Garden, Allotment & Best Kept Close Competition 2018

This year’s Garden, Allotment & Best Kept Close Competition is now on – closing date Friday 20th July.
This competition celebrates the hard work being done by members of the community across Dundee in their gardens, allotments and homes. 
It is open to all within the Dundee City boundary and is free to enter. 
Entries are encouraged by individuals, community groups, residents groups, businesses and more.
Hard copies of the application form and further information is available in libraries and community centres and it is available to download here

Temporary Traffic Order – Riverside Drive

From the City Council – Note – this applies to the right turn only and does not otherwise affect Riverside Drive :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of gas mains investigation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Riverside Drive (prohibition of right turn into Riverside Approach).
This notice comes into effect on Monday 11 June 2018 for 5 working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes are available via Riverside Drive / Perth Road / Windsor Street / Magdalen Yard Road
For further information contact 433082.
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

New Pocket Garden competition at Dundee Flower & Food Festival

From Keep Scotland Beautiful :
We are delighted to be working with Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2018 to promote a One Planet Picnic competition to design the most exciting and unusual pocket garden, using plants that can be eaten, attract wildlife and celebrate 30 years of the Festival in Camperdown Park.
The competition is for groups to design a pocket garden, sized 120cm x 100cm, to mark this 30th year of the Dundee Flower and Food Festival and celebrate sustainable growing and gardening.  
Twelve winning designs will be selected and these groups invited to construct their pocket garden for display at the Festival, which runs from 31 August to 2 September.  The pocket gardens will form a ‘Celebration Garden’ located in the Floral Marquee adjacent to our Keep Scotland Beautiful stand.
Entries are invited from all organisations, including schools, nurseries, horticultural societies, friends’ groups, It’s Your Neighbourhood and Beautiful Scotland Groups, allotments and community allotment groups.  
Interested groups are asked to provide a sketch of the proposed pocket garden design, annotated or with explanatory notes.
A fact sheet providing competition details, a design brief and inspiration for your design ideas and how to stage your exhibit is available here.
The twelve winners invited to display their gardens in the ‘Celebration Garden’ will receive two free tickets to the Festival and will receive a commemorative certificate.  They will also be judged and overall winners announced in early September.
All entries must be submitted electronically by 5pm on Friday 15th June 2018 to

Dundee Decides – results event invitation #DundeeDecides #WestEndDecides

Come along to the event below to hear the results of  ‘Dundee Decides’ – Community infrastructure developments for the West End and across the other seven Dundee council ward areas.
Be part of the launch of the new Local Community Plans.   The plans are based on the findings from the Engage Dundee consultation.

Free entry – register through the Eventbrite link here or call 435855.

Recycling changes – drop in events #dundeewestend

Further to my recent update about recycling changes in much of the West End other than the Perth Road Lanes area, this is just a reminder that the first drop in information session event for the West End is tomorrow.
Here’s our local details and a poster below – all welcome!
Blackness Library                                 19th March                                4.30pm to 6.30pm
Tesco Riverside                                    29th March                                12 noon to 3pm