Polepark Road flats – back area

On a recent walkabout with the Community Spirit Action Group, we were concerned about the state of the flower bed areas at the back of the Polepark Road council flats situated in Lower Pleasance.      See photo below :
I took up the matter with the council’s Neighbourhood Services Department and have since been advised as follows :
 
”   … (we are) making arrangement to ensure the area is cleaned up as a matter of urgency and in addition is reviewing the maintenance schedule.
There is a tiredness with some of the planted area/fencing etc and we will include some of these restoration works within our capital proposal for later in the year.”

Community Spirit Action Group – walkabout

Yesterday afternoon, Community Spirit Action Group, the community group for the “north” part of West End Ward, covering Tullideph, Ancrum, Pentland, the Cleghorn area and surrounding streets, held a walkabout across part of its area, and I was pleased to take part, alongside Community Spirit members and the communities officer for the West End.
 
The idea of the walkabout is to look at local issues and then follow them up with the appropriate council department or other organisation to achieve repairs and improvements.    We highlighted a number of issues that the group will follow up with the responsible department or organisation.
 
Here’s some examples below:
Unsightly pathway at Rosefield Place
Foliage protruding onto the pavement in Fleuchar Street
Graffiti at Milnbank Road

Community Spirit Action Group meeting

Earlier this evening, I attended the June meeting of Community Spirit Action Group – the community group for the “north” part of West End Ward, covering Pentland, Tullideph, Ancrum and the Cleghorn area.   
 
The meeting took place at the Tullideph Sheltered Housing Lounge and the guest speaker was the City Archivist Iain Flett who gave a very interesting and informative talk “From St Clement’s Church to St Ninian’s Well; 600 Years of Filling in The Tay.”
 
It was a well-attended meeting and there was also an opportunity to discuss a number of local issues.

Community Spirit Action Group AGM

Earlier this evening, I attended the Annual General Meeting of Community Spirit Action Group – the community group for the “north” part of West End Ward, covering Pentland, Tullideph, Ancrum and the Cleghorn area.   The meeting took place at the Mitchell Street Centre.
 
Tribute was paid to Len Jamieson, the group’s long-standing secretary, who sadly passed away last week.    Len will be sadly missed, having been the group’s hard-working secretary since the group originally formed back in 2008.
 
At tonight’s meeting, there was an interesting presentation on the consultation about introducing 20mph speed limits where residents want this.    You can still take part in the consultation – more information about this is available here.   There was also a useful update from community safety wardens.   I updated the group about a number of local matters including street lighting and bus services.
 
A new committee was elected with George Chalmers re-elected as Chair and Ewan Stirling (a former Chair of the group) as the new Secretary.