Volunteer opportunity with the MS Therapy Centre in Peddie Street

M S Therapy Centre (Tayside) Ltd
Unit 12b Peddie Street
Dundee DD1 5LB
TELEPHONE: 01382 566283
e-mail – info@taysidemstherapy.co.uk


Social Support/Chamber Volunteers Wanted
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role as part of our team of volunteers, working in our friendly therapy centre while providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the community. 
We are looking for volunteers who are available for a couple of hours on Saturday, either morning or afternoon.
We ask that you are physically fit, friendly and caring to offer our members, who are attending for Oxygen Therapy, social support by welcoming them on arrival, by preparing and serving refreshments, chatting and generally providing a secure, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. 
We would also like you to provide support to our chamber operator.  Full training will be provided.
If you are interested and would like more information, please get in touch (tel 01382 566283) or drop an email to sheila@taysidemstherapy.co.uk

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.”

Tayside MS Therapy Centre – volunteers wanted!

I recently visited the Tayside MS Therapy Centre in Peddie Street to discuss a number of local issues with the team.    I have been asked to advertise the following notice for HBO Chamber Operator Volunteers that the centre has recently issued :
HBO Chamber Operator Volunteer 
Due to the retirement of 2 long serving volunteers, we are
now recruiting for Chamber Operator Volunteers
(To comply with operator guidelines, the minimum age is 18)
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role as part of our team of trained volunteer operators, working in our friendly therapy centre while providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the community. 
We are looking for people who are physically fit, friendly, caring and available for a couple of hours (ideally early evening, but hours variable to suit) and who are willing to undertake appropriate training to be capable of operating our HBO Chamber along with a second, back-up, operator. This is a very important role involving following simple documented procedures, which meet Health & Safety requirements while providing a secure and relaxed atmosphere for people undergoing treatment. Involvement can be on a regular, relief, back-up or emergency basis.
The charity operates a volunteer policy which provides a two-part agreement, that volunteers attend any relevant training sessions to ensure they are confident and comfortable in their role(s) and that we are providing the best possible service for our members while meeting legislative requirements such as Health & Safety and Data Protection.
Please feel free to get in touch or pop in to see us and find out what we do.
Tayside MS Therapy Centre
Unit 12b Peddie Street
Dundee DD1 5LB
Telephone: 01382 566283             e-mail:  info@taysidemstherapy.co.uk 

Peddie Street – Scottish Water works

Last week, following complaints from residents that the Scottish Water works (and excavations) were running over their planned finish date, I received an assurance from the company that the road would be returned to normal by close of play last Friday.
However, this did not happen as the photo (above right) taken at the weekend highlights.
I contacted Scottish Water over the weekend and their Community Manager has responded :
“Sorry to hear this as we were informed this would be completed and removed on Friday.  
I will pick up with the project team and establish why this has not happened.”
I am anxious this is resolved ASAP given the disruption to residents, including loss of parking.

Graffiti tackled – Peddie Street area

Constituents have raised with me concerns about graffiti vandalism in the Peddie Street area – at the pathway between the street and Tait’s Lane and on some of the nearby industrial estate buildings – see examples below :



I raised this concern with the City Council’s Rapid Response Team who promptly removed graffiti on publicly-owned sites and have sought owners’ permission to remove graffiti at these locations.

Walkabout – Blackness/Corso/Abbotsford area

Yesterday, along with a representative from the Housing Department and a representative from the Environment Department, I took part in a walkabout around the Blackness/Corso/Abbotsford area.

The six-monthly walkabouts take place in a number of areas (Pentland and Logie are other examples) and are a useful way to look at local issues and problems and ensure these are taken up and resolved.

Here’s a couple of photos of matters discussed yesterday, which also including bins/cleansing issues and overgrown trees in the area.

New improved street
lighting being installed
in the area
Pavement trip hazard at Peddie Street/
Abbotsford Place junction reported
for repair