Monthly Archives: May 2018


Citizens Advice and Trading Standards helps people get clued up on spotting scams

Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards team are holding events throughout June to help people know when they’ve been targeted with a scam. The event is part of Scams Awareness Month in June 2018, a national campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams. People will learn about the common signs of a scam, such […]


The view from the park at Teat's Hill

Teat’s Hill to open with community event

A unique Plymouth play park is celebrating a recent makeover with an event for all of the family. Teat’s Hill in Coxside has benefitted from a new amphitheatre and improved play facilities as part of an ongoing programme across the city. To celebrate, the Council will be hosting an event at the park from 11am […]


Top prize for Nelson Project

The Nelson Project has been recognised at the Royal Town Planning Institute for Planning Excellence Awards. The Stonehouse-based self-build accommodation won the Excellence in Planning for Homes award in the large schemes section at a ceremony held in London last week. The Nelson Project is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, Liverty, the Community Self […]


Commemorative paving slab in honour of George Grogan VC

First World War hero honoured with new commemorative paving slab

A third commemorative paving slab dedicated to the Plymouth and Devonport-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their courage during World War I was unveiled on the Hoe earlier today. The slab is in memory of George William St George Grogan, VC, CB, CMG, DSO & Bar (1 September 1875-3 January 1962) and is located near […]


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 […]