Daily Archives: 09/03/2015

Plymouth wins two more national awards for innovation in social enterprise

Plymouth City Council has won two more prestigious national awards celebrating public sector transformation and innovation. Representatives from Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN), and Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) attended the 2015 Improvement and Efficiency Awards on Wednesday 4 March. Plymouth won Silver in the Working Together category for the Council’s partnership work […]

New Family, Drug and Alcohol Court in Plymouth will improve the life chances for some of city’s most vulnerable children

The introduction of a radical new court in Plymouth will offer better life chances for both children and their families. Family Drug and Alcohol Court’s (FDAC) work with parents where the council has started court proceedings in order to protect their children from harm or neglect. The department of education agreed funding worth £2.5 million […]

Council launch plan for employment and skills in the city

An ambitious plan to develop a more skilled and flexible workforce in Plymouth will be officially presented for approval to the Council’s cabinet this month. Plymouth’s Plan for Employment and Skills is needed to ensure the skills of the city’s workforce keep up with the demands of employers. Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “Plymouth is […]

Social enterprise fund awards £142,000

Emerging artists, an allotment and educational facility, a cultural hub, a business advice company and an indoor skate park are all due to benefit from an injection of cash thanks to Plymouth City Council’s social enterprise fund. Plymouth City Council is believed to be the first council in the country to have a Social Enterprise […]

Family fun for British Science Week at City Museum

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be celebrating British Science Week with two events designed especially for families. On Saturday 14 March there’s a chance to work with guest illustrator Jo Larson-Burnett to create a huge collage in the shape of the giant wave breakers that are used to reinforce Plymouth’s Breakwater each year. […]