Category Archives : Cabinet


Council’s top political leadership team is announced

  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 running of the Council and making the key decisions following the Annual Meeting on Friday 18 May. Councillor Evans said the team would immediately start implementing the […]


Enforcement action on unauthorised coloured panels on new block

Developers of a new student accommodation block have been served a planning enforcement notice ordering them to remove unauthorised brightly-coloured vinyl stickers. The Council has issued a planning enforcement notice on the developer, J R Pickstock Ltd, of the recently-built block in the Crescent in the city centre. The notice follows a number of complaints […]


Poetry in the play park

Children from a local school are adding some unique magic to one of Central Park’s exciting new assets. The enchanting toddler area, which is being built as part of the improvements to the play park, will feature logs with words and poetry devised by pupils from Montpelier Primary School. Over the next few weeks, the […]


Exhibition sees Better Places plans unveiled for city centre revamp

Plans were unveiled today as part of a multi-million-pound project to transform the very heart of Plymouth city centre, renewing and rejuvenating its open spaces and pedestrian areas. The proposals are on show in a three-day exhibition in the city centre, with residents and visitors being urged to come along, find out more and share […]


Plymouth to bid to host new National HQ for Channel 4

Plymouth City Council has today written to Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon stating its intent to formally bid for the city to become one of Channel 4’s three new hubs once it relocates part of its operation outside of London. The publicly-owned broadcaster last week announced that as part of their drive to increase […]


Next phase of Langage Business Park taking shape

A huge steel frame has been erected at Langage Business Park as the next phase of building work gets into gear.  All the ground work and preparation work at the site has been completed by local construction contractor Ryearch who have been making great progress since the start of the project last October. The Council […]


Steel work shaping up at Drake Circus Leisure Development

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Ian Bowyer toured the £53 million Drake Circus Leisure Development to look at the first phase of structural steel work in place. The new leisure scheme is set to transform the former coach station site in the city and become a key gateway entrance to Plymouth City centre. Construction work […]


New bus shelter for Plymstock residents

Elderly residents in Plymstock now have a drier wait for the bus. The new bus shelter has been placed outside retirement development Maple Court on Horn Cross Road, adjacent to Magnolia Court; another retirement home. This was after a local resident, Ms Christine Speed requested the bus stop. Ms Speed said: “I would like to […]


Weather impact latest: Services returning to normal

UPDATE PM: FRIDAY 2 MARCH We are working hard to get our services back to normal levels and expect to back to business as usual on Monday. ROADS We will continue to grit our primary and secondary routes as necessary. Please make sure cars are not parked where they might obstruct the gritters and emergency […]


Bin rounds affected by weather conditions – the latest

Our crews have continued to collect bins across much of the city despite the weather although there have been problems with some of the more minor roads. Areas and streets that have not been done today include: • Eggbuckland • Honicknowle • Crownhill • Derriford • Whitleigh • Peverell • Mutley • Manadon Honickowle has […]


Bridge on a bridge answer for Cot Hill?

A temporary bridge spanning over the current Cot Hill Road bridge is one of the options being looked at by infrastructure officers at Plymouth City Council. A structure could be installed as part of a temporary solution while work continues on a permanent replacement. In January the Council imposed an emergency ban on vehicles over […]


Council conducts final check on Electoral Service

A progress check on the overhaul of the way Plymouth City Council manages elections has taken place with the return visit of the Independent Investigator Dr Dave Smith. He has concluded that the Council is in a strong position to deliver local elections in May provided it continues to have a firm focus on operational […]


New Lord Mayor Designate announced

The new Lord Mayor Designate for 2018/19 has been announced for Plymouth. Councillor Sam Davey has been Stoke ward councillor since 2012 and was Deputy Lord Mayor 2016/17. Originally from Sunderland, where he served as a Police Constable in the Northumberland Police Force and a deck officer in the Merchant Navy, Councillor Davey moved to […]


Cash boost for homes on Council land

Plymouth’s plans to build more vitally-needed homes on Council-owned land has been given a £3.9 million cash boost. Projects to build on parcels of land, which could see up to 650 homes built, have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. to help unlock the land for development The Land […]


Active Together project wins backing from Sport England

A pioneering project by our Sports Development Unit to help local people on a low income become more active has won backing from Sport England. The Active Together family groups have been awarded £8,488 funding as part of Sport England’s strategy to improve people’s health and mental wellbeing through sport and activity. Sport England is […]


