Monthly Archives: June 2017


Back updated Plan for Libraries council leader urges

  The leader of Plymouth City Council has made an impassioned appeal to fellow councillors to vote for the updated Plan for Libraries to unlock £250,000 investment, create a fairer access to services across the city and a more modern offer for users. Speaking ahead of the Full Council on Monday, Council leader Ian Bowyer […]


Access point for Reach Fund investment now in Plymouth

Charities and social enterprises looking for investment will be able to look to the Plymouth City Council for help to become investment ready. The Council has been approved as an ‘access point’ for the Reach fund, a £4m investment readiness grant programme, funded by Access, the Foundation for Social Investment and managed by Social Investment […]


Final call for evidence to election investigation

Plymouth voters are being reminded that the closing date for evidence to be submitted to the independent investigation into electoral administration problems is 5pm on 30 June. So far 90 people have answered the call for evidence but Plymouth City Council is keen to encourage anyone who was affected by problems in the lead-up to […]


Plymouth hosts another summer of Ping!

It’s a hit! Ping! is back and bigger than ever, bringing outdoor fun and activity to public spaces across Plymouth and all over England. Twenty-four towns and cities are welcoming table tennis tables this summer, providing free equipment and encouraging everyone to grab a bat and ball and get playing. Ping! makes table tennis more […]


Plymouth at cutting edge of culture nationally with huge funding boost

Plymouth’s vision of powering the regeneration of the city through culture is paying off with £16 million worth of Arts Council funding coming to the city. The amount of ‘National Portfolio Organisation’ investment from the Arts Council England coming to Plymouth is set to almost double with 10 thriving arts organisations to receive regular funding […]


Help and information hub set up for Mount Wise tower block residents

Devonport tower block residents can drop into a multi-agency information hub to get information and updates about fire safety issues. Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have opened the hub at Devonport Live in 60 George Street to help answer questions in relation to the three tower blocks […]


Residential tower blocks in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council does not manage any residential tower blocks in Plymouth. The Council and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are working with Plymouth Community Homes, who are responsible for the three tower blocks at Mount Wise. For the latest information on the Mount Wise tower blocks visit http://www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk/


Multi agency summit held to co-ordinate city response to Grenfell tower block fire

A high level multi-agency meeting has been held to ensure measures are in place to ensure the safety of residents in tower blocks in Plymouth following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. The agencies agreed a joined up approach to assessing the risks and implications for the city, including responding to requests for information and […]


Plymouth’s updated Plan for Libraries could reach new users

Plymouth’s Council leader has reassured library users that the revised Plan for Libraries could see the service reach parts of Plymouth that have not had any service before. Speaking at Cabinet, Council leader Ian Bowyer gave more detail about the outreach service which aims to bring books, activities for children as well as support services […]


Representatives from the Plymouth History Centre project and Willmott Dixon at the contract signing.

History Centre signs major construction contract

Today is a landmark day for the Plymouth History Centre which has signed a £22.6 million contract with construction and regeneration specialist Willmott Dixon. The signing of the contract marks a new phase for the project and means that major construction work can now progress. Willmott Dixon has already completed the enabling works for the […]


Signed, sealed, delivered

Plymouth City Council are set to benefit from an additional £325k a year, thanks to a significant commercial property investment. The council have purchased the freehold interest of the Royal Mail Regional Mail Centre in Plymstock as part of a long-term investment strategy to generate a substantial income stream. The 21 acre site is made […]


Study to look at future demand for railway station in Plympton area

A study to explore if there is demand for a railway station in the Plympton area as well as consider improvements to rail services at Ivybridge station has been commissioned by Plymouth City Council. This study will help the city further develop its long-term transport strategy set out in the Plymouth and South West Devon […]


Senior Council officer awarded MBE for services to children and young people

Carole Burgoyne, Plymouth City Council’s Strategic Director for People, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Carole has been awarded the honour for Services to Children and Young People after serving nearly 40 years of service in local government, in roles covering many […]


