Daily Archives: 23/03/2016


New chapter for Central Library

Youngsters from the Cathedral School of St Mary were given a special sneak peek at Plymouth’s new Central Library today, ahead of its opening next week. The new library, which opens its doors to the public at 8.30am on Tuesday 29 March, provides a more modern and flexible space in the heart of the city […]

One of the children from Cathedral School of St Mary getting a special sneak peek at the new Central Library

Plymouth previews Chichester replacement plaque

A replacement plaque to commemorate Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed voyage around the globe 50 years ago has been revealed ahead of the official unveiling later this year. It is to replace the original bronze swept away in the winter storms of 2014. The Council has commissioned sculptor Andrew Mitchell to produce the replica bronze plaque […]


Plymouth has the ‘Power to Switch’!

A service in Plymouth which has saved local people thousands of pounds by helping them change how they buy, use and generate energy, is backing a national campaign. Local Community Benefit Society, Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) are supporting the #PowertoSwitch campaign, alongside Plymouth City Council. PEC’s trained advisors offer a range of services to help […]


Easylet affordable housing scheme celebrates first anniversary

A scheme which makes letting easy for landlords and provides good quality, affordable private rented housing for people facing homelessness is celebrating its first partnership working anniversary. Easylet became a partnership between Path, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Homes4Let in 2015. The scheme originated some years ago because there were property owners approaching one part […]


Plymouth’s joint bid with Malaga to tackle climate change impact

Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Malaga City Council in Spain in an exciting project to find ways of getting nature to fight the impact of climate change. The two cities will be bidding for around €10 million – or £7.5 million – to help fund this important work, which if successful, could be […]


Land reserved for country park

Another significant milestone on the road to create a huge country park in Plymouth has been made, thanks to an important land deal. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is to transfer ownership of the entire Bircham Valley Nature Reserve to the Council so that it can be part of the new Derriford Community Park. An executive […]


New Social Value Policy for Plymouth

 Plymouth City Council has agreed a new policy to improve quality of life in Plymouth by ensuring all future purchasing contracts have a ‘social value’ element. The Social Value and Sustainability Policy has been developed in response to a Plymouth Fairness Commission final recommendation that all public sector agencies in the city should take steps […]


Property deal kickstarts regeneration of West End

The Council is proposing to acquire over four acres (1.75 hectares) of land as part of its plans to radically transform properties on Plymouth’s West End. Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets Councillor Mark Lowry announced today at Cabinet that the authority is in discussions with the Homes & Communities Agency to provide funding to […]


Boulevard dream comes closer

Buying land in Bath Street is a crucial step in the Council’s long-held ambition of better linking the city centre to Millbay and the sea. The Council is in discussions with the Homes & Communities Agency to fund the acquisition of five properties in Bath Street to help progress the development along the boulevard which will […]