North Prospect redevelopment continues

The redevelopment of North Prospect is set to continue as the next phase of building work moves a step closer. The first two phases of the project have already been completed and the third is underway, providing more than 500 new homes so far as well as the Beacon, a new community hub housing shops, […]


Central Park consultation begins

Central Park users are being invited for their thoughts on the £2.5 million investment in Plymouth’s premier park. Opinions are being sought both online and in person through a series of information sessions to ensure that the money is used in a way that benefits park patrons. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member […]


Plymouth residents encouraged to get on their bikes!

Free services are now available to help you join the growing numbers of people in and around Plymouth who are discovering, or rediscovering, the joys and health benefits of cycling. Adult cycle training tailored for all abilities, expert tips and advice, bike maintenance classes and help to give older bikes a new lease of life […]


Green light for Derriford Community Park funding

The next stage of funding for Derriford Community Park has been approved, paving the way for exciting developments at the planned 140 hectare park, right here in the city. The investments, which total over £500,000, will see the old Poole Farm Dairy renovated and transformed into a learning resource, a new play space designed and […]


Plymotion grants up for grabs

Employers across the city are being invited to bid for grants to provide either facilities or initiatives to enable their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot or by bus. Match funded grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to provide […]


Plan for Libraries – next steps

A cross-party panel of councillors is discussing our draft Plan for Libraries today as part of a select committee review. As well as considering consultation feedback on the proposals, the panel is hearing from interested members of the public, partner agencies and other councillors, before making recommendations on the proposals. These recommendations will help to […]


Poll card printing error

Some postal voters in Plymouth received a station poll card this week, as well as their postal poll card. This is due to a printing error, which we are investigating. If you are one of these people you can disregard the card for the polling station. You will still receive your postal vote ballot pack […]


Plans to improve traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being invited to comment on plans to improve the traffic flow along Plymouth Road in Plympton. Upgrades to the traffic signals along this key commuter route are in the pipeline, thanks to £2.1 million funding from the Department of Transport. The Council plans to use the opportunity to introduce measures that will improve […]


Plymouth marks Dementia Awareness Week

A range of activities are taking place across Plymouth to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017. Between 15 and 19 May, Plymouth City Council will team up with Moments Café and Information Hub, Devon and Cornwall Police, Drake Circus, Age UK and Derriford Hospital to host events that raise awareness of dementia and encourage people and […]


Efford Playing Pitches to profit

HIGHER Efford Playing Pitches is set for a £500,000 makeover as part a city-wide scheme aimed at improving playing pitch facilities in Plymouth. The project will deliver the action identified in the Plymouth Plan for Playing Pitches for the two current junior surfaces to be fitted with better drainage and the current pre-fabricated changing block […]


Order to tidy up building made

We’ve served a notice to the owner of the Cooperage instructing them to tidy up the exterior of the property. Council officers have issued a Section 215 Untidy Land Notice, which requires the owner of the property in Vauxhall Street to tidy the building up after unsuccessful efforts to get improvements made on a voluntary […]


Plymouth supports Foster Care Fortnight 2017

Plymouth City Council’s Fostering team is on a mission to find people with time, energy, motivation and a spare bedroom who are able to care for some of Plymouth’s most vulnerable young people as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign (8-21 May). Foster Care Fortnight is a national campaign which raises the profile […]


Plymouth play parks set for investment

CHILDREN across the city will be able to have fit and healthier fun in better play parks, thanks to a near £800,000 investment in outdoor play areas and equipment. A delegated decision is being signed on Tuesday to give the green light to improvement work that will cover every ward in the city. Plymouth has […]


Weston Mill Crematorium Open Day

Residents are invited to an open day with a difference at Weston Mill Crematorium. The City Council is hosting an open day on Saturday 13 May at Weston Mill Crematorium. The public are invited to take a behind the scenes look around the facilities with a tour of the Crematorium. Councillor Mike Leaves the Cabinet […]


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 […]