|Part of the litter pick team in action!|
|Alistair Gibb of Community Spirit Action Group and me at Greenmarket|
Had it not been ‘rebranded’ as STV North, Grampian Television, the regional TV service for the north and north-east of Scotland, would have been celebrating its 50th anniversary today.
I took part tonight in the STV news, highlighting the concerns of West End residents about graffiti vandalism.
I have reported the graffiti highlighted to the City Council, Scottish and Southern Energy and Scottish Water for action to get it removed.
There’s another community initiative to tackle the graffiti issue in the West End this June, following the super effort by residents and others last year. If you wish more details, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This afternoon, I was interviewed for tonight’s STV news about my concerns regarding the City Council’s SNP Administration education ‘savings’ proposals that propose a so-called “City Campus” for senior pupils that would see pupils having to travel between schools for classes. I have called for a proper explanation of how this would actually work but judging by comments made by the SNP Education Convener in tonight’s Evening Telegraph, she has “yet to fully consider transport for the plan.” Announced, but not thought through. Astonishing.
Thereafter I had the pleasure of attending the launch in the City Square of Stagecoach Strathtay’s fleet of brand new vehicles for the “Tayway” 73 service (Arbroath to Ninewells Hospital, including the West End).
The buses are brand new Enviro 400 buses, which benefit from state of the art technology, including the latest “green” Euro 5 engines, CCTV, free wi-fi and low floor entrances, making them easily accessible for wheelchair and buggy users. New branding has also been fitted to the vehicles, allowing the public to easily identify the 73 service.
I’m pictured (below) at the new buses at City Square after the launch.