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From archery to Street Dance – sign up to Summer Mix 2018

From archery to street dance via go-karting, boxing and a Poole Farm experience day, there really is something for everyone in this year’s Summer Mix activity programme. Hundreds of activities are taking place at a range of different venues across the Plymouth to suit all interests and abilities. They’ve been organised by Plymouth City Council’s […]


Plymouth in strong position with broader city centre offer

Plymouth is in a strong position and has anticipated the changing shape of city centres, Council leader Tudor Evans says. He said: “We have said for a long time that we need to broaden the city centre offer so that people come in to Plymouth to spend their money and their time in different ways. […]


City to back campaign for support ships to be built in UK

Plymouth is to join a campaign to call for the next generation of ‘solid fleet support ships’ to be built in the UK. A campaign will be launched in the city on 13 July urging that vessels which supply and support the Royal Navy are built in this country rather than contracts being tendered to […]


Veterans’ Village returns to Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day returns to Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June with parades, displays and ‘villages’ showcasing the armed forces. Over 75 charities and organisations will be represented in the Veterans’ Village, supported this year by military charity Help for Heroes, which helps the region’s wounded veterans and military personnel, and their loved ones, from […]


Proud to Care? Why not become an ambassador!

DATE: Tuesday 26 June TIME: 8:30am–12.30pm VENUE: Future Inn, 1 William Prance Rd EVENT: Proud To Care Ambassador Recruitment event If you work in health or care in Plymouth and want to encourage others to do so, why not become a Proud to Care Ambassador. A special Proud To Care event is being held on […]


A city to be proud of

Local people are at the heart of the Council’s proposed Corporate Plan. The new plan places priority on delivering consistent, high quality frontline services while reducing inequality to deliver a fairer city that everyone can be proud of. Councillors will be asked to adopt the new Corporate Plan 2018-2022 at the Council meeting on 25 […]


Team to tackle rough sleeping in Plymouth to be set up

A new team is being set up to tackle rough sleeping in Plymouth. A multi-agency rough sleeper team is being created as part of a concerted effort to help people sleeping rough off the streets and into more permanent, settled lifestyles. Plymouth City Council together with Shekinah, the Salvation Army, Plymouth Access to Housing, BCHA […]


Work begins on serviced self-build plots

Work has started to turn an unused patch of land in Ernesettle into a self-builders’ blank canvas. The former site of garages at the end of Maidstone Place is being transformed into four serviced plots to make it easier, quicker and cheaper for a self-builder to put a spade in the ground. Plymouth City Council […]


Plymouth hits the right note for Carers Week (11 -17 June 2018)

Carers Week in Plymouth comes this year with added music. Plymouth City Council, and Caring for Carers (a partnership between Improving Lives Plymouth and Age UK) are working together to ensure the estimated 29,000 carers in Plymouth know that help is available in the city, and part of this will be a week of events […]


Women in Plymouth encouraged to attend for cervical screening

Plymouth City Council is encouraging more women to attend for cervical screening as regular screening offers the best protection against developing cervical cancer. In Plymouth, the number of women aged 25 – 29 and 50 – 64 years old attending screening is decreasing. Cervical screening prevents 75 per cent of cervical cancers from developing, but […]


Temporary bridge across Sutton Harbour to open next month

A temporary walkway is opening across Sutton Harbour Lock to help people cross the harbour while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repairs. People will be able to use a new walkway across the inner lock gates for short periods of time in the day, depending on waiting marine traffic, tides and freeflow times, to […]


New artificial pitches open at Manadon

Work to create a brand new sports facility for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities reached a major milestone yesterday as young footballers took to its artificial playing pitches for the first time. The Football Association-standard third generation pitch, which also boasts new floodlights and security fencing, is now open for use – marking the completion […]

Young footballers use new all weather pitches at Manadon for the first time

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Thrilling air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

More details have been released about the air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, taking place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June. Aircraft including a Spitfire XIV, Calidus Gyro and Catalina will take to the skies above Plymouth Sound to entertain spectators, who will also be able to enjoy dramatic aerobatic shows. The […]


