Daily Archives: 02/03/2016


New community orchards officially planted

The first of three new community orchards have been planted in Honicknowle. When fully matured the orchards will offer open green spaces for people to enjoy, as well as free fruit to pick. They will also feature a beautiful wildflower meadow within the orchard. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “We’re absolutely […]


New home, new opening hours for Central Library

Plymouth’s Central Library will have new opening hours when it arrives in its new home at the end of the month. The library is moving from Drake Circus to Armada Way, to make way for the £32 million History Centre and provide a more modern and accessible facility. The current library will close at 8pm […]


Conferment of Honorary Freedom of the City

Angela Rippon OBE, Father Sam Philpott MBE and former city councillors Jean Nelder and David Stark have been presented with scrolls and civic insignia today confirming their Honorary Freedom of the City. They were awarded the honour (which is the highest the city can bestow) last year for their services to Plymouth. The title of Honorary Freeman or […]


Plymouth residents continue to pay the lowest average council tax in region

Plymouth residents will continue to pay the lowest average Council Tax in the South West peninsula after the City Council agreed not to increase the tax for council services. The full council agreed a zero increase for council services but did agree the two per cent Council Tax precept the Government has introduced specifically to […]


Holy Cross School expansion completed

A school expansion project totalling £1.8m has just been completed at Holy Cross Primary School in St Judes. The City Council identified Holy Cross as an ideal candidate to receive government basic need funding in order for it to grow and provide needed much needed additional places to cope with an increase in demand. Holy […]