02/05/2013

Community Spirit AGM

On Wednesday evening I was pleased to attend the AGM of the Community Spirit Action Group.  This is an excellent group which does so much good work representing the interests of people in the northern part of the West End ward in areas like  Pentland, Tullideph and Ancrum.

The City Council's Director of Leisure and Communities, Stewart Murdoch, gave a very interesting presentation on the UK City of Culture 2017 bid.  It was great to hear the widespread support for the plans at the meeting.

The officebearers were re-elected at the AGM.  I would like to wish them all the very best as they continue in their roles for another year.

At the meeting I updated local residents on the work which I have done on the issue of air quality at the junction of Lochee Road, Cleghorn Road and Rankine Street.  The Community Spirit Group have raised their concerns over bus services on several occasions.  Their area is one which has borne the brunt of the decisions by bus operators to concentrate Bus Regulation.  I think that some of the policies put forward by Iain Gray could make a real difference in areas like this.  I gave the group a copy of the consultation document and hope that they might respond to it.