Central park nominated for national award

Plymouth’s very own Central Park has been nominated for the Best Park 2016 award. The park has been nominated by the Council’s Sports Development team for its wide ranging facilities which cater for all ages such as Bowls Greens, Football Pitches, Play park, Skate Ramps and FootGolf that cater for a range of ages and […]

Have your say on sexual health services

Your views are needed on sexual health services in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council is working to ensure that sexual and reproductive health services meet the needs of the local population. An online survey has been launched to get people’s opinions, and will be open for three weeks, so local people are urged to have their […]

Plymouth taxi drivers pass the test

100 per cent of Plymouth’s private hire drivers who were stopped in a recent test purchase operation passed. Over the past month two test purchase operations have been carried out and of the 19 private hire drivers approached no unauthorised journeys were accepted.   The taxi licensing team undertake regular test purchase operations to find […]

Grants awarded to Plymouth community groups

Tea dances, African drumming, and a music and storytelling festival are among the events that have taken place as organisations in Plymouth have been awarded small grants to promote inclusion and diversity in the city. Plymouth City Council has been working with Plymouth Drake Foundation to provide small grants of up to £2,000 to organisations in […]

Community to get update on Oceansgate

Local people and businesses around Devonport are being invited to hear about latest plans for Oceansgate. A community briefing session will take place on Tuesday 25 October at Devonport Library on Chapel Street which aims to give people who live or work near the site a progress report. The first phase of the development has […]

Death of Alderman Mrs Sylvia Bellamy

Plymouth City Council is sad to announce the death of Alderman and former Lord Mayor and Councillor, Sylvia Bellamy. Alderman Mrs Bellamy died on 30 September aged 78 and spent 19 years as a Councillor for the St Peters Ward of Plymouth from 1983, before becoming an Alderman in 2003. Alderman Mrs Bellamy was made […]

Plymouth flu jab campaign launch

People in Plymouth who are eligible are being urged to have their flu jabs, as figures reveal that last winter four in every ten flu outbreaks in England were linked to schools. Residents aged 65 and over, pregnant women, people with long term health conditions and children aged 2, 3, and 4, and children in […]

Plymouth wins ‘open for business’ accolade

Plymouth City Council has won the local authority of the year at the Insider’s annual South West Property Awards for being open for business and driving growth. Council leader Ian Bowyer and Assistant Director for Economic Development David Draffan went up to Bristol to receive the accolade at an event held at the Marriott Hotel […]

Changes to traffic calming on Central Park Avenue

The traffic island on Central Park Avenue is being removed following feedback from residents The priority give way feature is being replaced with warning signs alerting motorists about the road humps. The signs should ensure vehicles slow down as they approach the new crossing point at the junction of Central Park Avenue and Dale Road. […]

Council hosts the city’s fourth Building Plymouth summit

Plymouth City Council is bringing together some of the region’s key construction and built environment companies for the city’s fourth Building Plymouth Summit. The twice yearly summits are an opportunity for people to find out the latest developments on the Council-led partnership to address the sector’s skills shortage and gaps. Building Plymouth was launched after […]

Don’t risk getting a criminal record for selling fake goods

Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards Team are warning people not to risk selling counterfeit goods for extra money before Christmas after a number of seizures in the city. There has been a rapid increase in people selling counterfeit goods on social media sites.  These goods include counterfeit trade-marked clothing, trainers, handbags, sunglasses, makeup and electrical […]

Plymouth shortlisted for national Dementia award

Plymouth has been shortlisted for the national Dementia Friendly Awards. For the past few years, Plymouth City Council has been working, along with other members of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA), to make the city more dementia friendly. Initiatives include Dementia Friendly car parking spaces, Dementia awareness sessions for local businesses, and a Dementia […]

Parents views needed in SEND inspection

If you are the parent of a child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities then your views are needed. Next week is the start of the OfSTED and Care Quality Commission (CQC) joint inspection of how the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are assessed […]

Have you returned your electoral form?

We’re reminding residents to make sure their details are up-to-date and accurate on the electoral register. Around 118,000 household enquiry forms were posted to homes across the city in July as part of the annual voter registration canvass and reminders were sent out at the beginning of September. Around 80,000 forms have been returned so far. […]

History Centre through to next round of CCF bid

Plymouth’s landmark history centre continues to make waves by reaching the next stage of a major Coastal Communities funding bid. The project has been given the green light to put in a more detailed submission for £2.9 million from this national funding pot that was set up to encourage economic development of the UK’s coastal […]

The poppies are coming home

Plymouth is to host a wave of the iconic ceramic poppies as part of a major national initiative, 14 -18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has announced it will present Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at its Plymouth Naval Memorial. […]

Joint media statement from Devon and Cornwall Police, Plymouth City Council and GL Assessment

“Following an alleged security breach associated with 11-Plus examination in Plymouth, we would like to clarify that the investigation is still ongoing. “Devon and Cornwall Police continue to have an investigative role and are working alongside GL Assessment and Plymouth City Council to determine if any offences have occurred, or whether there has been any […]

Developer days for two key city sites

Developers have been taking a look at two key strategic sites as Plymouth’s plans to transform the West End and the waterfront continue at pace. The Council this week held a ‘developers’ day’ to meet developers and promote the two sites at Colin Campbell Court and land west of Bath Street. A number of interested […]

11-plus Update 29 September 2016

Plymouth City Council 11-plus update 29 September 2016 A spokeperson for Plymouth City Council said: “We have today written to parents to update them on what is happening regarding issues with the 11-plus exams in Plymouth. We have done this working in partnership with GL Assessment, our assessment provider. “We regret to announce that due […]