Getting things done – Pentland #dundeewestend

Residents in Pentland Crescent and Pentland Avenue have asked me why they currently do not get offered a brown bin garden waste collection.
I raised this with the City Council and received the following positive response from the Service Manager – Waste Management in Neighbourhood Services :
” … neither Pentland Avenue or Crescent appear on our current brown bin routes.
However, going forward, I can’t see any reason why they would be excluded. 
I’ll discuss with the routing team to ensure they are sent appropriate information prior to the permitting scheme going live so they can participate if they so wish. 
This would also be the case for flats.”
While it is good that a brown bin collection will be offered in the future, this clearly will not be the case until the £35 charge per bin is introduced in March 2020.
I reiterate that introducing a charge for recycling garden waste is a retrograde step that will not help the city reach its recycling targets.

Road surface improvements

Yesterday, I took the opportunity to take a look at the completed road surfaces in Abbotsford Street (east end), Pentland Crescent, Loganlee Terrace and Colinton Place that were recently subject to improvements.

They look a lot better but I have fed back to the City Engineer and Tayside Contracts that the contractor must return to undertake some ‘snagging’ works – for example, where a parked vehicle meant a patch of road was missed.
Abbotsford Street
Colinton Place

Good news – road resurfacing in the West End

I have welcomed news that several roads in the West End Ward including Abbotsford Street, Westgrove Avenue, Colinton Place, Loganlee Terrace and Pentland Crescent are to be resurfaced next month.

The condition of these local roads are in poor shape and resurfacing of them to a good standard will be welcomed by local residents.    I am continuing to campaign for improvements for several other local roads including Hillcrest Road, which is in an extremely poor condition.   I have asked for it to be included in the 2012/13 roads resurfacing programme.

The work on Abbotsford Street, Westgrove Avenue, Colinton Place, Loganlee Terrace and Pentland Crescent will be undertaken in the week commencing 16th April – the resurface work takes approximately one day to apply and traffic is managed by a stop/go system during the work.