Subjects covered include school buses in the West End, Dundee Airport parking charges, West End Christmas Week, signs in Osborne Place and the boundary fencing round the former Homebase site on Riverside Drive.
You can read the update by going tohttp://tinyurl.com/weccnov09.
The Community Council meets tomorrow at 7pm, at Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall in Shaftesbury Terrace.
I recently wrote a response to a concern raied in the “Evening Telegraph” by a visitor to the city about eyesores on entry to the city by train – including the former Homebase site on Riverside Drive (covered in graffiti) and the railway station’s condition.
• Wheelie Bins
• Bollards at Taylor’s Lane
• Hotel planning application
• Proposed Riverside Nature Park
• HMO Policy
• Richmond Terrace
The Community Council meets next Tuesday (12th May) at 7pm in Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall.
You can download the Community Council Update by going to : http://dundee.prai.co.uk/resources/sites/188.8.131.52-4354cb46e84541.81564487/West%20End%20Ward%20-%20Various%20Resources%20Directory/West%20End%20Community%20Council%20Updates/West+End+Community+Council+Update+-+May+2009.pdf
Above : Narrow pathway looking east
* Youth football
* Dundee airport – helicopter noise
* Homebase site – update
Click on the headline above to read the update.
The Community Council meets this Tuesday at 7pm – location : Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall.
“The trial has been successful in that the bins have been relatively well used and also used properly – i.e. not contaminated with other materials.
” … further assessment is being carried out of our operational capacity for additional collections. A study is planned to establish whether we have the capacity to service additional plastic recycling bins at all our Recycling Points. The results of this study will determine how we proceed. It should also be noted that at many of our Recycling Points there is not enough space for introducing additional containers for plastic bottles.”
I have been promised a further update from the City Council once the assessment of collection capacity has been completed, but, meantime, I have made the point that numerous residents in the West End have requested an expansion of plastic recycling availability and it would be good to see this at recycling centres such as at Roseangle and Pennycook Lane.
I have been told that the City Council has recently had a meeting with Scottish Government and SEPA which was productive.
There are, as a result, two meetings arranged in the near future between the City Council and SEPA in order to plan the way forward.
The Head of Waste Management has agreed to meet me after these meetings have taken place to discuss what progress has been made.
As I receive very regular comments from residents saying they’d very much like to see progress towards opening the site to the public, it is good to see some positive moves towards this.
Further east along Riverside Drive, following concerns raised by West End Community Council, I have asked that the lighting on the south side – opposite the former Homebase site – is checked as some of it appears damaged. The street lighting team is investigating this.
There has been considerable disquiet from residents about a number of aspects of the traffic and pedestrian arrangements during the construction phase. I contacted the City Council about these last week and a Planning & Transport Officer met a representative of the developer earlier today onsite to look at these. There has been agreement on a number of safety improvements which, when implemented, will hopefully address many of the concerns raised.
One of the main issues raised was the loss of good sight lines for drivers caused by the height of the barriers around the site. This affects drivers leaving the Tesco site and entering Riverside Drive from a mini-roundabout and, following discussions with Council Road Safety Officers, today’s site visit resulted in agreement that 15-20 metres of the barriers near to the roundabout will be moved northwards away from the roadway, which will address the sight lines problem. A temporary inside lane closure on Riverside Drive immediately west of the roundabout will take place tomorrow to ensure the works are carried out without delay.
One of the other issues raised has been what residents feel has been an inadequate amount of signage for pedestrians to make clear that pedestrian access continues via a pathway on the north edge of the site. Again, agreement has been reached for more, improved signage at both the east and west ends of the site, and at the west side, barriers will be placed to avoid any pedestrians walking towards the south side and the busy roadway in error.
There is another concern about the pedestrian pathway width and discussions are ongoing as to possible solutions here.