St Peter’s Free Church – official re-opening

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the official re-opening of St Peter’s Free Church in St Peter Street.

As Rev David Robertson, Minister at St Peter’s, said :

“We have developed the building so that it can be used as a conference and concert facility as well. We gave the architects a particular remit – to retain the historical whilst providing modern contemporary facilities.”

The councillors present at the re-opening today were invited to say a few words – and I made the point that, having last visited the church during the building works when the church was something of a building site, the finished church building is simply phenominal.

Robert Murray McCheyne’s church has been developed sympathically and beautifully, creating a lovely church building as well as a great community resource for the West End.

Overgrown shrubbery – Hawkhill to St Peter Street

Following residents’ complaints about the state of the shrubbery to the south and west side of the pathway that runs from the top of St Peter Street to Hawkhill (adjacent to Ryehill Health Centre), I contacted Dundee Contract Services about it.   
 
The shrubbery is greatly overgrown and protruding onto the pathway (the ground to the east and north side of the pathway is owned by NHS Tayside).
 
Here’s the response from  DCS :
 
“The shrub bed directly to the north of the church building is owned by (the City Council), which we maintain on their behalf.   I have had a look at the site and shrubs do require some pruning back from the path line which I shall arrange to have carried out.”