Category Archives : Mike Leaves – StreetScene and Environment

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 […]

Bin rounds affected by weather conditions – the latest

Our crews have continued to collect bins across much of the city despite the weather although there have been problems with some of the more minor roads. Areas and streets that have not been done today include: • Eggbuckland • Honicknowle • Crownhill • Derriford • Whitleigh • Peverell • Mutley • Manadon Honickowle has […]

100th home helped with new initiative

A new initiative designed to help people cut their heating bills and save the planet has just helped its 100th Plymouth household. The Climate Active Neighbourhoods project has been targeting homeowners and private tenants in Ham, St Budeaux and Devonport. Advisors visit people in their homes to give free advice and practical support, installing energy-saving devices […]

Council team work through the night to clear rubbish dumped on the A38

More than 1.3 tonnes were collected from a four mile stretch of the Plymouth parkway on Friday night. A crew of four people from the Council’s Street Cleansing department have been clearing a section of the A38 between Plympton Hill and Manadon roundabout. Crews removed 116 bags of collected waste, 11 bags of fly tipped […]

Paths cleared as part of Winter Works programme

Radford Park is getting some seasonal TLC, courtesy of the Council’s Winter Works programme. A team is in the park this week, cutting back overhanging paths, clearing dangerous branches that have come lose and making good paths edges which have become muddy. ​The Winter Works programme was launched last Autumn to give residents more of […]

Recycle your real Christmas tree and get a free bag of wood chippings

Residents in Plymouth will once again be able to recycle their real Christmas trees and get a free bag of wood chippings. Following the success of last year’s trial scheme, wood-chipping machines will be on a mini tour of Plymouth to dispose of Christmas trees responsibly. Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and […]

More of Plymouth’s public toilets are set for a revamp

The public loos around Plymouth’s famous Hoe foreshore are set for a major face lift this year. The package of improvement works include the toilets at West Hoe Park, the Hoe Promenade and Tinside, are all part of the Council’s continued commitment to improve the city’s public toilets. Deputy Council Leader Patrick Nicholson approved the […]

Martin Leaves, Cabinet member for Streetscene and Environment and Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council at the gates of Weston Mill Recycling Centre

Weston Mill Recycling Centre set to re-open

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is re-opening after a £200,000 upgrade. Residents who visit the site from 9.30am on Monday 18 December will see a brand new drainage system has been installed and that the site has been completely resurfaced. New road markings designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using […]

Christmas tree put up in Baby Garden

A Christmas tree has been placed in the Baby Garden at Weston Mill Cemetery. The tree has been provided in partnership with baby bereavement charity Little Things & Co to offer parents an opportunity for remembrance of their baby at a very difficult time of year. Parents who have lost a baby can have a […]

Make sure you check your Christmas and New Year bin collections!

Christmas and New Year holidays are just around the corner and Plymouth City Council wants to make sure you know what day your bin collections are, and what you can do with all that Christmas packaging! As part of Plymouth’s ongoing recycling campaign, the Council wants to make sure that local people know what they […]

Weston Mill work set to begin

Upgrades to Weston Mill Recycling Centre will begin next month. Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using the site. The centre will shut on Wednesday […]

William, age six, says clear up your own litter and dog poo!

A young boy who wrote to his local MP to ask people to clear up their litter and dog poo, was given the opportunity to have a ride in a road sweeper. William Howard, age six, wrote to Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as he was fed up with people leaving dog poo bags […]

#RecycleWeekPlym – Roadshow in city centre to help get Plymouth recycling

A roadshow is being held in Plymouth city centre as part of Recycle Week (25 September to 1 October 2017). The roadshow will take place at the Sundial on the Piazza on Friday 29 September from 9am to 3pm. It forms part of Plymouth City Council’s #RecycleWeekPlym campaign, working in partnership with the national campaign […]

Winter Works to smarten up where you live

A week of action designed to spruce up every ward in Plymouth will be taking place over winter as part of a pilot scheme. The Winter Works programme is being launched to give residents more of a say about improvements to the environment where they live. The project will target all 20 wards from 9 […]

What goes around comes around: Go green in the bathroom this Recycle Week!

