Category Archives : Cabinet


Plymouth at cutting edge of culture nationally with huge funding boost

Plymouth’s vision of powering the regeneration of the city through culture is paying off with £16 million worth of Arts Council funding coming to the city. The amount of ‘National Portfolio Organisation’ investment from the Arts Council England coming to Plymouth is set to almost double with 10 thriving arts organisations to receive regular funding […]


Help and information hub set up for Mount Wise tower block residents

Devonport tower block residents can drop into a multi-agency information hub to get information and updates about fire safety issues. Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have opened the hub at Devonport Live in 60 George Street to help answer questions in relation to the three tower blocks […]


Plymouth’s updated Plan for Libraries could reach new users

Plymouth’s Council leader has reassured library users that the revised Plan for Libraries could see the service reach parts of Plymouth that have not had any service before. Speaking at Cabinet, Council leader Ian Bowyer gave more detail about the outreach service which aims to bring books, activities for children as well as support services […]


Representatives from the Plymouth History Centre project and Willmott Dixon at the contract signing.

History Centre signs major construction contract

Today is a landmark day for the Plymouth History Centre which has signed a £22.6 million contract with construction and regeneration specialist Willmott Dixon. The signing of the contract marks a new phase for the project and means that major construction work can now progress. Willmott Dixon has already completed the enabling works for the […]


Signed, sealed, delivered

Plymouth City Council are set to benefit from an additional £325k a year, thanks to a significant commercial property investment. The council have purchased the freehold interest of the Royal Mail Regional Mail Centre in Plymstock as part of a long-term investment strategy to generate a substantial income stream. The 21 acre site is made […]


Study to look at future demand for railway station in Plympton area

A study to explore if there is demand for a railway station in the Plympton area as well as consider improvements to rail services at Ivybridge station has been commissioned by Plymouth City Council. This study will help the city further develop its long-term transport strategy set out in the Plymouth and South West Devon […]


Plymouth says #ThisGirlCan

Plymouth is once again supporting the national This Girl Can campaign, which kicks off this month. This Girl Can was the first campaign of its kind to feature women who sweat and jiggle as they exercise. It seeks to tell the real story of women who play sport by using images that are the complete […]


Senior Council officer awarded MBE for services to children and young people

Carole Burgoyne, Plymouth City Council’s Strategic Director for People, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Carole has been awarded the honour for Services to Children and Young People after serving nearly 40 years of service in local government, in roles covering many […]


Plymotion: Back to chat

Thousands more Plymouth residents are going to be asked for their views about their travel and transport needs and given advice about the options available for getting around the city. The fifth phase of the successful Plymotion Personalised Travel Planning campaign, led by Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion travel advisors, will start in July. Since 2012 […]


Showing veterans the way

A new service aimed at ensuring veterans get the care they need is being launched in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Improving Lives Plymouth to unveil the Veterans Care Navigation Service (VCNS), which will ensure that all ex-service people receive consistent and targeted advice and care that ensures a smooth transition between […]


Plymouth project set for national recognition

A pioneering Plymouth project is being celebrated as part of Clean Air Day 2017. Led by Claire Turbutt, Plymouth City Council’s Advanced Public Health Practitioner, the scheme is based on the development of a low-cost air quality monitor that when worn transmits data to an app on a mobile phone. The time, date and location […]


Council calls for evidence for independent investigation of election problems

Plymouth City Council is asking people affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June to tell an independent enquiry about their experiences. The Council announced last week that an independent investigation would be held after it came to light there had been problems with sending out postal vote […]


Revised Plan for Libraries launched

We’ve listened to the people who are passionate about Plymouth’s libraries – that’s the message from the City Council as it launches its revised Plan for Libraries. Following a comprehensive consultation, the new plan is to be presented to the Cabinet on 20 June. While the new plan still delivers original proposals, it also sets out […]

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History Centre prepares to sign building and construction contract

The team behind the city’s ground breaking History Centre project is preparing for the start of a new chapter in the journey towards a 2020 opening. Following a series of in-depth negotiations, Plymouth City Council is set to sign a contract worth £22.6 million with Willmott Dixon for the major building and construction work. A […]


First phase of Colin Campbell regeneration to start

Plymouth’s plan to begin the regeneration of the West End and create a link with the waterfront is getting into gear with the appointment of demolition contractors for the first phase of work. South West contractors Gilpin Demolition have been appointed to demolish three buildings at the corner of New George Street. Work is due […]


