Daily Archives: 27/03/2015

Extra £100,000 means 30 more disabled home adaptations in Plymouth

An extra £100,000 is now being spent on improving facilities in disabled people’s homes in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council’s Investment Board agreed the extra funding over and above the £800,000 that the authority was already committing to spend in 2014/15. The move means an additional 30 homes in the city are having a number of […]

Plymouth launches new plan and charter to improve private rented housing

Plymouth has launched its new plan to improve private rented housing in the city, developed in partnership with local landlords. The new Charter for Private Rented Housing, which has been agreed in response to a recommendation by the Plymouth Fairness Commission, aims to raise the standard of private rented housing and take action against rogue […]

Sky Ride Plymouth will include new Laira Rail Bridge link

The route for this year’s Sky Ride Plymouth event has been announced – and it will include the brand new Laira Rail Bridge cycle path. Work to restore the disused bridge is well under way and the new walking and cycling link over the River Plym will be open in plenty of time for the […]

Funding approved for new Four Greens Community Trust HQ

Around 60 new jobs, 22 business units, five new business hubs and three community spaces are in the pipeline for Whitleigh, thanks to funding worth £1.275 million from Plymouth City Council. The Labour Council has approved funding to transform the former Whitleigh Care Home into a headquarters and a business centre for the Four Greens […]

Plymouth school announced as regional winner of pupil premium awards

Staff and pupils at High View School in Efford are celebrating after being announced as one of the regional winners of the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards. Head Teacher Kim Dorian-Kemp received a £25,000 prize from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at a glitzy awards ceremony in London earlier this week for the most effective spending […]

Plymouth’s early years service get government recognition

Plymouth City Council’s Early Years Service is in the top 20 local authorities nationally for its take up of the free early education offer for eligible two-year-olds. The Council have received a letter from Sam Gyimah, Secretary of State for Education and Childcare praising them for their hard work. Currently in Plymouth there are 1,150 […]

Road on new affordable homes development to be named after the late Councillor Dennis Camp

A road on new development of 19 affordable homes on a former factory site is being named after the late Councillor Dennis Camp, who served Plymouth’s Southway ward on Plymouth City Council from 1990 to his death in 2006 and was also Lord Mayor of Plymouth in 2000/01. Alison Seabeck MP and Councillor Chris Penberthy, […]

Council to make new commitment to making life better in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is to announce a new commitment to making life better in Plymouth by ensuring all future contracts have a ‘social value’ clause. The Council hopes to lead by example by ensuring all its future work brings value and benefits to society, the local economy, and at the same time reduce damage to […]

Preventative micro-asphalting for more Plymouth roads

Another programme of protective micro-asphalting will get under way on Plymouth’s roads on Monday 30 March. Micro-asphalting is used as a preventative measure on roads showing the first signs of wear and tear, tackling damage in its early stages to reduce costs in the future. As well as extending the life of the road it […]

Fuel Debt Advice service helps 300 people during first year

A service which was established to help people struggling with fuel debt and provide advice on more affordable energy has helped 300 people to date. The Fuel Debt Advice Service is part of Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a Community Benefit Society owned and run by its’ members. PEC supports the Council’s ambitions for a greener […]

Plymouth chosen as host venue for The Transat in 2016

Plymouth has won its bid to host the start of the next edition of the prestigious Transat sailing event in 2016. Born as the OSTAR and the original solo race across the North Atlantic in 1960, The Transat has firmly established itself as one of the major events in the professional yachting calendar. The first […]

Care staff help kids have an egg-cellent Easter

Care staff across Plymouth are helping kids on Derriford Hospital’s Children’s Ward have an egg-cellent Easter by donating chocolate Easter eggs. Care home managers and residents attended the 25th Dignity in Care Forum on 18 March which was held at Plymouth Science Park. At the event, over 74 Easter eggs were collected, which will be […]

New contracts awarded to improve home care in Plymouth

New contracts have been awarded to improve care for people in Plymouth who require care at home. Plymouth City Council is working together with NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to drive up standards in domiciliary care. Under the new contracts, which incorporate home care, rapid response, dementia support and integration […]