Café Science Dundee: How Does Your Barley Grow?

 
Dr Sarah McKim will discuss how genes control barley development, and how this knowledge can be used.
 
Cereals provide more calories to the human diet than any other source. They are also critical for brewing and distilling whisky, our most valuable export. However, we are only just beginning to understand how cereal crops grow and develop, and how this can affect the quality and amount of grain produced.
 
Dr. Sarah McKim will talk about how knowledge gained from new genetic research developed at Dundee can help improve barley crops.
 
Café Science events are free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Getting things done – Brook Street #dundeewestend

Residents in the Brook Street area and in Pleasance Court have drawn to my attention the problems they have ensuring the bus driver sees they are waiting at the bus stop on Brook Street’s north side (opposite Brook Close), due to the lack of a bus bay and vehicles parked right across the stop.     
 
This also makes it a challenge to get on the bus, as passengers have to get through a line of nose-to-tail parked vehicles to get to the bus.
 
I asked the City Council if a bus bay can be created at the stop and have had the following positive response from the Parking and Sustainable Transport Team Leader :
 
“We will be undertaking some bus bay marking over the next couple of months and I have added this list to the site where action is required.”

West End Community Council meeting tonight #dundeewestend

The Community Council meets this evening at Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall at 7pm – all residents welcome!   Here’s the agenda :
 
WEST END COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 14th MAY 2019 AT  7.00PM
LOGIE AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS)  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  –  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)
 
1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES
2. MINUTE OF MEETING APRIL 9TH  2019 AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3. CORRESPONDENCE
4. APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR
5. POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
6. COMMUNITY FRIDGE UPDATE
7. PERTH ROAD PLACEMAKING PROJECT UPDATE – Russell Pepper
8. NISSAN (BARNETTS) GARAGE
9. TECHNOLOGY PARK CONDITION OF UNITS
10. PERTH ROAD UPDATE 
11. PLANNING  UPDATE 
12. OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
13. AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
14. DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – Tuesday 11th June 2019 

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL – WEEKLY ROAD REPORT
 
REPORT FOR WEST END WARD – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 13 MAY 2019
 
West Marketgait (North of Nethergate) – off-peak lane closures for 3 weeks for pedestrian crossing upgrade works.
 
Perth Road (at Roseangle) – off-peak temporary traffic lights on Tuesday 14 May for BT work.
 
Riverside Drive (at Riverside Avenue) – off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) stop/go traffic control from Tuesday 14 May for 3 days for fencing/landscaping works.