Getting things done – Greater Balgay #dundeewestend

I have had numerous concerns recently about the frequency of grass cutting and maintenance in Balgay Park, Victoria Park and Lochee Park and also the need to attend to overgrown bushes at the Victoria Park boundary with Jedburgh Road.
I took this up with the council’s Service Manager – Environment and he has now responded as follows :
“I can confirm that the grass at Victoria Park has now been cut. 
In terms of Lochee Park, to ensure the pitches are kept in a suitable standard for football we always endeavour to cut these weekly, the remainder of the park is cut on a fortnightly basis hence the grass is a bit longer in the non football areas cut rather than being of excessive length.
The hedge in Jedburgh Road is cut annually and is scheduled to commence at the start of next month.”

West End Weekend!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of calling by the Family Fun Day organised by City Church at the Friary on Tullideph Road and good to see so many local people there.  A couple of photos from the event are below.
Later on, it was good to chat to the residents of the Kelso Street area, who kindly invited me along to their picnic near the Rose Garden at Victoria Park.

Kelso Street, Kelso Place, Jedburgh Road BBQ

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time yesterday at the community barbeque in Kelso Street and on the Elliot Road playing fields (with the council’s permission) organised by the residents of Kelso Street, Kelso Place and Jedburgh Road and was very grateful for the kind invitation.

It was a great example of community spirit and residents getting together so many thanks to Sarah and the other organisers!

Getting things done – Jedburgh Road

I recently received concerns about road speed in Jedburgh Road.   Residents have mentioned to me their concerns about this, especially given that elderly pedestrians use the street, going to visit at Royal Victoria Hospital.

I raised the matter with City Council road safety officers and have received the following positive response:

“Tayside Contracts re-surfaced this road a year ago and I had discussions at that time to ensure the SLOW road markings were reinstated correctly.
I will arrange to review this street in terms of markings and vehicle speeds.”

I am pleased that this review is being undertaken as I hope this will reassure residents that all steps are being taken to emphasise the need for vehicles to drive slowly and safely in the street.