Council wins award in Hearts for the Arts award

A unique campaign to encourage more people to consider fostering has been named the Best Local Authority Initiative in the National Campaign for the Arts’ Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. I.AM.NOT.A.ROBOT, by Plymouth City Council has been named Best Local Authority Arts Initiative in the awards which celebrate the work of councils, councillors and council […]


‘Serve-ay’ for tennis players in Plymouth

Tennis players of all ages and abilities are being asked for their thoughts on tennis courts in parks across the city. Plymouth City Council is working with the Lawn Tennis Association on plans to encourage people to pick up a racket and play more often. The two organisations have paired up to work together to […]


Council make commitment to Phase 2 of Oceansgate funding

Plymouth City Council has made a £14.3m commitment to support Phase 2 of Oceansgate, a pioneering new marine business-hub development in South Yard, Devonport. As Phase 1 of the development nears completion, with the buildings expected to be opened in March, attention has turned to Phase 2. This will see the construction of a further […]


Pavement closure above Bretonside and temporary bus stop created

Pedestrians coming into Plymouth City Centre from Exeter Street are being reminded to use the pavement next to Drake Circus as the footpath directly above Bretonside will close from Monday. The southern footway on the viaduct and the bus lane – which has two bus stops – will be out of action to allow the […]


Night-time road and pavement condition surveys ahead of two key transport schemes

Specialist surveys to find out the current condition of road and pavements earmarked for two key transport schemes are due to get underway next week. Roads around Charles Cross roundabout and the area covered by the Woolwell to the George transport scheme will be surveyed over eight nights between Monday 12 and Friday 23 February […]


Partners buoyed by constructive devolution meeting

Devolution proposals to push the South West’s growth ambitions have stepped up a gear with a positive meeting between partners and key civil servants. Leaders and Chief Executives representing local authorities from Somerset, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Exeter and East Devon alongside the Local Enterprise Partnership met with senior officials from the Department for Business, Energy […]


Changes to Council senior management reflect greater partnership working

A small number of changes are being proposed to the senior posts at Plymouth City Council to ensure the Council can drive forward change in the city and the wider area. There will be no additional cost to Plymouth taxpayers as a result of the changes. A report on the changes will be considered at […]


Paths cleared as part of Winter Works programme

Radford Park is getting some seasonal TLC, courtesy of the Council’s Winter Works programme. A team is in the park this week, cutting back overhanging paths, clearing dangerous branches that have come lose and making good paths edges which have become muddy. ​The Winter Works programme was launched last Autumn to give residents more of […]


Tim Peake’s spacecraft to touchdown in Plymouth?

Plymouth could be getting a slice of space history – Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module. The city bid to be part of the UK tour of Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module and has today learned Plymouth has been shortlisted to host the spacecraft and parachute. On 18 June 2016, Tim Peake returned to Earth after […]


Surveys start along Plymouth Road ahead of improvement programme

Ground condition and land surveys are starting this week along Plymouth Road ahead of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme. The programme involves junctions along Plymouth Road being upgraded and ageing traffic signals replaced with more modern, efficient and reliable equipment enabling better coordination between the junctions. The programme aims to reduce journey times for […]


Aiming high: Plymouth’s plan for the Class of 2020

Plymouth’s children and young people look set to benefit from an exciting new plan for education. Schools, academies and nurseries are being asked to join a partnership with the Council as part of a bold move to drive up improvements through more collaboration and support across education in the city. The Plan for Education is […]


Contractual arrangements to manage Torbay’s Children Services to be discussed

Plans for Plymouth City Council to move forward with a contractual arrangement to manage Torbay Council’s Children’s Services will be considered by Plymouth’s Cabinet on Tuesday 16 January and then discussed at Full Council on 29 January. The report outlines the work that has been undertaken to ensure that Plymouth City Council will have the […]


Warning after man fined £1,600 for dumping an old appliance

Businesses and residents are being reminded to dispose of their waste responsibly after a plumber was fined £1,600 for dumping an old appliance on PCH land. Martyn Wooltorton of Bowden Park Road pleaded guilty to depositing controlled waste – a washing machine and an old shower tray – on land to the rear of Sydney […]