City’s recycling rate going up

Thank you for helping Plymouth’s alternate weekly collection get off to an encouraging start – that’s the message from the leader of the Council, Ian Bowyer. New figures show that people across Plymouth are recycling more and throwing away less waste. The city is trimming its waste line – throwing away nearly 12 kilos less […]


Reminder to return household enquiry forms

Just over half of Plymouth’s households have responded so far in our annual electoral canvass. The canvass checks the right people are registered to vote at each address and forms were posted to over 100,000 households across Plymouth in August. It is a legal requirement to check the details listed and respond – even if there […]


Childcare provision improves in Plympton

Extra capacity for childcare is being created in Plympton thanks to the relocation of Plum Tree Children’s Centre. Plum Tree, which currently operates from Plympton St Maurice School and Woodford Primary, is moving to the larger Rees Centre on Mudge Way. The move allows Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre and Willow Childcare Centre to occupy […]


Progress on devolution deal to match our ambition

A devolution deal for the Heart of the South West area took a ‘very positive’ step after Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth leaders and senior politicians met Jake Berry MP, the Government Minister with responsibility for devolution, in London last week. The leaders discussed the next steps for a Combined Authority, which would see increased […]


Plymouth to host Scam Conference

People in Plymouth are being invited to catch con men and foil fraudsters at a Friends Against Scams awareness session. The session will be a part of a Scam Conference, hosted by Plymouth City Council’s trading standards team at the Guildhall on 18 September, where a variety of partners will share best practice, ask questions […]


Death of Freeman Dennis Howard Dicker

Plymouth City Council is sad to announce the death of Freeman and former Lord Mayor and Councillor, Dennis Dicker. Freeman Dicker died on 5 September aged 89. He was awarded the title of Freeman of the city, one of the most prestigious civic titles in 2001. Freeman Dicker served as a Councillor for the Plymstock […]


Major autonomous company comes to Plymouth

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer today welcomed the announcement that one of the world’s leading marine and air automonous research and manufacturing companies is coming to Plymouth. The French company Thales is to make the new facility in Turnchapel Wharf, its maritime autonomy trials and training centre. As well as securing 20 highly skilled […]


Statement about OAP bus passes

Some of our OAP bus pass holders are being contacted by letter this week asking them to return a pass that may have been issued twice. Plymouth City Council has been made aware of a database issue experienced by the bus pass database provider. A glitch in a new automated part of the process has […]


Charles Cross consultation begins

Plymouth City Council is inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve Charles Cross Roundabout. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key routes on Plymouth’s transport network, accommodates the majority of the city’s bus routes as well as high volumes of traffic. It is also well-used by […]


Traffic delays on Tavistock Road and Outland Road

We would like to apologise to people affected by delays on the A386 Tavistock Road and Outland Road today. In April we provided a short additional lane just after Sendall’s Way to help relieve congestion on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout during the Derriford Transport Scheme works. We will keep this temporary arrangement in place wherever […]


Signal failure on Derriford Roundabout

Engineers are investigating an electrical fault that has affected all of the signals on Derriford Roundabout. People travelling along the A386 Tavistock Road are asked to take care, particularly pedestrians. We are working with Western Power Distribution to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency.


West End entrance to be made more inviting

An uninviting route into the West End of the City Centre looks set to be transformed with landscaping. The steep, unattractive concrete ramp leading from Western Approach is to be replaced with a path that will snake more gently down towards Market Way. The path will have handrails and be surrounded by coastal grass landscaping. […]


Council reports data breach

We are investigating a problem with an automated email that was sent out yesterday to 218 residents in relation to a Council Tax Reminder or Final Notice. The error meant all the customers who were sent this email could see each other’s email address but the email itself contained no other content. We are treating […]


Bid for Heritage Action Zone submitted

Some of Plymouth’s unique buildings could be protected and preserved as part of an initiative designed to protect the city’s heritage as well as build new homes. The Council has applied to Historic England for grant funding and protection under a new ‘Heritage Action Zone’, which could unlock thousands of pounds to protect and restore […]


Send us your Central Park photos

  Photographic memories of Central Park are being sought as part of a project to improve Plymouth’s premier green space. In April, £2.5 million was earmarked for the park, bringing with it plans for a new café, toilets, changing rooms, improved and extended play and sport facilities, as well as new woodland and the restoration […]


Building begins at Plymouth primary school

Work on Yealmpstone Farm Primary School is set to begin. When the £2.8 million works are complete, the Plympton-based school will be able to offer 420 places for local children; exactly double the 210 it can provide today. Contractors Ryearch Ltd will arrive at the school on Wednesday and will set up and prepare the […]