Category Archives : Cabinet


William, age six, says clear up your own litter and dog poo!

A young boy who wrote to his local MP to ask people to clear up their litter and dog poo, was given the opportunity to have a ride in a road sweeper. William Howard, age six, wrote to Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as he was fed up with people leaving dog poo bags […]


Funding boost for Plymouth transport schemes

Two of Plymouth’s key transport projects have received a significant funding boost. The Department of Transport has earmarked over £8 million to help fund Forder Valley Interchange highway improvements and the Morlaix Drive Public Transport Scheme. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This really is fantastic news for Plymouth and I am […]


Life Chances Fund to change lives in Plymouth

Up to 40 women in Plymouth are set to benefit after Plymouth City Council secured an in-principle grant of £540k from the Life Chances Fund. Over the next three years, the money will go towards the development of a new service in Plymouth, specifically for families experiencing a cycle of repeated care proceedings, to try […]


Get your secondary school applications in by the end of this month

  Parents whose children are due to start Year 7 at secondary school or Year 10 at Key Stage 4 in September 2018 have until the end of this month to express their preference of which three schools they would like their child to attend. The deadline for secondary school and Key Stage 4 schools […]


Second phase at Langage gets underway

The second phase of the successful business park at Langage is underway. Diggers are now on site to begin work on 30,000sqft of flexible, commercial workspace, ready for businesses to move into. More jobs could be on the cards for local people as a result of the council investing £3.2 million into creating a modern, […]


Stay Well This Winter in Plymouth: Flu jabs launch 2017

Health leaders in Plymouth are kicking off the annual Stay Well This Winter campaign by getting their flu jabs. Dr Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health and Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Memnber for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council decided to lead by example by getting their flu vaccinations up at the Mount Gould Local […]


Making improvements for visitor coaches on Plymouth Barbican

Coach companies arriving at The Barbican will have easier access, thanks to improvement work due to start this week. Plymouth City Council has contracted South West Highways to start work on improvements to the facilities offered to coach services at this popular location. Stage one to extend the bus stop near the Mayflower Steps, creating […]


Funded life-jackets on order for Plymouth’s fishing industry

Fishing boat crews who live and work in Plymouth will be safer at sea, thanks to a project designed by Plymouth City Council with support from local fishing industry. The Council has been awarded £77,000 from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Maritime Management Organisation for the scheme to help reduce loss of […]


Consultation on Woolwell to The George Scheme set to begin

People are being asked to share their views on proposals to tackle one of Plymouth’s worst traffic bottlenecks. The Woolwell to The George Scheme aims to alleviate congestion at the notorious pinch point on the A386 Tavistock Road and support proposed new developments in the north of the city. This stretch of road is used […]


Own an empty home in Plymouth? You could get up to £50,000 to help bring it back into use

Owners of empty homes in Plymouth are being urged to take advantage of a new scheme that provides up to £50,000 support to breathe new life into their properties. As Empty Homes Week (16 – 22 October) gets underway, Plymouth City Council is encouraging owners of some of the estimated 750 empty homes in the […]


Council leader calls for rethink on leaked plans to cut Devonport ships

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer is calling for the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary to re-think leaked proposals to cut-Devonport based amphibious ships. Councillor Bowyer has written to Theresa May and Michael Fallon MP warning that potential plans to decommission HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could have a serious impact on the city’s economy. […]


Service veterans move in to self-built homes

Veterans who built their own homes in Plymouth have been celebrated with a housewarming party in their honour. The Nelson Project saw ex-service personnel help with the construction of a 24-home site that includes 12 self-build homes for military veterans and 12 mixed use affordable homes, including supported housing. Local MPs Johnny Mercer and Luke […]


Vote for your favourite new building in the Abercrombie Awards

Some of Plymouth’s best new buildings will be in the spotlight at the city’s Abercrombie Awards – and the public get to pick their favourite. Members of the public are being asked to vote for their favourite building or space in the People’s Award, which can be chosen from any one of the buildings or […]


Campaign launched to make Plymouth a healthier and happier city

A major event is being held to kick off year four of a campaign to make Plymouth a healthier and happier city. The focus of year four of Thrive Plymouth – the city’s ten year plan to be healthier – will be on improving everyone’s mental wellbeing, and it is being launched on World Mental […]


Plymouth residents urged to give feedback on budget plans this week

Plymouth residents have until Sunday (15 October) to give their views on the City Council’s plans to set a budget to deliver hundreds of local services next year. The City Council needs to set a budget for 2018/19 that enables it to deliver hundreds of local services with less money. Funding for councils is reducing […]


Young offenders make amends by getting creative

Young offenders with the Plymouth Youth Offending Team are being given a chance to make amends for their crimes by taking part in a special community reparation project. Reparation is a practical way to pay back the harm caused by young people who commit offences, either by directly repairing the harm caused or through constructive […]


Suspended sentence for fake lippy seller

A man who sold fake MAC lipstick which had over 300 times the legal amount of lead in it has been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards. The fake lippy – called ‘Lady Danger’ – was one of a number of counterfeit goods sold by a 47 year-old man  on Ebay and Facebook. The man pleaded […]


New taxi livery for Hackney Carriages for Mayflower?

