Category Archives : News


Overnight works around Derriford Roundabout

Overnight works to reconstruct the road around Derriford Roundabout are programmed to begin from Monday 27 November as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme. All work will be carried out at night and no closures or diversions will be in place before 7pm or after 6am, to avoid peak traffic times and minimise disruption. This […]


Park for a pound at Western Approach this Christmas

Late night shoppers can park for just £1 from 3pm at Plymouth’s Western Approach car park in the run-up to Christmas. We’re providing discounted parking every Thursday night to get folk into the festive spirit and encourage them to see what the city centre’s West End shops have on offer. The deal begins this Thursday to coincide […]


Skatepark designs ready!

The Central Park Skatepark is set for an exciting makeover. As part of the wider improvements to the park, the skatepark will be revamped into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future. Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks […]


Taking stock of improvements on main route into city

Residents who live near or travel through Plymstock using the A379, including Billacombe Road and Elburton Road, are being asked to help us take stock of recent road improvements. A three-week engagement starting on 20 November will ask local people to give feedback about how the road improvements have affected them and if there are any […]


Plymouth to remain home of the British Firework Championships until 2029

Plymouth City Council and The Event Services Association (TESA) are set to sign a contract that will see the British Firework Championships remain in Plymouth for a further 12 years. The spectacular two-day event, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in August, has been held on Plymouth Hoe ever since it began in 1997 and attracts […]


Central Park improvements move into second phase

The second phase of improvements to Central Park have been approved with a further £2.6 million worth of funding. Since the scheme was announced in April, Plymouth City Council has been consulting residents on the plans for the park and have started a programme of general improvements throughout the park. Work can now begin on […]


Improved walking and cycling links between Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge

We’re inviting feedback on planned walking and cycling improvements between the Barbican and the Laira Rail Bridge. The route, which forms part of the South West Coast Path and National Cycle Network route 27, will benefit from improved road crossings, new and improved footways and off-road cycle paths, on road cycle lanes, cycle parking, better […]


#AAWeekPlym: Alcohol Awareness Week (13 – 19 November 2017)

Are you concerned about how much alcohol you or a member of your family is drinking? It’s Alcohol Awareness Week (13 – 19 November 2017) and organisations in Plymouth are working together to make people aware of the support that is available locally, for people with alcohol issues and their families. In Plymouth, according to […]


Preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being asked to share their views on preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along the B3416 Plymouth Road, from Marsh Mills to Glen Road. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme aims to reduce journey times for motorists and buses and improve pedestrian safety and facilities for cyclists. By reducing delays along this busy […]


New Home, New You!

Tenants moving in to social housing are being offered an opportunity – along with the keys to their new home – to join an innovative project to help people achieve the feeling of wellbeing that they would like. Social housing provider Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) is offering new residents the chance to decide whether there […]


Building work on city centre leisure scheme gets underway

Construction work is due to get underway on the huge Drake Circus Leisure development at Bretonside. The £53 million scheme looks set to transform this key gateway entrance to Plymouth City Centre, creating hundreds of jobs as well as a new destination for both locals and visitors alike. The scheme, which is across the road […]


Junction improvements on Notte Street

Traffic signals have been removed, restrictions lifted and new pedestrian crossing points provided at the junction of Notte Street and Athenaeum Street, near Plymouth’s waterfront. The changes have been made to improve traffic flow and make it easier and safer for people to walk along this busy route. The three-way junction was previously signal controlled, […]


Hidden historic gem gets listed

One of Plymouth’s hidden historic gems has been listed by Historic England. The Jewish Burial Ground off Lambhay Hill has been granted Grade II listed status as a result of an application made by Plymouth City Council. The burial ground is accessible only through a black door in an anonymous Barbican wall, but it is […]


And the winners are … Abercrombie Awards

  A unique children’s theatre and a housing scheme to help veterans learn construction skills as well as have somewhere to live, were two of the projects to win in this year’s Abercrombie Awards. Plymouth’s best loved buildings – and the people who helped create them – where in the spotlight for the city’s Abercrombie […]


Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board publishes review

Plymouth’s Safeguarding Adults Board has published a review into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ruth Mitchell. Carole Burgoyne, vice chair of the Plymouth Safeguarding Adult Board said: “We would like to formally offer our condolences to the family of Ruth Mitchell. “While we acknowledge that nothing will make up for their devastating loss, we […]


Three long-term empty properties sold at auction as Plymouth cracks down on empty homes

  As part of Plymouth City Council’s ongoing work to bring empty homes in the city back into use, the council is pleased to announce that three long term empty properties were sold at auction last week via Shobrook auctioneers. The Council recently launched the #EmptyHomesPlym campaign as part of a drive to bring some […]


Improved play at Miller Way!

