New Social Value Policy announced

Every pound spent by the Council, should be reinvested back into the community. That is the principle of a new Social Value policy that dictates how and where the Council spends its money on products and services Social value is the term that is used for quantifying the additional benefits that the community will get […]


Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

More than 300 people came together on Saturday night for the fourth Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards. The annual event, organised by Plymouth City Council, is held to celebrate the role of care workers and showcase best practice across care in the city, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide domiciliary care […]


New policy makes emergency home adaptations easier

A new Council policy is making it easier for disabled people to make adaptations to their home. Updates carried out to the Independent Living Policy will ensure Disabled Facilities Grants, money given to the Council by the government, can be spent without so much red tape, allowing people to remain independent and in their homes […]


Court fines for nine litter offenders

Nine people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the Council’s environmental enforcement officers, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained unpaid, resulting in a summons to court. None of the […]


Charles Cross: October update

Good news! The brand new bus stops on Charles Cross Roundabout have opened today. These bus stops were previously further up Charles Street but have been moved down the road so that queues for Drake Circus don’t hamper traffic on the roundabout. The teams have also cleared all the cones from Exeter Street. The old […]


It’s an unwrap

With preparations underway for The Box to start moving over 2 million objects, documents and works of art into its building, the first thing to be unwrapped is the building itself. After nearly two years, it’s time for the scaffolding on North Hill to come down. The scaffolding has provided a temporary roof over the […]


City centre revamp approved

Plymouth’s shopping heartland is to get a new look as the city gears up for a new wave of visitors to come flocking in. Exciting plans to transform Old Town Street and the upper end of New George Street have now been given the green light by the city’s planners as Plymouth gets ready for […]


Plymouth Road traffic management update

Road works on Plymouth Road are moving on to the next stage. From October, improvements to Marsh Mills and Larkham Lane will continue to take shape and work at Cot Hill will also begin. The works, part of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Scheme, began earlier this month. We know that road works of any […]


Get composting and free up space in your bins

A new home composting scheme for Plymouth could help residents to compost up to a third of their household waste and deal it in a more efficient and eco-friendly way. As part of Plymouth City Council’s ongoing commitment to a cleaner, greener city, from 23 September 2019 the Council is making it easier for residents […]


Shaping the future of Plymouth City Centre

A draft new vision is being drawn up to enliven and improve Plymouth City Centre and meet the challenges facing the High Street. The Plymouth City Centre Company is working up proposals for a new five year business plan to put before businesses later this year. The not-for-profit company, which runs the city centre Business […]


Even more charging points for Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is stepping up the fight against climate change with a further 54 new electric vehicle charging points across the city. The Council will be installing the points in nine separate hubs across residential areas with on street parking. The chargers will be ‘pop-up’ models that retract fully underground to avoid street clutter […]


Penalty increase for litter louts

Littering in Plymouth is about to get more expensive. From Tuesday 1 October, the fixed penalty notice given to people caught dropping litter will rise from £80 to £100. The move brings the Council in line with new government legislation that sets the amount that local authorities can charge for littering offences. Councillor Sally Haydon, […]


Topper Dinghy Race brings £50,000 boost to Plymouth economy

Round One of the Topper National Series held over the weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September) at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre, has, on initial estimation contributed over £50,000 into the local visitor destination economy. The single-handed dinghy event (the first of a series held around the UK) was hosted by Plymouth Youth Sailing with additional […]


First group of students pass NAAS pilot in Plymouth

More than 20 Plymouth social workers have now completed the National Assessment and Accreditation (NAAS) Verification of Practice Skill. This has earned them formal accreditation from the Department for Education as either an Approved Child and Family Practitioner, or an Approved Child and Family Practice Supervisor. The NAAS provides a benchmark of good practice against […]


Plymouth to be UK’s first National Marine Park

History will be made in Plymouth when key local, regional and national partners come together to create the UK’s first ever National Marine Park. Plymouth Sound National Marine Park will aim to showcase to the world the unique and fantastic assets that Britain’s Ocean City has to offer, including an estimated 1,000 different species of […]


New cycle path for Sherford residents

Make the most of great outdoors with a new family-friendly walking and cycle path. The route links Sherford with Haye Road and is suitable for cyclists of all abilities. The path runs around the northern edge of the King George V playing fields between the existing trees and the hedge. Additional trees will be planted […]


This week’s update on Charles Cross night working

Overnight resurfacing works for the Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme will continue next week (from Monday 2 September). The following roads will be closed from 7pm to 7am. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights Exeter Street inbound, from Bretonside Southern side of Charles Cross roundabout Exeter Street viaduct Charles Street outbound Thursday night Charles Street inbound […]


Plymouth Road improvements begin

Junction upgrades on Plymouth Road will begin on Tuesday. The much anticipated Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme kicks off with work at Marsh Mills roundabout and at the Larkham Lane junction. Cones will go out on the road on Tuesday and lane closures will be in place between 9.30am and 5.30pm. At Marsh Mills, an […]