Category Archives : Cabinet


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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

The view from the park at Teat's Hill

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 […]


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 […]