New Recycle Now research reveals the amount of recyclable bathroom items evading the recycling bin Only 52 per cent of bathroom items go in the recycling bin in UK homes If everyone in Plymouth recycled one more deo-dorant spray, this would save enough energy to power a primary school for 100 days. Whether your bathroom […]

New tidy team to tackle the to-do list

The team that keeps Plymouth’s streets tidy is being beefed up to ensure the city is ready for winter. Seven teams will be heading out to all areas from now until Christmas to tackle some of the niggles in the neighbourhoods. Council Leader Ian Bowyer said: “We’ve listened to what our residents have been telling […]

Criminal behaviour order for fly-tipper

A 28-year-old who ran ‘a man and his van’ rubbish disposal service then fly-tipped in and around Plymouth has been given a suspended prison sentence and a three year criminal behaviour order. Liam Donaldson, currently of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a charge of fly-tipping on 26 August and one offence of obstructing the […]

New bigger litter bins installed across city

Larger multi-use bins have appeared in parks, on streets and playing fields over the past few months as part of the Council’s plan to keep the city cleaner and greener. The bigger bins can also be used for bagged dog waste, which makes it easier to collect and more cost-effective as a separate round won’t […]

Recycling centre set for makeover

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is set for a £200,000 upgrade. Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate residents using the site and plant vehicles. Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for […]

Progress report on pontoon

Plans for a new pontoon to replace the storm-damaged one at Mount Batten are making progress. The Council is applying to the Marine Management Organisation for a licence to remove the old pontoon at Mount Batten and install a new one in its place. Plymouth City Council has committed £500, 000 in its capital programme […]

From muddy to magnificent, new path opens up views of Tamar

A new path with stunning views of the Tamar will be formally opened at a special day today (Thursday 13) to celebrate nature on the doorstop at Ernesettle. Councillor Mike Leaves will be cutting the ribbon to the new two kilometre path around the Ernesettle Creek Headland. The path was once an inaccessible river of […]

Works starts on new memorial garden at Weston Mill

Work gets underway this week at Weston Mill Cemetery on a new memorial garden. The new garden is designed around 250 solid granite memorial vaults. Each vault is designed to hold up to two sets of cremated remains and comes with a plaque that gives families a choice of personalised artwork to commemorate their loved […]

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 […]

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 […]

More roadshows to help you find out about bin collection changes

More roadshows are being held throughout May to help local people in Plymouth find out about the changes to bin collections that have come into effect, and answer questions about recycling and waste. As of Monday 8 May, Plymouth has moved to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins and bags – […]

Just flagging this one up – we’re replacing the flagpoles….

Plymouth Hoe promenade is to get a new set of flagpoles. Weather beaten and wind-worn flagpoles are to be removed from the Hoe and a total of 18 new ones put up. Over the years flags have helped add colour and a sense of occasion to key events on the Hoe, but now work has […]

Official launch of alternate weekly collections in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is officially launching its new alternate weekly collections service on Monday 8 May 2017, as part of its plans for a cleaner, greener Plymouth. This means that one week households will have their recycling (green bins) collected by council crews and the following week their non-recyclable waste (brown bins) will be collected. […]

Weston Mill Crematorium Open Day

Residents are invited to an open day with a difference at Weston Mill Crematorium. The City Council is hosting an open day on Saturday 13 May at Weston Mill Crematorium. The public are invited to take a behind the scenes look around the facilities with a tour of the Crematorium. Councillor Mike Leaves the Cabinet […]

Your bin collections are changing – look out for a letter through the post

Letters will soon be landing on the doormats of every home in Plymouth to tell people about their new bin collection arrangements. From 8 May the city will have an alternate weekly collection system, which means households will have their recycling – the green bins – collected by Plymouth City Council crews one week and […]

Phase one of Hoe Foreshore work completed in time for Easter weekend

The first phase of a project to extend the life of the buildings on the Hoe Foreshore has been finished in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Council authorised £1 million capital investment for the programme of urgent repairs to the foreshore in January, after surveys identified damage to the Bathing Houses and Sun […]