Category Archives : Cabinet


Derriford traffic restrictions to be lifted early

A number of the traffic restrictions in place for the Derriford Transport Scheme are expected to be lifted before the end of the programme, bringing welcome relief to motorists. We have been working with our contractor Amey to free up as much road space as possible, as early as possible, ahead of the scheme’s completion. Councillor […]

Map showing removal of traffic restrictions for Derriford Transport Scheme

Martin Leaves, Cabinet member for Streetscene and Environment and Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council at the gates of Weston Mill Recycling Centre

Weston Mill Recycling Centre set to re-open

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is re-opening after a £200,000 upgrade. Residents who visit the site from 9.30am on Monday 18 December will see a brand new drainage system has been installed and that the site has been completely resurfaced. New road markings designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using […]


Temporary stop notice issued

We are acting on a complaint that Persimmon is carrying out construction work on new homes at Plymstock Quarry on Saturdays after 1pm and on Sundays, in breach of agreed hours of working at the site under the terms of their planning permission. This has happened for the last two weekends and possibly on other […]


New life for Old Dairy

A dilapidated and forgotten old farm building has been transformed into a new animal care centre. The Old Dairy at Poole Farm has undergone an extensive renovation and is now home to a number of Animal Care and Land Management courses run by Duchy College. The farm can now accommodate guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and […]


Council gets tough on eyesore empty properties in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is getting tough on eyesore empty homes in the city with a compulsory purchase order and an untidy land notice in the same week. As part of the ongoing #EmptyHomesPlym campaign a house that has been empty for more than 20 years is being sold and another that is overgrown is also […]


Loss of Devonport-based ships would hit region’s economy hard

Threatened cuts to two Devonport-based assault ships would inflict a body blow to Plymouth’s economy, a new study has revealed. The loss of HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could hit the 968 jobs they provide directly through military and Babcock engineering personnel, which is equivalent to eight per cent of the total Navy Base workforce […]


Register Office to remain in Lockyer Street for time-being

Plymouth’s Register Office will remain in Lockyer Street for the time-being and get a makeover while the search continues for a suitable new site. The Council plans to invest £190,000 in structural repairs to the building over the period of three years. A delegated decision has been signed this week authorising officers to look at […]


Research into Bretonside coffin uncovers Cookworthy connection

The lead coffin recovered during the demolition of the Bretonside bus station last week has been revealed to be Elizabeth, daughter of well-known Plymouth porcelain manufacturer William Cookworthy. Investigations carried out by South West Archaeology, with support from the Council’s historic environment officer, have found that a name plate on the coffin identifies the remains […]


Elizabethan House set for work

Specialists architects DHV Architects (Dittrich Hudson Vasetti) will be carrying out investigative works on Plymouth’s Elizabethan House project. The Bristol based firm will be carrying out an explorative programme of work to get the full picture of the extent of the repairs required. This initial phase could take up to six months and will mean […]


‘Museum On Tour’ moves to House of Fraser

Shoppers and visitors to one of Plymouth’s flagship stores will get the chance to experienc the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme from 9 December. Objects, images, film footage and what’s on information will be displayed in selected areas on floors 4 and 5 of House of Fraser, Royal Parade and will remain on show throughout 2018. […]


Play improvement programme continues

Play parks at Hooe Green and Dean Cross are the latest to have been made over as part of an ongoing play improvements scheme. Meanwhile, work has also started on parks at Peacock Meadow, Boringdon Close, Plympton St Maurice, and at Mutley Park as the Hands Up For Plymouth Play programme ramps up. Improvements across […]


Empty home trashed by former tenants given a new lease of life thanks to Council help

A long term empty property in Plymouth that was trashed by former tenants has been brought back into use with help from Plymouth City Council. Brian and Vivien Packer were contacted by the Council as part of its ongoing work to bring more than 700 empty homes in the city back into use. Mr and […]


Agreement brokered by Council leader and local MP for repairs to Sutton Harbour Footbridge

An agreement has been brokered between Plymouth City Council, the Environment Agency and Sutton Harbour Holdings plc for repairs to enable the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge to re-open. Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Bowyer and MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Luke Pollard brokered the agreement between Sutton Harbour Holdings plc and the Environment […]


Christmas tree put up in Baby Garden

A Christmas tree has been placed in the Baby Garden at Weston Mill Cemetery. The tree has been provided in partnership with baby bereavement charity Little Things & Co to offer parents an opportunity for remembrance of their baby at a very difficult time of year. Parents who have lost a baby can have a […]


Your views needed on school admission arrangements in Plymouth

It’s time for parents to have their say about the school admissions process in Plymouth. Starting school, whether primary or secondary, is an important step, and the Council wants to make applying for places as fair and straightforward as possible. Parents are therefore being asked for their views on the proposed school admission arrangements for […]


Aspiring young Plymouth musicians come together to celebrate their ‘Musicality’

Young musicians from across Plymouth are uniting to share their talent for playing at the city’s annual youth music concert. Musicians from Plymouth Music Education Hub’s (PMEH) city-wide ensembles will take over Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday 3 February at both 2pm and 6.30pm. The Musicality concert is the highlight of the young musicians’ year and […]


Make sure you check your Christmas and New Year bin collections!

