Getting things done – Seafield Road

Residents who use the Seafield Road car park have complained about seagulls’ mess on their vehicles due to seagulls perching on the street lighting columns in the car park.
I contacted the City Council’s Street Lighting Partnership Manager about this and she has now helpfully advised as follows :
“Our nightshift crew attended and fitted spikes to the lanterns in the car park … Hopefully this will help with the situation.”

Seafield Road – street cleaning

I have recently had complaints about the lack of sweeping of the lane in Seafield Road (that runs from numbers 38 to 48) – see right :
I contacted Neighbourhood Services at the City Council about this and have been given assurances that this will be resolved with regular sweeping henceforth.

Rose Lodge – Charter for Involvement celebration

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of again visiting Rose Lodge, in Seafield Road, which provides high-quality housing and support for adults with learning difficulties.   

We were there to celebrate Rose Lodge’s involvement in the Charter for Involvement, an initiative by the National Involvement Network that is a series of 12 new statements that show how people who use support services want to be involved in the services they get, in the organisations that provide their services and in the wider community.
Alison Hogg and her team at Rose Lodge do a great job for all in their care and it was a lovely afternoon – here’s a couple of photos!


Getting things done – Seafield Road

Following complaints from residents about the poor pavement condition on the west side of Seafield Road, I reported this to the City Council.
The council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership has responded positively as follows :
“The Roads Maintenance Partnership inspector for the area has raised an order for grano patching at this location.    There is no timescale for these works at present but they will be done as soon as resources are available and earlier priorities have been dealt with.”

Congratulations to Rose Lodge!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Rose Lodge, in Seafield Road, which provides high-quality housing and support for adults with learning difficulties.   
Rose Lodge was recently inspected by the Care Inspectorate and I visited yesterday to pass on my congratulations to Alison Hogg and her team for an absolutely excellent report.  To quote the Care Inspectorate :
Quality of Care and Support : 6 – Excellent
Quality of Staffing : 6 – Excellent
Quality of Management and Leadership : 6 – Excellent
As Alison says, the success of Rose Lodge is greatly assisted by the local community and supportive neighbours.
Here’s a photo from my visit yesterday, with Alison (far left) and some of the Rose Lodge service users.

Traffic Order : Seafield Road

From Dundee City Council:

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of SSE duct laying works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Seafield Road (north leg) (from its junction with Perth Road to number 50 Seafield Road), Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Monday 26th November  2012 for 5 working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Access will be maintained where possible.
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Seafield  Road/Bellefield Avenue/Magdalen Yard Road/Roseangle/Perth Road.
For further information contact 433168.
Mike P Galloway
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Seafield Road pavements improvement – an update

Further to my recent update on the welcome improvements to the footways in Seafield Road, here’s details of information the City Council has given to local residents:

“Seafield Road – No 52 to Roseangle  : Footway Resurfacing Works

I wish to notify you that work is programmed to commence at the above location on  Monday 2 July, 2012 and will last approximately 14 days.  The contractor for the works is Tayside Contracts.  In the interest of public safety, and due to the nature of the works, a road closure will be implemented for both phases of the works.

Phase 1:-  East/west section of  Seafield Road – Nos 52 to 58. (Approx. duration – 6 days)
Phase 2:-  North/south section of  Seafield Road – No 66 to Roseangle (Approx. duration – 8 days)

For both phases, through traffic will be diverted via Roseangle, Bellfield Avenue and reverse for the duration of the works, with appropriate diversion signing in place for each phase.

No on-street parking will be allowed on the section of carriageway being worked on.  Access to the car park to the east of No 58 Seafield Road will be maintained, and limited access to properties within the closed section will be maintained, though delays may be experienced. We would, however ask that vehicular traffic movements be kept to a minimum, where possible. 

Please note that pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained throughout the works.

Please accept my apologies for any disruption these works may cause. I am sure that you will understand that footway maintenance work is unavoidable and necessitates a degree of inconvenience to road users.”