Monthly Archives: September 2018


Shopkeeper heavily fined for not disposing of rubbish properly

A shopkeeper has found out about the consequences of fly-tipping the hard way. Veliah Muraleetharan was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling over £,1,600 for failing to ensure that waste from his shop was disposed of properly. Now the Council is reminding businesses to make sure they follow the law and get rid of […]


Green light to work up transport plans

A multi-million pound package of schemes to help people get to and from work in Plymouth and the wider travel to work area more easily and more quickly has been shortlisted for funding by the Department of Transport. Plymouth is one 10 cities to be given the green light to work up more detailed plans […]


Boulevard landscaping designs unveiled – what do you think?

Coastal planting, granite paving and light and airy seaside feel could line the new-look Millbay boulevard. More detailed designs for the boulevard are being unveiled which will totally change Bath Street and transform a rundown back lane into a tree-lined street with wide pavements, seating and new lighting. The boulevard will eventually be the location […]


Speed limit signs on Manadon flyover and Tavistock Road

Some people have contacted us about 30mph signs that were recently put up on parts of Tavistock Road. We are intending to trial a reduced speed limit of 30mph between the Manadon flyover and Budshead Road and on the stretch between Powisland Drive and Runway Road but our contractor put up the signs too early, in […]


Date to be dazzled – Illuminate, Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns

Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns to Royal William Yard. The incredible light-based festival, Illuminate, returns to Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard from 22 to 25 November 2018 with a host of projections and light installations set out across the yard, live performances and interactive opportunities. Claire Honey, Project Manager for the festival said: “Last year’s […]


Warning over illegal puppy breeders

Plymouth residents are being warned to look out for the signs of illegal importation when buying a puppy. The warning comes after a puppy – illegally imported from Romania, was found by a vet in the city who alerted Trading Standards officers.  The dog had not been vaccinated against rabies. The Shih Tzu puppy was […]


Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

More than 250 people came together on Saturday night for the third Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards. The annual event, organised by Plymouth City Council, is held to celebrate the role of care workers and showcase best practice across care in the city, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide domiciliary care […]

Kathie Shopland of Plymbridge House wins Manager of the Year Winner

Plymouth Live story on city congestion

Plymouth Live are reporting today that ‘Plymouth drivers spend more time in traffic than most of the UK’. It is not helpful to compare delay times in cities against a national average that includes quiet rural roads. If you look at the data for the rest of England the average delay in Plymouth is much […]


Council demands continued funding post-Brexit

Council Leader, Tudor Evans, has called for the government to put in place a clear statement for how schemes funded under various European Union structural programmes will be delivered under the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK SPF) post- Brexit. The EU structural funds seek to address inequalities and economic disparities between different regions of […]


ACE chair applauds Plymouth’s culture

Some of the country’s leading arts figures were in Plymouth this week to see the amazing work going on in the city to make culture happen.  The entire governing body of the Arts Council of England – including Michael Eakin of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director of Royal Shakespeare Company and Tessa […]


Next step to restore key historic house

The regeneration of Plymouth’s Elizabethan House in the heart of the Barbican is moving on to its next phase. After carrying out a detailed investigation to understand the extent of the deterioration of the building, the first phase of work on the Grade II listed property is complete and consultation has begun on the plans […]


Toys ‘R’ Us to be parking for U

Shoppers, visitors and city centre workers will have more places to park in Plymouth’s West End – including 150 new spaces in the former Toys ‘R’ Us car park. The empty shop’s car park has been given a lick of paint – thanks to our partners Shekinah Mission – and parking bays re-marked and made […]


Litter dropping leads to court fines for 17 people

Seventeen people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the Environmental Enforcement Officers, working for Kingdom Services Group on behalf of the Council, having been witnessed dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained unpaid, […]


Next phase of Oceansgate development takes shape

The planning application for the second phase of Plymouth’s pioneering Oceansgate project has been submitted. Oceansgate, based in Devonport Dockyard’s South Yard, is transforming disused Ministry of Defence land into a hub for marine businesses. The first phase of the development, which was formally opened in March this year, saw the creation of 2,600 square […]


Partners across Plymouth join forces to tackle plastics for Recycle Week 2018

A range of public, private and voluntary sector partners in Plymouth have joined forces to promote this year’s Recycle Week (24 – 30 September 2018). Members of the Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City Plastics Task Group are continuing to work together to tackle single use plastics and tackle plastic pollution, and partners are taking part in […]


New Zealand sailor begins journey home

A Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, who died and was buried in Plymouth in 1956, is to be repatriated. On Monday, a Māori ceremony was held at the grave of Leading Engineering Mechanic William Goodwin at Weston Mill Cemetery. Kaumātua, elected tribal elders of the Māori community, and a New Zealand Defence Force chaplain led […]

Kaumātua, elected tribal elders of the Māori community, and a New Zealand Defence Force chaplain lead the service at Weston Mill

Plymouth commits to Motor Neurone Disease Charter

Plymouth City Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers. The Charter has helped raise awareness of MND and so far, 33,630 individuals and organisations have signed up to the charter. Councillors unanimously backed a motion to adopt the […]


Overnight closures around viaduct

There will be some overnight closures on Exeter Street and the viaduct next month while excavation work continues around the British Land leisure complex. To help minimise disruption these closures will only be in place from midnight until 5am. Bus lane restrictions will also be suspended on the inbound side of Exeter Street between Bretonside […]


Major milestone for The Box as giant steel installed at topping out ceremony

Structural completion of The Box has been celebrated with a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony which saw the final steel work installed. The milestone event for the building, which is now just 18 months away from opening to the public as part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations, saw a giant piece of steel signed by attendees hoisted up to […]


This is what Plymouth railway station could look like

This is what the Plymouth railway station could look like following a major regeneration project that has now been given the green light. Plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and regenerate the area around the station are moving forward now the Council has given approval for a £26 million funding package. Under […]


School standards in Plymouth to be discussed at Scrutiny

The performance standards of Plymouth’s schools are going to be discussed at the Education and Children’s Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 19 September. Although the Council’s initial analysis of the results for 2018 reveal slight improvement when compared to 2017, Plymouth’s performance is still below the national average. Councillor Jon Taylor, the […]


Sutton Harbour walkway timetable

Heading to the Seafood Festival this weekend? We’ve got the latest opening times for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour lock.   These times are subject to change as they depend on the tide and the amount of marine traffic going through the lock, but here are the planned opening times for the next week. […]


Central Park Play Space: an update

We’ve got some good news! The Central Park Play Space will be open in time for October half term. On Saturday 20 October, we’re going to host a big celebration at the park with food and games. But 20 October is the very latest date that the park will open. If we can open it […]


Plymouth shows that it’s Proud To Care

Health and care workers in Plymouth attended a special induction ceremony to show why they are ‘Proud To Care’. #ProudToCare is a regional campaign to encourage more people to consider working in health or social care. In Plymouth, 76 health and care workers have so far been recruited as Proud To Care Ambassadors and on […]


Sutton Harbour walkway timetable

We’ve got the latest opening times for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour lock. These times are subject to change as they depend on the tide and the amount of marine traffic going through the lock, but here are the planned opening times for the next week. Saturday 8 September 7:30am to 2:30pm Sunday 9 September 7:30am to 3pm […]


Improvements continue for popular cycling and walking route

Cycling and pedestrian facilities between the Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge are set for more improvements. Following on from works carried out on Finnigan Road and Clovelly Road earlier this year, new proposals include improvements along Cattedown Road, and a brand new, off-road section through Neptune Park. Already part of the South West Coast Path […]

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Doing more for children and young people in Plymouth

Plans are being made to improve services for children, young people and their families across Plymouth, and we want to hear what you think We want to create a support offer that allows families access to the support they need, when they need it and without having to repeat their story to different people. It’s […]


Fire in Savage Road

A number of Council teams have been working with the emergency services and other partners to support those affected by today’s fire in Barne Barton. Eleven families from the fire and smoke-damaged building are unable to return to their homes. Sanctuary Housing are providing temporary accommodation for those who need it while we work together […]


Volunteers needed for Plymouth’s biggest ever beach clean

Plymouth is looking for volunteers this month to take part in the biggest ever beach clean as part of the city’s ongoing work to tackle plastic pollution and reduce single use plastics. Beach clean organised by a range of community groups take place in Plymouth throughout the year but the UK’s leading marine charity, the […]