Category Archives : News


Residential tower blocks in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council does not manage any residential tower blocks in Plymouth. The Council and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are working with Plymouth Community Homes, who are responsible for the three tower blocks at Mount Wise. For the latest information on the Mount Wise tower blocks visit http://www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk/


Multi agency summit held to co-ordinate city response to Grenfell tower block fire

A high level multi-agency meeting has been held to ensure measures are in place to ensure the safety of residents in tower blocks in Plymouth following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. The agencies agreed a joined up approach to assessing the risks and implications for the city, including responding to requests for information and […]


Plymouth’s updated Plan for Libraries could reach new users

Plymouth’s Council leader has reassured library users that the revised Plan for Libraries could see the service reach parts of Plymouth that have not had any service before. Speaking at Cabinet, Council leader Ian Bowyer gave more detail about the outreach service which aims to bring books, activities for children as well as support services […]


Study to look at future demand for railway station in Plympton area

A study to explore if there is demand for a railway station in the Plympton area as well as consider improvements to rail services at Ivybridge station has been commissioned by Plymouth City Council. This study will help the city further develop its long-term transport strategy set out in the Plymouth and South West Devon […]


Senior Council officer awarded MBE for services to children and young people

Carole Burgoyne, Plymouth City Council’s Strategic Director for People, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Carole has been awarded the honour for Services to Children and Young People after serving nearly 40 years of service in local government, in roles covering many […]


Plymotion: Back to chat

Thousands more Plymouth residents are going to be asked for their views about their travel and transport needs and given advice about the options available for getting around the city. The fifth phase of the successful Plymotion Personalised Travel Planning campaign, led by Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion travel advisors, will start in July. Since 2012 […]


Election Review: how to submit evidence

If you were affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June 2017 we would welcome your feedback which will be considered as part of an independent investigation. You can do this through an online feedback form at www.plymouth.gov.uk/electionreview or by clicking on the homepage banner on the Council […]


Council calls for evidence for independent investigation of election problems

Plymouth City Council is asking people affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June to tell an independent enquiry about their experiences. The Council announced last week that an independent investigation would be held after it came to light there had been problems with sending out postal vote […]


Revised Plan for Libraries launched

We’ve listened to the people who are passionate about Plymouth’s libraries – that’s the message from the City Council as it launches its revised Plan for Libraries. Following a comprehensive consultation, the new plan is to be presented to the Cabinet on 20 June. While the new plan still delivers original proposals, it also sets out […]

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Statement on people not on the electoral register on polling day

The reason some people arrived at a polling station on Thursday and were told they were not on the electoral register and could not vote was because they had been removed after failing to confirm their eligibility to be registered. At the time that poll cards were sent out a number of electors who had […]


First phase of Colin Campbell regeneration to start

Plymouth’s plan to begin the regeneration of the West End and create a link with the waterfront is getting into gear with the appointment of demolition contractors for the first phase of work. South West contractors Gilpin Demolition have been appointed to demolish three buildings at the corner of New George Street. Work is due […]


Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board publishes Serious Case Review

Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board has published the Serious Case Review into ‘V’ and you can access the full report here. Carole Burgoyne, Vice Chair of the Plymouth Safeguarding Adult Board said: “First of all, we want to extend our sincere condolences to the family of V for their sad loss. “We would also like to […]


Statement on the General Election results for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Acting Returning Officer Tracey Lee said: “We have full confidence that all votes at the General Election count were counted correctly but unfortunately we have now found that the figure for the final number of votes declared for the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport constituency was not correct. This does not affect the result of the […]


Important information on postal vote packs

The majority of postal voters who did not receive their ballot pack should now have received a replacement. If you haven’t, please contact us on 304866 or 304936 as soon as possible. Replacement packs can be issued from the Council House until 5pm today (this is the legal deadline). All ballot papers issued must be […]


Problems with postal vote packs – update

Replacement postal ballot packs have been delivered to addresses across Plymouth last night and this morning. Special deliveries of packs have also been made to people outside the city who applied for postal votes and did not receive them. The majority of people who did not receive their postal vote pack should now have received […]


Update on postal ballot packs

We are continuing to do everything we can to ensure the 1,510 people in Plymouth who did not receive their postal vote pack are able to vote. We have already delivered replacement postal voting packs to more than half of those who hadn’t received one and are making special deliveries this morning to the remainder […]


Update on postal ballot packs issue

We have been urgently investigating a problem with some people who had applied for a postal vote not receiving their packs. It appears that a computer problem meant 1,510 people who applied for a postal vote did not receive their packs in the post. We are still investigating the cause and will find out what […]


Sign up for our free Summer Mix activity programme now

From archery to skateboarding via boxing, learning how to DJ and first aid, there really is something for everyone in this year’s Summer Mix programme. Plymouth City Council’s Community Connections Youth Team has organised and funded hundreds of free activities for young people in Plymouth to liven up the school summer holidays. You can sign […]


Council top employer for school leavers

Plymouth City Council has won the award for top Public Sector employer for school leavers in the UK. The Council was placed in the top 20 over all for the national award, alongside organisations like BP, Virgin Media, Superdrug, Barclays and Bentley. These awards, organised by careers information website, AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk,  are decided by the opinions of […]


Charli XCX and Duke Dumont join MTV Crashes Plymouth line-up

If it wasn’t exciting enough that Martin Garrix, Sigma, Louisa Johnson, Wilkinson, Busted, Gorgon City and R3wire and Varksi are all heading to MTV Crashes Plymouth in July, MTV UK have announced today that UK music superstars Charli XCX and Duke Dumont are also on the line-up .  Joining some of the biggest names from […]

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Live at the Library presents Michael Jecks

Fans of historical crime are in for a treat later this month as bestselling author Michael Jecks visits Plymouth Central Library. Best known as the author of the bestselling Knights Templar series, Michael has written over 40 novels. His latest, Murder Too Soon: A Tudor Mystery (the second in the Jack Blackjack series), has just […]


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 […]


Improved path at The Ride helps get Plymouth cycling

A new widened path opens on Thursday 1 June as part of ongoing efforts to encourage cycling in Plymouth. The city’s cycling network continues to grow with a widened path alongside The Ride, linking Laira Rail Bridge into the National Trust Saltram Estate. Future plans nearby also include an improved walking and cycling route linking […]


Remember to put your bins or bags out a day later this bank holiday

Residents in Plymouth are being reminded to put their recycling or waste collections out a day later this bank holiday. Monday 29 May is a bank holiday so your bin or bag collection day will be a day later than usual. Residents were written to by Plymouth City Council in April with information about changes […]


Summer reading challenge volunteers needed

Our library service is looking for volunteers to help get children reading this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer holidays collecting rewards and prizes along the way. Last year over 4000 children in Plymouth took part. The theme […]


North Prospect redevelopment continues

The redevelopment of North Prospect is set to continue as the next phase of building work moves a step closer. The first two phases of the project have already been completed and the third is underway, providing more than 500 new homes so far as well as the Beacon, a new community hub housing shops, […]