Monthly Archives: July 2017


Power cut affects internal phone lines

A power cut in one of our buildings has affected the system we use to manage our internal phone lines. While customers can still get through on our switchboard number (668000) staff are only able to deal with certain types of enquiry and cannot currently transfer calls through to specific teams. If your enquiry is […]


Big day for area as Joint Local Plan is formally submitted

It’s taken five years to shape, publish and consult on, but the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has now been submitted! It’s a historic day for planners across the three councils; Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council as the entire plan and the thousands of comments […]


Bus lane enforcement cameras on Exeter Street

The Plymouth Herald is running a story today about bus lane enforcement on Exeter Street, suggesting we have recently installed ‘a clutch of cameras’ near the entrance to the Friary Retail Park and that more ‘are being put up to catch bus lane cheats’. To clarify, there are two cameras on the lighting column pictured […]


Stonehouse Creek Centre’s future secured

The future for Stonehouse Creek Community Centre looks bright as a lease of the facility is to be granted to a new operator. Plymouth City Council invited organisations to submit expressions of interest in running the popular community centre, after the previous operators went into administration and the premises were handed back to the Council […]


Going to the Lido? Cover Up Mate

One of the UK’s most iconic outdoor leisure venues which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is teaming up with Plymouth City Council and NHS England to promote staying safe in the sun. Tinside Lido, which is run by Everyone Active, is supporting the #CoverUpMate campaign throughout the summer holidays. Staff at the Lido are […]


Plymouth’s coach station gets a national first

Plymouth’s coach station has been awarded the first-ever Safer Coach Station accreditation.   The British Parking Association has awarded accreditation for safe bus stations for several years, but has now launched a new accreditation for long-distance scheduled coach services – and Plymouth’s new coach station is the first to receive it! The £4.8 million coach […]


Retaining wall along Cheltenham Place

Work gets under way to repair wall on Greenbank Road

Work is getting under way to repair a retaining wall alongside one of Plymouth’s busiest roads. The masonry wall below Cheltenham Place (off Greenbank Road) was barriered off after part of it collapsed in autumn 2015 and the footway has been out of bounds ever since. Despite considerable efforts the Council has been unable to establish […]


MTV Crashes Plymouth – all you need to know

With just one day to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, organisers MTV and Plymouth City Council are asking everyone to make sure they plan ahead for a fun, safe and hassle-free event. Tens of thousands of spectators will be heading to the Hoe on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July for two nights of incredible live […]

MTV Crashes Plymouth crowd 2016

Stonehouse people asked to comment on scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour

Residents living in Stonehouse are being encouraged to have their say on proposal for a Public Space Protection Order for the area. A consultation period has now started for people to comment on the proposal by Plymouth City Council to help tackle antisocial behaviour in Stonehouse. If introduced, the order would give police and enforcement […]


Plymouth school pupils meet comedian and author Julian Clary

Comedian and children’s author Julian Clary visited on Friday for an event at the Guildhall organised by our Library Service to Schools. Julian was talking about his series of books featuring The Bolds, about a family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in an ordinary suburban street. Over 800 children attended the event, which also […]

Julian Clary talking to children at Plymouth Guildhall

The Beatles in the ABC, 1964

Win MTV Crashes tickets with the Plymouth History Centre

As part of its major community engagement project Plymouth After Dark, the Plymouth History Centre is offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to either Day One or Day Two of this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Plymouth After Dark is a four-year community project looking at everything that happens in the city when […]


Facelift for shopfronts thanks to pilot scheme

City centre shops have been given a facelift as part of a pilot scheme run by Plymouth City Council and the City Centre Company. Five businesses have so far had their shop fronts upgraded as part of the Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme, following the successful renewal of the City Centre Business Improvement District. The […]


Progress report on pontoon

Plans for a new pontoon to replace the storm-damaged one at Mount Batten are making progress. The Council is applying to the Marine Management Organisation for a licence to remove the old pontoon at Mount Batten and install a new one in its place. Plymouth City Council has committed £500, 000 in its capital programme […]


From muddy to magnificent, new path opens up views of Tamar

A new path with stunning views of the Tamar will be formally opened at a special day today (Thursday 13) to celebrate nature on the doorstop at Ernesettle. Councillor Mike Leaves will be cutting the ribbon to the new two kilometre path around the Ernesettle Creek Headland. The path was once an inaccessible river of […]


Used car trader prosecuted for selling unsafe van with fake MOT

A used car trader has been prosecuted after selling an unsafe Ford Transit van to a Plymouth consumer. The trader, currently living in Margate, was sentenced yesterday at Plymouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to two offences of making false representations regarding the description of the van, contrary to the Fraud Act 2006 and one offence of […]


Public Space Protection Order for Stonehouse

Plymouth City Council is set to help tackle antisocial behaviour in Stonehouse by introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). PSPOs give police and enforcement officials special powers designed to rid the area of antisocial drinking, drug use and begging in public areas. Those found in breach of the order will be placed on the […]


Animal Agents – Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Libraries in Plymouth are inviting children to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and help the Animal Agents solve a mystery. From Saturday 15 July, children can visit their local library and register for free. Every child who signs up will be given a special collector folder to keep track of their challenge […]


New Neighbourhood Forum for Hoe Area

Residents living around the Hoe will have more of a say in future developments in their area, thanks to a new neighbourhood forum. Plymouth City Council has approved the designation of a Neighbourhood Area to cover the Hoe, taking in West Hoe, with Ballard House on its west boundary and up to and including the […]


Unauthorised encampment guide

There is often a lot of confusion about what we as a council have the power to do when dealing with unauthorised encampments. Therefore, we have put together a guide to the steps we follow when we receive a report from the public Councillor Dave Downie, Cabinet Member for Safe and Stronger Communities said: “Plymouth […]


Dementia Friendly shopping returns

Dementia Friendly shopping is returning to Plymouth later this month. The Dementia Friendly Shopping Day on Thursday 13 July is for shoppers affected by dementia that would like some assistance in three city centre stores. Marks and Spencer and Boots in Drake Circus and Wilko in the Armada Centre will be participating and shoppers are […]


Don’t be bored this summer – still some places left on Summer Mix activity programme

There are still some places left on the Summer Mix activity programme so there is no excuse for being bored this summer. From experiencing a working farm for the day to jewellery making, football and archery, there really is something for everyone in this year’s Summer Mix programme. Plymouth City Council’s Community Connections Youth Team […]


Jax Jones

Clean Bandit and Jax Jones complete MTV line-up

MTV UK have announced that chart toppers Clean Bandit and British DJ Jax Jones will complete the amazing line-up for this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Day One of the biggest music event in the South West (Thursday 27 July) will see Clean Bandit, Sigma with guest Birdy, Charli XCX , Busted, and Louisa Johnson wow […]