Daily Archives: 09/04/2014


Ten-year plan for redevelopment of Plymouth Rail Station

Work to create an exciting 10-year masterplan for the redevelopment of Plymouth Rail Station and the surrounding area is now under way. The 10-year plan, which is one of Plymouth City Council’s 100 pledges, will be developed in partnership with station owner Network Rail, station operator First Great Western and Plymouth University. As well as […]


Local Councillor calls for more powers against rogue landlords

A Plymouth Councillor is calling for local MPs to support further changes to the law that would improve safety and quality in homes in the private rented sector. The Government has recently consulted on potential changes to legislation with proposals that: tackle landlords that evict their tenants in response to a request for repairs; require […]


Plymouth projects get that Vital Sparks funding

A children’s outdoor theatre adventure, craft for carers and a project which puts the experience of being homeless in the frame are some of the projects that have been given a boost from Plymouth Culture Board’s Vital Sparks project. Current and former residents of BCHA’s George House, Plymouth’s homeless hostel, are being offered a chance […]


Six new mini buses shared with special schools

The wheels on mini buses are going around and around much more smoothly since Plymouth City Council bought shiny new ones for taking children with disabilities to school. Five city special schools will benefit from six new school transport mini buses after the half-term break following an investment of £281,000 by the Council to renew […]


Plymouth pioneers highway havens for bees

Some of Plymouth’s roadside verges will be changing this month to prepare for some ‘V.I.Bee’ guests in a pioneering project. The Council is thought to be the first local authority to create bee verges – which are specifically designed to appeal to pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies. The highway havens will have low-growing […]


Communities come together as they take action against crime

Ten neighbourhoods in Plymouth are benefiting from 17 projects thanks to the Community Action Against Crime (CAAC) small grants scheme. The scheme was launched in October 2013 after the Police and Crime Commissioner provided funding of £59,000 to the Safer Plymouth Partnership to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. Neighbourhoods with the highest crime rates […]


Fund to help your social enterprise a head start

A new Social Enterprise investment fund is being launched by Plymouth City Council to help social enterprises develop. A fund of £500,000 is now available for social enterprises to access a bespoke support package to help their ideas become a business reality. The £500,000 fund comes from the Council’s ‘Building for Jobs’ Investment Fund – […]


Council leader signs off delivery of 99th pledge

Plymouth City Council has now delivered all but one of its 100 pledges for the city. Councillor leader Tudor Evans has signed off the 99th pledge to be delivered since May 2012, which was a commitment to provide access to Council services at times most suitable to Plymouth residents. The Cabinet has recently agreed to open […]