15/07/2016

Ferry Bike Shop Cycling Challenge 23-24 July 2016

Can you get on your bike in The Ferry for the Tour de France Challenge and at the same time support the Wave 102 Help for Kids charity?

Alex Cooper, Director of The World of Cycles bike shop in The Ferry is challenging folk to raise money for Help for Kids by cycling in the same conditions as Le Tour de France during the final stage of the competition! Each person will be challenged to cycle for an hour on either Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th July 2016, with various levels of conditions available to challenge everyone from beginners to experienced cyclists.

The challenge will take place at the World of Cycles store in Gray Street Broughty Ferry where experienced staff will be on hand to help and encourage riders. Le Tour de France will be on the big screen – plus Wave 102 will be live from the premises on Sunday 24th July. To finish off the celebrations, there will be special prizes awarded for various challenges completed – plus drinks and nibbles!

Limited places are available! Registration fee is £25, with additional fundraising opportunities and all the money raised will be donated to Help for Kids. Please pre-register your interest below and your place/time slot will be confirmed by email or telephone, please note that the registration fee will be required at this point.


Go to Wave 102's website to register www.wave102.co.uk

World of Cycles
57 Gray Street

Broughty Ferry DD5 2BJ
tel 0330 223 2254

13/07/2016

Temporary Closure of Gray Street Broughty Ferry from Tuesday 26th July 2016 for 3 working days

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1)
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY
being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of drainage works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Gray Street, (from its junction with Brook Street to its junction with King Street), Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Tuesday 26th July 2016 for 3 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

The terms of the Dundee City Council (Dundee (One Way Traffic) Consolidation) 1987 will require to be suspended where they relate to one way traffic in Long Lane (as detailed above) for the duration of the above
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Brook Street/ St.Vincent Street/King Street/ Fort Street.

For further information contact (01382) 433168.
Mike P Galloway
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

11/07/2016

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Eid Dinner in Stobswell

Ahmadiyya Muslim communityUK logo
At the invitation of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Dundee, my wife Rowena and I attended their Eid Dinner on Sunday evening. 

The Eid Dinner is the celebratory meal to mark the end the holy month of Ramadan. While fasting is a well known facet of Ramadan, perhaps less known by non Muslims is that it is also a period of prayer, charity-giving and self-accountability.

This year the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Dundee decided to share their Eid celebrations with the wider community in Dundee.

One of the pre dinner speakers was Emma White from The Archie Foundation in Tayside who are currently trying to raise £2 million towards the cost of increasing the number of operating theatres for the Children's Hospital at Ninewells. During the current year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Dundee are focusing their fundraising efforts on supporting the Archie Foundation.

I appreciated our warm welcome and enjoyed the meal and the company of their members and guests. It was good to hear about the plans of the Ahmadiyya Society in Dundee including securing some premises and extending their charitable work.

As-Salaam-Alaikum/Peace be with you.

Link to more information about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK

10/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Sunday 10 July 2016

Gala Week Car Boot Sale - Not To Be Missed! Sunday 10th July from 9am
Sponsored by Forte Beauty Clinic Venue: The Esplanade opposite Glass Pavilion. (Also see Saturday.)
Great fun way to empty the attic and make some cash! Entry Fee: £10 per car space

Secret Gardens Of Broughty Ferry, Sunday 10th July, 1pm to 4pm
Organised by Broughty Ferry in Bloom.
Back by popular demand - The Secret Garden Trail, some are more secret than others, some are always open to the public, some are private and others are hidden behind gates or a wall but worth a visit. Pick up a Secret Garden Trail Map from the library or Hotel Broughty Ferry and have it stamped at each garden as you go. For more information about Broughty Ferry in Bloom Tel: 433769. Entry Free!

Rock and Roll Bingo, Sunday 10th July, 7.30pm
Everything from the 60s to the 00s, prizes galore followed by Quiz With Richard
Venue: The Royal Arch
Karaoke, Sunday 10th July, 9pm
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar

Flooding Again at Junction of Cedar Road and Forthill Road

Early evening yesterday, after a squally rain shower, there was once again flooding at the bottom of Cedar Road close to the junction with Forthill Road. I was on my way home from a social event and stopped to record what I could see.

