Recycle your Christmas tree!

♻️🎄If you have a real Christmas tree,
please remember to recycle it! ♻️🎄

The City Council has published some helpful advice about recycling your Christmas tree.

You can read this here.

54th Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition

Entries to the city’s 54th Annual Photographic Competition are now welcome, with a closing date of 3rd February 2020
Open to all photographers living within the boundaries of Dundee, and to all members of Dundee Photographic Society, the competition is run every year in conjunction with Dundee City Council.
Full details are available here and if you have any queries, please contact Dundee City Council, Neighbourhood Services on 434781.

Temporary Traffic Order – Saturday 28th September 2019

From the City Council :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of the Dundee Pensioners Forum Parade HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in:
1 Johnston’s Lane
2 West Port (Johnston’s Lane to South Tay Street)
3 South Tay Street
4 Nethergate (at DCA)
This notice comes into effect on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 12:00hrs to 12:30hrs.
Closures will be enforced by Police Scotland officers.
No diversion routes will be available.
For further information contact 433275.
Head of Roads & Transportation
Dundee City Council

Blackness General Economic Development Area – consultation event

Later this week, City Council planners will commence consulting on their proposed Design Framework for the future development of the Blackness General Economic Development Area (GEDA).
The proposed framework will be subject to a six week consultation, which will start with a drop-in event at Verdant Works.
The Blackness GEDA drop-in event will take place at Verdant Works this Thursday (29th August) from 12 noon to 7pm.
Planning officers will be on hand to outline the proposed Design Framework, discuss any issues and to gather any thoughts and ideas from those who attend.
Further information on the event is available here.

Swallow roundabout improvements – an update

Further to the concerns in yesterday’s “Courier” about safety at the Swallow roundabout that borders the West End Ward, Lochee Ward and the Perth and Kinross council boundary, I have had requests asking about progress with improvements to the road network here.
The council’s Head of Planning and Economic Development has advised me :
“The Swallow junction is on the A90 trunk road and is therefore the responsibility of Transport Scotland/BEAR.    The Council has been involved in the consideration of the proposals to upgrade it to accommodate the housing developments being built to the west of Dundee at Dykes of Gray Road.
As you will be aware, planning permission was granted for these developments subject to a condition requiring the upgrading of the Swallow junction.  Planning permission was subsequently applied for and granted for works to upgrade the existing roundabout to a signalised junction similar to that at Myrekirk.  The main developer (Springfield Properties) intend to carry out the improvement works themselves in conjunction with Transport Scotland/BEAR.
The developer had previously advised the Council of the intention to commence works to improve the junction in May of this year.  However, an issue over the ownership of a section of land has delayed progress.  The works will commence once this issue has been resolved.  If the land ownership issue cannot be resolved timeously, the developer has indicated that the proposals will be amended to allow them to carry out the required improvements to the junction.”