Poole Farm Open Day

Plymouth’s first community farm is hosting its first ever open day. Poole Farm, an integral part of the new Derriford Community Park, will be open to the public on Saturday 28 April to celebrate the work that people and partners have put in to the farm so far. The project provides the opportunity for people […]


Plymouth primary school places decided

Families across Plymouth will find out today which primary school their children will be going to in September. This year’s figures show that 98.96 per cent of city children were allocated one of their three preferences this year, with 93.93 per cent receiving their first preference. Meanwhile, 3.89 per cent of children received their second […]


Survey works planned for eastern corridor

Further survey and investigative works in support of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements scheme will begin from next week. Starting on Monday 16 April and finishing on Friday 27 April, the works will allow the Council to better understand the ground conditions in the area between Marsh Mills roundabout and the Glen Road junction at […]


Opportunity to run Guildhall bars

Local bar operators are being invited to an open day to find out more about how they can run the Plymouth Guildhall bar. The Guildhall bar is a prime location for a wide range of events such as graduations, award ceremonies, boxing, fairs, gala dinners, private functions and is becoming increasingly popular venue for weddings. […]


Register to vote – one week left

If you want to vote in the local elections on Thursday 3 May and aren’t already on the electoral register you have just one week left to sign up. The deadline for registering is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote […]


Derriford Transport Scheme update

Carriageway works for the Derriford Transport Scheme are substantially complete and traffic restrictions were lifted overnight on Thursday 29 March as planned. As explained previously, there is still some footway surfacing to be carried out but this will only require short sections of the bus lane to be closed outside peak hours. Crews also need […]


Marine Tech Expo returns to Plymouth in 2018

Following its huge success in 2016, the Marine Tech Expo is returning to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, on Thursday 21 June at the Roland Levinsky Building on the University of Plymouth campus. The event programme features 34 high profile, inspiring speakers, including international keynote Ralph Rayner, non-executive chairman of Sonardyne International; Michael Jones from USA’s […]


Headliner for Day Two of Ocean City Sounds revealed

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, will be headlining Day Two of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, in their only South West performance of the year. Their critically acclaimed ‘Ibiza Classics’ show will see tracks performed in an entirely new way during a full two-hour set, appealing […]


Garden waste collections start again

Plymouth City Council’s popular garden waste collection will begin again from next week. The collection operates fortnightly, with the day of the week depending on the area of the city. For some residents, collections will be on a separate day from refuge or recycling collections. Residents are asked to check their garden waste collection day […]


Children’s Services contractual arrangement set to start

On 1 April 2018 Torbay and Plymouth’s Children’s Services will begin the formal contractual arrangement for the delivery of Children’s Services in Torbay. The opportunity to create this new arrangement arose following the Department for Education’s (DfE) appointed Commissioner John Coughlan’s recommendation that Plymouth be the preferred partner to help lead improvement in Torbay’s Children’s […]


Easter bin collections arrangements

Plymouth residents are being reminded bin collections will be collected a day later next week because of Bank Holiday Monday. Rounds this week will not be affected because there are no scheduled rounds on Good Friday, however the following week bins and bags will be picked up a day later. The reminder comes with some […]


Plymouth’s next Lord Mayor announces deputy

Councillor Sam Davey, Lord Mayor Designate who will be taking over from the current Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster in May, has announced his deputy. Councillor Chris Mavin, who first became a councillor more than 30 years ago, will be Deputy Lord Mayor for 2018/19. Born in Plymouth 1951, Councillor Mavin attended Highfield Junior School […]


National award for Plymouth’s Sports Development team

Plymouth City Councils Sports Development Unit has been named the Fundraising for the Future Award winner at this year’s StreetGames National Awards. The team were recognised by the awarding panel for their outstanding achievements in the field of youth and community sports, winning over a number of fantastic competitors in the process. The event, which […]


Busy first week for enforcement officers

Over 150 litter louts have already been caught by Plymouth’s new environmental enforcement officers. The officers, who began work on Monday, were on the streets of the city from Tuesday afternoon, on the lookout for people dropping litter. Each offender was issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80. The team issued 164 FPNs to […]


Hoe Foreshore works completed for the Easter Holidays

The project to refurbish the buildings on Plymouth’s historic Hoe Foreshore will be finished for the Easter weekend. The Council has invested close to £1 million for the extensive programme of repairs at Tinside Cove since January 2017 after surveys identified damage to the Bathing Houses and Sun Terraces as well as several areas in […]


Derriford Transport Scheme nears completion

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road are nearing completion, with remaining traffic restrictions due to be lifted by Friday 30 March as planned. The Derriford Transport Scheme will help reduce congestion along this key route and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for […]


Rowans site nears completion

A new affordable housing development on the site of the former Downham Special School is nearing completion. Named the Rowans and located off Horn Lane in Plymstock, the development features 28 new homes of which 14 are affordable. Following Downham’s move to Estover in 2012, the school was subsequently demolished and the 0.54 ha site […]


Oreston Community Academy expansion completed

A school expansion project totalling £220,000 has just been completed at Oreston Community Academy. The City Council identified Oreston as part of its basic need programme and agreed capital funding to support the additional places to cope with an increase in local demand. As a result Oreston will be able to take 60 children in […]


Wellbeing Hubs launch in Plymouth

People in Plymouth will be able to get advice on how to be happier and healthier as part of a new approach to health across the city. A dozen wellbeing hubs will open across neighbourhoods over the next two years as part of an initiative designed to focus on prevention and make services easier to […]


New bus route just the ticket for growing community

A new bus route will begin to serve the residents of Plymouth’s newest community this Easter weekend. Starting 1 April, the route serves the new residential development of Seaton Neighbourhood and will encourage commuters and residents to take public transport. It will also be timed with the shift patterns of employees of manufacturer HellermannTyton and […]


Sections of bus lanes to go on Plymouth Road

Two sections of bus lane are to be removed from Plymouth Road as part of the Council’s Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement scheme.. The bus lane outside the Lidl store could be taken out and the lane at Coypool Road shortened under the scheme which aims  to reduce journey times for drivers and improve pedestrian safety […]


Council Leader backs a Range of job opportunities

Work will soon be starting on The Range’s new Head Office and superstore at Seaton Hill. The new HQ will accommodate up to 700 staff, creating 450 new jobs, while the superstore will create a further 120 new jobs for Plymouth. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, visited the site with The Range […]


Yes we Cann

Estover is the latest area of Plymouth to benefit from a range of affordable housing. The new development of Cann Meadow is on the site of the former Estover Primary School, which was released to the market by Plymouth City Council in 2015, as part of an on-going strategy to provide new, good quality and […]


Plymotion Sustainable Travel Grants 2018

Organisations in Plymouth can now apply for up to £5,000 for schemes to make it easier for their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot, or by bus. Match funding of up to £5,000 is being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme, to provide facilities or initiatives […]