Daily Archives: 14/08/2014

Transport secretary presented strategic asks …and a map!

Council leader Tudor Evans presented Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin with a map to replace the one he saw on the minister’s wall which entirely missed off Plymouth, South Devon and most of Cornwall. The minister was in Plymouth to talk about strategic transport issues with the city, its MPs, business representatives and the Peninsula Taskforce. […]

Speed checks in Merrivale Road

Drivers using Merrivale Road in North Prospect are being urged to keep an eye on their speed. The residential road has a 20mph limit but people living there say cars are regularly speeding through, putting their safety at risk. Council Leader and local ward councillor Tudor Evans has asked the Council’s road safety team to […]

New adult learning accounting qualification available this September!

Plymouth Adult and Community Learning Service (PACLS) have now been approved by the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff. The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting Qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised. Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Children, Young people and Public health says: “For many years PACLS have offered […]

Museum’s family workshops are full of collections-inspired fun

If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during the second half of the summer break Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has a number of holiday activities on offer inspired by its permanent collections. Wednesdays feature holiday drop-ins designed to help develop children’s creative skills. They run from 10.30am to 1pm, with […]

Summer sports and kitchen for children

Children in Plymouth tried out some sporting activities and tucked into free lunches as part of a pilot to open school kitchens during the summer holidays to help reduce the impact of Government cuts on hard-pressed families. For three weeks of the summer holidays two sporting sessions and lunch sittings took place every day at […]

Blitz Fireworks crowned British Firework Champions 2014

Blitz Fireworks have been crowned British Firework Champions 2014 following a spectacular two-day showdown between six of the UK’s top pyrotechnics specialists on Plymouth Hoe. Thousands of spectators gathered on and around the Hoe on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 August to see over four tonnes of fireworks set off into the night sky in […]