Monthly Archives: May 2017


Key roads set for investment over next three years

Three years’ worth of funding for a raft of road improvement works across Plymouth is set to be approved. Between now and 2020, over £8 million will be invested in ensuring that integral parts of the city’s road network are maintained. As previously announced in April, work will also focus on pothole and road surface […]


New plan for veterans in Plymouth

Veterans in Plymouth are set for improved support thanks to a new initiative. The Veterans’ Strategic Commissioning Framework (VSCF) is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, the North East & Western Clinical Commissioning Group and local partners and will ensure that ex-service people and their families have the best access to services in the city. […]


Funding approved for Tavistock Road for structural repairs

Plymouth City Council has approved a £3.4 million investment to include structural road repairs within the work programme for the Derriford Transport Scheme. While traffic management is in place along Tavistock Road, the Council has taken the opportunity to carry out detailed condition surveys that would normally require special lane or road closures. These surveys, […]


More roadshows to answer your questions about bin collection changes

More roadshows are being held in Plymouth to help answer any questions local people have about changes to bin collections and queries on recycling and waste. Plymouth moved to alternate weekly collections on Monday 8 May with recyclables – in the green bins and bags – collected one week and the following week non-recyclable waste […]


Improved path at The Ride helps get Plymouth cycling

A new widened path opens on Thursday 1 June as part of ongoing efforts to encourage cycling in Plymouth. The city’s cycling network continues to grow with a widened path alongside The Ride, linking Laira Rail Bridge into the National Trust Saltram Estate. Future plans nearby also include an improved walking and cycling route linking […]


Libraries celebrate Bookstart Week

Libraries in Plymouth will be celebrating National Bookstart Week (5 to 11 June) with fun activities encouraging families to read together. The theme of this year’s event is ‘let’s explore outdoors’, providing the perfect opportunity to share and enjoy books, stories and rhymes about the outdoors and playing outside. Children who attend library activities will […]


Remember to put your bins or bags out a day later this bank holiday

Residents in Plymouth are being reminded to put their recycling or waste collections out a day later this bank holiday. Monday 29 May is a bank holiday so your bin or bag collection day will be a day later than usual. Residents were written to by Plymouth City Council in April with information about changes […]


Summer reading challenge volunteers needed

Our library service is looking for volunteers to help get children reading this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer holidays collecting rewards and prizes along the way. Last year over 4000 children in Plymouth took part. The theme […]


North Prospect redevelopment continues

The redevelopment of North Prospect is set to continue as the next phase of building work moves a step closer. The first two phases of the project have already been completed and the third is underway, providing more than 500 new homes so far as well as the Beacon, a new community hub housing shops, […]


Central Park consultation begins

Central Park users are being invited for their thoughts on the £2.5 million investment in Plymouth’s premier park. Opinions are being sought both online and in person through a series of information sessions to ensure that the money is used in a way that benefits park patrons. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member […]


Plymouth residents encouraged to get on their bikes!

Free services are now available to help you join the growing numbers of people in and around Plymouth who are discovering, or rediscovering, the joys and health benefits of cycling. Adult cycle training tailored for all abilities, expert tips and advice, bike maintenance classes and help to give older bikes a new lease of life […]


Green light for Derriford Community Park funding

The next stage of funding for Derriford Community Park has been approved, paving the way for exciting developments at the planned 140 hectare park, right here in the city. The investments, which total over £500,000, will see the old Poole Farm Dairy renovated and transformed into a learning resource, a new play space designed and […]


Plymotion grants up for grabs

Employers across the city are being invited to bid for grants to provide either facilities or initiatives to enable their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot or by bus. Match funded grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to provide […]


Plan for Libraries – next steps

A cross-party panel of councillors is discussing our draft Plan for Libraries today as part of a select committee review. As well as considering consultation feedback on the proposals, the panel is hearing from interested members of the public, partner agencies and other councillors, before making recommendations on the proposals. These recommendations will help to […]


Plans to improve traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being invited to comment on plans to improve the traffic flow along Plymouth Road in Plympton. Upgrades to the traffic signals along this key commuter route are in the pipeline, thanks to £2.1 million funding from the Department of Transport. The Council plans to use the opportunity to introduce measures that will improve […]


Report published on Plan for Libraries consultation feedback

A report detailing feedback from our recent Plan for Libraries consultation has now been published. The report will be considered by a cross-party panel of councillors as part of a scrutiny review meeting on Monday 15 May. As well as discussing the feedback, the panel will hear from interested members of the public, partner agencies […]


More roadshows to help you find out about bin collection changes

More roadshows are being held throughout May to help local people in Plymouth find out about the changes to bin collections that have come into effect, and answer questions about recycling and waste. As of Monday 8 May, Plymouth has moved to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins and bags – […]


Plymouth marks Dementia Awareness Week

A range of activities are taking place across Plymouth to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017. Between 15 and 19 May, Plymouth City Council will team up with Moments Café and Information Hub, Devon and Cornwall Police, Drake Circus, Age UK and Derriford Hospital to host events that raise awareness of dementia and encourage people and […]


Efford Playing Pitches to profit

HIGHER Efford Playing Pitches is set for a £500,000 makeover as part a city-wide scheme aimed at improving playing pitch facilities in Plymouth. The project will deliver the action identified in the Plymouth Plan for Playing Pitches for the two current junior surfaces to be fitted with better drainage and the current pre-fabricated changing block […]


Plymouth supports Foster Care Fortnight 2017

Plymouth City Council’s Fostering team is on a mission to find people with time, energy, motivation and a spare bedroom who are able to care for some of Plymouth’s most vulnerable young people as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign (8-21 May). Foster Care Fortnight is a national campaign which raises the profile […]


Official launch of alternate weekly collections in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is officially launching its new alternate weekly collections service on Monday 8 May 2017, as part of its plans for a cleaner, greener Plymouth. This means that one week households will have their recycling (green bins) collected by council crews and the following week their non-recyclable waste (brown bins) will be collected. […]


Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning (L) and Plymouth City Council Urban Developer Tom Lowry (R) view plans at Devonport Park

Plymouth play parks set for investment

CHILDREN across the city will be able to have fit and healthier fun in better play parks, thanks to a near £800,000 investment in outdoor play areas and equipment. A delegated decision is being signed on Tuesday to give the green light to improvement work that will cover every ward in the city. Plymouth has […]


Weston Mill Crematorium Open Day

Residents are invited to an open day with a difference at Weston Mill Crematorium. The City Council is hosting an open day on Saturday 13 May at Weston Mill Crematorium. The public are invited to take a behind the scenes look around the facilities with a tour of the Crematorium. Councillor Mike Leaves the Cabinet […]