Category Archives : News


Signal failures on Derriford roundabout

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into the evening rush hour. A number of the signals on Derriford Roundabout are currently not working. This is likely to cause congestion and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. The problem is also affecting […]


A-Level statement 2017

Students across Plymouth will be collecting A Level and other Post-16 results today and early indications look like a slight improvement on last year’s results. Plymouth’s schools, colleges and training provides offer a wide range of courses to students including; A Levels, technical courses and apprenticeships. Successful students will now find there are routes into […]


Independent investigation into election problems

The BBC is running a story on local television and radio today about the independent investigation into electoral administration problems in Plymouth this year. This investigation, which we commissioned jointly with the Electoral Commission, is still ongoing and it would be entirely inappropriate for us to comment without waiting for the full findings to be […]


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 […]


Better places and spaces coming to Plymouth City Centre

A multi-million pound project that will transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre has moved a step closer to becoming a reality. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to transform this key location to make sure that the city centre looks its best in time […]


Former Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy and consort Councillor Brian Vincent present cheques to representatives from Frontline Veterans Support and the South West Mesothelioma Support Group.

Former Lord Mayor presents cheques to chosen charities

The Former Lord Mayor of Plymouth has presented two local charities with cheques totalling more than £8,000. Councillor Pauline Murphy, together with consort Councillor Brian Vincent, held a number of events during her year in office to raise money for the South West Mesothelioma Support Group and Frontline Veterans Support. Frontline Veterans Support helps veterans […]


Projects to upgrade three libraries to get underway

Plymouth’s plan to transform and modernise its libraries is getting into gear with funding for the first set of improvement projects now approved. Meeting spaces are to be created in three existing libraries at Crownhill, Devonport and Southway so that the buildings can host a wider range of events to encourage people to use libraries […]


Crumbling stone pineapples to come down from Charles Church

Four giant stone pineapples – each weighing around a tonne – are to be taken down from the Charles Church tower as part of a maintenance project that’s now started on the important Grade I listed Plymouth monument. Contractors have set up on site of the church which is the city’s memorial to those who […]


Work begins on Colin Campbell Court

Work on Colin Campbell Court has begun. Teams from Gilpin Demolition were on site on 8 August to begin bringing down three buildings on the corner of New George Street, which overlooks the court. Numbers 109, 111 and 113 have already been extensively surveyed and gutted inside in readiness for the heavy machinery. Plymouth City Council […]


Topping out ceremony takes place at Oceansgate

The names of the first new building to go up inside the pioneering Oceansgate marine technology campus were unveiled as part of a topping out ceremony today. Council Leader Ian Bowyer helped fit a pane of glass at the highest point of the first building to be constructed within the former naval yard for the […]


Seeking development partner for St Budeaux library

Plans to create a new library for St Budeaux have moved a step forward with the current library site now being marketed as a development opportunity. The Council is seeking a development partner to transform the half acre site in St Budeaux Square. As well as providing a light and airy library with a flexible […]


Power cut affects internal phone lines

A power cut in one of our buildings has affected the system we use to manage our internal phone lines. While customers can still get through on our switchboard number (668000) staff are only able to deal with certain types of enquiry and cannot currently transfer calls through to specific teams. If your enquiry is […]


Bus lane enforcement cameras on Exeter Street

The Plymouth Herald is running a story today about bus lane enforcement on Exeter Street, suggesting we have recently installed ‘a clutch of cameras’ near the entrance to the Friary Retail Park and that more ‘are being put up to catch bus lane cheats’. To clarify, there are two cameras on the lighting column pictured […]


Stonehouse Creek Centre’s future secured

The future for Stonehouse Creek Community Centre looks bright as a lease of the facility is to be granted to a new operator. Plymouth City Council invited organisations to submit expressions of interest in running the popular community centre, after the previous operators went into administration and the premises were handed back to the Council […]


Going to the Lido? Cover Up Mate

One of the UK’s most iconic outdoor leisure venues which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is teaming up with Plymouth City Council and NHS England to promote staying safe in the sun. Tinside Lido, which is run by Everyone Active, is supporting the #CoverUpMate campaign throughout the summer holidays. Staff at the Lido are […]


Work gets under way to repair wall on Greenbank Road

Work is getting under way to repair a retaining wall alongside one of Plymouth’s busiest roads. The masonry wall below Cheltenham Place (off Greenbank Road) was barriered off after part of it collapsed in autumn 2015 and the footway has been out of bounds ever since. Despite considerable efforts the Council has been unable to establish […]

Retaining wall along Cheltenham Place

MTV Crashes Plymouth crowd 2016

MTV Crashes Plymouth – all you need to know

With just one day to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, organisers MTV and Plymouth City Council are asking everyone to make sure they plan ahead for a fun, safe and hassle-free event. Tens of thousands of spectators will be heading to the Hoe on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July for two nights of incredible live […]


Council funding helps Ernesettle youth project shoot for stars

An Ernesettle youth project is shooting for the stars after a rocketing £20,000 funding boost from Plymouth City Council. SPACE Shot supports young people between the ages of 10 and 19 and is run by Plymouth charity Barefoot. SPACE Shot has now worked with a total of 293 individual young people from different backgrounds with […]


Lunch at the Library launches

Children can feed their minds and tummies this summer as our library service joins up with CATERed and its Big Summer Food Tour for Lunch at the Library. Every Wednesday in August at Devonport Library, St Budeaux Library and a pop-up library at the Four Greens Centre in Whitleigh, children and families can enjoy a […]


Plymouth school pupils meet comedian and author Julian Clary

Comedian and children’s author Julian Clary visited on Friday for an event at the Guildhall organised by our Library Service to Schools. Julian was talking about his series of books featuring The Bolds, about a family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in an ordinary suburban street. Over 800 children attended the event, which also […]

Julian Clary talking to children at Plymouth Guildhall

The Beatles in the ABC, 1964

Win MTV Crashes tickets with the Plymouth History Centre

As part of its major community engagement project Plymouth After Dark, the Plymouth History Centre is offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to either Day One or Day Two of this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Plymouth After Dark is a four-year community project looking at everything that happens in the city when […]


Facelift for shopfronts thanks to pilot scheme

City centre shops have been given a facelift as part of a pilot scheme run by Plymouth City Council and the City Centre Company. Five businesses have so far had their shop fronts upgraded as part of the Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme, following the successful renewal of the City Centre Business Improvement District. The […]


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 […]


Used car trader prosecuted for selling unsafe van with fake MOT

A used car trader has been prosecuted after selling an unsafe Ford Transit van to a Plymouth consumer. The trader, currently living in Margate, was sentenced yesterday at Plymouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to two offences of making false representations regarding the description of the van, contrary to the Fraud Act 2006 and one offence of […]


Public Space Protection Order for Stonehouse

Plymouth City Council is set to help tackle antisocial behaviour in Stonehouse by introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). PSPOs give police and enforcement officials special powers designed to rid the area of antisocial drinking, drug use and begging in public areas. Those found in breach of the order will be placed on the […]


Animal Agents – Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Libraries in Plymouth are inviting children to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and help the Animal Agents solve a mystery. From Saturday 15 July, children can visit their local library and register for free. Every child who signs up will be given a special collector folder to keep track of their challenge […]