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Good news for Dundee. Construction 🚧 is now set to progress following confirmation that the Regional Performance Centre will not be liable for non-domestic rates.

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The long running plan for a multi-million pound Dundee sport centre has leapt its latest hurdle after the government announced a tax u-turn.
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📽🌊 WATCH: The Scottish Government has lead the world in setting up a climate justice fund as part of their international aid spending, helping vulnerable countries who are often the most severely affected by climate change prepare for the future. The World Bank estimates that in the long term this could save millions, if not billions, in disaster relief.

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📽🌊 WATCH: The World Bank estimates that for every £1 spent on disaster preparedness, it saves £7 in repair and recovery. The UK Government must follow the Scott...ish Government and set up a Climate Justice Fund, to help vulnerable countries adapt to their changing circumstances and save more money and lives in the future.

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Minster for Transport says SNP closed Tay and Forth Bridges!
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Today is polling day in the Maryfield Ward Council by-election. For a strong local voice, vote 1 for SNP candidate Lynne Short. Lynne will stand up for Maryfield residents and continue to support investment in local housing, schools, and Dundee's transformational Waterfront.
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📽 WATCH: Everyday costs continue to rise due to inflation, yet the UK Government is pushing ahead with a freeze on many working age benefits. This threatens to ...push further more into crisis, and unfairly punishes many already struggling to make ends meet. Share if you agree with me that it's time the UK Government stop punishing the poorest in our society.

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Councillor John Alexander

Thank you... a phrase that I don't think we use often enough when it comes to more than 6000 Dundee City Council staff. At times of change and challenge, it's a...lways good to reflect on the great work that goes on, on a daily basis.

In truth, we are a nation that tends to focus on the one bad experience rather than the 200 good ones (I've been guilty of it too) and it's easy to forget just how much effort and work goes on to keep our fantastic city ticking over.

To the environmental health officers who ensure that when I order a takeaway, everything is safe and as it should be - THANK YOU.

To the sheltered warden staff that go the extra mile, support our older residents and provide an excellent service (as recognised by the care inspectorate) - THANK YOU.

To our trading standards staff who take action against counterfeit goods, scammers and sub-standard products, keeping people in the city safe - THANK YOU.

To our community alarm staff who are there for people at their time of need - THANK YOU.

To our engineering team who make sure that our buildings, walls etc are safe and secure - THANK YOU.

To our street cleansing staff who clear up the city and clear up after inconsiderate folk dropping their litter - THANK YOU.

To our property staff who ensure that buildings from the Caird Hall & the Steeple to the Crescent & Central Library are kept in good nick - THANK YOU.

To the traffic wardens that ensure that things like disabled parking restrictions are enforced - meaning my gran can get parked without an excessive walk - THANK YOU.

To the teams carrying out bin collections on a daily basis through rain, sun and snow - THANK YOU.

To our youth work & adult learning teams providing support and opportunities for hundreds of Dundonians - THANK YOU.

To our teachers, support staff and admin teams who keep our schools running and help nurture our city's children to achieve all that they can - THANK YOU.

To our employability staff that help people of all ages and backgrounds to realise their full potential - THANK YOU.

To our welfare and fuel poverty advice staff who go above an beyond to help and protect people from the worst effects of welfare cuts - THANK YOU.

To everyone that I haven't covered but carry out their roles with respect, enthusiasm and energy - THANK YOU.

There are always incidents and circumstances that can frustrate, annoy and perplex... but in thinking about our daily interaction with council services, they are often unseen and under appreciated. I for one am grateful for their efforts.

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🎮🕹️🏢 Dundee is the home of Scottish Video Gaming, and news that industry employment rose by % between early 2016 and late 2017 is yet another sign that our city is going from strength to strength!

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📝🎮 READ: "The number of people employed full-time by games developers in Scotland rose from 1290 to 1540 between March 2016 and November 2017!"

Great news for t...he Scottish video gaming industry and for my City of Dundee, where much of the industry is based. It is one of the great Scottish success stories, and I am certain with support will continue to go from strength to strength. 💪

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More than 1500 people are employed by developers including GTA creator Rockstar.
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📽🎓 WATCH: Scotland has some of the world's best universities, yet often talented international students find they are unable to work here upon graduation due to... the UK Government's tough immigration laws. The post-study work visa has been reintroduced to Glasgow and Edinburgh University, but other Scottish universities including Dundee and Abertay in my city have been left out in the cold.

I pressed the Government to roll this programme out across Scotland or give us the powers to make the decision ourselves, so that our country and our city can fully benefit from the wealth of talent and opportunity our graduating students offer.

#WorkingForYou

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Dundee MP Chris Law standing up for the future of research funding for the University of Dundee at risk from Brexit.

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📽🎓 WATCH: The University of Dundee has received over 21 million Euros from the EU's Horizon 2020 scheme, contributing towards world-leading research that has br...ought jobs and investment to the City. Scottish Universities on a whole have been awarded almost £400 million.

I pressed the UK Government to tell our University staff and researchers how they intend to replace this funding after Brexit, and keep Dundee and Scotland's universities at the global forefront of research and innovation.

#Brexit #UniversityofDundee

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🎥 WATCH: The tragic deaths of 11 soldiers in an attack on an army post in Kabul has followed weeks of turmoil in Afghanistan. Last Wednesday, Save the Children'...s offices in Jalalabad were attacked and at least 5 people were killed.

