Environmental Improvements to take place across the City

Environmental Improvements to take place across the City  Image

More than Β£70,000 of environmental tenders will be discussed by councillors next week (June 04).

Tenders are for the enhancement of Provost Road and Canning Street and for the continuation of the cemetery headstone stabilisation programme.

Works at Provost Road and Canning Street are based on community consultation and will include redesign and landscape improvements, including tree planting.

Native trees, such as silver birch, hawthorn and whitebeam, will be planted to enhance the air quality.

Dated fencing will be removed to allow for greater access for maintenance, and improve visual aspects of the site and reduce future maintenance burden.

In addition, space will be created to make space for Eurobins, taking traditional bins off the street.

Neighbourhood Services Committee Convener Councillor Kevin Cordell said: β€œThese are important to making the city look and feel more attractive.
β€œI’m sure these works will enrich our local environment and ensure that everyone can enjoy it.”

In addition to these works, councillors are being asked to approve a tender for the continuation of the cemetery headstone stability programme.

The Council has made significant progress in the last few years in both the recording making safe headstones within cemeteries.

Any dangerous headstones up to 1.5 metres tall have been dealt with during the inspection process.

 Funding of Β£40,000 is available to help future efforts to make dangerous stones safe and continue an inspection programme.

Councillor Kevin Cordell continued: β€œThis investment will allow an ongoing safety regime to operate across our cemeteries in Dundee.

β€œI know that officers of the council work very hard to try and contact families through checking records of stones which have had to be made safe. This is because the headstones are their property and not that of the council.

β€œWe always deal with these issues as sensitively as possible.

β€œHowever, given the age of some of these stones, it is not possible to trace any living relatives.

β€œWe also make sure that when we can get in touch with people, we can make them aware of small grant schemes to help preserve the stones.”

The committee is being recommended to approve neighbourhood services as the tender.

The Neighbourhood Services Committee meet on Monday June 4.



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