Category Archives : Brian Vincent


Into Plymouth’s Lion’s Den – to clean it

Businesses across the city were asked to ‘Make a difference for Mayflower’ by contributing time, materials or sponsorship to get the city ready for the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020. The project team, comprising Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, Plymouth City Centre Company and the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, […]


More Plymouth roads to get new lease of life

Twenty more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next four months as our resurfacing programme for 2016 gets under way. The works, which begin on Sunday 3 April, will take place on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life or where multiple potholes have […]

Amey Operations Manager Chris Davey, Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Brian Vincent on the Hoe with Amey staff and vehicles

New zebra crossing for Lipson Road

We’ve provided a new pedestrian crossing on Lipson Road to make it safer and easier for people to get to Freedom Fields Park. The new zebra crossing has been installed by our highways contractor Amey, together with a new section of footway and dropped kerbs. A recent pedestrian count showed that 1,350 people, including 194 children, […]

Councillor Brian Vincent using the new pedestrian crossing on Lipson Road

Plymouth previews Chichester replacement plaque

A replacement plaque to commemorate Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed voyage around the globe 50 years ago has been revealed ahead of the official unveiling later this year. It is to replace the original bronze swept away in the winter storms of 2014. The Council has commissioned sculptor Andrew Mitchell to produce the replica bronze plaque […]


Football fans wanted to comment on playing pitch plans

Families and football fans in the north of Plymouth are being invited to view exciting plans to create top-notch football facilities in the neighbourhood. An exhibition is taking place at Southway Library next Wednesday 23 March to give local people a clear idea about the proposals for the new-look facilities. The Council wants to create […]


New LEAF for Council’s vehicle fleet

Six new electric cars have joined the Council’s vehicle fleet as part of a two-year pilot, part-funded by the Department for Transport (DfT). The Nissan LEAF vehicles, leased from Vospers as part of the funding arrangement, are being trialled as pool cars to assess how much can be saved on fuel and maintenance costs, while […]


Left to right: Zoe Anning, Mike Artherton, Councillor Vincent and Darren Stoneman receiving the award

National award for our parking team

Our parking team has won a national award for its work in supporting the local community. The team has beaten off competition from across the country to win the Inspiration Award in this year’s British Parking Awards, organised by Parking Review magazine. The awards, now in their 15th year, showcase excellence in the design of parking […]


New community orchards officially planted

The first of three new community orchards have been planted in Honicknowle. When fully matured the orchards will offer open green spaces for people to enjoy, as well as free fruit to pick. They will also feature a beautiful wildflower meadow within the orchard. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “We’re absolutely […]


New fee structure for boat moorings in Plymouth

We are revising our boat mooring fees to make them more consistent and bring them in line with current market rates. We manage 493 boat moorings around Plymouth, 439 of which are owned by the Duchy of Cornwall or the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Apart from annual inflation, fees for using these moorings have not been increased […]


Final flag raised in Hoe Garden public art project

The third in a series of flags celebrating Edward Stanley Gibbons, the Plymouth-born founder of the renowned Stanley Gibbons stamp business, will be raised in the Hoe Garden this afternoon. The flags are the brainchild of artist Joanna Brinton, who won a public art commission from the Council (supported by Plymouth Culture) to showcase local artists […]


Beware of Blue Badge websites

We are warning Blue Badge applicants and holders to beware of websites charging for help with their application or renewal. One resident paid £49 for help filling out a Blue Badge form – something that is available free through the Council. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene, said: “If you are renewing or applying for a Blue […]


Spreading the lurrve for trees this Valentine’s Day

Tree lovers, incurable romantics and nature lovers are being invited to get mucky on Valentine’s Day… planting trees. The first of 12,000 new trees to be planted in the city’s new country park will go into the ground as hedgerows, as the city’s new country park starts to take shape. Plymouth City Council, together with […]


Work starts on walking and cycling improvements between rail station and Central Park

Work to improve walking and cycling links between Plymouth’s rail station and Central Park will soon get under way. The scheme, which will complement improvements already made around the station, will address many of the challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments. Improvements, which have been agreed following consultation with more […]


You can now remember your pet at one of Plymouth’s new community orchards

People now have the opportunity to celebrate the life of a family pet by purchasing a 5-year memorial plaque at one of the new community orchards. For £210 people can have a memorial plaque on a granite plinth set within one of the newly planted orchards and meadows. The new orchards at Central Park, Plympton […]


Active Neighbourhoods officially launched

People living in Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying nature on their doorstep thanks to a new, three year project that will make five local green spaces better for people and wildlife. The Active Neighbourhoods project was officially launched at the Woods, Waves and Wild Places conference, organised by Plymouth City Council. Present […]


Essential maintenance work on Crownhill flyover

Essential maintenance and structural improvement work will get under way on Crownhill flyover on Monday 8 February. Our highways contractor Amey will be replacing the deck joints of the bridge, applying a waterproof membrane and resurfacing the road. The work will be carried in three phases and each phase will take around two weeks. There will […]


New footy facilities to serve north of Plymouth

Over half a million pounds is going to be spent on brand new football facilities for the north of the city. Council leader Tudor Evans has agreed to spend the money on new playing pitches and changing rooms at a new hub in Bond Street, Southway, for players from young children to adults to enjoy […]


Put tree out when your recycling is due to be picked up

The decorations are down, folks are back to work, resolutions have been made – and broken – now all that’s left of the festive season is a tired old tree. The Council’s Christmas tree collections start on Monday 11 January and will continue up until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]


Landlords told to sort out properties

More landlords are being told to sort their property as part of the Council’s Operation Restore. ‘Untidy Land’ notices are being posted out on the following sites ordering the owners to carry out works necessary to improve the buildings’ appearance to an acceptable degree. They are God TV revival prayer centre, Union Street C103 Club […]


Get Christmas recycling and bins wrapped up

Three more sleeps to go, three more sleeps ‘til Santa, but the Council is already gearing up for the post Christmas bin bonanza. Plymouth folk are being reminded to recycle as much as possible and to get rid of rubbish responsibly. The Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real […]


Tree-mendous Christmas collection returns

Plymouth City Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real Christmas trees once the festive period is over. The Council will be running its tree collection scheme from the weeks beginning Monday 11 January and 18 January will run until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]


Fridges and furniture cleared as part of Stonehouse sweep

Four fridges, a battered three-piece suite, smashed up bedside cabinets – someone in Stonehouse thinks unwanted furniture magically walks to the tip. Our teams have been taking part in a campaign to tidy up Stonehouse, clearing the area of clutter and rubbish so that people will be encouraged to keep it smart afterwards. Initial rounds […]