Category Archives : Dave Downie – Safer and Stronger Communities


Three month closure order granted on drugs den

A three month closure order has been granted on a flat that was used as a drugs den. The order, which was applied for by the Community Safety Partnership of Plymouth City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and the Devon and Cornwall Police, is for the flat at 12 Valletort Place Flats. Plymouth Magistrates granted the […]


More than quarter of a million pounds conned out of Plymouth residents by scammers

Crafty con artists have managed to scam £255,000 out of 146 people in Plymouth. Trading Standards have visited these people as a result of receiving a list of over 650 potential scam victims that have been targeted in the city.  But officers are warning this is just the tip of the iceberg with only five […]


Reporting racist incidents

Statement from Plymouth City Council: Councillor Dave Downie, Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities for Plymouth City Council, said: “We are not aware of a significant increase in racist incidents in Plymouth since the referendum but a very small number have been reported. Any incident of hate is completely unacceptable and we will act quickly with […]


Telephone scam warning

A scam phone call is doing the rounds in Plymouth. Several calls have been made by people claiming to be from Plymouth City Council and offering compensation for accidents. The Council’s Trading Standards team have received several reports of the bogus calls and are concerned that the scammers may be trying to get personal details […]


Fly tippers face hefty fines in Plymouth

  Fly-tippers in Plymouth will now face £400 fixed penalty notices. The decision has now been approved to impose the maximum level allowed under new powers granted to local authorities by the government last month. Fixed penalty notices of £400, reduced to £300 if paid within 10 days, will now be issued for small-scale offences […]


Ernesettle project is good to grow!

Neighbours living around open space on Rochford Crescent will be growing their own, on land they now own, thanks to the Four Greens Community Trust and Plymouth City Council. Residents approached the trust to see if they could help with a community food growing and allotment project. Not only did the trust help them set […]


Closure order granted on house in Plymouth following anti-social behaviour

A closure order has been granted on a house in Plymouth after repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour, violence and drug dealing. Plymouth Magistrates granted the order on 86 Keat Street after ongoing issues which made life difficult for neighbours. The order was applied for by Plymouth City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team following an approach by […]