Green Flag recognition for Central Park

Plymouth’s Central Park has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag. The Green Flag Award scheme is a national body that recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces. Devonport Park, Tothill Park, Ham Woods, West Hoe Park, The Hoe and Freedom Fields have previously been bestowed with the honour and have again retained with […]


Look out for an important form

Forms are being posted to over 122,000 households across Plymouth as part of the Council’s annual canvass, which checks the right people are registered to vote at each address. The household enquiry form is sent to every household in the UK and it is a legal requirement to check that the details listed and respond […]


iMayflower project to boost creative sector

Plymouth’s innovative iMayflower project could be i-mazing for the city’s flourishing creative sector. The exciting programme received £3.5 million from the Government’s Cultural Development Fund and the Council has been working with six partners, Creative England, Crowdfunder, Plymouth College of Art, Real Ideas Organisation, the University of Plymouth and Destination Plymouth to increase this investment to […]


Culvert changes better for otters!

A culvert planned to run beneath the new Forder Valley Link Road could be changed to make it better for otters – and other wildlife – to travel through it. A design has been submitted to the city’s planners with changes including an extra ledge for otters and other animals to use it as a […]


Celebrating Plymouth’s parks

Family fun days, bug hunts, pilates in the park and volunteer litter picks are among the events taking place during this month, culminating in a celebration event on 27 July for the opening of the new Central Park Café and tennis courts. Throughout July, Plymouth City Council is celebrating Plymouth’s parks with local partners as […]


Council agrees new city centre conservation area

More of Plymouth’s unique post-war architecture will enjoy more planning protection after Plymouth City Council approved plans for a new conservation area in the city centre. The new designation places Royal Parade and Civic Square at its heart of a new conservation area. It will take in New George Street to the north; Raleigh Street, […]


New crematorium reaches latest milestone

  The land for Plymouth’s new crematorium has been secured. The 17-acre site on the eastern edge of the city, off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park, was purchased by the Council earlier this week. The transfer of the site marks another major milestone in the £12 million scheme, which will […]


Plymouth’s lifejacket scheme goes national

Plymouth’s trail blazing lifejacket scheme is to be rolled out across the country. Fishing crews based in Plymouth were all offered free E250 lifejackets with personal locator beacons, thanks to an innovative project set up by Plymouth City Council. Now the scheme will be rolled out in fishing ports up and down the country as […]


Viaduct works move to next phase

The next stage of works on Exeter Street viaduct will begin next week. Contractor South West Highways closed the inbound side of the viaduct for water-proofing works in May and despite bad weather are on schedule to finish this section on time. That means that from late on Friday 5 July, the inbound side of the […]


Masterplan for Plymouth railway station unveiled

Plymouth’s rail commuters are getting the big picture of the city’s exciting plans to create a better welcome for rail passengers. A masterplan is on show at the station today (Tuesday) and gives a bird’s eye view of what buildings could be going up, what’s coming down and how this vital entrance to Plymouth could […]


Morlaix Drive set for significant improvements

Plans to transform a key route in and out of Derriford Hospital will be presented to the public at information events next week. Morlaix Drive is currently a narrow, 300m stretch of road that links Brest Road with the hospital and provides access for the ambulance station, Brest Way and the hospital’s large multi-storey car […]


New Manadon Sports and Community Hub officially opened

Plymouth’s new Manadon Sports and Community Hub was officially opened today in a special event attended by local and national footballing legend Peter Shilton. The multi-million-pound facility is expected to help 30,000 people take part in physical activity every year and includes a much needed space for the local community. It boasts a floodlit third […]


Update statement on Mount Batten beach closure

The beaches at Mount Batten have been closed for the past few weeks as a precautionary measure following the discovery of materials (pieces of cement) containing asbestos. The reason for this is because the health and safety of our residents is our top priority and we needed to risk assess the situation. The good news […]


Temporary closure of Blunts Lane

Blunts Lane will be closed for 14 days from Tuesday 23 July, while work gets under way to reroute utility supplies in preparation for the Forder Valley Link Road. People will still be able to access Poole Farm from Forder Valley Road but all other drivers and pedestrians will need to follow a signed diversion […]


£75 million commitment to city by top law firm

Plymouth City Council has secured transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson as key tenants for its headquarters at Millbay. The company has signed a new lease committing to Ballard House – and to the city and region – until at least 2035. Council leader Tudor Evans said: “What a great day. This is a company […]


Graduation for new supported interns

The first cohort of a new Supported Internship Programme for young people with a learning disability have just graduated. The programme was developed as a partnership between Plymouth City Council and City College Plymouth to enable young people with learning difficulties and or disabilities to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills […]


Stem Spectacular now underway

A ‘STEM Spectacular’ is now underway with a programme of events designed to inspire Plymouth’s children and young people to get into science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM Spectacular officially starts with the launch of a new annual Plymouth STEM schools’ competition at the official opening of the Tamar Bridge visitor centre. The competition […]


Plymouth City Council joins campaign for two weeks of mass co-operation

Plymouth City Council will be celebrating this year’s Co-operative Fortnight, a nationwide drive to bring people and communities together, with a range of events and promotions alongside member-owned businesses throughout the city. Taking place from 24 June to 7 July, Co-operative Fortnight encourages people across the country to engage in ‘acts of co-operation’, inspiring people […]


Construction work to begin at historic Elizabethan House

The restoration and reinterpretation of Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan House moves into an exciting phase next week when building work begins in earnest. Led by Plymouth City Council, with additional funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, the Coastal Revival Fund and The Pilgrim’s Trust, it’s one of the key legacy projects for the […]