This morning, I attended a meeting of the Best Value Review Group on child protection at which there was positive news about the HMIe follow through report on child protection in Dundee and the group, amongst other matters, discussed the Child Protection Action Plan. I asked various questions including about the joint planning of risk assessing children where there are concerns about harm, abuse or neglect.
After lunch at Dundee University Students’ Association with LibDem students, I took part in a site visit at a derelict area at the corner of Smellies Lane and Ash Street (see above right) where it is hoped allotments and a market garden could be created. The Dundee West Transition Town Group and Tayside Recyclers are keen to see this progressed and I am assisting as increasing the capacity for local food production in the West End and encouraging further allotments in the local area is a really worthwhile project.
This evening, I attended the February West End Community Council meeting. It was great to see some new community councillors attend, following the recent community council elections, together with members re-elected. Tribute was paid to those who stood down recently for their efforts for the local community. There was an excellent presentation by two of our local community police officers on policing and community safety and a good discussion on a number of local issues.