Category Archives : Clarifications


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 […]