Plymotion: Back to chat

Thousands more Plymouth residents are going to be asked for their views about their travel and transport needs and given advice about the options available for getting around the city. The fifth phase of the successful Plymotion Personalised Travel Planning campaign, led by Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion travel advisors, will start in July. Since 2012 […]


Showing veterans the way

A new service aimed at ensuring veterans get the care they need is being launched in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Improving Lives Plymouth to unveil the Veterans Care Navigation Service (VCNS), which will ensure that all ex-service people receive consistent and targeted advice and care that ensures a smooth transition between […]


Plymouth project set for national recognition

A pioneering Plymouth project is being celebrated as part of Clean Air Day 2017. Led by Claire Turbutt, Plymouth City Council’s Advanced Public Health Practitioner, the scheme is based on the development of a low-cost air quality monitor that when worn transmits data to an app on a mobile phone. The time, date and location […]


Election Review: how to submit evidence

If you were affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June 2017 we would welcome your feedback which will be considered as part of an independent investigation. You can do this through an online feedback form at www.plymouth.gov.uk/electionreview or by clicking on the homepage banner on the Council […]


Council calls for evidence for independent investigation of election problems

Plymouth City Council is asking people affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June to tell an independent enquiry about their experiences. The Council announced last week that an independent investigation would be held after it came to light there had been problems with sending out postal vote […]


Baby holding library balloon

Revised Plan for Libraries launched

We’ve listened to the people who are passionate about Plymouth’s libraries – that’s the message from the City Council as it launches its revised Plan for Libraries. Following a comprehensive consultation, the new plan is to be presented to the Cabinet on 20 June. While the new plan still delivers original proposals, it also sets out […]


History Centre prepares to sign building and construction contract

The team behind the city’s ground breaking History Centre project is preparing for the start of a new chapter in the journey towards a 2020 opening. Following a series of in-depth negotiations, Plymouth City Council is set to sign a contract worth £22.6 million with Willmott Dixon for the major building and construction work. A […]


Statement on people not on the electoral register on polling day

The reason some people arrived at a polling station on Thursday and were told they were not on the electoral register and could not vote was because they had been removed after failing to confirm their eligibility to be registered. At the time that poll cards were sent out a number of electors who had […]


First phase of Colin Campbell regeneration to start

Plymouth’s plan to begin the regeneration of the West End and create a link with the waterfront is getting into gear with the appointment of demolition contractors for the first phase of work. South West contractors Gilpin Demolition have been appointed to demolish three buildings at the corner of New George Street. Work is due […]


Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board publishes Serious Case Review

Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board has published the Serious Case Review into ‘V’ and you can access the full report here. Carole Burgoyne, Vice Chair of the Plymouth Safeguarding Adult Board said: “First of all, we want to extend our sincere condolences to the family of V for their sad loss. “We would also like to […]


Statement on the General Election results for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Acting Returning Officer Tracey Lee said: “We have full confidence that all votes at the General Election count were counted correctly but unfortunately we have now found that the figure for the final number of votes declared for the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport constituency was not correct. This does not affect the result of the […]


Plymouth celebrates Carers Week

Plymouth is preparing to mark National Carers Week from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June. Across the city, the charity Improving Lives Plymouth are working with services and businesses to provide events and activities for carers and their families to attend. These include creative writing workshops, sea fishing, oral health education, legal advice clinics, afternoon […]


Nuclear safety leaflets for Devonport

Neighbours of Devonport Dockyard are to be reminded of important nuclear safety advice. Homes and business that fall within the official public information zone will receive a booklet which details instructions to follow in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident. If there is a nuclear emergency, people could be exposed to gamma and beta […]


Important information on postal vote packs

The majority of postal voters who did not receive their ballot pack should now have received a replacement. If you haven’t, please contact us on 304866 or 304936 as soon as possible. Replacement packs can be issued from the Council House until 5pm today (this is the legal deadline). All ballot papers issued must be […]