Daily Archives: 26/03/2015

South Yard transformation begins at signing ceremony

Defence Minister Philip Dunne today welcomed Plymouth City Council’s agreement with MOD that will start the process of transferring South Yard to the Council for its City Deal programme. Attending the event at South Yard, the Minister said the agreement’s signing marked the beginning of an exciting future for the site and an economic transformation […]

Have fun and make a difference to your parks, nature reserves and wildlife sites

Do you want to have fun and help make a difference to Plymouth’s parks, nature reserves and wildlife sites? A range of events are taking place across the city over the Easter holidays aimed at families. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for the Environment for Plymouth City Council said: “These are great events for all […]

Plymouth holds Dementia Summit for local businesses Friday 27 March

A Dementia Summit is being held to encourage local businesses to become more dementia friendly. The event is being held at Council House (next to Civic Centre), Armada Way, Plymouth on Friday 27 March from 9.30am to 12pm. There will be presentations from Ian Sheriff, Chair of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) and Councillor […]

Namibian manager tours Plymouth’s Rugby World Cup training venues

Wessel Kotze, Operations and Logistics Manager for the Namibian rugby team, was in Plymouth at the weekend touring the city’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Team Base venues. Plymouth will be Namibia’s Team Base while they are playing their two fixtures at Sandy Park in Exeter and Mr Kotze was on a fact-finding visit ahead of […]

New affordable housing on former Astor Centre site

A new affordable housing development on the site of the former Astor Community Centre is nearing completion. The centre was closed several years ago and the land was released as part of Plymouth City Council’s Get Plymouth Building programme. AJM Building Design Ltd has transformed the former community centre into a striking block of 12 […]

Elder Tree and Birmingham Royal Ballet hold free event for older people

A free dance and music event is being held for older people in Plymouth on Friday 27 March at Plymouth Guildhall from 12.30pm. The event has been organised by The Elder Tree, who Plymouth City Council commissions to provide befriending activities to more than 1000 older people in the city. It is being run in […]

Castles and forts get some TLC

Castles and forts within Plymouth’s boundaries have been getting some TLC, thanks to a grant from English Heritage. Plymouth City Council has secured £53,115 grant funding from the conservation organisation to help stem the tide of time on some of the city’s much-loved monuments. Work has been carried out on the landmarks – including the 1000-year-old […]

Plymouth City Council is investing a further £2m in social enterprise

Up to £2 million is to be made available to social enterprises in Plymouth as the Council announces its second round of funding. A mixture of loans and grants will be made available to organisations which could create up to 200 jobs, with many in neighbourhoods where there are fewer work opportunities. The funding is […]

Veterans self-build project for Plymouth due to start soon

Work is due to start on a project in which veterans in Plymouth can build their own homes. The project aims to house ex-service personnel and provide training and skills to help them get back into work. A new partnership between the Community Self Build Agency, DCH and Plymouth City Council, will provide 24 affordable […]

Support your local Foodbank

Plymouth City Council is encouraging local people to support their Foodbank. Oasis Foodbank in Manor Street, Stonehouse, is run by the Trussell Trust and aims to help people with much needed food and also a listening ear and useful advice. They rely on people’s donations and regular food collections are obtained from local community groups, […]