Temporary Traffic Order – All Under One Banner

From the City Council :
 
Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating the All Under One Banner parade travelling through Dundee.  The Order is expected to be in force for one day on 18 August 2018.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
 
The effect of the Order will be to prohibit temporarily all vehicular from 1230 hours in (1) Arbroath Road from Dalkeith Road to Albert Street, (2) Princes Street from Arbroath Road to King Street, (3) King Street from Princes Street to Cowgate, (4) Cowgate from King Street to Murraygate, (5) Panmure Street from Murraygate to Meadowside, (6) Meadowside from Panmure Street to Reform Street, (7) Reform Street from Meadowside to High Street, (8) High Street from Reform Street to Nethergate, (9) Nethergate from High Street to Perth Road, (10) Perth Road from Nethergate to Roseangle, (11) Roseangle from Perth Road to Riverside Approach, (12) Riverside Approach from Roseangle to Riverside Drive, (13) North Marketgait from Ladywell Roundabout to King Street and (14) East Marketgait from Seagate Roundabout to Seagate.
 
Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.
 
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS.   If you have any queries please call 433275.
 
Xplore Dundee has given me the following bus diversion information for the afternoon of Saturday 18th August, insofar as it affects services travelling through parts of the West End :
 

 

 

 

Hogmanay Celebrations Grant Scheme

From the City Council :
 
Dundee City Council has allocated money from its Common Good Fund to continue its grant scheme to support groups that wish to organise community events to celebrate Hogmanay.
 
Applications are invited from Dundee based community groups and cultural organisations which are planning to organise non-commercial celebrations to mark Hogmanay. The celebrations do not have to be on Hogmanay itself, but can take place between Saturday, 29th December 2018 and Thursday, 3rd January 2019.
 
This year, we are particularly looking for applications that :
 
– Involve a wide range of the local community
– Give a sense that it is Hogmanay that is being celebrated
– Have the potential to develop community spirit and additional joint activities going forward into 2019
 
The application form can be found at www.tinyurl.com/hogmanay-dundee or requested via email to Paul Davies paul.davies@dundeecity.gov.uk.
 
The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September, and the decision making group will then meet in October.

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 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 : SECTION 14(1)
 
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 bookings.flowershow@dundeecity.gov.uk.