Monthly Archives: January 2020


Preparations begin for Forder Valley Interchange improvements

Initial preparations for road improvements at the Forder Valley (Leigham) Roundabout will get underway next week. Site clearance will begin on Monday 20 January to enable final ground surveys to be carried out and get the site ready for construction work later in the year. This will include removing trees and vegetation around the roundabout […]


Council budget to prioritise social care and tackling climate change

Plymouth City Council is investing more on vital care services over the next year despite having to find more than £12 million through savings, additional income and grant income changes to balance its books for 2020/21. An extra £5 million funding is being allocated to meeting the rising demand and cost of protecting vulnerable children […]


Getting the Mayflower trail in train

Giant brass totems telling the fascinating story of Plymouth and its incredible Mayflower connections could soon be installed along a trail in and around the Barbican. A planning application has gone in this week to install nine 1.8 metre high monoliths at key locations, each with their own incredible story. The trail is one of […]


Play park funding gets big boost

Further funding for several city play areas is being celebrated. The second phase of the Council’s Improving Outdoor Play programme, originally announced in 2018, promised that 38 Plymouth play parks would get a refurb. With 26 either complete or ready to start and eight in consolation and planning, the project has received further funding of […]

Councillors Vincent, Evans and Smith help to install a roundabout at Bernice Terrace

Plymouth City Survey 2020 lands on doormats across city

Plymouth residents are being asked: What do you think about where you live? Over 8,000 questionnaires are currently dropping on doormats across the city as part of a randomly-selected sample of Plymouth residents. The short questionnaire is designed to find out about what people think of Plymouth, how they feel about their local area and […]


Re-laying the track for relays and running

We’re re-laying the track at Brickfields so that the city’s athletes can keep on running! The 400-metre track surface has reached the end of its life span and has deteriorated over the last few years, with cracks appearing. The track attracts over 18,500 attendances a year with significant use from schools, the universities, and MOD.  […]


The Box announces public art commissions by two international artists

As excitement builds for the opening of The Box later this spring, the first two names on its ambitious contemporary art programme have been revealed – internationally acclaimed British artist Antony Gormley and leading Portuguese installation artist Leonor Antunes. Both artists will create brand new pieces of public art, honouring Plymouth’s tradition as a city […]


Sign up for garden waste collections this year

Residents in Plymouth are being asked to sign up for garden waste collections in 2020. As announced in October, the service is changing to ensure that it is more efficient and the Council is now encouraging residents to register to continue to receive the service. Collections will still be free and fortnightly, running from April […]


Work starts on site access route for Forder Valley Link Road

Work to build a temporary access road and junction for the Forder Valley Link Road construction site will get under way on Monday 6 January. The road will lead from Novorossiysk Road to the site compound and take around six weeks to build. It will be used for transporting plant and materials to and from […]


Update on Efford Crematorium arrangements

Following the fire at the Efford Crematorium on New Year’s Eve, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to cancel all services and are now working with funeral directors to identify alternative arrangements. We are very sorry that we have had to take this decision, but with the damage to the crematorium, we cannot […]