Daily Archives: 18/03/2015


Plymouth City Council response to Budget 2015

Plymouth City Council has considered the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget announcement today and this is the initial response. The best news for Plymouth is the Enterprise Zone for Devonport which, while very welcome, is the result of long term lobbying by Plymouth City Council and its partners. On other matters announced in the budget, […]


Budget response: Plymouth calls on Government for help with full time fire & rescue service

 Plymouth City Council is calling on the Government to help us save more lives by giving Plymouth the means to employ a full time fire and rescue workforce. Leader of the Council, Councillor Tudor Evans, has personally written to the Chancellor of the Exchequor, George Osborne, asking him to provide Plymouth with a ring-fenced supplement […]


Plymouth City Council response to Budget announcement on Minimum Wage

Plymouth’s commitment to be a Living Wage city means we are one step ahead of the Government, following the announcement today on the minimum wage increase. Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement today which included a 20p rise in the Minimum Wage, Plymouth City Council wants to remind people that it has already committed to pay […]


More than 55 affordable homes are being developed on site derelict for 13 years

A development of more than 55 affordable homes is nearing completion on a site which has been disused since 2002. The Guinness Partnership acquired Stonehouse Arena in Harwell Street from Plymouth City Council in 2006.  Working in Partnership with the council Guinness is nearing completion of this £8m redevelopment, supported with grant funding from the […]


National team spreads the word against loan sharks across Plymouth

The England Illegal Money Lending Team will be at sites in Plymouth all week, working in partnership with Plymouth City Council. The Council recently launched its ‘Say no to Fishy Finance’ campaign in partnership with the National Marine Aquarium and the national team. The visit to Plymouth forms part of the national team’s month of […]


New housing development will provide affordable homes and give disabled mother of three new lease of life

A new housing development which will offer affordable housing and a property that has been specially adapted for a mother who is a double amputee, is nearing completion. The Maple Walk site at the former Plym View Primary School in Efford, which is being developed by Spectrum Housing Group and Kier Living, will offer 50 […]


South Yard given Enterprise Zone status

Joint release between Plymouth City Council and Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership Plymouth’s South Yard is to become an Enterprise Zone, making the site even more attractive to businesses. Chancellor George Osborne today announced that the bid put forward by the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership (HotSW LEP) on […]


Know your city – Skills Aid Plymouth

A group of Plymouth students got to visit Plymouth City Council’s Chamber and learn about the city and role of the Councillors as part of city’s Skills Aid Plymouth scheme. Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) was launched last year to give some of Plymouth’s young people extra support. The students got to meet the Lord Mayor, […]


iOrchestra returns to Plymouth

A pioneering digital music project led by the Philharmonia Orchestra will return to Plymouth this April and May. Inspired by the latest technology, iOrchestra offers people an amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra. As in 2014, when more than 16,500 Plymouth people took part in the experience, the project will […]


Funding for new Four Greens Community Trust given green light

Around 60 new jobs, 22 business units, five new business hubs and three community spaces are now under starter’s orders, thanks to funding worth £1.275 million from the Council. The hard-working members of the Four Greens Community Trust are today celebrating news that the Council’s Investment Board has approved funding to transform the former Whitleigh […]