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 […]


Successful life-jacket scheme to expand

A scheme to keep fishing boat crews safer at sea has proved so successful the Council is hoping to expand the project. A total of 250 life-jackets with personal locator beacons have been given to people who earn their living at sea and contribute to Plymouth’s economy as part of a scheme to help reduce […]


Behind the scenes at the crematoria

Efford and Weston Mill crematoria are throwing open their doors to the public again this weekend. Residents are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look around the facilities and find out more about what happens and what is on offer to remember a loved one in the grounds. There will also be a chance to view […]


Council shows support for Plymouth Pride 2018

Plymouth Pride 2018 will bring an explosion of colour and inclusion across the city centre and Hoe on Saturday. The community-led event run by Plymouth’s LGBTQ+ community is a celebration of all communities coming together as a whole. Throughout Saturday there will be a whole range of activities starting with a parade from North Cross […]


Issue with Sutton Harbour Walkway

  Sorry folks, we have a problem with the temporary walkway in Sutton Harbour. One of the panels has been damaged, along with a section of the handrail. We are working hard to get the repairs done as quickly as possible and we hope to re-open the walkway in the middle of next week. We […]


Illusion Fireworks crowned British Champions

Illusion Fireworks from Wallingford in Oxfordshire have been crowned the 2018 British Firework Champions following an explosive two-day showdown between six of the UK’s top pyrotechnics specialists. Tens of thousands of spectators gathered on and around Plymouth Hoe to see six spectacular ten-minute displays set off into the night sky in this year’s British Firework […]


Keep Cross Country services for Plymouth argues council

Plymouth travellers deserve better rail services from Cross Country, Council leader Tudor Evans says. Councillor Evans says thousands of people who travel into the city for work, education and leisure could be impacted by the train company’s proposals in its Passenger Rail Franchise Public Consultation. Services from the South West should be maintained to at […]


Council leader slams police merger

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has attacked plans for the biggest ever shake-up of policing in the Westcountry. Councillor Evans said a merger of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police, to make it the biggest geographical force in England, is being decided behind closed doors without properly consulting residents or knowing what the […]


Artist’s impressions of new crematorium revealed

The first artist’s impressions of Plymouth’s proposed new crematorium have been released. The drawings, provided by architects Stride Treglown in association with Aecom, show single-storey buildings nestled in green spaces with water pooled around the ceremony rooms. These images will be available for the public to view at consultation events beginning this week. The Council […]


Traffic restrictions for Plymouth Pride

Some traffic restrictions will be in place for the Plymouth Pride parade on Saturday. The parade will leave North Cross at midday and make its way through the city centre to the festival on the Hoe. To ensure the safety of everyone taking part, as well as other road users, Royal Parade will also be […]


A week of fireworks and festival fun

It’s one of the biggest weeks in Plymouth’s events calendar as the British Firework Championships return on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August, followed by the Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August. The British Firework Championships offer two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that are completely free to enjoy. […]


New gambling policy out for consultation

Safeguarding children is one of the priorities of Plymouth City Council’s new gambling policy. The policy, which is reviewed every three years, looks at how Plymouth’s casinos, bingo halls, betting shops, and adult gaming centres operate to ensure that gambling is not a source of crime or the proceeds used to support crime, is conducted […]


Work to start on new crossing in Exeter Street

Drivers coming into the city centre via Exeter Street could face some delays as work starts on a new crossing. Contractors working on the British Land leisure complex will be digging up the road in order to install ducts beneath the surface to house cabling for the new pedestrian crossing. A traffic order is being […]


New library and homes for St Budeaux

Planning permission has been granted for a brand new library and 24 new homes in St Budeaux.  The go-ahead means redevelopment work can now get underway at the site of the current library in Victoria Road, in the heart of the neighbourhood. As well as a more modern and welcoming library, the environmentally friendly building […]


Activities continue in Central Park

Activities in Central Park will continue for the rest of the summer holidays. Feedback on the first week has been very positive with nearly a hundred children enjoying rounders, bug hunts and much more in the outdoors. All of the activities are free and suitable for children of a variety of ages. Booking is only […]


Unlocking the walk across the harbour

Fences are up, metal plates have been installed and signs are now in place for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour Lock while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repairs. Council staff have been working with Sutton Harbour Holdings plc on a temporary solution to help people get from A to B across a stretch […]


Update on refuse collection

Bear with us, we are still catching up with the rubbish and recycling rounds so if you have not had your bins collected, please leave them out and will do our best to collect them. Our crews have been prioritising the brown bin collections and we have extra vehicles out on the rounds to help […]


Green light for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for a brand new link road connecting William Prance Road in Derriford with the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road have been granted planning permission. The multi-million pound scheme will create an additional route from the east of the city to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 […]


Refuse and recycling collections update

Our crews have been working hard to catch up following last week’s issues. Most of the brown bins rounds have been collected as our teams worked extra hours on Friday and Saturday to try and catch up. Crews are still working to clear any outstanding green bins that were missed, so if you haven’t had […]