Monthly Archives: May 2019


Mount Batten beach update

We have completed an initial cleaning sweep of the beach at Mount Batten but as a precautionary measure the beach is still closed for now. We understand this may be frustrating and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we must emphasise that the health and safety of our residents is our top priority. […]


Plymouth Live story about student voter registration

Plymouth Live is currently running a story saying the Electoral Commission has begun an investigation into claims Plymouth students were illegally registered to vote. We would like to make it clear this is not the case. The Electoral Commission has received a query about student registration in Plymouth and has asked for our help in […]


New Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor for Plymouth

Plymouth’s new Lord Mayor Councillor Richard Ball and Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Terri Beer have officially taken up their roles. Councillor Richard Ball has been Compton ward councillor since 2008 and was Deputy Lord Mayor in 2015/2016. Councillor Ball was born and raised in Plymouth and apart from occasional absences due to his naval career, […]


Closure of beaches around Mount Batten

Dr Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health for Plymouth City Council, said: “Access to all beaches around the Mount Batten peninsula is currently closed for health and safety reasons, following the discovery of asbestos containing materials on Mount Batten beach. “Asbestos is an issue if the fibres become airborne, and so, as a precaution, we […]


Plymouth City Council response to Transat move announcement

A Plymouth City Council spokesman said: “Two years ago we won a bid to host the Transat and have been working with OC Sport on the race programme since, so we are massively disappointed to see that these two years of planning – and a tradition spanning almost 60 years of hosting this race – […]


Plymouth Herald story on Forder Valley Link Road

The Plymouth Herald ran a front-page headline on Saturday 18 May, warning that the ‘route between Marsh Mills and Estover’ would be closed during work on the new Forder Valley Link Road. We would like to make it clear that the section of Forder Valley Road that will be closing next year is the stretch between […]


Leader announces new-look political team to lead Plymouth City Council

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 the running of the Council and making the key decisions following the Annual Meeting tomorrow (Friday 17 May). The line-up includes two new members. Stoke councillor Jemima Laing […]


First look at detailed plans for Forder Valley Link Road

Residents and businesses along or near the Forder Valley will this week hear about how one of the city’s biggest ever infrastructure schemes will affect them. A series of public information events is taking place to give people the low down on the Forder Valley Link Road and how it will be built. The new […]


Future-themed fun for the whole family at Lord Mayor’s Day

Lord Mayor’s Day returns to the city centre on Saturday 25 May welcoming the new Lord Mayor of Plymouth to the role. This year, the family-friendly event is themed around science and the future, with a world of discoveries to be made and lots of scientific, technological happenings. The star of the show this year […]


Hundreds of pupils learn about dangers of drugs

Around 300 pupils and 30 teaching professionals from across Plymouth took part in a pilot programme to raise awareness about ‘County Lines’ child criminal and drug exploitation. Over two days, the pupils from years nine and ten attended performances of a play at the Devonport Guildhall, performed by Alter Ego Creative Solutions. The events were […]


Could you be a foster carer?

Could you provide a loving home for someone who needs fostering? Councils across Devon are working together on a mission to find people with time, energy, motivation and a spare bedroom who are able to care for some of Devon’s most vulnerable children and young people as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign […]


Calling all Plymouth choirs! Mayflower 400 needs you

Do you lead a choir or singing group? Your group could be part of a momentous, global event on Plymouth Hoe for the Mayflower 400 commemorations. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, one of the most influential journeys in global history and a defining moment in the shared history of Britain, the […]


Plymouth City Council shortlisted in national awards

Plymouth City Council has been shortlisted in the Co-operative Council of the Year category at the Co-operative of the Year Awards. The Co-operative Council award, sponsored by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network, recognises the best practice demonstrated by local authorities and celebrates the great work delivered at a local level. Plymouth is a co-operative council, with […]


Get involved in Plymouth’s Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May)

A Tea Dance with a Twist on the Hoe and a Dementia Friendly Shopping morning at Drake Circus are just two of the events taking place during this year’s National Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May). This year’s theme is inclusion. Over a third of people living with dementia, have reported to the Alzheimer’s Society […]


Council leader responds to Barden announcement

The Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans has welcomed news that Plymouth’s Barden factory has been saved after its parent company. Schaeffler sold the Plymouth plant to HQW Holding (UK) Ltd. The plant in Estover will remain open and continue to manufacture bearings. He said: “This is a great day and great news […]


Local election results

The Council continues to have a Labour administration following Thursday’s local elections. Labour gained a seat in Peverell from the Conservatives and now have 31 councillors. The Conservatives have 25 and there is one independent. Full results for each ward, along with turnout figures, are available on our local election results page. The Council leader and […]


Public events planned for Forder Valley Transport Improvements

Residents living in or near the Forder Valley are being invited to a series of information events to get the latest update on the Forder Valley Transport Improvements. Plymouth City Council’s project team, along with the contractor Balfour Beatty, will be on hand to explain the scheme, answer questions and to outline the schedule for […]


City Centre works set to begin

Major road improvement works in Plymouth city centre will begin this month. As the city centre expands and exciting developments like Drake Leisure and The Box near completion, work will be carried out to ensure that the city’s road network can cope with all the extra traffic. So what’s actually happening and when? The main […]


Complete line-up for MTV Music Week Plymouth 2019 revealed

MTV UK have announced the third and final round of performers for MTV Music Week Plymouth. Joining this year’s exciting and diverse music line-up will be special guests The Vaccines, along with Yungblud and Hamzaa. The Vaccines and Yungblud will be joining The Amazons and Pale Waves at MTV Presents at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday […]

The Vaccines