Getting things done – Hawkhill #dundeewestend

Following residents’ complaints as to how overgrown the Hawkhill is on its north side east of the Bellfield Street junction, I have raised this with the City Council :
 
 
I have also raised the need to tidy and remove litter on Hawkhill on its south side at the top of the Pennycook car park.
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Getting things done – Hawkhill by-pass – an update #dundeewestend

Last month, I highlighted residents’ concerns about the overgrown state of the north side of Hawkhill – a very prominent site.
 
I am pleased to report that, following my raising this with environment officers in the City Council’s Neighbourhood Services, this has been attended to as the “before” and “after” photos below indicate :

Getting things done – Hawkhill and Peddie Street #dundeewestend

Residents recently brought to my attention the poor pavement surface at the Peddie Street/Hawkhill junction – on the west side – especially around the drop kerb, where the surface is bumpy with deteriorating tarmac.
 
I raised this with the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership and have now received the following positive response :
 
“The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has advised that he has raised an order for a number of repairs to be carried out by the thermal patching machine at this location.”

Getting things done – Hawkhill and West Port #dundeewestend

Residents recently raised with me the fact that the street lighting in parts of the Hawkhill by-pass (near Blackness Primary School) and West Port was not on in the morning when it was still dark.
 
I am grateful to the Street Lighting Partnership who promptly resolved this – a timeclock issue, now fixed.
 
The Street Lighting Partnership Manager advised me that timeclocks are being phased out to avoid such issues.   She indicates :
 
“We replace the timeclocks with a photoelectric cell which operates on the ambient lighting levels. Currently we are using cells which switch the lights at 35lux in the evening and 18 lux in the morning.
 
Unfortunately it is not a straight swap for these components and often some additional cabling and tracking is required.”

Temporary Traffic Order – Old Hawkhill

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 mains repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Old Hawkhill (between Park Place and Hunter Street), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 4 September 2017 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes are available via Nethergate / Perth Road / Hawkhill
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Hawkhill environmental improvements #dundeewestend

Many residents have commented to me what a good job the council’s Neighbourhood Services has made of the corner site environmental improvement in Hawkhill at the junction with Bellfield Street – opposite the Whitehall Theatre :
I am pleased the council agreed to my request that this site was not sold off to a property developer some months ago and the environmental improvements clearly make the point that keeping the site in public ownership was the right thing to do.