Oceansgate reaches new phase two milestone

The UK’s first Marine Enterprise Zone, Oceansgate, has reached the next step in its development as the second area of land has been signed over to Plymouth City Council. Oceansgate occupies a 35 hectare site on the southern edge of Devonport Dockyard, one of the largest naval dockyards in Europe. Work is already ongoing within […]


Traffic signal problem in Derriford

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into rush hour. A utility company has cut through one of our traffic signal data cables, affecting the signal timings. This is causing major congestion and tailbacks and drivers are asked to avoid the area if at all […]


£2.5m improvement package planned for Central Park

A £2.5 million package of improvements designed to make Central Park even better has just been given the go-ahead, with the aim of making Plymouth’s premier park even better and delivering up to date sport and community facilities for residents  The works will be delivered as a programme with the first two phases being delivered […]


Consultation closes on draft Plan for Libraries

Almost 3,750 responses were received as part of our recent consultation on proposals to modernise Plymouth’s library services.  Our draft Plan for Libraries aims to make better use of resources and meet customers’ needs in more flexible ways. It includes proposals to invest in a smaller but better network of libraries so that they are all […]


Plymouth backs Bath, Book, Bed campaign

Our library service is joining up with a national campaign to help children get a good night’s sleep. BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has launched a booklet featuring top tips and advice from TV parenting expert Jo Frost as part of its Bath, Book, Bed campaign. The initiative encourages families to make stories part […]


Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow link complete

The latest section of a walking and cycling route connecting Laira and Plymstock is now complete. A new four-metre-wide path from Laira Rail Bridge gives walkers and cyclists an off-road, level and direct route into the Saltram Meadow housing development. The final link connecting the path with Saltram Meadow will soon be built by Persimmon […]


Island hotel in Plymouth Sound under starter’s orders

Planning decision notices have now been issued to the owners of Drake’s Island, pushing the scheme closer to the starting line. Listed building consent and planning notices have now been sent to Rotolok, the company behind the scheme to transform the island into a multi-million hotel and spa resort. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, deputy leader of […]


Easter bin collections arrangements

Plymouth residents are being reminded bin collections will be collected a day later next week because of Bank Holiday Monday. Rounds this week will not be affected because there are no scheduled rounds on Good Friday, however the following week bins and bags will be picked up a day later. The reminder comes with some […]


Come and join in the East End Trust fun day

Come along and join in a special family fun day at Astor Park on Tuesday 4 April. The fun day is being held by the East End Development Trust and is being supported by the City Council. There will be lots on offer for both children and adults alike including a football penalty shoot-out provided […]


New road maintenance contract for Plymouth

Plymouth’s road maintenance services have now transferred to South West Highways (SWH). SWH are carrying out all day-to-day construction and maintenance works on the highway and will manage the winter roads service (which runs from the beginning of October to the end of March). All other functions are being managed by the Council, to ensure […]


Summer Mix 2016 going local – celebration event

Young people, youth workers and parents came together last week for a special celebration event as part of last year’s Summer Mix programme. The event highlighted the range of exciting activities that were on offer by showing a short film created by young people and Marjons. The 2016 Summer Mix programme, organised and funded by […]