Yearly Archives: 2018


Temporary bridge across Sutton Harbour to open next month

A temporary walkway is opening across Sutton Harbour Lock to help people cross the harbour while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repairs. People will be able to use a new walkway across the inner lock gates for short periods of time in the day, depending on waiting marine traffic, tides and freeflow times, to […]


Making cycling in Plymouth accessible for all

New Access Bike scheme – information stand on Armada Way (near Costa and Flannels) at Lord Mayor’s Festival Saturday 26 May 9am – 4pm A new scheme ‘Access Bike’ is being launched in Plymouth aimed at making cycling more accessible for all, including those with disabilities. Access Plymouth is hiring out two adaptable trikes and […]


Young footballers use new all weather pitches at Manadon for the first time

New artificial pitches open at Manadon

Work to create a brand new sports facility for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities reached a major milestone yesterday as young footballers took to its artificial playing pitches for the first time. The Football Association-standard third generation pitch, which also boasts new floodlights and security fencing, is now open for use – marking the completion […]


Thrilling air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

More details have been released about the air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, taking place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June. Aircraft including a Spitfire XIV, Calidus Gyro and Catalina will take to the skies above Plymouth Sound to entertain spectators, who will also be able to enjoy dramatic aerobatic shows. The […]

AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers

Traffic on Royal Parade could be slower next week

Traffic on Royal Parade is likely to be slow moving for a few days next week to enable a trial to be carried out on Bretonside viaduct. From 21 May until 25 May, a short section of the outbound lane and bus lane near the former post office from St Andrew’s Cross towards Charles Cross […]


Council’s top political leadership team is announced

  Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has announced the top political team that will lead the authority’s new Labour administration. The 10-strong Cabinet will be responsible for running of the Council and making the key decisions following the Annual Meeting on Friday 18 May. Councillor Evans said the team would immediately start implementing the […]


Dementia Action Week (21 – 27 May 2018)

A range of activities are taking place in Plymouth to mark Dementia Action Week 2018. Organisations such as Plymouth City Council, Drake Circus, Improving Lives Plymouth, Age UK Plymouth, Moments Café and Community Hub and Derriford Hospital are taking part in events throughout the week to raise awareness of dementia and to encourage individuals and […]


Could you be a Foster Carer?

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, which is underway now until 27 May. Foster Care Fortnight, co-ordinated by UK-wide […]


Plymouth Thriving for Mental Health Awareness Week

People across Plymouth are sharing examples of how they help themselves and others to thrive as we approach Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May 2018). This year Thrive Plymouth focuses on mental health and wellbeing, and individuals and organisations across the city have been working with Plymouth City Council on a range of […]


Looking for Silence in Efford Marsh

Listen up: There’s a really unusual event going on at Efford Marsh and it involves a lot of noise. The sounds of nature will be taking centre stage in a ‘soundscape’ project called ‘Looking for Silence’ which takes place on 13 May. It’s an arts project by Take a Part, artists Nicholas Leverington and Nadja […]


Lane closure on Bretonside viaduct as part of redevelopment work

Drivers, bus passengers and walkers coming into Plymouth City Centre are being asked to bear in mind road changes as the Bretonside redevelopment progresses. The first of a series of lane closures comes into effect on Tuesday 8 May with the inside lane of the inbound carriageway on Bretonside viaduct closing to allow contractors McLaren […]


Labour victory in local elections

Plymouth City Council has a new Labour administration after the party gained four seats in yesterday’s local elections. Labour now have 31 councillors, compared to the Conservatives’ 26. Overall turnout was 35.07 per cent. Visit our local election results page to view the full results and turnout for each ward. The Council leader and Cabinet […]


Danny Howard

Huge names complete line-up for Day Two of Ocean City Sounds

Tom Findlay (one half of cult DJ duo Groove Armada) and BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard will complete the line-up for Day Two of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds. Tom and Danny will be joining 90s heavyweight DJ and dance music titan Pete Tong on Plymouth Hoe for an incredible Ibiza-inspired night of music. […]


Commemorative slab for Captain John James Crowe VC

City unveils second commemorative slab in honour of First World War hero

The second of four commemorative paving slabs dedicated to Plymouth and Devonport-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their courage during the First World War has been unveiled on the Hoe. The slab is located near the Plymouth War Memorial, at the junction of Citadel Road and Lockyer Street and is in memory of […]


Plymouth primary school places decided

Families across Plymouth will find out today which primary school their children will be going to in September. This year’s figures show that 98.96 per cent of city children were allocated one of their three preferences this year, with 93.93 per cent receiving their first preference. Meanwhile, 3.89 per cent of children received their second […]


Survey works planned for eastern corridor

Further survey and investigative works in support of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements scheme will begin from next week. Starting on Monday 16 April and finishing on Friday 27 April, the works will allow the Council to better understand the ground conditions in the area between Marsh Mills roundabout and the Glen Road junction at […]


Register to vote – one week left

If you want to vote in the local elections on Thursday 3 May and aren’t already on the electoral register you have just one week left to sign up. The deadline for registering is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote […]


Derriford Transport Scheme update

Carriageway works for the Derriford Transport Scheme are substantially complete and traffic restrictions were lifted overnight on Thursday 29 March as planned. As explained previously, there is still some footway surfacing to be carried out but this will only require short sections of the bus lane to be closed outside peak hours. Crews also need […]


Marine Tech Expo returns to Plymouth in 2018

Following its huge success in 2016, the Marine Tech Expo is returning to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, on Thursday 21 June at the Roland Levinsky Building on the University of Plymouth campus. The event programme features 34 high profile, inspiring speakers, including international keynote Ralph Rayner, non-executive chairman of Sonardyne International; Michael Jones from USA’s […]


Headliner for Day Two of Ocean City Sounds revealed

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, will be headlining Day Two of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, in their only South West performance of the year. Their critically acclaimed ‘Ibiza Classics’ show will see tracks performed in an entirely new way during a full two-hour set, appealing […]

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley,

Garden waste collections start again

Plymouth City Council’s popular garden waste collection will begin again from next week. The collection operates fortnightly, with the day of the week depending on the area of the city. For some residents, collections will be on a separate day from refuge or recycling collections. Residents are asked to check their garden waste collection day […]


Children’s Services contractual arrangement set to start

On 1 April 2018 Torbay and Plymouth’s Children’s Services will begin the formal contractual arrangement for the delivery of Children’s Services in Torbay. The opportunity to create this new arrangement arose following the Department for Education’s (DfE) appointed Commissioner John Coughlan’s recommendation that Plymouth be the preferred partner to help lead improvement in Torbay’s Children’s […]


Easter bin collections arrangements

Plymouth residents are being reminded bin collections will be collected a day later next week because of Bank Holiday Monday. Rounds this week will not be affected because there are no scheduled rounds on Good Friday, however the following week bins and bags will be picked up a day later. The reminder comes with some […]


Where the extraordinary happens – Plymouth Children in Poverty event

More than 50 businesses, public sector agencies and charities came together for a ‘Plymouth Children in Poverty’ awareness event on 23 March, held at The Beacon Hub and facilitated by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC). Child poverty is a significant issue in Plymouth with the 2014 Fairness Commission Report highlighting how the life outcomes of children were […]


R3WIRE & VARSKI

Full line-up revealed for day one of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

Ella Eyre, Professor Green and R3WIRE & VARSKI will complete the line-up for day one of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July. The event will be headlined by indie pop titans, Bastille, who will perform a full 90-minute set to the crowd on Plymouth Hoe. Singer […]