Daily Archives: 11/09/2015


Plymouth’s famous wedding cake gets a make over

As part of Plymouth’s community payback scheme, a group of offenders will be helping to restore one of the city’s landmarks back to its former glory. The Colonnaded Belvedere, or wedding cake as it is affectionately known, was built in 1891,  towards the end of a decade that saw massive changes on the Hoe, as […]


Official statement on Government announcement on Syrian refugees

Councillor Philippa Davey, Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities said: “The Government has announced that the UK will be providing sanctuary for 20,000 Syrian refugees. “We are pleased to see the Prime Minister has now agreed to offer support for refugees and as we have said before the Council is happy to participate in […]


Green light for tower to be lit up

Plymouth’s Mount Batten Tower is the next landmark to have its moment in the permanent spotlight as part of a Council project to light up the city’s monuments. Historic England has recently given the go-ahead for listed building consent to have LED lights installed around the tower of one the city’s oldest fortifications. They described […]