Getting things done – Peddie Street #dundeewestend

Residents recently raised with me the very overgrown grass in Peddie Street running alongside the industrial units.
 
I am grateful that the City Council has acted upon my request to have this tidied :
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Surgeries start again on Thursday! #dundeewestend

With the school summer holidays for pupils not ending until tomorrow, I don’t have my usual surgeries at Harris Academy and Mitchell Street Centre today, but surgeries start again with my Thursday one at Blackness Primary School (staff room) on Thursday at 6.15pm.
 
Details of my three weekly surgeries are below :
 
Mitchell Street Centre (The Base) – Mitchell Street. Mondays – 4.20 pm prompt (except school holidays)
 
Harris Academy (Reception) – Perth Road. Mondays – 4.50 pm prompt (except school holidays) 
 
Blackness Primary School (Staff Room on ground floor) – Pennycook Lane. Thursdays – 6.15 pm prompt (except school holidays)

Boccia Festival – a great event for the over 50s!

From Dundee Voluntary Action :
 
The Boccia Festival is taking place tomorrow – Monday – between 10.30am and 1.30pm at DISC.  
 
If you have never played Boccia before, come along and have a go!  Suitable for beginners.  Boccia can be played standing up or sitting down and ramps can be provided if you have a limited strength or range of movement. 
 
Remember, we have OPEN Funded Boccia equipment available for loan to over 55s, so this would be a good opportunity to learn how to use it.  We are also keen to start a new Boccia League for interested people.
 
Individuals and teams of 3 welcome.  You can register in advance or just come along on the day, but come along a little earlier so we can get you registered.   We need to know your name and age and if you consent to photos.
 
If you require transport, please get in touch on 305745 first thing tomorrow.  Refreshments and lunch provided.
 

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL – WEEKLY ROAD REPORT
 
REPORT FOR WEST END WARD – SATURDAY 10 AND SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 2019
 
West Marketgait (at Ward Road) – southbound offside lane closure on Saturday 10 August (9.30am – 3.30pm) for Scottish Water work.
 
REPORT FOR WEST END WARD – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2019
 
Kirsty Semple Way – closed on Saturday 17 August for crane lifting operations.
 
Riverside Drive (Tesco main roundabout to Tesco service roundabout) – off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closure in both directions from Tuesday 13 August for 4 days for street lighting works.
Forthcoming Roadworks
 
Abbotsford Street (junction with Blackness Road) – closed for one week from Monday 5 August for footway works on Blackness Road.

New service available in Dundee: Family Sustainment Service

The Family Sustainment Service aims to support families in private rented accommodation who are having financial difficulties and have or are at risk of accruing rent arrears. 
 
The service advises :
“Living with poverty can make family life very hard. Parenting can be stressful and, without financial resources, it can feel like an uphill struggle for our families. When poverty is combined with poor mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol problems, trauma from your own childhood and/or learning disabilities then the ability to hold a family together can feel almost impossible.
Working in partnership with the DWP, Dundee City Council, Shelter and Safe Deposit Scotland, the purpose of this service is to support these families, ensure landlords receive all monies due to them and to ultimately prevent homelessness and the trauma that goes with this.”
Further details below :