Category Archives : Cabinet

New bus route just the ticket for growing community

A new bus route will begin to serve the residents of Plymouth’s newest community this Easter weekend. Starting 1 April, the route serves the new residential development of Seaton Neighbourhood and will encourage commuters and residents to take public transport. It will also be timed with the shift patterns of employees of manufacturer HellermannTyton and […]

Sections of bus lanes to go on Plymouth Road

Two sections of bus lane are to be removed from Plymouth Road as part of the Council’s Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement scheme.. The bus lane outside the Lidl store could be taken out and the lane at Coypool Road shortened under the scheme which aims  to reduce journey times for drivers and improve pedestrian safety […]

Council Leader backs a Range of job opportunities

Work will soon be starting on The Range’s new Head Office and superstore at Seaton Hill. The new HQ will accommodate up to 700 staff, creating 450 new jobs, while the superstore will create a further 120 new jobs for Plymouth. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, visited the site with The Range […]

Nigel Oddy, CEO of The Range, with Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, at the site at Seaton Hill.

(Clockwise from top left): Ward Councillor Maddi Bridgeman; Dave Downie Cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities; Scott Tunnicliffe, Plymouth City Council Housing Delivery Officer; Nicola Evans, Development Manager for Clarion Housing and Debbie Fogell, Neighbourhood Housing Officer for Clarion Housing

Yes we Cann

Estover is the latest area of Plymouth to benefit from a range of affordable housing. The new development of Cann Meadow is on the site of the former Estover Primary School, which was released to the market by Plymouth City Council in 2015, as part of an on-going strategy to provide new, good quality and […]

Plymotion Sustainable Travel Grants 2018

Organisations in Plymouth can now apply for up to £5,000 for schemes to make it easier for their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot, or by bus. Match funding of up to £5,000 is being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme, to provide facilities or initiatives […]

First Oceansgate tenants announced as Phase 1 reaches completion

The first tenants to move into Oceansgate have been announced at the official opening ceremony for Phase 1. Surejust, Trend Marine and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) will be the first to move into the new development in Devonport, Plymouth. Oceansgate is transforming disused Ministry of Defence land in South Yard into the UK’s […]

Proposals to free-up road space for parking

More than 250 extra parking spaces are being proposed on roads across Plymouth following an 18-month review of the city’s traffic restrictions.  The review has been carried out to identify locations where restrictions can be safely removed to free-up road space and create more parking for residents, businesses and visitors. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member […]

Freya’s Play Day

A Plympton schoolgirl has cut the ribbon at the new and improved Boringdon Close play park. Freya Martin, 9, was the guest of honour at the park where antiquated and tired equipment has been replaced by a dynamic ‘supernova’ roundabout, bird’s nest swing, and much more. Freya, who lives nearby, wrote to her MP to […]

Progress report on Elizabethan House

Scaffolding will be going up shortly around the city’s Elizabethan House as part of an ambitious programme to bring the 400 year old building back to life. Four centuries of building material will be carefully stripped back as part of a sensitive and difficult assessment into the condition of the house which has survived the […]

New libraries, new homes, new chapter for St Budeaux

A library fit for the 21st century, new homes and somewhere to get advice on how to keep healthy – that’s all part of the plan for an exciting new development in the heart of St Budeaux. We are working in partnership with a developer to transform the half-acre site of the old library on […]

Better Places £13 million boost

Plymouth’s plans to transform the heart of the city centre will get a £13 million boost to crack on with the exciting project to create Better Places.  Last week exciting concepts were unveiled to give residents, shoppers and businesses the chance to see some of the changes being put forward to revitalise the city’s heart. […]

How the new environmental enforcement officers will be dressed

Environmental enforcement officers hit the streets

Plymouth City Council’s new environmental enforcement officers have hit the streets of the city. Having teamed up with Kingdom Services Group last month, officers will today be on patrol for the very first time. Tasked with preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping, the officers will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders. […]

