Daily Archives: 24/07/2015


Completion of new Hearder Court development at Langage Science Park

Work on a large new development of state of the art, eco-friendly work spaces is now complete. After months in planning and nine months of construction, Plymouth City Council has taken possession of Plymouth’s most recent addition to the supply of high quality business units on Langage Science Park. The keys to the 30,000sq ft […]


Council committed to improving private rented housing as national list of rogue landlords published

Plymouth City Council is committed to improving private rented housing as a national list of rogue landlords is published. Environmental Health News (EHN online) and The Guardian have published a database of landlords convicted under the Housing Act 2004 between 2006 and 2014. In Plymouth there have been two such convictions within the past five […]


Council serves new notice on ‘Millionaire Slum’ 18 Grand Parade

 Plymouth City Council has served a new court summons on the owners of an eyesore property that has become known locally as the ‘Millionaire Slum’. Representatives from the Council’s legal and planning teams served the new notice at 18 Grand Parade on Friday 24 July. The summons is in relation to an Untidy Land notice […]


Update on MTV Live and Local event

We have reluctantly had to delay the start of today’s Live and Local event on the MTV stage to 4.15pm due to the weather. The main issues for us are wind direction (which can increase the amount of rain hitting the stage and electrical equipment) and wind strength (which affects infrastructure safety). The picture has […]


Funding agreed for new excellence STEM centre in Plymouth

Funding for the creation of a regional centre of excellence for STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) has been formally agreed by the City Council’s investment board. The funding is made up of a package totalling £12.8 m including an award from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) of £5.4m, one […]


Do you really know who’s on the end of the phone?

Phone scams have been doing the rounds for years but people are still being sucked in particularly when it comes to claims of ‘free’ money. Plymouth trading standards officers are now regularly seeing people who have been conned by scammers claiming that they could be owed money for things like repayment of bank charges or […]