As you can see from the video, liquid is pouring up out of the drains. Less obvious is that with the rain water run off in the drains there is also unpleasant and unhealthy household sewage which is also being flushed out of the drains onto the roadway and pavement. On the basis of previous flooding episodes at this location, it is most likely that when the waters subside, there will be sewage residues on the road and pavement.

I have informed Scottish Water and the City Engineers.

Now that the Council and other regional partners has a Flood Risk Plan, and an area such as this which is frequently subject to flooding shouldn't be ignored any longer. I hope that the drainage system will be enhanced to cope with current and future peak flows of domestic sewage and waste water as well as the rain water run off from Cedar Road and Forthill Road. 

More immediately, I have asked Scottish Water to clean up the area and remove sewage residues from the road and pavement once the flood waters have drained.

09/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Saturday 9 July 2016

Gala Week Car Boot Sale - Not To Be Missed! Saturday 9th July, from 9am
Sponsored by Forte Beauty Clinic
Venue: The Esplanade opposite The Glass Pavilion.

Great fun way to empty the attic and make some cash! Entry Fee: £10 per car space

DJ, Saturday 11th July, till 2am
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar

YMCA Broughty Ferry Celebrating 150 Years

Broughty Ferry YMCA, Dundee Scotland  150th Birthday Cake 8 July 2016
Last night, my wife Rowena and I attended the YMCA in Broughty Ferry for their Wine and Cheese party.

This is one of a series of events to mark the Y's 150th anniversary in The Ferry. 

As well as looking back, members, volunteers, staff, friends and supporters were also there to recognise and support the Y's continuing youth and community work in Broughty Ferry.

A number of the groups that meet in the YMCA performed for us including the Ballet Class.

08/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Friday 8 July 2016

Broughty Ferry Library Open Day, Friday 8th July, 10am - 4pm
10.00am - 10.30am: Story Telling for Under 5’s.
Book Sale, Children’s Craft Activities and Board Games are available throughout the day.
For more information contact Sandra or Lorraine on 01382 436919
Venue: Broughty Ferry Library, Queen Street. Entry Free!

Buried Treasure, Friday 8th July, from 10am
Sponsored by Marks and Spencer
Venue: Bathing Shelter, Esplanade.
Find The Treasure In The Sand. Ages: 5-10 Entry Free!

Best Dressed Teddy, Friday 8th July, 1.30pm
Sponsored by Barnetts Motor Group
Venue: Castle Green Leisure Centre.
Bring your teddy - drink and biscuits served. Entry Fee: £2.50 per child

Fiddlers Rally - Not To Be Missed! Friday 8th July, 7.30pm
Sponsored by RS McPherson Pharmacy
Venue: St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Brook Street. Great music with Neil & Harry’s friends.
Tickets from RS McPherson 120 Gray Street. Entry Fee: £6 / OAPs & Kids: £5.50

DJ, Friday 8th July, till 2am
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar

Engage Broughty Ferry - let The Ferry Local Community Plannning Partnership know about your Priorities

As part of the current process to create new Local Community Plans, Dundee Partnership is seeking the views of local people about ways in which the quality of life can be improved in each electoral area of the city.

Please respond to the online survey and let the Dundee Partnership and The Ferry Local Community Plannning Partnership know about your priorities and ideas.

There are 15 general themes to the online questionnaire, each with a simple question which the partnerships would also like answered as well as an opportunity for you to tell them about your priorities and the improvements needed.

Link to the Online Survey - closing date 30 September 2016

07/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Thursday 7 July 2016

Fishing Competition, Thursday 7th July, 10am to 12noon
Sponsored by The Fort Hotel and Bar
Venue: Bathing Club Shed, Castle Harbour Pier.
Meet 9.30am Ages: 7-14 Prizes. Entry Fee: £1

Sand Sculpture Competition - Not To Be Missed! Thursday 7th July,1pm to 3pm
Sponsored by Broughty Ferry Auto Services
Venue: Bathing Shelter, Esplanade. Judging 2.30pm. Trophies & Medals.
Ages: 4-9, 10-14 Entry Free

Gala Bridge Drive, Thursday 7th July, 2pm
Sponsored by Goodfellow and Steven
Venue: St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Brook Street. Afternoon tea and good company. Contact RS McPherson,
120 Gray Street Telephone: 477423 or 730786
Entry: £10 per ticket.

