Later, after a meeting with the Communities Officer for the West End on the new West End Local Community Plan 2012-14, I attended the latest Community Spirit Action Group meeting, the residents’ group covering Cleghorn, Ancrum, Polepark, Pentland, Tullideph and surrounding areas.
There was an excellent presentation from Ian Treanor of the Dundee Energy Efficiency Advice Project. Ian’s presentation covered insulation, income maximisation and the price of fuel/fuel social tariffs.
We also discussed numerous local issues including road safety on Ancrum Drive, an issue I have raised with the City Council.
Today, I was interviewed on STV news, in support of a very worthwhile project by the West End Boys’ Amateur Boxing Club that will see a boxing statue commemorating the legacy of Dick McTaggart on Dundee Law.
This evening, after my weekly surgery at Blackness Primary School, I attended the AGM of Dundee West Transition Town Group, now to be known as Dundee Transition Town. There was a really useful discussion about the structure of the group moving forward, urban food production and other matters.
This morning, along with a number of councillor colleagues, I had the pleasure of attending a briefing at Dundee Carers Centre in West Marketgait, on the services it provides to the many people in Dundee who are carers – and how vital these services are.
As the Carers Centre points out, “A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a partner, child, family member or friend who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, disability, physical or mental illness or addiction. Anyone can be a carer – we work with carers aged from 5 to 95.”
The Centre provides a huge range of support and more information can be found at www.dundeecarerscentre.org.uk.