Getting things done – Magdalen Green #dundeewestend

Recently, the Friends of Magdalen Green highlighted to me the extent of overgrown foliage from the Network Rail land adjacent to the rail line protruding onto the Green – see right.
 
I took this up with Network Rail and am grateful for its prompt and comprehensive response in thinning out the vegetation.

Getting things done – Magdalen Green #dundeewestend

Further to my recent article about the maintenance of Balgay and Victoria Parks, I have also had similar concerns about grass and other maintenance at Magdalen Green.
 
Having raised this matter with environment management at the City Council, I have now had this feedback from the Service Manager – Environment in the council’s Neighbourhood Services :
 
“Magdalen Green has always been a fast growing area historically.    We have had to carry out additional cuts to the grass on a number of occasions over the seasons prior to events such as WestFest due to the growth rate.   The constant warm weather and rain this season hasn’t helped. 
 
Whilst we have kept to our planned cutting schedule of a fortightly visit, the excessive growth has been against us. To try and alleviate the situation the area was cut down on Wednesday oif last week and gone over again.      We will endeavour to cut it again this week. 
 
These actions will help to improve the situation.    Hopefully the grass will start to slow down shortly.”

Getting things done – phone box – Magdalen Green #dundeewestend

Residents have pointed out to me that the traditional red phone box on Magdalen Green is badly in need of painting – see photo.
 
I contacted BT Payphones requesting this and have received the following response :
 
“I have requested for the payphone to be repainted.
 
The commercial officer will make a decision in the next 10 working days.”
 
I am pleased to say that repainting has now been agreed to and the cleaning of the phone box’s inside I also asked for has been carried out.