Category Archives : Clarifications

Plymouth Live story about student voter registration

Plymouth Live is currently running a story saying the Electoral Commission has begun an investigation into claims Plymouth students were illegally registered to vote. We would like to make it clear this is not the case. The Electoral Commission has received a query about student registration in Plymouth and has asked for our help in […]

Plymouth Herald story on Forder Valley Link Road

The Plymouth Herald ran a front-page headline on Saturday 18 May, warning that the ‘route between Marsh Mills and Estover’ would be closed during work on the new Forder Valley Link Road. We would like to make it clear that the section of Forder Valley Road that will be closing next year is the stretch between […]

Plymouth Live story on city congestion

Plymouth Live are reporting today that ‘Plymouth drivers spend more time in traffic than most of the UK’. It is not helpful to compare delay times in cities against a national average that includes quiet rural roads. If you look at the data for the rest of England the average delay in Plymouth is much […]

Clarification on rehousing tenants in North Prospect

Some national newspapers have run stories suggesting that Plymouth City Council is responsible for finding new homes for residents living in parts of North Prospect about to undergo regeneration. This is not the case as Plymouth Community Homes is responsible for relocating affected tenants and homeowners. Plymouth City Council is working in partnership with Plymouth […]

Forder Valley Link Road ground investigations

We would like to make it clear that work is not starting on the new Forder Valley Link Road scheme today, as has been reported by some media. The scheme design is yet to be finalised and the final business case is still to be submitted. Specialist contractors are digging trial pits and boreholes from this […]

Further measures to help alleviate congestion around Southway and Derriford

The Herald has run a number of stories recently about traffic delays in and around the Southway area. We’d like to reassure people that we do everything we can to co-ordinate planned roadworks and minimise their impact on our transport network. We avoid programming non-emergency work alongside major improvements like the Derriford Transport Scheme unless […]

Misleading stories about the National Child Measurement Programme

There have been several stories in the national news today (Wednesday 22 March) about the National Child Measurement Programme. The stories are misleading as they single out one Plymouth primary school. A Plymouth City Council spokesperson said: “The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is one of five mandated programmes that local authority Public Health teams […]

Controlled parking zone in Crownhill – the facts

Council Leader and Eggbuckland ward councillor Ian Bowyer said: “The controlled parking zone in Cross Park Road, Cross Park Avenue and Cross Park Way is not new – it was introduced over 10 years ago, at the specific request of residents. “Permit holders are given the flexibility of being able to park anywhere within the […]

Statement: Wheelchair users at MTV Crashes

In response to queries about a wheelchair user being removed from the front of the crowd at MTV Crashes on Thursday 28 July, we have issued this joint statement with MTV. The safety of all our event goers – including those with mobility problems – is our absolute priority at all times. There are several […]

Statement from Plymouth City Council RE World Health Organisation air pollution report

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a list of cities across the world and air quality monitoring data for two different small particulates, PM10 and PM2.5 Some media outlets have, incorrectly, reported that Plymouth is one of the “worst” for air pollution on the list. Professor Kelechi Nnoaham, Director of Public Health for Plymouth […]

Clarification on speed hump in Forest Avenue

You may have seen a story in today’s Herald about a new speed hump in Forest Avenue, Peverell. This speed hump was not installed in error – it forms part of a new 20mph safety scheme for the area. Other streets in the scheme include Langstone Road, Langstone Terrace, Pennycross Park Road, Fairfield Avenue and Beauchamp […]

Clarification on Plymouth’s incinerator

An article on the Herald website dated 6 April about the incinerator in Plymouth contained information that was misleading, in particular the headline. The headline was ‘Plymouth’s incinerator is causing the highest pollution levels ever recorded in a housing area’. Plymouth City Council wants to clarify that this is not the case and provide reassurance […]

Correction on school catchment article

The Herald article regarding school places is completely misleading and inaccurate. The story states that under the catchment system to attend two Plymouth primary schools you have to live within a certain distance. This is simply wrong. Neither school operates a catchment system so there is no such thing as a catchment area in this […]

Camera car not banned

Camera cars have not been banned. There are, however, Government plans to stop them being used to enforce certain things (such as ‘no loading’ restrictions). Our camera car spends the majority of its time checking for inconsiderate and dangerous parking at bus stops and schools and this important enforcement will not be affected by the […]