Bowling Club Open Evening, Thursday 7th July, 7pm to 9pm
Orchar Park Public Bowling Club open evening. Age groups 14 years upwards anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Come along and have a try at bowling. These evenings are free of charge all we ask is that you bring flat heel-less shoes to wear on the green. Light refreshments will be served on the night.
Any enquires contact 07784 821 267

Charity Quiz Night from, Thursday 7th July, 8.30pm
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar
Karaoke from, Thursday 7th July, 9pm
Venue: The Anchor - Karaoke with BOB

HM Queen Elizabeth II Opens Slessor Gardens in Dundee

Councillor Laurie Bidwell beside the commemorative plaque in Slessor Gardens Dundee unveiled by The Queen on Wednesday 6 July 2016
Yesterday morning I attended the opening of Slessor Gardens by HM The Queen who was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Lord Provost, Councillor Bob Duncan, welcomed the Queen and Prince Philip to the City and then Primary Pupils sang two songs and young people, all black belts from Kanzen Karate, provided a skillful and entertaining karate display.

The Queen opened Slessor Gardens by unveiling a commemorative plaque. I am standing by this in my photograph taken after the ceremony. 

The Slessor Gardens are an integral part of the redevelopment of the Dundee Waterfront and provide a new public open space, a city green, between the Caird Hall and the under construction VandA at Dundee Museum of Design and the river. 

While the construction work is still ongoing at the Train Station and the VandA, and other cleared sites are currently vacant, the new road network and this fine open space, Slessor Gardens, are welcome forerunners of the new waterfront being developed week by week in our city.

06/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Wednesday 6 July 2016

Broughty Ferry Gala 3-10 July 2016
Bonnie Babies Competition, Wednesday 6th July, 10am
Sponsored by Aberdeen Valet
Venue: Castle Green. Ages: 0-6 mths, 6-12 mths, 1-2 yrs, 2-3 yrs Entry Fee: £2.50

Pavement Artist Competition, Wednesday 6th July, 10am to 12noon
Sponsored by Eduardo Alessandro Studios
Venue: Outside M and S Brook Street (YMCA if wet) Judging at 12 noon.
Ages: 8-12 years. Chalk Supplied. Prizes! Entry Fee: £2

Ferry Dance School Presents - Ballet In The Park, Wednesday 6th July, 11.30am
Castle Green Park in the marquee Entry Free
11: 30 Fun dance class for all to try
12:00 Performance by Ferry Dance School’s Ballet Scholars
For further information please contact Principal Sindy Monson 07982122981,
ferrydanceschool@hotmail.co.uk

Family Pet Show, Wednesday 6th July,1pm
Sponsored by Parkside Veterinary Group Organised by Dundee Canine Club
Venue: Castle Green. Categories: Dogs, Cats, All Other Pets. Entry Fee: £1.50

Gala Prize Bingo, Wednesday 6th July, 7.30pm
Sponsored by Fort Street Motors
Venue: St Stephens Church Hall, Brook Street. Lots of lovely prizes!

Charity Quiz Night, Wednesday 6th July, from 8.30pm
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar
Karaoke from, Wednesday 8th July, 9pm
Venue: The Anchor - Karaoke with BOB

Grove Academy Pupils Excel in Street Dance and Community Gardening

Xplosion Dance Crew
Xplosion Dance Crew from Grove Academy in Dundee Summer Term 2016Huge congratulations to Grove Academy's Xplosion Dance Crew who were 1st in the UDO Scottish National Street Dance competition at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 5th June 2016 and then were runners up in UDO British Schools Championships in Stoke in early July.




Queen Street Community Gardens
Award Winning Pupils from Grove Academy , Broughtry Ferry, DundeeCongratulations also to Grove Pupils who, with support from Mrs Holligan, have been involved in creating and developing the Queen Street Community Garden. Their gardening efforts transforming a neglected area of the car park has been recognised with the award of an 'Outstanding' Status from It's Your Neighbourhood (IYN).  It's very positive to see that the hard work of Grove pupils has paid off. 'Outstanding' is the highest IYN award and it is an advance from their 'Thriving' status awarded in 2015.

