Litter bins – Riverside Drive

A resident recently advised :
 
“I live in the flats next to Tesco in Riverside Drive. Opposite my flat there is a car parking area with waste bins. 
 
The council workers clean this area almost every day and do a magnificent job, however their task is exacerbated by the gulls, who find it easy to pull waste from the bins while looking for food. The mess they make can be awful and really detracts from this beautiful area. 
A simple solution to this problem might be to replace the bin lids to ones that the gulls cannot dip in to, could this be given some consideration?”
 
I received a positive response from the council’s Head of Environment on raising this with hi, as follows :
 
“We have modified bins at the top of the Law and we are monitoring to see how successful they are and will look to provide a solution at Riverside.”

Temporary Traffic Order – Glamis Road

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of pedestrian refuge installation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Glamis Road (southbound from Blackness Road roundabout to approx. 100metres south), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 17 July 2017 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes are available via Blackness Road / Blackness Avenue / Perth Road.
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Blackness Post Office – automated door concern

Residents have brought to my attention concerns that the automated front door at Blackness Post Office has not been working.
 
The electronic door is very helpful for people with mobility difficulties and those using wheelchairs to get into the Post Office, so I wrote to Post Office Limited about the concern raised.
 
I have received the following helpful response from the External Affairs Manager at Post Office Limited :
 
“I have made enquiries about the automatic door mechanism at Blackness Road Post Office.  … The premises and door are the responsibility of the shop owner and  it is up to each individual retailer whether or not  they have an automatic door but, in order that the requirements of the Equality Act are met, Post Office ask that the entrance door, access to the counter and turning spaces for a wheelchair meet our minimum specifications.
 
In this case,  the agent at Blackness Road has advised that since he took over the door has not functioned automatically but he will look into the possibility of having the mechanism repaired.  He has also advised that they are always on hand and happy to help any customer who requires assistance.”