Report to the Broughty Ferry Community Council December 2013 Meeting

Laurie Bidwell

On Tuesday night 3 December 2013, I attended the monthly meeting of Broughty Ferry Community Council.

Here some extracts from my report to the Community Council:

Damaged Stone Wall Corner of Bughties and Camphill Roads

A stone wall at the corner of Bughties and Camphill Road was damaged by a vehicle crashing into it during the early autumn.

A resident had contacted me to express concern that if this wall was not repaired soon the weather might get into the wall.

I contacted Gary Knox, the Council's Conservation Officer, who contacted the relevant Planning Officer who has reassured me that the owners of the wall are pursuing an insurance claim and hope the wall be repaired soon.

Barnhill Primary School

The steel frame for the extension has now been erected providing a clearer illustration of the external dimensions of the extesnion currently under construction.

I have asked the Director of Education to investigate plans that seem to indicate that the changing rooms for the new Games Hall will neither have wash hand brains nor toilets. This does not seem right.

Barnhill Primary school has insufficient storage racks for scooters and bicycles, for the children who scoot or cycle to school, I have asked the Director of Education whether any potential underspend in the contract for the extension of the school can be used for installing more bike and scooter racks.

Eastern Primary School/Grove Academy

After meeting of the School Parking and Pupil Safety working group and a further meeting with the Head of Transportation, Neil Gellatly.

I can report that his engineers are investigating the feasibility of installing a lights controlled crossing on Queen Street close to its junction with Church Street.

Dundee Port Authority

I have mentioned previously (to the Community Council) the potential proposals for the expansion of port land from the Stannergate towards Broughty Ferry.

In an article in the local press this week, the Manager of the Dundee Port indicated that this was to be pursued.

Changing Policy for School Placing Requests for Session from 2015/16

The Director of Education has produced a report to the Education Committee on Monday 9 December 2013 asking for permission to consult citywide on changing the policy for Placing Requests for schools with effect from school session 2015/16.

A consultation meeting about this has been arranged at Grove Academy on Monday 3 February 2014.

Broughty Ferry Community Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month(excluding August and January) in the Community Library, Queen Street, Broughty Ferry Dundee DD5 2HN. Community Council meetings begin at 7pm and are open to the public.

 

5 December 2013