05/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Tuesday 5 July 2016

Buried Treasure, Tuesday 5th July, From 10am
Sponsored by Marks and Spencer
Venue: Bathing Shelter, Esplanade.
Find the treasure in the sand. Ages: 5-10 Entry Free!

Fishing Competition, Tuesday 5th July, 10am to 12noon
Sponsored by The Fort Hotel and Bar
Venue: Bathing Club Shed, Castle Harbour Pier.
Meet 9.30am Ages: 7-14 Prizes. Entry Fee: £1

Beachie Heritage Walk Tuesday 5th July 2pm
This walk centres on the fishing community in Broughty Ferry,and reveals the life as it was for the folks in the Fisher Street area. Ferry. Refreshments will be provided after the walk at The Brook, Broughty Ferry Presbyterian Church, 343 Brook Street. The approximate length of walk will be one hour.
Booking is essential, phone 07962725600.

Sing-A- Long Frozen Tuesday 5th July 2pm-3pm
Venue: St Stephens Church Hall, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry
Kids in fancy dress costumes if desired. Frozen gift for every child.
Entry Fee: £5, 1 child 1 Adult per ticket available from The Hotel Broughty Ferry (limited tickets)

Family Fun Night Team Races - Not To Be Missed! Tuesday 5th July 7pm
Sponsored by Scott Bros. Butchers
Venue: Castle Green. Team registration from 6pm.
Fun Family Races (teams of 4 - all ages!), plus Pre-School Activities for under 5s, BBQ, Pipe Band, Carnival, and more! Entry Free.

Bowling Club Open Evening, Tuesday 5th July 7pm to 9pm
Orchar Park Public Bowling Club open evening. Age groups 14 years upwards anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Come along and have a try at bowling. These evenings are free of charge all we ask is that you bring flat heel-less shoes to wear on the green. Light refreshments will be served on the night.
Any enquires contact 07784 821 267

Quiz Night Tuesday 7th July, 8pm
Venue: The Anchor
Prizes for first and last place.

Charity Quiz Night Tuesday 7th July 8.30pm
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar, for more information phone 737999

04/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala Programme Monday 4 July 2016

Pavement Artist Competition, Monday 4th June, 10am to 12noon
Sponsored by Eduardo Alessandro Studios
Venue: Outside MandS Brook Street (YMCA if wet). Judging at 12 noon.
Ages: 3-7 Chalk Supplied. Prizes! Entry Fee: £2

Sand Sculpture Competition, Monday 4th July, 1pm to 3pm
Sponsored by Broughty Ferry Auto Services
Venue: Bathing Shelter, Esplanade. Judging 2.30pm.
Ages: 4-9, 10-14 Trophies and Medals. Entry Free!

A Tasting of Eden Mill Craft Gins 5pm To 7pm
Venue: The Royal Arch

Beetle Drive Monday 4 th July 7pm To 9pm
Sponsored by the Drain Doctor.
Venue: St Stephen’s Church. Phone Vivienne Scott for tickets 775 846.
Ages 6-106! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Entry £3 per head.

Charity Quiz Night Monday 4 th July 8.30pm
Venue: The Fort Hotel and Bar, for more information phone 737999

03/07/2016

Broughty Ferry Gala 2016 Gets off to a Great Start

Fancy Dress winners Broughty Ferry Gala July 2016
Despite changeable weather, The 2016 Broughty Ferry Gala Fete earlier today was, once again, a tremendous success attracting over 3,000 people to Castle Green Park to join in the family fun. 

The picture shows the winners of the Fancy Dress Competition.

Gala week runs from 3rd - 10th July 2016 so there's still a whole week more of seaside fun to be had in The Ferry – whether its window spotting and all the other competitions for children which run all week, or the car boot sale and the Secret Gardens of Broughty Ferry next weekend.

Further details about all the activities during the remainder of Gala week area are available in the Gala Week programme available to read or download.