I asked the UK Government today to set out how it intends to bring an end to these indiscriminate attacks, and to provide more information on how it intends to help humanitarian aid workers in the country.

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Just another example of our SNP Administration leading from the front and providing direct opportunities for Dundonians to decide upon how funding is allocated to projects in their community.

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You have £1.2 million at your disposal - how do you spend it?

That's the question that we are asking every community in the city with each of Dundee's 8 wards b...eing allocated £150,000 to spend on projects within their community.

As part of our Dundee SNP administration's approach, we set aside over £2m of our budget last year for people to decide upon directly. Around £1m of that is allocated by community reps through the local regeneration forums and over £1m through the Dundee Infrastructure Fund.

This is of course, on top of the near £1m allocated through the Neighbourhood Services Department Environmental Improvement Fund which has created new parking, improved greenspaces and improved areas generally - all issues identified through community engagement.

It's also on top of the committed £25,000 for the Dundee Youth Fund which allows local young people to directly decide upon how funding is allocated to projects/ programmes.

We're committed to giving the public more of a say in how funding is allocated and how that affects your local area.

You can have your say here - www.dundeedecides.org

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Dundee Decides is your opportunity to decide how Dundee City Council should spend the £1.2 million Community Infrastructure fund. The fund will be used to make improvements based upon suggestions identified during the Engage Dundee Consultation. Dundee has eight electoral Wards: Strathmartine, Loch...
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The Apex is ready to go for our annual Burns Supper this evening. Tickets will be available at the door if anyone fancies a last minute toast to the Bard. The event begins at 7pm.

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Councillor Gregor Murray

I'm absolutely appalled at the behaviour of the local labour party. On Twitter, one of their councillors has accused me of "siding with the Tories" to change th...e terms and conditions of teaching staff, and have accused my depute of voting with "unelected members" on our health and social care partnership.

The duplicity is one thing, the lies are another.

First of all, teachers T&Cs are mostly a national agreement. Something that the councillor knows already, and was reiterated on Monday night. Such decisions are made by a tripartite committee of the Scottish Government, COSLA (representing councils), and the teaching unions.

Secondly, I've attached a screenshot of what I proposed to the committee. Question 18 is what he objected to. As you can clearly see, what I said was IF there was a review, then the proposed new body, the EWCFS, should be consulted. I did not even call for a review, never mind call for conditions to be changed.

Thirdly, this is just a consultation which has a main thrust elsewhere. This outburst, and the outbursts on the evening are an unhelpful distraction from the real issues that we should be discussing.

Fourthly on his point about how we voted; I moved the report and received backing from every elected member in the room (bar labour) - all 20 cllrs from the SNP, Lib Dems, Conservatives and our Independent Lord Provost. The 8 Labour Clls backed a motion to defer this consultation response beyond the government's deadline, meaning that our views may have been disregarded.

Fifthly, he has backed the GMB in that he believes that elected Cllrs should be making the decision, not unelected health representatives. And yet, hypocritically, on Monday, he was backing a motion moved by an unelected union rep and seconded by an unelected church rep. Against a motion backed by elected Cllrs...

It seems that neither consistency nor accuracy are friends of Labour in Dundee. The quicker we can stream our meetings online so that the public can see this behaviour, the better.

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What has the SNP ever done for us?

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🤷 What has the SNP ever done for us?
Watch our latest party political broadcast to find out and share it with your friends, family and followers.

Read more about the SNP’s record over the last 10 years: www.snp.org/record

Dundee's SNP administration continue to work to expand opportunities, improve the local economy and deliver a city of the future.

There are, as there always will be, big challenges and we won't shy away from these, nor will be avoid tackling them. But it important to recognise how far we have come in recent years and where we are going.

Our SNP administration will continue to deliver successful projects which will ultimately benefit everyone in this amazing city.

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Councillor John Alexander is at V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

So excited that we can now reveal that V&A Dundee will swing open its doors on Saturday 15th September 2018.

2018 will be a pivotal year for our dynamic, growin...g and ever more confident city. Global brands are signposting people to #Dundee - CNN Style, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, GQ Magazine etc etc.

This is the start of a journey... a journey which I hope will see many more jobs created, more events coming to Dundee, more quality attractions open and most importantly improve life for my fellow Dundonians. There's plenty of work to do and plenty of challenges ahead but we are committed to creating a Dundee that everyone is proud to say they live in.

I'm very proud to be part of the SNP administration that helped to deliver this.

With special thanks to the ongoing support of Fiona Hyslop MSP & The Scottish Government.

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Our annual Burns Supper will be held on Friday 26th January at the Apex. Tickets are available at the below link. Members and non-members are welcome.

Dundee SNP City Association are delighted to have the company of Pete Wishart MP and Chris Law MP as two of the special guest speakers at our annual Burns Supper for 2018. The event will take place in the Apex City Quay Hotel at 6.30 for a prompt start at 7pm. We look forward to another wonderful ev...
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Our annual Burns Supper will be held on Friday 26th January at the Apex. Tickets are available at the below link. Members and non-members are welcome.

Dundee SNP City Association are delighted to have the company of Pete Wishart MP and Chris Law MP as two of the special guest speakers at our annual Burns Supper for 2018. The event will take place in the Apex City Quay Hotel at 6.30 for a prompt start at 7pm. We look forward to another wonderful ev...
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Dundee named by Bloomberg as one of the 22 best places to go in 2018 @V&A Dundee @VisitScotland

You’ve got the vacation days. Here’s how to use them.
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