03/06/2009

Reduced Speed in the West End

West End Councillor Richard McCready today welcomed the news that stretches of the Perth Road and Ninewells Avenue are to have a reduced speed limit of 30 miles-per-hour.

Richard McCready said, 'This is good news for the West End. Since I was elected in 2007 a lot of people have raised the issue of speed on the Perth Road in particular. The previous situation was also confusing because the speed limit changed on different parts of the Perth Road. I know that this has been an on-going concern for residents over a number of years and I am delighted that something is being done at last.'

Supermarket Surgery with Iain Gray MSP


On Tuesday 2nd June Iain Gray Labour leader in the Scottish Parliament and I held a joint surgery at Tesco's at Riverside. It is important to take as many opportunities as possible to listen to constituents and to be aware of their concerns.

I received a number of cases which I will follow up, these were about pavements, bus services and speed limits.

It was also good that Labour's leader in the Scottish Parliament was interested in hearing what people had to say and listening to their concerns. To read Iain's view of the event please click here to read the Evening Telegraph report.

01/06/2009

Chairman of the Rep retires

On Sunday evening I attended a dinner to mark the retiral of Sinclair Aitken as the chairman of Dundee Rep. I am a member of the board of the Rep (appointed by the City Council) and I think that it is a fabulous facility for the city. It demonstrates that the best in culture can be found in Dundee. Sinclair has been the chair for 18 years and he must take some credit for the success of the Rep in recent years. I'd like to wish Sinclair all the very best for the future.

Sisters of Mercy 150 Years in Dundee

On Friday I attended a civic reception to mark the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Dundee and on Saturday I attended the celebrations at Lawside Convent. The history of the sisters is remarkable and they made a major contribution to the education of females in the city and to the education of the poor in the city in the nineteenth century.