Daily Archives: 08/01/2016

Love life at your library this January

Do you want to find out how you can improve your health and wellbeing? Plymouth City Council’s libraries are holding a month-long programme of free health and wellbeing activities to help you feel healthier and happier and make a great start to 2016. The events are being held in partnership with Livewell South West. The […]

Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]

New footy facilities to serve north of Plymouth

Over half a million pounds is going to be spent on brand new football facilities for the north of the city. Council leader Tudor Evans has agreed to spend the money on new playing pitches and changing rooms at a new hub in Bond Street, Southway, for players from young children to adults to enjoy […]

Plymouth hosts conference on prevention of extremism

Plymouth has hosted a conference on the prevention of extremism with a range of national and regional speakers. The event has been organised by Plymouth City Council on behalf of the Plymouth Prevent Partnership which is made up of the Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, Probation, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth […]

Universal Credit: What you need to know

The Government’s new Universal Credit comes into effect at the end of this month. The new benefit starts to roll out in Plymouth from 25 January and as a result of this national policy, Plymouth City Council has signed a delivery partnership agreement with the Department of Work and Pension (DWP) to support residents in […]

Major investment approved to help make city schools fit for the future

A huge programme of school improvement works at three city schools will get under way this year. The building works totalling £1,184,500 have been approved by Council Leader Tudor Evans from the City Council’s Investment Board, to meet the cost of urgent building improvement works at Mount Tamar, Mount Wise Primary and Compton Primary Schools. […]

Major expansion approved for Cann Bridge School

Work will get underway this year on two new classrooms at Cann Bridge School on the Tor Bridge Site in Estover, to help cope with the increased demand for school places with pupils with Autisim. The funding totalling £630,000 will come from the Council’s Capital Investment Programme. Cann Bridge school was originally built to accommodate […]

Put tree out when your recycling is due to be picked up

The decorations are down, folks are back to work, resolutions have been made – and broken – now all that’s left of the festive season is a tired old tree. The Council’s Christmas tree collections start on Monday 11 January and will continue up until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]