Category Archives : Multimedia

Watch your waste line this Christmas

Plymouth residents are being asked to watch their ‘waste line’ this Christmas and to do their bit to keep the city greener and cleaner. With the count down for Christmas underway, the Council is asking people to think about what they buy ahead of the big day. Councillor Michael Leaves, Cabinet member for Street Scene […]

Augmented reality creates actual active fun in Plymouth

Families have been having fit and active fun in our green spaces as part of the Active Neighbourhoods project, run by Plymouth City Council and Devon Wildlife Trust. The team hosted three Pokemon safaris over half term in Efford Marsh, Budshead Wood and Central Park, and between them, the families who took part burnt 25, […]

ACE funding news for Plymouth’s History Centre

The good news about Plymouth’s History Centre keeps coming. Project partners have just learned that Arts Council England (ACE) has given the green light to a full funding request of £4,175,000. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council said: “This is yet more brilliant news – news that will really help us to achieve […]

Opening date for new coach station announced

Plymouth’s new coach station will open on Thursday 8 September Contractor SWH Civils is making good progress on the construction project off Mayflower Street which will replace the old 1950s coach station at Bretonside. SWH Civils has released the latest time lapse video from May and June to show how much progress has been made. […]

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 […]

New coach station for Plymouth progressing

Plymouth’s new coach station is beginning to take shape. The site in the West End of the city centre has been a hive of construction over the last few months and we have some great timelapse footage, so that you can see change happening on the ground. Contractors SWH Civils has given us the latest […]

Work starts on Mount Batten Tower

Work is starting on Plymouth’s historic Mount Batten Tower next week which could help the building attract more visitors. Contractors will be putting up scaffolding around the tower ahead of a programme of work which will see a new rail or balustrade installed around the top of the tower as well as handrails on the […]

Progress on Quality Hotel

Check out this view! Cabinet members and representatives from Devon and Cornwall’s emergency services got a bird’s eye view of the Hoe and the Sound from the top of the Quality Hotel. Demolition contractors Gilpin have been on site since mid-January to prepare the building for demolition after the eyesore was bought by Plymouth City […]

Wasp warning after wet and warm winter

An unused lawn mower, the folded sails of a yacht and an old sofa became foundations for homes built by Plymouth’s most unwelcome guests last year – wasps. Plymouth’s pest control service treated around 250 nests last year and they warn that the city could see a bumper year for wasps following a mild winter […]

Plymouth’s new recycling facility now running

A new facility that will help Plymouth’s residents recycle more of their rubbish into high quality materials is now operational. The new Material Recycling Facility, which is operated by Viridor, is now taking recyclables from Plymouth homes recycling green bin scheme. It uses some of the most advanced automated materials sorting equipment available, including sensor […]

Council committed to helping children improve their reading and writing

Plymouth City Council will now be working more closely with schools to help more 11 year olds to reach the standard of literacy they’ll need to be successful learners. In May 2014 the Council’s Cabinet set out 50 new pledges all aimed at making Plymouth a better place to live. One of those pledges was […]

Three Plymouth gardeners have 133 years experience between them

Three of Plymouth City Council’s most experienced gardeners have received official recognition from The Royal Horticulture Society (RHS). The three were nominated by the Council to officially recognise all their hard work and dedication in keeping Plymouth looking great. The Royal Horticulture Society’s long service award is awarded to anyone  who has completed forty years […]

Plymouth’s new co-operative education catering service launched

A new co-operative set up to serve almost 2.5 million meals to Plymouth school children each year is believed to be one of the first in the UK. The newly formed local authority trading co-operative company called CATERed is 49 per cent owned by schools and 51 per cent by the council. It brings together […]

Councillors give Spring Fair a boost

Councillors Tudor Evans and Tina Tuhoy have presented a cheque for £240 to The Beacon Community Centre in North Prospect. The money, part of Plymouth City Council’s Community Grant Scheme (CGS) is going to be put towards the centre’s first ever Spring Fair. Each Plymouth Councillor has an annual grant allocation of £3,500 to fund […]