My own view is that there is merit in creating a safer pedestrian entrance to Verdant Works by stopping up West Henderson’s Wynd outside Verdant Works.
The advantages of this are obvious – a safe entrance area for this important visitor attraction (whose visitor numbers are going to continue to increase with the new facility opening at the High Mill), a better meeting point in the event of evacuation of the building due to a fire alarm – and there are other adjacent streets for through traffic so no adverse impact on traffic movements.
I was recently updated by the City Council as follows :
“Just to update you on West Henderson’s Wynd/Miln Street you will be aware that West Henderson’s Wynd, north side of Verdant Works entrance for approximately 25m and a section of Miln Street is currently closed for building operations.
At the previous meeting with Verdant Works management this closure was discussed and it was agreed that this temporary closure would be a good trial for any permanent stopping up section or one way proposals.
As previously advised as part of the development works at Verdant Works they were considering alternative entrance arrangements including people with disabilities and would submit these proposals to Dundee City Council for permission.
Please be assured we will continue communications with Verdant Works following submission of their proposals.”
Dundee Wasps Artists’ Open Studios take place on 2nd and 3rd October.
This is an opportunity to meet different artists, designers and makers working within their own studio spaces. Dundee’s Wasps Studios can be found at Meadow Mill in West Hendersons Wynd :
Saturday 2nd October 2010 11am to 5pm
Sunday 3rd October 2010 12 noon to 5pm
Read more at http://tiny.cc/waspsdundee. This event is taking place in studios all over Scotland.
Received today from the City Council :
Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating gas main replacement works. The Order is expected to be in force for five weeks from 8 March 2010. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit all vehicular traffic in (a) Smellies Lane from Lochee Road to Ash Street, (b) Ash Street from Smellies Lane to Douglas Street and (c) West Hendersons Wynd from Douglas Street to Brook Street.
Pedestrian thoroughfare and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.
An alternative route will be available via Lochee Road, Polepark Road and Brook Street.
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Tayside House, Crichton Street, Dundee, no later than five working days prior to the commencement date. If you have any queries please contact the team on 433082.