Daily Archives: 24/03/2016


Volunteers needed to work with young people in Plymouth

  Volunteers are needed to work with Plymouth City Council’s Youth Services. The Youth Services recently hit a target of 70 volunteers but more are always needed to support local community projects. Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People for Plymouth City Council, said: “Volunteers are an essential part of our Youth […]


Plymouth leisure sites now breastfeeding friendly

Plymouth is moving a step closer to being a Breastfeeding Friendly city after all of its Everyone Active leisure centres are now signed up to the Plymouth Breastfeeding Kite Mark Scheme. Now all Everyone Active sites in the city – including the iconic Plymouth Life Centre – are officially Breastfeeding Friendly. The Livewell Southwest initiative […]


Plymouth crackdown on the harassment and illegal eviction of tenants

Rogue landlords who harass or illegally evict tenants are the subject of a new crackdown in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council is working in partnership with PATH (Plymouth Access to Housing) who have appointed a dedicated Tenancy Relations Officer to tackle these issues. The project involves the investigation of allegations of illegal eviction and harassment by […]


New community garden planned as council finalises transfer old tennis courts to community

Plans for a new community garden can now move forward as Plymouth City Council is in the final stages of transferring disused former tennis courts to the local community. The transfer of the site, at Hartley, will allow local charity, the Collings Park Trust – to use the former tennis court  and create a community […]


Plymouth gears up to market cruise in the autumn

Plymouth will be marketed as an international cruise destination from this autumn. ABP, owner of Millbay Docks, is to promote Millbay as a cruise destination to an international audience, with vessels to be berthed alongside on the ferryport side of the dock. Talks have been taking place with ABP, Brittany Ferries and the Council over […]


Council to publish Equality Duty after hundreds respond to survey

Plymouth City Council will be publishing its new Equality Objectives after more than 400 people responded to an online consultation. The Objectives will cover the next four years and commit the Council to make progress in closing the gap in the average hourly pay between men and women. The Council received around 430 responses to […]


Into Plymouth’s Lion’s Den – to clean it

Businesses across the city were asked to ‘Make a difference for Mayflower’ by contributing time, materials or sponsorship to get the city ready for the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020. The project team, comprising Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, Plymouth City Centre Company and the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, […]


Crowd pleasing year for Crowdfunding Plymouth

Because of the success of Crowdfund Plymouth during its pilot year, the Council has announced a further £170,000 match funding will be made available from April. Drop-in centres for those with hearing difficulties, fabulous film nights in great settings and a project designed to make fishing more sustainable, these are some of projects who have […]


Get on the first rung of the property ladder with shared ownership

Getting onto the first rung of the property ladder can seem an impossible struggle; but Plymouth couple Amy and Julian Relf have moved into their dream home thanks to Westward and Help to Buy’s Shared Ownership scheme. The first-time buyers are now the proud joint owners, with Westward, of a two-bedroom home in the stunning […]


Amey Operations Manager Chris Davey, Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Brian Vincent on the Hoe with Amey staff and vehicles

More Plymouth roads to get new lease of life

Twenty more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next four months as our resurfacing programme for 2016 gets under way. The works, which begin on Sunday 3 April, will take place on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life or where multiple potholes have […]


Junior diving elite heading to Plymouth

The British Elite Junior Diving Championships are set to take place at the Plymouth Life Centre from 30 March – 2 April. The country’s best and strongest young talent will be heading to the south coast to show their progress ahead of sealing their place on international teams for the rest of 2016. Almost 100 […]


Healthy Homes scheme launched in Plymouth

A new Healthy Homes scheme has been launched in Plymouth to help up to 100 of the city’s most vulnerable residents. The project is a partnership between Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), Livewell South West and Plymouth City Council. PEC has been awarded £334,000 from the British Gas Energy Trust to deliver the scheme, which could […]


Unmanned Mayflower Voyage to be key event in 2020

A pioneering project that marries the city’s past and its ambition to be a global centre for marine technology is to form part of the official Mayflower 400 commemorations. Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth-based Mayflower Autonomous Ship Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the ‘Mayflower Autonomous Ship’ – the […]


Train to be a running leader – for free!

Are you a keen runner? Could you inspire others to get on the road to an active lifestyle? Then step up! Our Sports Development Unit is looking for people like you to train as running leaders and help expand its beginners’ running network this summer. Perhaps you already take a running group for a club and want […]


New zebra crossing for Lipson Road

We’ve provided a new pedestrian crossing on Lipson Road to make it safer and easier for people to get to Freedom Fields Park. The new zebra crossing has been installed by our highways contractor Amey, together with a new section of footway and dropped kerbs. A recent pedestrian count showed that 1,350 people, including 194 children, […]

Councillor Brian Vincent using the new pedestrian crossing on Lipson Road

Plymouth to hold jobs fair to help Veterans back into work

A jobs fair is the latest initiative in Plymouth to help support Veterans back into work following their return to ‘Civvy Street’. The Plymouth Corporate Covenant Group, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, has organised the jobs fair for armed forces veterans, which takes place at the Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 July 2016 from 12pm […]


Don’t get conned by illegal puppy breeders

People in Plymouth who are thinking of getting a dog are being warned to be wary of illegally imported puppies. The warning comes after a litter of illegally imported puppies were found by a vet in the city who alerted trading standards officers. The four puppies were imported to Plymouth from Hungary with pet passports […]


Agents appointed to market Oceansgate across the globe

Property agents have now been signed up to sell South Yard as a major global player in the marine sector. Jones Lang Lasalle has been appointed to market the site at Devonport which has already attracted over 100 expressions of interest from marine businesses wanting to relocate there. The appointment comes as the Council unveils […]