Category Archives : Cabinet


Leader announces new-look political team to lead Plymouth City Council

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 the running of the Council and making the key decisions following the Annual Meeting tomorrow (Friday 17 May). The line-up includes two new members. Stoke councillor Jemima Laing […]


Enhanced policy to support school standards in Plymouth

A range of changes to how the City Council works with schools and partners to help achieve better educational outcomes for all Plymouth’s children, is set to be approved by Cabinet next week The City Council has a statutory duty to work to achieve better outcomes for all Plymouth’s children and within that duty is assigned the role […]


Next steps announced for Plymouth National Marine Park

  Plymouth City Council is officially starting work to develop plans for Plymouth Sound to be designated the UK’s first National Marine Park, after securing £75,000 national funding to move the project forward. Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene made the announcement at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 15 January […]


Charities to work with Council on innovative alliance to help vulnerable people in Plymouth

Charities in Plymouth are going to work with the City Council in a more joined up way to help vulnerable people such as the homeless, those with mental illness and other complex needs. Plymouth City Council will be awarding a £7 million contract to an alliance of local charities to provide services to people with […]


Cameras help tackle anti social behaviour

Levels of anti-social behaviour have fallen in a city neighbourhood after CCTV cameras were installed. Footage from the cameras around Whitleigh Green has been used by housing association Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) and the police to crack down on crime locally. PCH and Plymouth City Council have jointly paid for the cameras, which were installed […]


Plymouth increases efforts to recruit foster carers and adoptive parents in run up to Christmas

Plymouth City Council is stepping up its efforts to attract more people in the city to become foster carers or to adopt. The Council is giving a boost to its foster carer recruitment campaign, which will include a group of looked after children who are recording a Christmas radio message thanking everyone who made an […]


New housing policy to protect renters

Plymouth is cracking down on rogue landlords. Over 20,000 city households are set to benefit from a new Housing Enforcement Policy that supports raising standards in the rented accommodation. The policy, which will be considered by the City Council’s Cabinet on 13 November, sets out the clear enforcement consequences that the Council is be able […]


More hefty fines for dropping litter

Fourteen more people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court this week.. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the environmental enforcement officers, working for Kingdom Services Group on behalf of the Council, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained […]


Children from Montpelier School enjoy the new facilities at the Central Park Play Space

It’s open!

The Central Park Play Space is now open! Packed full with new equipment and with an environmental and nature-themed design, the area is bigger and better than before and promises to make the park a destination for local families and visitors alike. Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet member for the Environment and Streetscene joined pupils from […]


Plymouth City Council commits to tackling modern slavery

Plymouth City Council has committed today to tackle modern slavery. Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Housing and Co-operative Development signed the Charter Against Modern Slavery on behalf of Plymouth City Council at the Cabinet meeting today. Is it estimated that there are 13,000 people affected by slavery though trafficking and exploitation each year. The […]


Top team to fit out The Box

An internationally renowned company which helped Belfast showcase the Titanic and the Science Museum to tell the cosmonaut’s story has been selected to fit out The Box in Plymouth. Specialist fit-out contractors The Hub are expected to be awarded the contract to transform the interior of The Box on North Hill into a place of […]


Plymouth families help to shape future service

Families in Plymouth have helped to shape the future of children’s health and care services as part of a process to choose which organisations will deliver those services from April 2019. The Council’s Cabinet will now be recommended to name community interest company Livewell Southwest as the ‘preferred bidder’ for the provision of the city’s […]


Shopkeeper heavily fined for not disposing of rubbish properly

A shopkeeper has found out about the consequences of fly-tipping the hard way. Veliah Muraleetharan was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling over £,1,600 for failing to ensure that waste from his shop was disposed of properly. Now the Council is reminding businesses to make sure they follow the law and get rid of […]


Green light to work up transport plans

A multi-million pound package of schemes to help people get to and from work in Plymouth and the wider travel to work area more easily and more quickly has been shortlisted for funding by the Department of Transport. Plymouth is one 10 cities to be given the green light to work up more detailed plans […]


City Council takes action to help minimise the impact of Universal Credit

Plymouth City Council is taking a wide range of actions in an effort to minimise the impact of the Government’s introduction of Universal Credit on vulnerable families. A report to the Cabinet updates on ongoing work to provide support to families affected following a Council Select Committee report in March which highlighted the risks to […]


Work to start on new crossing in Exeter Street

Drivers coming into the city centre via Exeter Street could face some delays as work starts on a new crossing. Contractors working on the British Land leisure complex will be digging up the road in order to install ducts beneath the surface to house cabling for the new pedestrian crossing. A traffic order is being […]


Community Sports Hub plans submitted

Plans have been submitted for Central Park’s new Community Sports Hub and tennis courts. Situated in the heart of the park on the site of current bowling pavilion, the hub will complement the current bowling greens as well as the refurbished sports plateau by adding changing rooms, accessible toilets and storage facilities; opening up the […]


Subway closure on the cards

Pedestrians walking between Bretonside and Drake Circus will have to take a short detour around Charles Cross roundabout following the closure of a subway. The underpass that runs under the Bretonside viaduct is to shut to pedestrians to enable work on the £53 million leisure development to progress. McLarens will be filling the subway and […]


Investigation works on Mayflower Steps

Investigation works are being carried out on the Mayflower Steps after a routine inspection found some damage to the steps and neighbouring wall. The steps have been closed off to enable structural engineers to look at what is causing cracking before a schedule of works is drawn up to carry outrepairs. The inspection was part […]


Team to tackle rough sleeping in Plymouth to be set up

A new team is being set up to tackle rough sleeping in Plymouth. A multi-agency rough sleeper team is being created as part of a concerted effort to help people sleeping rough off the streets and into more permanent, settled lifestyles. Plymouth City Council together with Shekinah, the Salvation Army, Plymouth Access to Housing, BCHA […]


New Garden of Reflection at Weston Mill Cemetery

A new Garden of Reflection has now opened at Weston Mill Cemetery. The garden comprises sixty above ground vaults, thirty two panoramic vaults and eighty memorial plaques available on either a sundial or bird bath memorial. The garden also has two benches for those wishing to sit and reflect in this tranquil space. Each solid […]


The view from the park at Teat's Hill

Teat’s Hill to open with community event

A unique Plymouth play park is celebrating a recent makeover with an event for all of the family. Teat’s Hill in Coxside has benefitted from a new amphitheatre and improved play facilities as part of an ongoing programme across the city. To celebrate, the Council will be hosting an event at the park from 11am […]


Top prize for Nelson Project

The Nelson Project has been recognised at the Royal Town Planning Institute for Planning Excellence Awards. The Stonehouse-based self-build accommodation won the Excellence in Planning for Homes award in the large schemes section at a ceremony held in London last week. The Nelson Project is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, Liverty, the Community Self […]


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 […]