Over 70 local children and adults joined council staff on Wednesday to celebrate the official opening of a new play park in Estover. The park at Miller Way has been fitted with new and refurbished equipment with a dedicated, fenced area for toddlers. Meanwhile, a brand new BMX dirt track has been installed. Hands Up […]


Weston Mill work set to begin

Upgrades to Weston Mill Recycling Centre will begin next month. Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using the site. The centre will shut on Wednesday […]


Sendalls Way works postponed

The Sendalls Way junction with Tavistock Road has fully re-opened. The junction was closed on Monday in order to carry out improvements to the signals and crossings and was initially set to reopen in early 2018. But following feedback from residents and businesses, the work has been postponed. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet […]


Social enterprises in Plymouth invited to apply for funds

Social enterprises across Plymouth are being invited to apply for a share of a £300,000 pot of loans and grants to help their business flourish. Plymouth City Council is launching another round of its innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund and the successful bidders will be able to join a growing rank of organisations who have […]


On track to deliver pledges that make a difference

Plymouth City Council is on track to deliver the priorities it has set to improve life for its residents, both now and for the future. A progress report on the 19 pledges the administration has committed to deliver is being submitted to Cabinet to highlight some of the key achievements made over the last three […]


Vote for POLEN!

A Plymouth project needs your support in order to help more children access improved learning outside the of the classroom. Plymouth Outdoor Learning and Education Network (POLEN) supports Plymouth schools to enable more teachers and children to confidently access learning outside the classroom in the natural environment. The scheme, led by Plymouth City Council with […]


Over 150 jobs to be created for city with Next new store

Work has started on a new 7,000 square metre Next store at the city’s Marsh Mills Gateway retail park. Over 150 jobs will be created as the multi-million pound project, which once complete, will strengthen the city’s position as a regional shopping destination. The brownfield site, which was recently acquired by Plymouth City Council, has […]


Stonehouse PSPO goes ahead

A new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is helping to tackle anti-social behaviour in Stonehouse. Drinking, drug use and begging in public areas will be among the issues targeted when the PSPO comes into effect on Tuesday, 31 October. Its introduction follows months of consultation, during which the initiative received unanimous support from residents. Councillor […]


New report focuses on helping children and young people in Plymouth to Thrive

The new Director of Public Health Annual Report – the draft version of which is now available online – focuses on how the health and wellbeing of children and young people is being supported in schools in Plymouth. Entitled Feel Better Do Better: Thrive Plymouth in Schools, it is the first annual report of Dr […]


Remembrance Sunday service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster, and her consort Councillor Ken Foster, will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday, 12 November. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Nick Kelly, Deputy Lady Mayoress Helen Kelly, the Council Leader Ian Bowyer, the Leader of the Opposition, […]


Derriford Transport Scheme Update

Work will begin on the Sendalls Way junction with Tavistock Road from Monday, 23 October as the Derriford Transport Scheme moves into its latter stages. Improvements include upgrading the junction with new traffic islands, signal poles, traffic light heads and cable ducting. This will require the right turn out of Sendalls Way onto Tavistock Road […]


William, age six, says clear up your own litter and dog poo!

A young boy who wrote to his local MP to ask people to clear up their litter and dog poo, was given the opportunity to have a ride in a road sweeper. William Howard, age six, wrote to Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as he was fed up with people leaving dog poo bags […]


Funding boost for Plymouth transport schemes

Two of Plymouth’s key transport projects have received a significant funding boost. The Department of Transport has earmarked over £8 million to help fund Forder Valley Interchange highway improvements and the Morlaix Drive Public Transport Scheme. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This really is fantastic news for Plymouth and I am […]


Life Chances Fund to change lives in Plymouth

Up to 40 women in Plymouth are set to benefit after Plymouth City Council secured an in-principle grant of £540k from the Life Chances Fund. Over the next three years, the money will go towards the development of a new service in Plymouth, specifically for families experiencing a cycle of repeated care proceedings, to try […]