Traffic on Royal Parade could be slower next week

Traffic on Royal Parade is likely to be slow moving for a few days next week to enable a trial to be carried out on Bretonside viaduct. From 21 May until 25 May, a short section of the outbound lane and bus lane near the former post office from St Andrew’s Cross towards Charles Cross […]


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 […]


Action plan to tackle Child Poverty in Plymouth

A new three-year action plan has been agreed by Plymouth City Council to tackle child poverty in the city. The Plan for Child Poverty 2016 – 2019 will look at four priorities and will build on the work done since 2012 to tackle child poverty in the city. The focus of the Plan for Child […]


Statement on vandalism of Michael Foot memorial

Joint statement from Councillor Ian Bowyer and Councillor Tudor Evans on vandalism of Michael Foot memorial Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, and Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of the Opposition, said: “We utterly condemn this appalling act of vandalism on this memorial to one of Plymouth’s most famous sons, Michael Foot. “The graffiti […]


10 more organisations get support to help people and create jobs

A charity dedicated to helping the homeless will be able to provide homes to rent thanks to Plymouth City Council’s innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund. PATH, Plymouth Access to Housing has been awarded £127,500 under the fund to enable the charity to buy and lease properties. The fund means the charity can expand its offer […]


Volunteers needed to work with young people in Plymouth

  Volunteers are needed to work with Plymouth City Council’s Youth Services. The Youth Services recently hit a target of 70 volunteers but more are always needed to support local community projects. Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People for Plymouth City Council, said: “Volunteers are an essential part of our Youth […]


Plymouth leisure sites now breastfeeding friendly

Plymouth is moving a step closer to being a Breastfeeding Friendly city after all of its Everyone Active leisure centres are now signed up to the Plymouth Breastfeeding Kite Mark Scheme. Now all Everyone Active sites in the city – including the iconic Plymouth Life Centre – are officially Breastfeeding Friendly. The Livewell Southwest initiative […]


Plymouth crackdown on the harassment and illegal eviction of tenants

Rogue landlords who harass or illegally evict tenants are the subject of a new crackdown in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council is working in partnership with PATH (Plymouth Access to Housing) who have appointed a dedicated Tenancy Relations Officer to tackle these issues. The project involves the investigation of allegations of illegal eviction and harassment by […]


New community garden planned as council finalises transfer old tennis courts to community

Plans for a new community garden can now move forward as Plymouth City Council is in the final stages of transferring disused former tennis courts to the local community. The transfer of the site, at Hartley, will allow local charity, the Collings Park Trust – to use the former tennis court  and create a community […]


Plymouth gears up to market cruise in the autumn

Plymouth will be marketed as an international cruise destination from this autumn. ABP, owner of Millbay Docks, is to promote Millbay as a cruise destination to an international audience, with vessels to be berthed alongside on the ferryport side of the dock. Talks have been taking place with ABP, Brittany Ferries and the Council over […]


Crowd pleasing year for Crowdfunding Plymouth

Because of the success of Crowdfund Plymouth during its pilot year, the Council has announced a further £170,000 match funding will be made available from April. Drop-in centres for those with hearing difficulties, fabulous film nights in great settings and a project designed to make fishing more sustainable, these are some of projects who have […]


Get on the first rung of the property ladder with shared ownership

Getting onto the first rung of the property ladder can seem an impossible struggle; but Plymouth couple Amy and Julian Relf have moved into their dream home thanks to Westward and Help to Buy’s Shared Ownership scheme. The first-time buyers are now the proud joint owners, with Westward, of a two-bedroom home in the stunning […]


Junior diving elite heading to Plymouth

The British Elite Junior Diving Championships are set to take place at the Plymouth Life Centre from 30 March – 2 April. The country’s best and strongest young talent will be heading to the south coast to show their progress ahead of sealing their place on international teams for the rest of 2016. Almost 100 […]