Plymouth Herald story on Forder Valley Link Road

The Plymouth Herald ran a front-page headline on Saturday 18 May, warning that the ‘route between Marsh Mills and Estover’ would be closed during work on the new Forder Valley Link Road. We would like to make it clear that the section of Forder Valley Road that will be closing next year is the stretch between […]


Board the beach bus to Bovi

Beach lovers can take a bus from Plymouth straight to the seaside again this summer. From Saturday 25 May families will be able to hop on board the number 54 to the popular beach of Bovisand, which overlooks Plymouth Sound. The ‘beach bus’ will be operated by Target Travel and run until Sunday 1 September […]


Hundreds of pupils learn about dangers of drugs

Around 300 pupils and 30 teaching professionals from across Plymouth took part in a pilot programme to raise awareness about ‘County Lines’ child criminal and drug exploitation. Over two days, the pupils from years nine and ten attended performances of a play at the Devonport Guildhall, performed by Alter Ego Creative Solutions. The events were […]


Could you be a foster carer?

Could you provide a loving home for someone who needs fostering? Councils across Devon are working together on a mission to find people with time, energy, motivation and a spare bedroom who are able to care for some of Devon’s most vulnerable children and young people as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign […]


Plymouth City Council shortlisted in national awards

Plymouth City Council has been shortlisted in the Co-operative Council of the Year category at the Co-operative of the Year Awards. The Co-operative Council award, sponsored by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network, recognises the best practice demonstrated by local authorities and celebrates the great work delivered at a local level. Plymouth is a co-operative council, with […]


Council leader responds to Barden announcement

The Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans has welcomed news that Plymouth’s Barden factory has been saved after its parent company. Schaeffler sold the Plymouth plant to HQW Holding (UK) Ltd. The plant in Estover will remain open and continue to manufacture bearings. He said: “This is a great day and great news […]


Local election results

The Council continues to have a Labour administration following Thursday’s local elections. Labour gained a seat in Peverell from the Conservatives and now have 31 councillors. The Conservatives have 25 and there is one independent. Full results for each ward, along with turnout figures, are available on our local election results page. The Council leader and […]


City Centre works set to begin

Major road improvement works in Plymouth city centre will begin this month. As the city centre expands and exciting developments like Drake Leisure and The Box near completion, work will be carried out to ensure that the city’s road network can cope with all the extra traffic. So what’s actually happening and when? The main […]


Look out for EU poll cards

Voters across Plymouth will be receiving their poll cards soon for the upcoming European Parliamentary election on Thursday 23 May. In order to make it clear which poll cards are for the European Parliamentary election poll cards for regular voters are tangerine and those for postal voters are steel grey. (Poll cards for the local […]


Pioneering Council project scoops top national award

  A pioneering community infrastructure initiative which is helping to change residents lives in Plymouth has helped the City Council win the top award at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Excellence. The ‘City Change Fund’ project was awarded the Silver Jubilee Cup and the Excellence in Tech within Planning Practice category. it is […]


Panellists announced for MTV Music Week Plymouth

An impressive line-up of industry insiders has been revealed for panels taking place during MTV Music Week Plymouth, which runs from 5 to 8 June. Geordie Shore stars Chloe Ferry and Sam Gowland will be taking part in the ‘Social Influencers’ panel. The reality stars will discuss what it means to be a social influencer […]


Planning granted for new crematorium

Planning permission for Plymouth’s new crematorium has been granted. The state-of-the-art facility will be built on the east of the city adjacent to Drake Memorial Park off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park. The designs have been produced by local architects Stride Treglown and Aecom show single-storey buildings nestled in green […]


Bearing good news for Good Friday about lock footbridge

The Sutton Harbour lock footbridge is expected to reopen tomorrow Good Friday – 19 April. The one tonne bearing has been successfully fitted by a local company.  Following installation, full testing has been carried out by expert teams effectively and safely, with the lock remaining open to marine traffic for the majority of this time. […]


Plymouth primary school places decided

Thousands of families across Plymouth will find out today which primary school their children will be going to in September. The latest figures show that 98.63 per cent of city children (2,733) who applied on time, were allocated a place at one of their preferred schools. Letters and emails confirming school places for September 2019 […]


More acts announced for MTV Music Week Plymouth

Disciples, Kurupt FM and Young T & Bugsey are joining the exciting line-up for MTV Music Week Plymouth. Running from 5 to 8 June, MTV Music Week Plymouth will see four live music evening events hosted at venues across the city, in addition to a programme of free daytime events hosted by MTV Breaks. Disciples […]


Ultra-fast broadband coming to Plymouth

Improved ultrafast ‘Fibre to the Premises’ (FTTP) broadband will be rolled out to over 220 public buildings across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon over the next two years, thanks to a successful bid to a UK Government fund. The buildings include council offices, GP surgeries, hospitals, schools, colleges and many others. This investment will […]


Council backs new bank

Plymouth City Council has pledged support for the development of a new local bank. The bank, known for now as South West Mutual, will be the first ever member-owned, high street bank dedicated to the residents and small businesses of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. The bank will provide a full range of services to […]


Toilet block set to be removed

The unsightly toilet block on Mutley Plain is set to be removed. Following consultation by local councillors with residents and business owners on the Plain, the toilets will be demolished and replaced with street furniture in time for the Mayflower commemorations in 2020. It is hoped that the removal of the toilet block will encourage […]


Red Arrows returning for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The spectacular Red Arrows will return to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June. Huge crowds gathered to watch the impressive aerobatic team the last time they performed in the city in 2012, when Plymouth hosted the national Armed Forces Day event. Deputy Council Leader Pete Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled […]