Daily Archives: 15/03/2019


Second phase of Oceansgate given the green light

The second phase of Oceansgate has now been given the green light, having secured funding and planning permission. Based in Devonport’s South Yard, Oceansgate is transforming disused Ministry of Defence land into an Enterprise Zone for marine businesses, with opportunities for research, innovation and production. Phase 1 of the development was completed last year. A […]


‘Peer on peer’ child exploitation highlighted as concern in South West

Children across the south west are victims of sexual exploitation.  But while media reports often highlight cases of adult grooming and child abuse, Devon and Cornwall Police say the most likely form of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the south west is perpetrated by other young people. It’s sometimes referred to as ‘peer on peer’ […]


The three things we need to help our schools

Plymouth’s Cabinet Member for Education has welcomed news that the city has been shortlisted to receive funding for a new special school – but called for three more key things to help the city’s school children get a better start. Councillor Jon Taylor, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Transformation said: “This is good news […]


Early Years SENCO training pilot scheme

Our education staff are part of a pioneering scheme to improve support for two, three and four-year-olds with special educational needs and disabilities across the city. Plymouth was selected by the Department for Education to be part of a pilot to deliver brand new training for early years’ special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs). The training, […]


Volunteer to help people like Gordon and tackle loneliness in Plymouth

Could you volunteer some of your time to help befriend an older person and support Plymouth’s pledge to tackle loneliness? Plymouth City Council is working with local partners including charities and social care providers, taking a whole health and social care systems approach, to tackle the growing issue of loneliness, and more volunteers are being […]


New way of supporting families bereaved by suicide backed by Plymouth funeral directors

Around 20 funeral directors attended an event aimed at improving information, guidance and support for families bereaved by suicide. The event, which forms part of the citywide Suicide Prevention Strategy, was hosted by Plymouth City Council’s Public Health team and local Celebrant Wendy Coulton, who helped organise the workshop. In addition, it can be announced […]