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We would like as many as possible to attend the West End Community Council meeting on Tuesday, 13th of February, in Blackness Library, as the footbridge is on the agenda. Please note, the doors are closed at 7pm prompt.

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Wych Elms

You may have heard the rumour that the wych elms on the Green were to be removed. This is not the case, but the council have begun a programme of successional planting below the trees to ensure IF and when the old trees have to come down, there will still be elms.

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Hello from Friends of Magdalen Green

Background

Friends of Magdalen Green was formed to protect and enhance Magdalen Green, Dundee.  It arose from local concerns that this lovely parkland was being damaged by car parking, vandalism and litter and also that its facilities were being underused.  The association was formally constituted by a large group of local residents at a public meeting in Dundee on 16 May 2007.  Local councillors, Dundee City Council and the West End community have all been very supportive in helping to establish FoMG, and in backing our campaign issues. 

Aims and Objectives   

  • to promote the preservation, maintenance and improvement of Magdalen Green for the benefit of the public by associating the local authorities and other stakeholders in a common effort to provide such facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time-occupation with the objects of improving the conditions of life for those who use the Green;
  • to promote the conservation of the environment, plant, animal and bird life of the Green;
  • advance the education of the public in the history and natural history of the Green

We are a small charity, run by volunteers and overseen by OSCR. Our

charity registration is SCO 39603.

Thanks to all, especially the new faces, who attended the meeting on Tuesday It was an illuminating afternoon! We are gathering all your questions and concerns to send to D.C.C., but if you have any others, please email us at info@magdalengreen.org.uk.

West End Community Council have an online meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, 11th of October, further details on their Facebook page. If you wish, or cannot participate on Teams, you can submit questions to them by email to weccsecretary@gmail.com, or by post (or by hand) to WECC, c/o Blackness Library, 225 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1EJ.

We need a new footbridge on Magdalen Green.

Did you do the online survey? Did you attend the community engagement event on the bandstand on the 10th of August? Friends of Magdalen Green invite you to a meeting on Tuesday, 4th of October, at Blackness Library at 3.30 pm, to discuss the proposals from Dundee City Council.

Magdalen Green Footbridge

Dundee City Council are carrying out public engagement on the replacement of the footbridge on Magdalen Green – and they want your views. If you use the bridge or Green on a regular or occasional basis, the Council are interested in hearing what you think about the current bridge, how you use Magdalen Green, and what you’d like to see in the future. Fill out the online engagement survey here:

https:/tinyurl.com/MagdalenGreenFootbridgeSurvey

For more information or an alternative format of the survey, please contact: EMAIL MagdalenGreenFootbridge@stantec.com Phone 0141 352 2363.

Come along to the drop-in event on the 10th of August, 5pm to 8pm at the Bandstand – all welcome!

Thank you!

Our soup and pudding on Saturday, 26th of February, was a great success, raising £1000! We would like to say thank you to, Just Bee for their help in making it possible, all who attended – it was wonderful to see you all after such a long time! – and those who stayed on for the AGM.

HUGE thanks to the following for making our raffle the most successful one we have ever had;

Milas, Mary’s Kitchen, West End Butcher, Discover Beauty, Taypark House, Cafe Sicilia , Casa, Sunny’s , Benjamin Barker, Lost Orchard Cider, and several individuals! (Apologies if I have missed anyone).

We are already thinking of our next event, and hope that you will all join us again.

Soup and Pudding Lunch

We are pleased to announce the return of our renowned soup and pudding lunch this Saturday, 26th February, 11.30am to 1.30pm, at Meadowside St. Paul’s (side entrance).Tickets are £5, from any committee member or pay at the door. We have our craft and home baking stalls, as always, and our most exciting raffle ever! Prizes include a £50 voucher from Milas, and Deluxe Afternoon Tea for two at Mary’s Kitchen, to name just two. Come along and get your raffle tickets early!

We will also hold our AGM at 1.45pm, entry free.