On Wave 102 News : Temporary road closure @wave102

I spoke on Wave 102 News today, speaking about the temporary road closure at West Henderson’s Wynd/Douglas Street, which starts tomorrow.
You can listen to the interview by clicking ‘play’ below :

Temporary Traffic Order – West Henderson’s Wynd/Douglas Street

From the City Council :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of BT duct laying works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in West Henderson’s Wynd / Douglas Street junction, Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 6 January 2016 for 5 working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes are available via Blinshall Street / Lochee Road / Park Street.
For further information contact 433168.
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

West Henderson’s Wynd and Miln Street

Verdant WorksI have, in recent months, raised with the City Council, the need to improve the road situation near to Verdant Works.

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.”

Temporary Traffic Order – West Hendersons Wynd and Miln Street

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 building operations at Verdant Works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 10 weeks from 23 February 2015.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in (1) West Hendersons Wynd from the north side of the entrance to Verdant Works extending for a distance of 26 metres or thereby northwards to the north side of its junction with Miln Street and (2) Miln Street from its junction with West Hendersons Wynd for a distance of 12 metres or thereby in an easterly direction.
An alternative route will be available via Guthrie Street, Blinshall Street, Douglas Street and reverse.
If you have any queries please contact 433168.

Wasps Studios – Vitamin D : Meadow Mill Projects’ Summer Call for Proposals

This is a call for proposals from Meadow Mill Studios for a fantastic new project space at the recently developed Meadow Mill studios in West Hendersons Wynd.
Meadow Mill Projects cordially invites you to submit proposals for Vitamin D, an open call for events and exhibitions to be staged on and offsite at Meadow Mill Projects between 26th July and 17th of August 2013. Submissions are welcomed from all manner of creative practitioners whose work is linked to or informed by visual arts practice.
Vitamin D: helps regulate calcium and phosphate levels in our bodies; these nutrients are essential for healthy teeth and bones. We synthesize vitamin D through the agency of the sun – simply by being outside.
Vitamin D can synthesize all forms of work outdoors. This includes performance and placed objects, visuals in the public environs of the city and gallery based concepts for proposed public works whose imaginary budgets and relationship with reality may be limitless.
Proposed works may be situated outdoors or could be installed in Meadow Mill Projects One, our newly redeveloped gallery space. There is a small materials budget available to support some projects, exhibitions and events and up to four projects will be selected. Please indicate on your application if you need financial support to realise your proposal.
For more details about Meadow Mill Projects, technical advice and guidance on how to make a submission for Vitamin D please read over our Meadow Mill Projects Proposal Guidelines and Wasps Studios Exhibitors Guidelines.
Please submit your proposal no later than Monday 24th June. All proposals will be reviewed by the Meadow Mill Projects Panel and successful proposals will be notified by Thursday 27th June.

Dundee Wasps Artists’ Open Studios

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.

Temporary Traffic Order – Smellies Lane, Ash Street and West Hendersons Wynd

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.