Additional Scottish Water Works – Fyffe Street/Eassons Angle #dundeewestend

From the Corporate Affairs Officer at Scottish Water :
 
I have been made aware from our contractors CWA who are carrying out our water mains upgrade works in Dundee of an additional piece of work to take place within your ward.
 
This work was originally planned previously however due to issues with the proposed backfeed (to reduce amount of customers affected) the work was unable to be completed.
 
I have been informed that the work will now take place from Monday 20th November for approximately 2 weeks.  The work involves the lining of existing water mains in Fyffe Street (near junction with Benvie Road).  
 
There may also be some work required in Easson’s Angle however at this stage nothing has been confirmed.  I will keep you updated when I have confirmation.
 
The work in Fyffe Street will not involve any road closures and access will be maintained at all times.
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Temporary Traffic Order : Easson’s Angle

From the City Council :
 
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 Scottish Water investigation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Easson’s Angle, Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 23 November 2015 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes are available via Fleuchar Street / Blyth Street / City Road / Milnbank Road.
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Getting things done : Easson’s Angle

Further to my article last week regarding concerns about fallen rubble sitting on the west pavement of Easson’s Angle, I have been updated by the City Council as follows:
 
“The debris which had been dislodged from the wall coping and was lying on the footway in Easson’s Angle was uplifted by Tayside Contracts on 6-5-14. 
 
The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has reported back that the wall appears to be secure.”

Assurances following Fyffe Street fires

I have spoken with a number of constituents over the past few days, following three fires in a week at the now-vacant Fyffe Street Motors site (see right), which is immediately adjacent to housing in Lawrence Street and Easson’s Angle.
 
Although minor in nature and clearly amateur, it is important that the building is fully secured to avoid any repetition and that there is regular patrolling in the area by the police and community wardens.    I have been in touch with our local community police officer for the area who advises that he is giving the area very regular attention and that CID is dealing with the enquiry into the fires.    Tayside Fire and Rescue has also advised me:
 
“We have liaised with our police colleagues to unsure that the premises are maintained secure.
 
We have also ensured that three cylinders were removed to another location.
 
Community Wardens have been asked to patrol the area and the mobile CCTV unit has also been tasked to visit the area.
 
Crews from the Blackness Road fire station have been visiting the neighbouring properties, offering advice and putting up Crimestoppers posters.”
 
I am most grateful to the police, fire and rescue and community wardens for their attention to this matter.