Graffiti tackled – Ash Street and Park Street

A couple of years ago, the Community Spirit Action Group in the north of the West End Ward organised a graffiti clean up of the Blackness industrial area that I participated in.   At the time, we removed lots of long-standing graffiti mess.
Over time, more graffiti has appeared particularly in Ash Street and Park Street – see below:




I have therefore asked the City Council’s Rapid Response Team to clean off this mess.

West End graffiti clean-up

This morning, along with local residents, members of Community Spirit Action Group that represents much of the ‘north’ of the West End Ward, local community police, City Council Rapid Response Team, community safety wardens, our West End Communities Officer, volunteers from Tesco and my ward colleague Cllr Richard McCready, I took part in a graffiti clean up in the Blackness industrial area, cleaning up numerous buildings in streets like Ash Street, Douglas Street, Milne’s East Wynd and Park Street.
We made excellent progress over two hours and it was very kind of a local business owner who brought the team ice lollies as we worked on a rather warm (and lovely!) morning.
I was on Wave 102 this morning about this initiative – you can listen to the interview by clicking ‘play’ below – and below that are some photographs from today:
Some of the team from today’s graffiti clean-up
The paint rollers were great at getting large areas repainted quickly but my hair was full of paint at the end!
Some of the team in action covering up graffiti

Temporary Traffic Order – Douglas Street

Just received from the City Council :

Dundee City Council propose to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating building works.

The Order is expected to be in force for ten weeks from 21 April 2008. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Douglas Street between Ash Street and Park Street.
Pedestrian thoroughfare and vehicular access to premises will be maintained.
An alternative route will be available via Ash Street.
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, Planning and Transportation Department, Tayside House, Crichton Street, Dundee, no later than five working days prior to the commencement date.
If you have any queries please contact the department on 433168.