Daily Archives: 11/03/2016


New LEAF for Council’s vehicle fleet

Six new electric cars have joined the Council’s vehicle fleet as part of a two-year pilot, part-funded by the Department for Transport (DfT). The Nissan LEAF vehicles, leased from Vospers as part of the funding arrangement, are being trialled as pool cars to assess how much can be saved on fuel and maintenance costs, while […]


Contractor appointed for Derriford Transport Scheme

Major transport improvement plans for the north of the city have taken a major step forward, with the appointment of the main contractor for the Derriford Transport Scheme. The contract has been awarded to Amey LG Ltd following a competitive tender process and construction work is expected to begin in July. The Derriford Transport Scheme […]


More than 50 new homes at Stonehouse Arena

Social housing provider The Guinness Partnership hosted an open house event to celebrate the completion of its Stonehouse Arena development in Plymouth and welcome the first of its new residents. The redevelopment of the derelict sports ground sees Guinness provide 56 contemporary affordable homes – 46 for affordable rent and 10 sold to first-time buyers under […]


Dog microchipping becomes law next month – Has your dog been chipped?

Dog owners in Plymouth are being urged to get their pets microchipped ahead of new legislation being introduced next month. The new regulations come into force on April 6 and require all dog owners to get their dog microchipped so that specific information about the dog and owner can be stored on a database. This […]


First students receive their employability passport awards

Three Plymouth students are the first in the city to receive their employability passport awards. The passports, which were rolled out across city schools last year, give employers more information about students other than just their qualifications, including attitude, punctuality and communication skills. Developed by schools working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, they are […]


Spectacular plans for new History Centre submitted to planners

Stunning plans showing how Plymouth’s museum and art gallery will be transformed into a new world class visitor attraction are being submitted to planners this week. The plans include striking new images showing the impressive new building featuring a cantilevered ‘floating’ box with reflective cladding will form the heart of the £34 million History Centre. […]


Plymouth aims to protect most vulnerable as welfare cuts lose the city £60 million

Plymouth is putting in place plans to help support vulnerable residents as the city prepares to lose around £60million in welfare cuts. The vast majority of benefits are administered at a national level and Plymouth City Council does not have any control over. But the Council has agreed its Welfare Support Framework to agree a […]