Next phase of Oceansgate development takes shape

The planning application for the second phase of Plymouth’s pioneering Oceansgate project has been submitted. Oceansgate, based in Devonport Dockyard’s South Yard, is transforming disused Ministry of Defence land into a hub for marine businesses. The first phase of the development, which was formally opened in March this year, saw the creation of 2,600 square […]


New Zealand sailor begins journey home

A Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, who died and was buried in Plymouth in 1956, is to be repatriated. On Monday, a Māori ceremony was held at the grave of Leading Engineering Mechanic William Goodwin at Weston Mill Cemetery. Kaumātua, elected tribal elders of the Māori community, and a New Zealand Defence Force chaplain led […]


Plymouth commits to Motor Neurone Disease Charter

Plymouth City Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers. The Charter has helped raise awareness of MND and so far, 33,630 individuals and organisations have signed up to the charter. Councillors unanimously backed a motion to adopt the […]


Overnight closures around viaduct

There will be some overnight closures on Exeter Street and the viaduct next month while excavation work continues around the British Land leisure complex. To help minimise disruption these closures will only be in place from midnight until 5am. Bus lane restrictions will also be suspended on the inbound side of Exeter Street between Bretonside […]


This is what Plymouth railway station could look like

This is what the Plymouth railway station could look like following a major regeneration project that has now been given the green light. Plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and regenerate the area around the station are moving forward now the Council has given approval for a £26 million funding package. Under […]


School standards in Plymouth to be discussed at Scrutiny

The performance standards of Plymouth’s schools are going to be discussed at the Education and Children’s Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 19 September. Although the Council’s initial analysis of the results for 2018 reveal slight improvement when compared to 2017, Plymouth’s performance is still below the national average. Councillor Jon Taylor, the […]


Sutton Harbour walkway timetable

Heading to the Seafood Festival this weekend? We’ve got the latest opening times for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour lock.   These times are subject to change as they depend on the tide and the amount of marine traffic going through the lock, but here are the planned opening times for the next week. […]


Central Park Play Space: an update

We’ve got some good news! The Central Park Play Space will be open in time for October half term. On Saturday 20 October, we’re going to host a big celebration at the park with food and games. But 20 October is the very latest date that the park will open. If we can open it […]


Plymouth shows that it’s Proud To Care

Health and care workers in Plymouth attended a special induction ceremony to show why they are ‘Proud To Care’. #ProudToCare is a regional campaign to encourage more people to consider working in health or social care. In Plymouth, 76 health and care workers have so far been recruited as Proud To Care Ambassadors and on […]


Sutton Harbour walkway timetable

We’ve got the latest opening times for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour lock. These times are subject to change as they depend on the tide and the amount of marine traffic going through the lock, but here are the planned opening times for the next week. Saturday 8 September 7:30am to 2:30pm Sunday 9 September 7:30am to 3pm […]


Fire in Savage Road

A number of Council teams have been working with the emergency services and other partners to support those affected by today’s fire in Barne Barton. Eleven families from the fire and smoke-damaged building are unable to return to their homes. Sanctuary Housing are providing temporary accommodation for those who need it while we work together […]


The Box – helping to make Plymouth proud

Family raves, Beryl Cook and memories of Maker camp are helping the team behind the Box change what Plymouth people think about culture – long before the city’s exciting attraction opens its doors. A staggering 41,500 people have enjoyed a wide range of events designed to draw out memories and stories since January this year […]


Standing up for Far South West in Cross Country response

Plymouth is standing up for the far South West in the city’s formal consultation to the Cross Country franchise. The Council is submitting its response to the Department for Transport today and it sends a clear signal that any suggestion of withdrawing Cross Country services from areas currently served including Plymouth to Penzance should be […]


Next phase of resurfacing to get underway

Fifteen more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next two months as our next phase of resurfacing gets underway. The works, which begin on Monday 10 September, will take place along stretches where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life. They are being carried out by our […]


Sutton Harbour walkway timetable

We’ve got the latest opening times for the temporary walkway for folks who want to cross Sutton Harbour lock over the coming week The operating hours depend on tide as well as the amount of marine traffic is going through the lock, but to help you plan your journey, here are the times the walkway […]


Have your say on Plymouth’s plan for trees

Plymouth residents are being asked to tell Plymouth City Council what they think about the city’s trees. The Council is developing a Plan for Trees with a range of local partners, which aims to set out the city’s long term strategy for managing trees, and to ask local people to give feedback about future tree […]


Massive programme to make Millbay happen

Plymouth’s plan to link the city centre to the sea will take a huge leap this year thanks to a £5.5 million capital investment. A package of work to ‘make Millbay happen’ is being given the go-ahead in a decision paper signed by the leader of the Council, Tudor Evans. It’s a mix of demolition, […]


Work progressing well at Manadon

Work to create a brand new football, cricket and outdoor sports centre for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities is progressing well, with phase two underway and phase three about to start. A Football Association-standard all-weather pitch opened at the site in May and is already proving popular with players of all ages and abilities, both […]


Major makeover makes Market Way miles better

Market Way is looking miles better, thanks to an improvement scheme that’s totally transformed a popular walking route in to the city centre. The area at the top of Market Way next to Western Approach has gone from drab to fab. Instead of a steep and unattractive concrete ramp, there is now a series of […]