New kit for Plymouth’s green spaces

A brand new fleet of state-of-the-art grass cutting equipment will cover a massive 55 million square metres this summer. Over £500,000 was invested in new ground maintenance equipment in January to keep the city’s parks neat, verges tidy and wildflower meadows at their best. Ride on mowers with flail decks especially designed for wildflower meadows […]

Council Leader Ian Bowyer (foreground), joins Councillor Mike Leaves on Plymouth Hoe to inspect the new equipment

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 […]

Dinosaur fans set to have a roar-some time at Lord Mayor’s Festival

The Lord Mayor’s Festival will return to Plymouth city centre on Saturday 26 May. The festival, sponsored by Rowes Honda and Rowes Suzuki, will welcome Councillor Sam Davey to his new role as Lord Mayor when he takes over from Councillor Wendy Foster in May. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘dinosaurs’ and there’s […]

Find out how you can do business with the Council

Plymouth businesses are being invited to a special event to find out how they can work with the Council. The Council is launching a new round of tendering for business to deliver its maintenance contracts on things like the upkeep of war memorials and historic forts, libraries and corporate office buildings. To explain the process […]

Going behind the scenes of Plymouth’s construction sites

Key national and regional construction contractors are opening major construction sites across Plymouth this month. As part of the national ‘Open Doors’ campaign, delivered by Build UK in partnership with the Construction industry Training Board (CITB), the Council led Building Plymouth partnership is offering a unique chance for local people to see behind the scenes at […]

Plymouth turns the spotlight on tackling child sexual abuse

We can work together to prevent child sexual abuse. That’s the message from the members of Plymouth’s Safeguarding Children Board ahead of a big conference in the city next week.   A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities.   There does not have to be physical contact and it […]

Share your views on proposals for Charlton Road junction

Drivers, residents and businesses are being asked to comment on new safety improvement proposals for the junction of Tavistock Road and Charlton Road. The junction is a known accident hotspot and there have been ongoing concerns about safety there over a number of years. We consulted with local residents last year on access options after the […]

Plymouth celebrates empty homes success so far

Plymouth City Council is celebrating the success of its ongoing empty homes work as four more properties, which between them had been empty for more than 33 years, become available again. In November the Council reported that three derelict homes were being sold at auction. Four months have passed since the auction at Shobrook & […]

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 […]

Free parking on the Plain

Plymouth City Council is set to bring free car parking to Mutley Plain. Shoppers using the Mutley Barracks car park, situated at the northern end of Mutley Plain, will be able to park for free for one hour from the end of April. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet member for Transport and Housing Delivery, said: “This […]

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 […]

Bus pass fraud man fined

An Eggbuckland man who attempted to get a free bus ride by using his mum’s concessionary travel pass has been ordered to pay a total of £230 by Plymouth magistrates. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to three offences under the Public Service Vehicles Regulations 1990 and one offence contrary to the Fraud Act. He was fined […]

Plymouth hosts regional launch of Mental Health Concordat

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England (PHE), chose Plymouth for the regional launch of the Government’s new Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health. The launch event took place at the Jury’s Inn, Plymouth on Friday 9 March and was hosted by Plymouth City Council’s Public Health team. The event was also supported by […]

Exhibition to showcase Better Places plans for city centre revamp

Plans will go on show next week as part of a multi-million-pound project to transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to the Better Places project to improve the look and feel of the city centre’s main thoroughfares. The […]

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 […]

Failure to declare leads to court

People claiming single person’s discount on their Council Tax are being warned to tell the council if someone moves in – or they could end up in court. The discount entitles people to 25 per cent off their Council Tax but failure to declare another person living with them could cost them time, money and […]

Thank you Plymouth for helping us on the right track to a cleaner, greener city

Plymouth City Council is publishing its latest statistics on recycling, waste collections and customer services, and wants to thank local residents for their cooperation and patience over the past 12 months. During this time there have been major changes in the way  our waste and cleansing services are delivered, not least of all the introduction […]