New plans submitted for West Pier

New plans have been submitted to ensure that the West Pier is looking its best in time for the Mayflower 400 commemorations. Details are being outlined for how the historic pier will look cared for and tidy, ready for thousands of visitors in 2020 – with all of its cobbles in situ. The plans will […]


Selstar Fireworks winners of 2019 British Firework Championships

Selstar Fireworks from Chichester, West Sussex, have been crowned the best in their field, winning the 2019 British Firework Championships. Tens of thousands of visitors and locals gathered along Plymouth’s waterfront to watch the competition, which took place over Wednesday and Thursday this week (14 and 15 August). The five professional fireworks companies that competed […]


A-Level statement 2019

Students across Plymouth are collecting their A-Level and other Post-16 results today. Early indications show that young people across the city have the results they need to go on to higher education and their desired pathways after completing their studies. Councillor Jon Taylor the Cabinet Member responsible for Education and Skills said: “I’d like to […]


Britain’s Ocean City gives Greta an epic send off

Plymouth’s reputation as a departure point for historic voyages was cemented today with an epic send off for climate change activist Greta Thunberg. The world’s best known climate change campaigner set sail from Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, for her historic – and gruelling trip – across the Atlantic on board the zero-carbon […]


Whitleigh play parks get makeovers

A Plymouth play park has had a complete overhaul thanks to a partnership with a community group. Having joined forces with the Whitleigh Community Trust, the Council they have been able to replace all of the equipment in Milford Lane play area and make significant changes to the neighbouring play park in Norwich Avenue. A […]


British Firework Championships – all you need to know

The spectacular British Firework Championships return to Plymouth tomorrow and on Thursday (14 and 15 August). The competition sees six of the country’s top firework companies battle it out to be crowned the best, with three 10-minute displays to enjoy each evening. The displays are fired from Mount Batter breakwater, making Plymouth Hoe the perfect […]


Proposed changes to council tax support system

We’re making changes to our council tax support (CTS) scheme to make things easier for residents. The CTS scheme is designed to help customers with low incomes by reducing their council tax payments by up to 80 per cent. The scheme is reviewed every year and we think that it needs to change for 2020/21. […]


Charles Cross night working

We’re going to start night working on the Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme from Monday 19 August. Working at night will allow us to carry out resurfacing works at various points around the roundabout and on Charles Street without causing disruption during the day. These night works have always been programmed into the scheme and […]


Further funding for Plymouth parks

Parks and green spaces in Plymouth have had yet another funding boost. The city has just secured just under €4 million thanks to a successful funding bid by Plymouth City Council and its partners. The money, which comes from the European Commission, will go towards the Green Minds project which will re-wild urban parks, gardens […]


Go down to the sea in Plymouth parks

Would you like to know more about some of the 1,000 different species of marine life to be found in Plymouth Sound as well as other amazing information about our oceans? If so, you can find out more at the free Sea In The Park events taking place at parks and green spaces across Plymouth […]


Crews prepared for severe weather

Council crews have been sweeping roads, clearing gullies and checking known flooding hotspots in preparation for the heavy rain and strong winds expected to hit Plymouth tonight, tomorrow and on Saturday. Yellow rain and wind warnings are in place and teams will be on standby around the clock to respond to any issues that arise. […]


Plymouth Road improvements set to continue

Junction improvements in the east of Plymouth will continue next month with work on Plymouth Road. The work will mark the next stage of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme and follows on from work already completed at the Cot Hill and Merafield Road junction earlier in the year. Now, the focus will be on […]


Reducing plastics at the British Fireworks Championships

Council working with partners to exclude fireworks that include unnecessary plastics Catering at the event will also reduce single-use plastics like cutlery and straws Plymouth City Council is working with key partners to reduce single-use plastics at the British Firework Championships, the city’s biggest annual event. Taking place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 August […]


Awesome August in Britain’s Ocean City

“Get out! Get out and enjoy August’s amazing events!” That’s the message from Plymouth City Council this summer. A stonking calendar of free and fun family events has been put together and after months of careful planning and preparation, it’s time to play. Deputy leader Councillor Pete Smith said: “August is awesome in Plymouth. We’ve […]


Best advice for all parents and babies in the city

Children’s centres in Plymouth have been awarded a Certificate of Commitment from Unicef UK, in recognition of the steps they are taking to improve care and increase the city’s breastfeeding rates. The children’s centres, run by Barnardo’s, Action for Children and Lark, have joined forces and changed the way they support Plymouth’s parents. The changes […]


Lunch at the library is back

Our libraries service is feeding minds and tummies again this summer by joining in with CATERed’s Big Summer Food Tour for Lunch at the Library. Every Wednesday in August, children pick up a free lunch and join in with family friendly activities at their local library. Lunch will be provided at all Plymouth libraries and […]


Plymouth’s Marine Tech Expo returning in 2020

Plymouth’s Marine Tech Expo will return to the city from 30 June to 3 July 2020, as part of the Mayflower 400 programme of events. This four day expo offers a platform to showcase, network and collaborate with the world class marine technology sector that exists in the South West. The event will also offer […]


Party in the park as café opens

The new Central Park cafe is open! Named the Meadow Cafe and operated by Council partners FullyCATERed, the brand new, purpose-built eatery is the flagship project of the overall Central Park improvements project The cafe will promote a healthy menu and will use produce sourced from local suppliers, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk, […]


Mount Batten beach reopens

Plymouth City Council is pleased to announce that after being closed for several weeks, the majority of Mount Batten beach has reopened. It was closed in April as a health and safety precaution following the discovery of asbestos-containing materials (small pieces of cement). Signs are up around the beach to show which areas are closed […]


Dog fouling targeted with plain clothes patrols

Plain clothed environmental enforcement officers will be patrolling in Plymouth from Monday 29 July. Focussing on areas where residents have reported issues, officers will be on the lookout for those who do not pick up after their dogs. Owners who are caught not doing the right thing will be handed a fixed penalty notice for […]


Talk travel with us

Do you travel to and around Plymouth by bus, coach, train or ferry? Head to Armada Way on Thursday 25 July and share your comments, compliments and suggestions with us. We’ll be joined by teams from Plymouth Citybus, Stagecoach South West, National Express, the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and Plymouth Boat Trips, all on […]