Category Archives : Cabinet


Oceansgate reaches new phase two milestone

The UK’s first Marine Enterprise Zone, Oceansgate, has reached the next step in its development as the second area of land has been signed over to Plymouth City Council. Oceansgate occupies a 35 hectare site on the southern edge of Devonport Dockyard, one of the largest naval dockyards in Europe. Work is already ongoing within […]


Plymouth woman found guilty of defrauding council of £30,000

A woman has been found guilty of defrauding Plymouth City Council of more than £30,000. Barbara Jones, 46, of Compton Knoll Close, Plymouth, admitted 7 counts of dishonestly supplying the Council with untrue or misleading information in order to make a gain for herself and cause a loss to the Public Purse. Her husband Andrew […]


£2.5m improvement package planned for Central Park

A £2.5 million package of improvements designed to make Central Park even better has just been given the go-ahead, with the aim of making Plymouth’s premier park even better and delivering up to date sport and community facilities for residents  The works will be delivered as a programme with the first two phases being delivered […]


Consultation closes on draft Plan for Libraries

Almost 3,750 responses were received as part of our recent consultation on proposals to modernise Plymouth’s library services.  Our draft Plan for Libraries aims to make better use of resources and meet customers’ needs in more flexible ways. It includes proposals to invest in a smaller but better network of libraries so that they are all […]


Update on measures to alleviate congestion during Derriford roadworks

We are continuing to monitor traffic flow and adjust arrangements to alleviate congestion as much as possible while work is carried out on the Derriford Transport Scheme. An additional lane will be opened on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout (after Sendall’s Way) from tomorrow (Saturday 22 April), following the recent adjustment to traffic lights to […]


Your bin collections are changing – look out for a letter through the post

Letters will soon be landing on the doormats of every home in Plymouth to tell people about their new bin collection arrangements. From 8 May the city will have an alternate weekly collection system, which means households will have their recycling – the green bins – collected by Plymouth City Council crews one week and […]


Plymouth backs Bath, Book, Bed campaign

Our library service is joining up with a national campaign to help children get a good night’s sleep. BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has launched a booklet featuring top tips and advice from TV parenting expert Jo Frost as part of its Bath, Book, Bed campaign. The initiative encourages families to make stories part […]


Plymouth hosts promotion celebration for Argyle and Green Army

Britain’s Ocean City is laying out the green carpet for Plymouth Argyle on Monday 8 May, following the club’s spectacular promotion-winning victory over Newport County on Easter Monday. Following an open-top bus parade from Home Park to the city centre, Derek Adams and his players will attend a civic reception at the Council House, hosted […]


Plymouth children find out which primary school they will be going

Thousands of Plymouth primary children will find out today which school they will be going to in September. The latest figures show that 98.27 per cent of city children (2833) were allocated one of their three preferences this year. 92.2 per cent received their first choice of school. 5.31 per cent of children received their […]


Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow walking and cycling link

Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow link complete

The latest section of a walking and cycling route connecting Laira and Plymstock is now complete. A new four-metre-wide path from Laira Rail Bridge gives walkers and cyclists an off-road, level and direct route into the Saltram Meadow housing development. The final link connecting the path with Saltram Meadow will soon be built by Persimmon […]


Garfield Weston Foundation commits £250,000 to Plymouth History Centre

The Plymouth History Centre project has been given an amazing £250,000 boost, thanks to a funding grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation. The UK-based trust has been supporting arts, education, youth, community, health, welfare and environmental projects for more than 50 years and has donated over £58 million to a wide range of projects across […]


Phase one of Hoe Foreshore work completed in time for Easter weekend

The first phase of a project to extend the life of the buildings on the Hoe Foreshore has been finished in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Council authorised £1 million capital investment for the programme of urgent repairs to the foreshore in January, after surveys identified damage to the Bathing Houses and Sun […]


More roadshows being held to help you find out about changes to bin collections

  The next set of roadshows have been confirmed to make local people in Plymouth aware of planned changes to bin collections, and answer questions about recycling and waste. From Monday 8 May, Plymouth will move to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins – collected one week and the following week […]


2017 resurfacing programme gets under way in Plymouth

Ninety Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next 12 months as part of a £6.39 million investment in carriageway and footway repairs. Our resurfacing programme for 2017/18 will get under way on Tuesday 18 April, targeting stretches on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its […]

Council Leader Ian Bowyer, Adrian Trim (our Head of Highways, Parking and Marine Services), Councillor Ricketts and Neal Gibson (Operations Manager for SWH).

