Monthly Archives: May 2014


Council to be led by new look Cabinet

Plymouth City Council’s Labour administration has announced its new Cabinet, which includes a new member and a number of key changes. Councillor Ian Tuffin, who has been chairing the Council’s Your Plymouth scrutiny panel, joins the Cabinet in the Health and Adult Social Care portfolio. The role includes responsibility for older people’s services, mental health […]


Dispersal order in Devonport to tackle anti-social behaviour

A dispersal order designed to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Devonport will come into effect in June. The order was requested by the police and signed this week as a delegated decision by the Council’s Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and Community Development, Cllr Chris Penberthy. The order will be in place round the clock from […]


Major road resurfacing programme to get underway

A major 12-week programme of road resurfacing and reconstruction is due to get under way in Plymouth on Monday 23 June. The programme, which will run through to September, will see 37 whole roads and larger sections of road across the city resurfaced. These roads were already identified through the Council’s regular inspections as requiring […]


Pedal power in Plymouth as thousands enjoy Sky Ride

Thousands of people took to the streets of Plymouth on their bikes this weekend as Sky Ride landed on The Hoe for its third consecutive year. Cheers were heard as people set off on the ride, which was opened by Plymouth’s Special Olympians gold and bronze medallists, Elizabeth Haywood and Steven Dodd. The free event […]


£12.8M Heritage Lottery Fund grant will bring Plymouth legends to life at major new attraction

Plymouth is celebrating a truly historic moment after scooping earmarked funding* of £12.8M from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create a major new historic and cultural attraction at the very heart of the city. The HLF today announced the results of its major grants (applications of £5m and over) Board meeting which saw Plymouth […]


Waterfront storm repairs completed for holiday weekend

Contractors have been pulling out the stops to get as much storm damage repaired ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend as possible. Fences, barriers and notices along Plymouth’s waterfront look set to be removed this evening (Friday) following a frantic period of activity to ensure steps and rails leading down to the water’s edge from […]


500 Plymouth people on scam hit list

A list detailing 500 Plymouth vulnerable residents who may have been targeted by unscrupulous scammers has been passed to the Council’s Trading Standards team as part of a national crackdown. Plymouth has joined the National Trading Standards Scams Team, a UK-wide venture which aims to share and use intelligence from key partners to identify potential […]


New museum exhibition features four of 20th century’s greatest artists

Prints by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol – four of the 20th century’s greatest artists – will go on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday in an exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol is the latest […]


Young artists in Plymouth and Brest Celebrate 50-year twinning link

An exhibition of comic artwork by schoolchildren from Plymouth and its French twin town Brest will be going on display at St Budeaux Library later today. ‘Creating a Comic Book, What an Adventure!’ is the result of a special collaboration between Auguste Dupouy School in Brest, St Paul’s RC Primary School in Plymouth and the […]


Dig for victory! Enter our Plymouth in Bloom competition.

Plymouth in Bloom 2014 – let’s make Plymouth blooming lovely

Plymouth in Bloom is the annual competition for budding local gardeners and is supported by Plymouth City Council’s Street Scene Services team, Plymouth Garden Centre and led by the Plymouth in Bloom committee. Cllr Brian Vincent, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We want everyone who lives and works in Plymouth to have […]


Plymouth flies the flag for IDAHO Day 2014

To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on Saturday 17 May, Plymouth City Council will be proudly flying a rainbow flag. The rainbow is part of the IDAHO symbol and the flag will be hoisted above the Guildhall. IDAHO Day is now recognised by more than 100 countries around the world. Lesbian, gay, […]


Let’s make Plymouth dementia friendly with new dementia toolkit

Plymouth City Council and partners are working to make Plymouth a more dementia friendly place with the launch this week of a new Dementia Toolkit for local organisations. By 2015, it is predicted that 3,166 individuals in Plymouth will be living with dementia, rising to 3,667 by 2020. Two-thirds of people with dementia live independently within the […]

Sarah Gray, Plymouth City Council's Dementia Friendly Coordinator, launches the new Dementia Toolkit at Plympton Library with local partners.

Kaiser Chiefs to perform when MTV crashes Plymouth

Chart-topping British band Kaiser Chiefs are the first act to be announced for this summer’s eagerly awaited MTV Crashes Plymouth event. The spectacular live music event, being organised by MTV in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Tuesday 15 July. After 10,000 tickets were snapped up by Plymouth residents […]


Comment on plans to curb street drinking in Marlborough Street

Residents in the Stonehouse area being asked what they think about a police request for new powers to tackle the anti-social street drinking. The Council’s Licensing Committee has given the go-ahead for a public consultation on a Designated Public Places Order (DPPO) covering Marlborough Street, Devonport and the surrounding area. The area would extend from […]


Cities unite to tackle social inclusion

Plymouth is one of the cities, towns and boroughs across the country that have united in a new national network to tackle issues of social inequality. To symbolise this commitment, Councillor Chris Penberthy Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and Communities of Plymouth City Council, has signed the Birmingham Declaration on Social Inclusion, published on 19 March […]


Families buzzing about free events inspired by bee exhibition

Plymouth University will be a hive of activity on Saturday 17 May when it hosts two fun family-friendly events inspired by an exhibition about bees. Bee Happy will be led by the Wild About Plymouth team – a partnership between the City Museum and Art Gallery and Plymouth University, which organises a natural history or science-based event each […]


Guess who fosters in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is asking local residents to guess who fosters to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in Plymouth, as part of Foster Care Fortnight 2014. With record numbers of children (408) coming into care, and the need to recruit at least 40 more fostering families in and around the city, […]