A new distinctive taxi livery for all Hackney Carriages could be introduced in Plymouth as the city gears up to commemorate Mayflower 400. The public as well as the taxi and private hire trade are being asked what they think about the idea as part of a number of proposed changes to the city’s Taxi Licensing […]


Discover something new at your library during Libraries Week

From famous authors to bedtime stories, coding clubs to online resources, there’s lots to discover in Plymouth during Libraries Week. The event, which runs from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October, is an annual UK-wide showcase of the best that libraries have to offer. One of the highlights of our week will be a visit by bestselling […]


#RecycleWeekPlym – Roadshow in city centre to help get Plymouth recycling

A roadshow is being held in Plymouth city centre as part of Recycle Week (25 September to 1 October 2017). The roadshow will take place at the Sundial on the Piazza on Friday 29 September from 9am to 3pm. It forms part of Plymouth City Council’s #RecycleWeekPlym campaign, working in partnership with the national campaign […]


New lease of life for historic Mount Batten Tower

One of the city‘s key landmarks is to get a new lease of life – as a wedding and events venue. The imposing tower that stands at the entrance to Cattedown Water has been handed to the Mount Batten Watersports and Activity Centre, who will run it as a venue and educational venture. Plymouth City […]


Winter Works to smarten up where you live

A week of action designed to spruce up every ward in Plymouth will be taking place over winter as part of a pilot scheme. The Winter Works programme is being launched to give residents more of a say about improvements to the environment where they live. The project will target all 20 wards from 9 […]


Fall in love with the new look Plymouth Market

People living in and around Plymouth are being urged to fall in love with their market again after a major £3.5 million makeover. A Grand Day Out is being organised for Saturday 30 September to mark the end of the refurbishment works on the listed building. Market traders and the council hope people will take […]


What goes around comes around: Go green in the bathroom this Recycle Week!

New Recycle Now research reveals the amount of recyclable bathroom items evading the recycling bin Only 52 per cent of bathroom items go in the recycling bin in UK homes If everyone in Plymouth recycled one more deo-dorant spray, this would save enough energy to power a primary school for 100 days. Whether your bathroom […]


Residents asked to give views on balancing the City Council’s budget

Plymouth residents are being asked to give their views and ideas on how the City Council could balance its budget as its funding reduces and costs rise. The Council is running a three-week engagement exercise that encourages people to give their views on its ongoing plans to deal with continuously reducing funding. The Council has […]


New tidy team to tackle the to-do list

The team that keeps Plymouth’s streets tidy is being beefed up to ensure the city is ready for winter. Seven teams will be heading out to all areas from now until Christmas to tackle some of the niggles in the neighbourhoods. Council Leader Ian Bowyer said: “We’ve listened to what our residents have been telling […]


New grandmother plans to quit smoking after 40 years this Stoptober for her grandson

                        Stoptober is back this year and among those in Plymouth vowing to quit smoking is a new grandmother who wants to be able to spend more time with her grandson who was born prematurely. Stoptober is the 28 day stop smoking campaign led […]


City’s recycling rate going up

Thank you for helping Plymouth’s alternate weekly collection get off to an encouraging start – that’s the message from the leader of the Council, Ian Bowyer. New figures show that people across Plymouth are recycling more and throwing away less waste. The city is trimming its waste line – throwing away nearly 12 kilos less […]


New project partner for Manadon and Honicknowle Sports Centre

Plans to transform an artificial football pitch into a new outdoor recreation hub for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities have taken a major step forward, with the approval of a new project partner and revised business case. We’re teaming up with the Argyle Community Trust to provide a new football, cricket and outdoor sports facility that […]


Progress on devolution deal to match our ambition

A devolution deal for the Heart of the South West area took a ‘very positive’ step after Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth leaders and senior politicians met Jake Berry MP, the Government Minister with responsibility for devolution, in London last week. The leaders discussed the next steps for a Combined Authority, which would see increased […]