Guidelines published ahead of new bin collections

Clear, consistent standards which set out what the Council – and residents – can do to help the city get cleaner and greener have been published. A policy document has been put together so that crews and residents are given clear guidelines about how, when and where to put bins and bags out as well […]


Plymouth business warned to get clued up on new e-cig laws

New laws designed to firm up the regulation of products used by people who vape come into force next month. Ahead of the changes to the law Plymouth Trading Standards want to make sure that all local manufacturers and retailers are aware of the changes. The new Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 comes into […]


Changes to public toilets help people living with dementia

Small changes are helping to make a big difference for people living with dementia in Plymouth, ‘Dementia-Friendly City of the Year’. A number of alterations have been made to public toilets by the Council to make them dementia-friendly in Armada Way, Elphinstone, the Barbican, the Council House, the Guildhall and the toilets at West Hoe. The […]


Find out about changes to bin collections at roadshows

A series of roadshows is taking place in Plymouth from tomorrow (Wednesday 5 April) to make people aware of planned changes to bin collections, and answer questions about recycling and waste. From Monday 8 May, Plymouth will move to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins – collected one week and the […]


Graduates wanted for a life-changing career in child and family social work

Plymouth City Council has teamed up with the Department of Education and other councils in the region including Devon, Cornwall and Torbay to offer a specialist social work training programme. Step up to social work is encouraging graduates to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. […]


£2 Million Coastal Communities Boost for Plymouth History Centre

The impact of the Plymouth History Centre on the city’s culture, heritage and visitor offer has been recognised by the Coastal Communities Fund today, with confirmation of an amazing £2 million worth of funding towards the project. The Coastal Communities Fund aims to encourage and promote sustainable economic growth and jobs in coastal towns and […]


New road maintenance contract for Plymouth

Plymouth’s road maintenance services have now transferred to South West Highways (SWH). SWH are carrying out all day-to-day construction and maintenance works on the highway and will manage the winter roads service (which runs from the beginning of October to the end of March). All other functions are being managed by the Council, to ensure […]

Council and SWH managers outside Guildhall

Summer Mix 2016 going local – celebration event

Young people, youth workers and parents came together last week for a special celebration event as part of last year’s Summer Mix programme. The event highlighted the range of exciting activities that were on offer by showing a short film created by young people and Marjons. The 2016 Summer Mix programme, organised and funded by […]


Plans announced for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The city unveiled plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day at an exciting launch event today. Plymouth Armed Forces Day is organised by the Council with Babcock as title sponsor, and is fully supported by the military services and businesses across the city. Each year Plymouth aims to raise awareness and support for the armed […]

Armed Forces Day flag transported by zip wire

Channel Park Allotment brings local families together to plant community orchard

Families have come together with Plymouth City Council to plant a shared community orchard, building on the success of the Channel Park Allotments which opened a year ago. The allotments were opened on a forgotten piece of scrubland and since they opened they have been maintained and enjoyed by 20 tenants. On Sunday 19 March […]


More foster carers needed to help change a vulnerable child’s life

To keep up with the growing demand for more fostering placements in Plymouth, the City Council is increasing the level of support currently available to foster carers. From 1 April the Council will be offering a new fee structure which rewards carers who are able to provide homes for sibling groups or more than one […]


Going behind the scenes of Plymouth’s construction sites

Key national and regional construction contractors are opening major construction sites across Plymouth in March 2017. As part of the national Open Doors campaign delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB, the Council led Building Plymouth partnership is offering a unique chance for local people to see behind the scenes at six major ‘live’ […]


National Child Measurement Programme is under way

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), which is currently in its twelfth year, is currently under way in Plymouth. The programme requires all local authorities in England to weigh and measure children in Reception and Year 6 classes during the school year. It gathers population-level data to allow analysis of trends in underweight, healthy weight, […]


Libraries and CATERed team up to feed children’s tummies and minds this summer

Our library service has been awarded £56,026 from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund to work with CATERed to increase access to library services and a healthy meal during the summer holidays. Library staff will be joining CATERed on its Big Summer Food Tour at locations across Plymouth to promote the benefits of library […]