Monthly Archives: June 2015

Social enterprises showcased at launch of next round

Social enterprises in Plymouth can pitch their great ideas to scale their business, create jobs and help the city’s residents in the next round of Social Enterprise Investment Fund. A mixture of capital loans and grants is on offer for organisations and businesses hoping to create work and boost prospects in neighbourhoods where there are […]

Third phase of major housing regeneration project to move forward

New improved homes, more jobs and training are in the pipeline as the third phase of a major £168million housing regeneration project moves a step closer. When complete, the North Prospect development, a joint project between Plymouth Community Homes and Plymouth City Council, will see up to 1,100 new homes being built and 300 homes […]

Prove you live in Plymouth to use waste and recycling centres

People bringing waste and recycling to Plymouth’s tips from this week will have to prove they live in the city before being allowed on site. From Wednesday 1 July staff at Chelson Meadow and Weston Mill Household Waste and Recycling Centres will be asking all those who use the sites for a photo-ID, for example, […]

Are you scam aware?

Trading Standards officers are calling on residents in Plymouth to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds. Scams Awareness Month launches on 1 July and will be highlighting how scams continue to flourish when people stay silent.  Figures show that less than […]

Getting the right people in for those summer jobs

Residents in Plymouth are being reminded to choose a reputable trader when it comes to all those summer jobs. With more of us spending time outside and looking to make home or garden improvements, Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards team is issuing some tips about getting it right.  Try a ‘Buy with confidence’ approved trader […]

South Yard gears up for delivery

Specialists are to be hired to support the transformation of South Yard from historic naval dockyard to a thriving Marine Industries Production Campus. The call is out for technical and design contactors to take on the enormous and complex task of preparing and developing the site for its new future. A delegated paper has been […]

Three-month Closure Order on Plymouth Shop selling ‘legal highs’

Plymouth magistrates have granted a three month closure order on a shop selling ‘legal highs’, following a series of complaints about anti-social behaviour. The closure order – for the High Life Shop in Cornwall Street – was applied for by Plymouth City Council under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, […]

Plympton Pool closed for routine maintenance on 11 and 12 July

Plympton Pool will be closed for routine maintenance from midday on Saturday 11 July and all day on Sunday 12 July. The maintenance work will include redecoration of the changing rooms, along with a deep clean and general minor repairs. Swimming lessons will go ahead on the Saturday morning as usual but there will be […]

Plymouth winning its fight against potholes

We are winning our fight against potholes thanks to major investment in the city’s road network, along with a proactive repair programme and innovative machinery. Between January and June 2014, our highways contractor Amey received 4,299 reports or complaints about potholes, compared to just 867 for the same period this year – a drop of 80 […]

Have your say on the new Central Library

Plymouth City Council has published plans for the layout of the new Central Library and is asking people to give feedback. Earlier in the year the Council announced plans to move the Central Library from North Hill to Taylor Maxwell House on Mayflower Street and revealed plans to co-design the interior of the space with […]

City unveils commemorative slab in honour of First World War hero

The first of four commemorative paving slabs dedicated to Plymouth-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their bravery during World War I has been unveiled on the Hoe. The unveiling was carried out by the Lord Mayor, supported by Colonel Mike Glover of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The slab is located near the […]

Plymouth Life Centre to get a green hat

This summer the iconic Plymouth Life Centre will be crowned with the city’s largest solar roof. As part of Plymouth City Council’s ambition to become a greener and sustainable city, the Council is working with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a local Community Benefit Society, to help increase the amount of renewable energy generated in the […]

Hoe Garden flies flag for Plymouth-born founder of global stamp

The first in a series of flags celebrating Edward Stanley Gibbons, the Plymouth-born founder of the renowned Stanley Gibbons stamp business, has been raised in Plymouth’s Hoe Garden. The flags are the brainchild of artist Joanna Brinton, who won a public art commission from Plymouth City Council (supported by Plymouth Culture) to showcase local artists […]

Plymouth praised for Families with a Future programme

Plymouth has been praised for the work that has been done locally to ‘turn around’ the lives of families who need additional support, as the latest results are published. The Department for Communities and Local Government has published the latest figures for the national ‘Troubled Families’ programme. Plymouth was one of a number of areas […]

Webb Ellis Cup to visit Plymouth as part of Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Unforgettable memories will be created on Wednesday 8 July as rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, visits Plymouth as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour. Selected aspiring young players will see the famous Trophy when it arrives in the city as part of the 100-day tour taking place in the lead-up […]

All about the bees….

Plans to create new meadows for bees and other pollinators will continue, but ward councillors should have been consulted first, Full Council was told today. Cabinet member for Street Scene, Councillor Brian Vincent said there were real upsides to the project designed to protect the bees and butterfly population from further decline. As part of […]

Volunteers needed to help sort though Clowance Street donations

Around 1000 bags of donations have been collected and are waiting to be sorted through and distributed to the families affected by the Clowance Street fire. Since the fire, kind hearted members of the public have literally been flooding Devonport with donations to the families affected, some of whom have lost everything in the blaze. […]

Plymouth’s new recycling facility now running

A new facility that will help Plymouth’s residents recycle more of their rubbish into high quality materials is now operational. The new Material Recycling Facility, which is operated by Viridor, is now taking recyclables from Plymouth homes recycling green bin scheme. It uses some of the most advanced automated materials sorting equipment available, including sensor […]

Little Mix, Kodaline, Steve Aoki and Deorro announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV has announced today that the hottest girl group in pop music, Little Mix, will be crashing Plymouth this summer. Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne will be joined by Irish rockers Kodaline for Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Wednesday 22 July. American electro house superstar Steve Aoki will also be coming to the […]

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Two Plymouth council workers to get MBEs

Two Plymouth City Council workers have been recognised for their work with children and young people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Heather Ogburn who is a senior education advisor and Michelle Newman who is a team manager in children’s social care will both be honoured with an MBE. Plymouth City Councillor’s portfolio holder for […]

Plymouth holds first ever STEM Summit for Skills

Plymouth City Council has invited key stakeholders and partners from right across the city to attend its first ever STEM Summit for Skills. STEM skills (Science, technology, engineering and maths) are hugely important to growing Plymouth’s economy and employers from a variety of different industries, so the Summit will review what is needed in terms […]

Win an iPad mini – a fun way to find out about finding a home

Families in Plymouth are being given a fun way to find out about getting an affordable home of your own. There will be the chance to say what you think about housing on the big screen and win an iPad mini while browsing opportunities and getting practical help at the Housing Plymouth day on Thursday […]

Children learn vital lifesaving skills

Just before the start of summer holidays and their move up from primary school into secondary education, more than two thousand ten and eleven year olds from across Plymouth are learning vital life skills that will help keep them safe and potentially save lives. The event is organised by Plymouth City Learning and Communities Department, […]