Plymouth celebrates Carers Week

Plymouth is preparing to mark National Carers Week from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June. Across the city, the charity Improving Lives Plymouth are working with services and businesses to provide events and activities for carers and their families to attend. These include creative writing workshops, sea fishing, oral health education, legal advice clinics, afternoon […]


Nuclear safety leaflets for Devonport

Neighbours of Devonport Dockyard are to be reminded of important nuclear safety advice. Homes and business that fall within the official public information zone will receive a booklet which details instructions to follow in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident. If there is a nuclear emergency, people could be exposed to gamma and beta […]


School sites set for investment

Three Plymouth primary schools are set to benefit from a series of improvement works. The biggest project will see a £2.8m expansion to Yealmpstone Farm Primary School. When works are complete, the Plympton-based school will be able to offer 420 places for local children; exactly double the 210 it can provide today. Meanwhile, Laira Green […]


Sign up for our free Summer Mix activity programme now

From archery to skateboarding via boxing, learning how to DJ and first aid, there really is something for everyone in this year’s Summer Mix programme. Plymouth City Council’s Community Connections Youth Team has organised and funded hundreds of free activities for young people in Plymouth to liven up the school summer holidays. You can sign […]


Council top employer for school leavers

Plymouth City Council has won the award for top Public Sector employer for school leavers in the UK. The Council was placed in the top 20 over all for the national award, alongside organisations like BP, Virgin Media, Superdrug, Barclays and Bentley. These awards, organised by careers information website, AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk,  are decided by the opinions of […]


Charli XCX and Duke Dumont join MTV Crashes Plymouth line-up

If it wasn’t exciting enough that Martin Garrix, Sigma, Louisa Johnson, Wilkinson, Busted, Gorgon City and R3wire and Varksi are all heading to MTV Crashes Plymouth in July, MTV UK have announced today that UK music superstars Charli XCX and Duke Dumont are also on the line-up .  Joining some of the biggest names from […]

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Live at the Library presents Michael Jecks

Fans of historical crime are in for a treat later this month as bestselling author Michael Jecks visits Plymouth Central Library. Best known as the author of the bestselling Knights Templar series, Michael has written over 40 novels. His latest, Murder Too Soon: A Tudor Mystery (the second in the Jack Blackjack series), has just […]


Key roads set for investment over next three years

Three years’ worth of funding for a raft of road improvement works across Plymouth is set to be approved. Between now and 2020, over £8 million will be invested in ensuring that integral parts of the city’s road network are maintained. As previously announced in April, work will also focus on pothole and road surface […]


New plan for veterans in Plymouth

Veterans in Plymouth are set for improved support thanks to a new initiative. The Veterans’ Strategic Commissioning Framework (VSCF) is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, the North East & Western Clinical Commissioning Group and local partners and will ensure that ex-service people and their families have the best access to services in the city. […]


Funding approved for Tavistock Road for structural repairs

Plymouth City Council has approved a £3.4 million investment to include structural road repairs within the work programme for the Derriford Transport Scheme. While traffic management is in place along Tavistock Road, the Council has taken the opportunity to carry out detailed condition surveys that would normally require special lane or road closures. These surveys, […]


More roadshows to answer your questions about bin collection changes

More roadshows are being held in Plymouth to help answer any questions local people have about changes to bin collections and queries on recycling and waste. Plymouth moved to alternate weekly collections on Monday 8 May with recyclables – in the green bins and bags – collected one week and the following week non-recyclable waste […]


Libraries celebrate Bookstart Week

Libraries in Plymouth will be celebrating National Bookstart Week (5 to 11 June) with fun activities encouraging families to read together. The theme of this year’s event is ‘let’s explore outdoors’, providing the perfect opportunity to share and enjoy books, stories and rhymes about the outdoors and playing outside. Children who attend library activities will […]


Summer reading challenge volunteers needed

Our library service is looking for volunteers to help get children reading this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer holidays collecting rewards and prizes along the way. Last year over 4000 children in Plymouth took part. The theme […]


North Prospect redevelopment continues

The redevelopment of North Prospect is set to continue as the next phase of building work moves a step closer. The first two phases of the project have already been completed and the third is underway, providing more than 500 new homes so far as well as the Beacon, a new community hub housing shops, […]


In pole position – new flagpoles on the Hoe

The new flagpoles are now up on Plymouth Hoe. A row of 18 new flagpoles have been put up by the promenade to replace the old weather beaten ones. The new poles have halyards hidden inside them which mean the flags can be changed without needing a cherry picker. They are also hinged, so that […]