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Dundee Decides 2018

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 8 electoral Wards: Strathmartine, Lochee, West End, Coldside, Maryfield, North East, East End and The Ferry. Each ward has been allocated up to £150,000 to spend on infrastructure improvements. If there are any funds left over after the winning projects have been selected, the remaining funds will be allocated to enhance the winning projects in each ward. Voting is open from 29th January to the 23rd March.

Dudhope Park is in the Coldside ward then you can vote to allocate some money towards additional lighting in the park. The aim is to install lighting along the path from the corner of Dudhope Park at Lochee Road to the corner at the top of Barrack Road where it meets Dudhope Terrace.

You can find out more about it, how it all works and how to vote for your preferred projects over on the Dundee Decides website at:

Friends of Dudhope Park meeting on Monday 15th January 2018

Happy New Year! There will be a Friends of Dudhope Park meeting on Monday 15th November 2018 at 6.00pm in the Ashram (Dudhope Centre).

We should have a positive update about the public toilet situation in the park. It would be great to see you there so please come along!

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Friends of Dudhope Park meeting on Monday 14th August 2017, Volunteering in Dundee Therapy Garden

There will be a Friends of Dudhope Park meeting on Monday 14th August 2017 at 6.00pm in the Ashram (Dudhope Centre). The main topic on the agenda is the planning for the fun day in the park on Saturday 26th August between 11am and 3pm.

It would be great to see you there so please come along!

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Dundee Therapy Garden

The Dundee Therapy Garden in the old bowling green in the park is up and running and are looking for some volunteers to help them. They offer help and support to ex military and ex emergency services personnel.  At the moment they would like to recruit gardening, cookery and mental health volunteers.  Please have a look at the information below which has the details of the posts and how you can get in touch with the group.

Dundee Therapy Garden is looking to expand its volunteer base here at our Dudhope Park site. We are a mental health charity working with ex-military and ex-emergency services personnel using horticultural therapy to improve the lives of our clients. Four days a week we work with our service users, on Fridays the gates are usually open for anyone to come in and look around. If you have an interest in working in a garden which benefits the local community then you might enjoy volunteering with us! We have a number of different volunteer roles available and if you think any of them might suit you – please get in touch with Michael and Zisky on 07483102448 or at

Mental Health Volunteer

We need people who are patient, kind and willing to listen to our clients. It can sometimes be challenging working with people suffering with severe mental health problems, but is also incredibly rewarding. Our mental health volunteers are asked to attend one day a week reliably as our service users like to know who they can expect to see in the garden on a given day.

Gardening volunteer

Our garden is fairly big and requires a lot of maintenance. It is sometimes hard for us to keep up with it while focusing on sessions. For this we require people who have a little horticultural knowledge or who are prepared to learn.

Cookery volunteer

Given that we have lots of fresh produce to eat, but we have very little time for cooking during sessions, we are in need of someone who enjoys cooking to prepare and eat lunches with us and our service users – and possibly teach the odd dish to interested clients!