Christmas and New Year holidays are just around the corner and Plymouth City Council wants to make sure you know what day your bin collections are, and what you can do with all that Christmas packaging! As part of Plymouth’s ongoing recycling campaign, the Council wants to make sure that local people know what they […]


Let’s Talk Turkey!

Before you gobble up Turkey with all the trimmings for Christmas, you might want to take note of a new campaign to make sure you don’t end up getting food poisoning. Plymouth City Council is working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to offer tips on how you can safely prepare turkey at home, as […]


Warm welcome at Central Library this Christmas Day

Plymouth’s Central Library will open its doors on Christmas Day, providing a warm welcome to those who may be on their own and would like some company. There will be free mince pies, tea and coffee, along with a festive film show and library computers for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family […]


Borrow a micro:bit from your library

Our library service is helping to inspire the next generation of computer programmers, with free-to-borrow micro:bits. More than 100 BBC micro:bits have been donated by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation and will be available at libraries across the city from Thursday 7 December. Starter kits, which can be borrowed for up to three weeks, contain a micro:bit, […]


Be scam aware and know what you’ve signed up for

Scams by con artists have cost Plymouth residents around £600,000 in recent years and Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards is working with Citizens Advice to raise awareness of consumer rights. The figure is revealed as we mark National Consumer Week (27 November to 1 December 2017) – follow our local hashtag #ConsumerWeekPlym or the national […]


Plymouth City Council welcomes tougher action on empty homes

Tougher action on long term empty home owners is among the measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequor, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond this week. The announcement of an increase in council tax for landlords who allow properties to remain empty has been welcomed by Plymouth City Council, which is working hard to tackle […]


Stirling picks up where Nelson left off

A former residential home in Honicknowle has been earmarked for Plymouth’s newest veteran self-build project. Stirling House on Honicknowle Green will be demolished and planned in its place are a number of self-build housing opportunities for former service families as well as single veterans in housing need, alongside other homes for sale and rent. Following […]

(l-r) Mike Houican, Strategic Development Manager for DCH, Graham Lobb, Director of Form Design, Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council and Norman Biddle, Chairman of the Community Self Build Association at the Stirling House site on Honicknowle Green

Mannamead Road consultation begins

Plymouth City Council is seeking residents’ views on £1.5 million plans to improve the traffic flow along Mannamead Road. A number of changes are proposed for this busy route, which links Manadon Roundabout with Mutley Plain. Amongst the suggested changes are upgrades to the traffic signals at the junctions with Torr Lane, Higher Compton Road, […]


Woman fined for throwing cigarette end out of car

A Ford woman faces fines and court costs of £1,232 for throwing a cigarette butt out of her car window. The 41-year-old woman was seen throwing a cigarette end out of her car window while driving at Marsh Mills on 9 May. She was served with a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for littering, but because the fine […]


Ground investigations for Forder Valley Link Road

Specialist contractors will be carrying out ground investigations for the new Forder Valley Link Road from Monday. Trial pits and boreholes are being dug along the proposed route of the new link road and at the Forder Valley Road/Novorossiysk Road junction to confirm the ground conditions and help further guide the next stage of detailed […]


Plymouth supports HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week kicks off Saturday 18 November to raise awareness of HIV testing. In 2017 there were an estimated 101,200 people in the UK living with HIV of these it is estimated that 13% don’t know they have the condition, which increases the risk of onward transmission greatly. In 2016, 4,690 people in England […]


Council targets litter louts

Plymouth City Council is stepping up the fight to keep the city clean. From January 2018, additional enforcement officers will be patrolling the streets of Plymouth, with the aim of preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping offences. This work will be delivered by either an external partner or the Council’s in-house team, and a […]


Council takes fresh look at unauthorised encampments

Plymouth City Council is set to get tough on unauthorised encampments with a new series of initiatives. Providing several temporary stopping places (TSPs) around the city and placing Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) on sites historically occupied by encampments are among the methods being considered to alleviate the inconvenience that UEs cause to the settled […]


Derriford roadworks restrictions temporarily lifted for Christmas

We’re temporarily lifting some of the roadworks restrictions in Derriford to help keep traffic moving during the busy Christmas period. The contraflow between Derriford Roundabout and Honeyford Close will be removed overnight tonight as the newly rebuilt northbound lane re-opens to traffic. The two southbound lanes will also be re-opened from Plymbridge Lane to the roundabout, […]