Monthly Archives: April 2016

Clarification on speed hump in Forest Avenue

You may have seen a story in today’s Herald about a new speed hump in Forest Avenue, Peverell. This speed hump was not installed in error – it forms part of a new 20mph safety scheme for the area. Other streets in the scheme include Langstone Road, Langstone Terrace, Pennycross Park Road, Fairfield Avenue and Beauchamp […]

Plymouth’s Plan for Homes wins top planning award

Plymouth City Council’s ‘Plan for Homes’ has won a top regional planning award and has been shortlisted for a national award. Plan for Homes won the overall award in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence. It has also been shortlisted for an RTPI national award in the category ‘Excellence […]

Showcasing Plymouth to the world through Transat bakerly

Plymouth’s marine prowess will be showcased to the world as part of this week’s Transat bakerly event. With the oldest transatlantic race coming home to Plymouth, the city is using the week-long event to put the city’s marine technology and engineering credentials in the spotlight. Working in partnership with the Heart of the South West […]

Moo-ving cows into Plymouth

New residents will be moo-ving into the countryside at Derriford – a herd of young cattle. Duchy College are transporting seven Aberdeen Angus, Simmental and Belgian Blue yearlings from their farm at Camborne to Poole Farm so that they can graze the meadows of Seaton Valley. The arrival of the animals today is another sign […]

Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

A special event is being held in Plymouth to celebrate excellence in the city’s care sector next month. ‘Celebrating Excellence in Care: Plymouth 2016’ which is being held at the New Continental Hotel on Saturday 14 May. The event will be a chance to showcase and recognise best practice across care in Plymouth, from nursing […]

Over £2.3 million of developer contributions to key projects

Over £2,300,000 of developer contributions are to be allocated to a number of projects designed to help the city grow and flourish. A number of delegated decisions have been signed off this week following a meeting of the Council’s Capital Investment Board – which meets every month to allocate capital funding or authorise more detailed […]

Clarification on Plymouth’s incinerator

An article on the Herald website dated 6 April about the incinerator in Plymouth contained information that was misleading, in particular the headline. The headline was ‘Plymouth’s incinerator is causing the highest pollution levels ever recorded in a housing area’. Plymouth City Council wants to clarify that this is not the case and provide reassurance […]

Grow, Share, Cook celebration event held

A celebration event has taken place to mark one year of volunteer cookery sessions with residents. The Grow, Share Cook sessions up at Plumer House, the headquarters for Plymouth Community Homes, led by Tami Skelton from Food is Fun, have now been taking place for a year as part of the Our Plymouth volunteer initiative. […]

Work starts on Mount Batten Tower

Work is starting on Plymouth’s historic Mount Batten Tower next week which could help the building attract more visitors. Contractors will be putting up scaffolding around the tower ahead of a programme of work which will see a new rail or balustrade installed around the top of the tower as well as handrails on the […]

Teenage pregnancy rates in Plymouth halved

Plymouth City Council continues to work hard with partners in health, education and the voluntary sector to tackle teenage pregnancy rates in the city. Latest figures for 2014 published by ONS showed that rates have almost halved since records began in 1998. The rate fell from 54.7 per 1,000 population in 1998 to 29.6 per […]

Plymouth children find out which primary school they will be going to

  Thousands of Plymouth primary children will find out today which school they will be going to in September. The latest figures show that 97.32 per cent of city children (2095) were allocated one of their three preferences this year. 89.44 per cent received their first choice of school. 6.09 per cent of children received […]

Special blessing at Civic Service to mark 75th anniversary of Plymouth Blitz

Poppy seeds will be blessed by the Bishop of Plymouth at a civic church service to honour those who lost their lives in the Plymouth Blitz. The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel will bless the seeds during the service at the Minster Church of St Andrew on Sunday 24 April at 3pm to commemorate 75 years […]

The Vikings and Tudors are back as Local Studies Day returns

Plymouth’s annual Local Studies Day will take place on Saturday 7 May with a day of presentations that celebrate the history of Plymouth. The event, which will kickstart this year’s History Festival, will be held at the Robbins Conference Centre from 9am to 4.30pm. It will also include a series of small displays highlighting current […]

Police and Crime Commissioner question time event

Plymouth University is hosting a ‘question time’ event where people will be able to hear from candidates bidding to become Devon and Cornwall’s next Police and Crime Commissioner. Organised by the Plymouth Law School, the public debate will be a chance to find out more about the role and hear from those who have put […]

Ad trailer owners warned not to park up by roadside

The owners of advert trailers – and the companies who advertise on them – are being warned they could be prosecuted if they do not remove unattended trailers from the city’s roadsides. Plymouth City Council has written to both trailer owners and companies who have placed adverts on them to remind both they need to […]