100th home helped with new initiative

A new initiative designed to help people cut their heating bills and save the planet has just helped its 100th Plymouth household. The Climate Active Neighbourhoods project has been targeting homeowners and private tenants in Ham, St Budeaux and Devonport. Advisors visit people in their homes to give free advice and practical support, installing energy-saving devices […]


Clarification on rehousing tenants in North Prospect

Some national newspapers have run stories suggesting that Plymouth City Council is responsible for finding new homes for residents living in parts of North Prospect about to undergo regeneration. This is not the case as Plymouth Community Homes is responsible for relocating affected tenants and homeowners. Plymouth City Council is working in partnership with Plymouth […]


Ever thought of becoming a city councillor?

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a city councillor there’s an event next month where you can find out everything you need to know. Our ‘Becoming a Councillor’ event on Monday 5 March will be a chance to find out more about what the role involves, whether you would be eligible and […]


Council appoint Kingdom as enforcement contractors

Extra enforcement officers will soon be treading Plymouth’s pavements. Tasked with preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping, the officers will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders. Following a competitive procurement process, the Council has teamed up with specialist company Kingdom Services to help deliver the Corporate Plan, which sets out a […]


Reminder about work on Plymouth Road

Vegetation on Plymouth Road at the Marsh Mills and Larkham Lane junctions will be cleared over the next two weeks as part of advance works for the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme. The work will start on Monday 19 February but will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to avoid the busiest traffic times. Investigative […]


New Lord Mayor Designate announced

The new Lord Mayor Designate for 2018/19 has been announced for Plymouth. Councillor Sam Davey has been Stoke ward councillor since 2012 and was Deputy Lord Mayor 2016/17. Originally from Sunderland, where he served as a Police Constable in the Northumberland Police Force and a deck officer in the Merchant Navy, Councillor Davey moved to […]


Cash boost for homes on Council land

Plymouth’s plans to build more vitally-needed homes on Council-owned land has been given a £3.9 million cash boost. Projects to build on parcels of land, which could see up to 650 homes built, have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. to help unlock the land for development The Land […]


New Members of Youth Parliament elected

Plymouth’s young people turned out in force over the past two weeks to vote in the city’s UK Youth Parliament elections. A total of 6644 young people voted, which is the highest ever number of voters in a Plymouth UK Youth Parliament election. Plymouth’s new Members of Youth Parliament are Alana Jones and Sam Cade. […]


Active Together project wins backing from Sport England

A pioneering project by our Sports Development Unit to help local people on a low income become more active has won backing from Sport England. The Active Together family groups have been awarded £8,488 funding as part of Sport England’s strategy to improve people’s health and mental wellbeing through sport and activity. Sport England is […]


Council wins award in Hearts for the Arts award

A unique campaign to encourage more people to consider fostering has been named the Best Local Authority Initiative in the National Campaign for the Arts’ Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. I.AM.NOT.A.ROBOT, by Plymouth City Council has been named Best Local Authority Arts Initiative in the awards which celebrate the work of councils, councillors and council […]


‘Serve-ay’ for tennis players in Plymouth

Tennis players of all ages and abilities are being asked for their thoughts on tennis courts in parks across the city. Plymouth City Council is working with the Lawn Tennis Association on plans to encourage people to pick up a racket and play more often. The two organisations have paired up to work together to […]


Council leader joins calls for fairer funding

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer has joined calls from councils across the South West for a fairer funding deal from the Government as the city faces huge challenges in balancing its books. Leaders of Devon, Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Dorset and Cornwall Council are calling for central government to stop disadvantaging councils and […]


William Prance Road to re-open

William Prance Road will have one lane open in both directions from Wednesday 14 February, improving access for local residents and businesses. While works will continue in this area until the end of March, drivers will be able to turn right into William Prance Road from Tavistock Road and continue eastbound all the way to […]


Getting a feel for what people think about Plymouth

Plymouth residents are being asked: What do you think about where you live? Over 8,000 questionnaires are currently dropping on doormats across the city as part of a randomly-selected sample of Plymouth residents. The short questionnaire is designed to find out about what people think of Plymouth, how they feel about their local area and […]


New-look Crownhill Library now open

Crownhill Library has re-opened today following a three-week refurbishment. It’s the third to undergo an upgrade as part of our Plan for Libraries, with Devonport and Southway having been refurbished in the autumn. It now boasts a brand new meeting room, complete with audio visual equipment, twice as many computers and a refreshed book stock. External […]


Work on skatepark kicks off

Work on the new and improved Central Park Skatepark has started. Specialists Freestyle Skateparks and  have moved in to revamp the site and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future. The old skatepark closed to the public on […]


Joint Local Plan public examination continues this week

The economy, employment land, retail development and the three strategic growth areas of Plymouth are being discussed at the ongoing public examination into the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan. Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council submitted the draft plan to the Secretary of State in July […]


Plymouth’s newly qualified social workers celebrated

The latest group of newly qualified children’s social workers have been presented with certificates of completion by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster, at a special ceremony. The certificates mark the successful completion of the social workers’ assessed and supported first year in practice. Newly Qualified Social Workers have made a significant contribution to safeguarding […]


Council leader welcomes Commons report opposing cuts to Royal Marines and ships

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer has welcomed a Commons select committee report which concludes that the disposal of Devonport-based amphibious assault ships and reductions in the Royal Marines would be “totally at odds with strategic reality”. In its report, Sunset for the Royal Marines?, the Defence Committee warns that further reductions in the Royal […]