

Getting things done … Glenagnes Gardens, Riverside Drive and Blyth Street

The repaired fencing
I recently mentioned the collapsed fencing at Glenagnes Gardens and have therefore today praised the effectiveness of the Community Payback Scheme, that has seen improvements undertaken by people on community service orders – including replacing that fencing.

I recently nominated two schemes to be undertaken through the Community Payback Scheme – graffiti removal on Riverside Drive and replacing a damaged fence in Glenagnes Gardens – and both proposals were taken on by the scheme and have been successfully completed.

Community Payback Schemes are a way for the offender to make amends to the community for their crime.   I have been impressed with the speed with which Community Payback took on these schemes and made a good job of completing them.   

In Glenagnes Gardens, a large fence had collapsed and it was proving difficult to find out who was responsible for fixing it.    Residents asked me to see how it could be replaced and the finished job by Community Payback is extremely good.    The scheme is very well-managed by the City Council’s Social Work Department.

I have also nominated a seating area in Blyth Street that residents would like to see spruced up.   Local residents asked me if making the seating area nicer would be possible and I am hopeful that this suggestion will also be taken on too.

Blyth Street and Fleuchar Street – white lines

Having had complaints about the worn junction lines here, I have taken up the matter with the City Council and am pleased to note the feedback :
‘I agree that the give way markings at the junction of Blyth Street and Fleuchar Street require to be refreshed. As such I have arranged for this junction and others locally to be repainted. A work order has been issued to Tayside Contracts and the work should be carried out within the next few weeks.’