03/07/2013

Community Spirit Meeting

This evening I attended the July meeting of the Community Spirit Action Group.  There was an excellent presentation on the work of Starter Packs in Dundee.  Starter Packs provide some basic household goods for people taking on tenancies.  Starter Packs do a great job in Dundee and they deserve support.

There was a discussion on the future of domestic waste collections in the city and the ongoing problems caused by the closure of the Marchbanks recycling centre and the restrictions of the materials which can be recycled at Riverside and Baldovie.  It is clear that people are still very unhappy with this change.  There was also a discussion about the way in which the council cuts grass in communal areas of the city.

It was also great to see a presentation on the graffiti clean-up which took place in early June. This was a great community effort which made a real difference to the local community.