Tree Trail takes new route…

A new piece of art is about to appear in Central Park. Plymouth City Council has been working in partnership with The Woodland Presents, to create a new archway into Pounds Park. Phase one of the Tree Trail project saw timber from the park turned into a sculptures and benches, along the path by Ford […]


Charles Cross works to begin in new year

Work to improve Charles Cross roundabout will begin in the new year. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key junctions on Plymouth’s transport network, handles high volumes of traffic and is used by the majority of the city’s bus routes. It is also well-used by pedestrians. The Charles Cross […]


Civic reception for local Invictus Games athletes

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Sam Davey, hosted a civic reception today for local athletes who competed at the Invictus Games in October. Mark Ormrod, Nick Martin and Kelly Ganfield from Plymouth and Debbie Godfrey from Torpoint were presented with gifts in recognition of their achievements and for representing the city on the world stage. The Lord Mayor […]


Plymouth to host the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

Plymouth City Council and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have confirmed that Plymouth will host the finish of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet race. Plymouth has marked the end of the biennial yacht race since its inception in 1925. Starting in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, competitors cover a course of 608 nautical miles […]


Play parks set for refurbishment

Eight play areas across the city are set for a makeover in the coming months. This, the second phase of play improvements recently delivered by the council, will see a total of 38 play spaces receive a makeover by spring 2020. The first phase play improvements, which saw 32 play areas across the city upgraded, […]


Severe weather warning

Council crews are on standby to deal with any issues related to the heavy rain and gales hitting Plymouth this afternoon. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning which is currently in place until midnight. People are advised to take care and not put themselves in danger around the waterfront. Known flooding hotspots […]


New housing policy to protect renters

Plymouth is cracking down on rogue landlords. Over 20,000 city households are set to benefit from a new Housing Enforcement Policy that supports raising standards in the rented accommodation. The policy, which will be considered by the City Council’s Cabinet on 13 November, sets out the clear enforcement consequences that the Council is be able […]


Plymouth leading the way in young carer support

Plymouth is leading the way in providing support for young carers with almost every city school now having a designated ‘carers champion’. The champions are taking steps to ensure all young carers are identified and receive appropriate support and it is proving so successful, other local authorities are getting in touch for advice on how […]


Work on much awaited café begins

Work has started on the new Central Park cafe. The café will be one of the flagship projects of the overall Central Park improvements project, located adjacent to the clock tower, at the busiest and most visible point of the park. It will overlook the recently re-opened Play Space, and will be in easy reach […]


Closure of city’s Barden factory

Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “I’m gutted to hear the news that one of our biggest employers is planning to leave the city after so many years. I appreciate how worrying this must be for the staff and their families. We have been in touch this morning with Managing Director, Jon Everett, and I will […]


Customer plans under the spotlight

Plans to drive improvement in the experience customers have of using the Council’s services will be in the spotlight at the Cabinet meeting on 13 November. The Council commissioned the Local Government Association to conduct a Peer Challenge in July. A team of eight senior figures from other councils as well as private and voluntary […]


Give your views about where you vote

What do you think about where you vote during local and national elections? Is the polling station in the right place? How easy is it to get to and to use? Our electoral service wants to know as it carries out a review of polling districts and polling places in the city. The review is looking at […]


Silhouettes to mark Remembrance Day

Eighteen silhouettes will help Plymouth remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the build up to this year’s Armistice Day. The figures of a traditional British Tommy, an airman, a sailor, a nurse, a munitions factory worker, a Sikh soldier and a suffragette have been bought from the Royal British Legion and have […]


Budget fails to help councils deal with austerity

The Chancellor’s Budget Statement has completely ignored the desperate need to help councils deal with the impact of a decade of austerity, Council Leader Tudor Evans says. There’s no immediate help for councils such as Plymouth that are urgently trying to plug funding gaps this financial year caused by cuts in Government funding while demand […]


New library will be Budeaux-ful!

A new chapter for St Budeaux got underway this week with work starting on a brand new library and 24 new homes. Local developers Land Developments (SW) started on the old library site in Victoria Road to build the complex which will provide affordable homes for Plymouth people as well as a fantastic new library. […]