Daily Archives: 13/03/2015

Council approves funding for transport improvements in Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has approved funding contributions towards two major transport improvement schemes for the north of the city. The Derriford Transport Scheme and Derriford Hospital Interchange were recently awarded a total of £11.56 million from the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across […]

Full steam ahead for CCTV and Civic basement work

Plans to keep Plymouth’s shoppers and visitors safer under the watchful eye of a new state-of-the-art CCTV control centre have taken a major step forward. The Council has today announced the contractor who will be responsible for the work, which includes separating the Civic Centre from the Council House as well converting the basement for […]

Council leader takes new trains fight to the top

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has written to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, calling for the urgent replacement of ‘heritage’ rolling stock that is slowing down train journeys to the South West. The Leader is urging the Government to use the imminent award of a new Great Western franchise to […]

New skills passport will help open up the world of work

A group of Plymouth students from several different city schools have reached the halfway point in the trial of a brand new employability passport to help them with their future employment. The passport, developed by schools working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, is also being embraced by businesses from the Building Plymouth initiative that […]

Green Flag bid for Ham Woods

This year for the first time Ham Woods nature reserve will be considered for a Green Flag Award. Each year Plymouth City Council submits entries for each green space to be considered for a Green Flag. The Green Flag Awards are the national standard of excellence for parks and green spaces. Plymouth currently holds six […]