Category Archives : Tudor Evans


Council backs campaign to build navy support ships in UK

Plymouth City Council is backing a campaign to ensure a new generation of Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships are built in the UK. The campaign launched in the Council House in Plymouth today (Friday 13 July) aims to persuade the Government to protect dockyard jobs and skills by restricting bids to build the fleet Solid […]


Closure order granted for anti-social behaviour

A pair of nuisance neighbours have been evicted from their property by Plymouth Magistrates after a sustained campaign of anti-social behaviour. Plymouth City Council’s Community Connections Team applied for a closure order on Flat 5, 32 Grand Parade after work in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police, which the Magistrates granted on Wednesday for a […]


Major improvements completed at Pennycross Primary School

Staff and pupils at Pennycross Primary School celebrated the official opening of their newly expanded school building on Thursday. Almost three million pounds worth of improvements have been carried out at the school which included a brand new two-storey extension with eight classrooms (four to each floor), stores, toilets, group rooms and a new hard […]

Councillor Tudor Evans in the new sensory garden with (l-r) Tia Harris, Makayla Cross and Summer Owen

More industrial units, more jobs, more prosperity on cards for Plymouth

More jobs are on the horizon for Plymouth thanks to new factory space being built in Belliver. Council leader Tudor Evans announced that the Council would be investing £2.4 million into creating brand new facilities at Broadley Park Industrial Estate. He said: “We have land lying empty on an industrial site, we have businesses clamouring […]


Plymouth moves against anti-Semitism

Plymouth is playing its part in standing up to anti-Semitism. A Motion on Notice will be presented at Monday’s full council meeting which proposes that the Council sign up to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The code gives unequivocally clear and internationally approved guidelines on what constitutes as anti-Semitism and was […]

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council

Cross and unimpressed by Cross Country franchise consultation

Council leader Tudor Evans is calling on commuters, businesses and ‘anyone who is proud of Plymouth’ to respond to a rail consultation that suggests fewer trains from Cornwall coming into Plymouth. A motion on notice is to be considered at Full Council today in response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on its plans for […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Unmanned Mayflower Voyage to be key event in 2020

A pioneering project that marries the city’s past and its ambition to be a global centre for marine technology is to form part of the official Mayflower 400 commemorations. Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth-based Mayflower Autonomous Ship Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the ‘Mayflower Autonomous Ship’ – the […]


Agents appointed to market Oceansgate across the globe

Property agents have now been signed up to sell South Yard as a major global player in the marine sector. Jones Lang Lasalle has been appointed to market the site at Devonport which has already attracted over 100 expressions of interest from marine businesses wanting to relocate there. The appointment comes as the Council unveils […]


New chapter for Central Library

Youngsters from the Cathedral School of St Mary were given a special sneak peek at Plymouth’s new Central Library today, ahead of its opening next week. The new library, which opens its doors to the public at 8.30am on Tuesday 29 March, provides a more modern and flexible space in the heart of the city […]

One of the children from Cathedral School of St Mary getting a special sneak peek at the new Central Library

All change at Pennycross school

Plans for major improvement works worth over two and a half million pounds have been drawn up for Pennycross Primary School to create much-needed space for growing pupil numbers. Architects Stride Treglown have now been appointed to work with the school and the Council to put together the designs. The improvements are needed to cope […]


Council supports more than 2000 people into employment

In the last two years more than 2,000 people have been helped back into work or an apprenticeship in Plymouth. In June 2014 the City Council pledged to support 2,000 more people into work or an apprenticeship, and working through the award winning and successful 1000 Club this ambitious target has been reached. Council Leader […]


Contractor appointed and demolition starts at South Yard

A contractor has been appointed by the Council to design and build the first phase of employment development at Devonport’s South Yard. Following a procurement exercise, Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, has been awarded the pre-contract agreement for Phase 1 direct development at the yard that will include new offices and industrial units […]


Progress on Quality Hotel

Check out this view! Cabinet members and representatives from Devon and Cornwall’s emergency services got a bird’s eye view of the Hoe and the Sound from the top of the Quality Hotel. Demolition contractors Gilpin have been on site since mid-January to prepare the building for demolition after the eyesore was bought by Plymouth City […]


Winner of Plymouth’s first construction apprentice of the year announced

The winner of the very first construction apprentice of the year was announced at the Building Plymouth Apprenticeship jobs fair on Saturday. Leader of Plymouth City Council Tudor Evans presented Matthew Evans with the award, to acknowledge and celebrate his exceptional contribution to the workplace, and to recognise his commitment to the apprenticeship experience as […]


Contractor appointed for Derriford Transport Scheme

Major transport improvement plans for the north of the city have taken a major step forward, with the appointment of the main contractor for the Derriford Transport Scheme. The contract has been awarded to Amey LG Ltd following a competitive tender process and construction work is expected to begin in July. The Derriford Transport Scheme […]


First students receive their employability passport awards

Three Plymouth students are the first in the city to receive their employability passport awards. The passports, which were rolled out across city schools last year, give employers more information about students other than just their qualifications, including attitude, punctuality and communication skills. Developed by schools working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, they are […]


Spectacular plans for new History Centre submitted to planners

Stunning plans showing how Plymouth’s museum and art gallery will be transformed into a new world class visitor attraction are being submitted to planners this week. The plans include striking new images showing the impressive new building featuring a cantilevered ‘floating’ box with reflective cladding will form the heart of the £34 million History Centre. […]


Warm Plymouth welcome for sailing challenge celebs

If there’s one thing Plymouth does well, it’s giving a warm welcome – especially when six fundraising celebrities have to take shelter in the middle of a storm. An all-star crew are attempting to sail around the UK in five days as part of this year’s Sport Relief but severe gales forced them to make […]

Jamie Yabsley with Alex Jones and skipper Ian Walker at Plymouth Yacht Haven

Plymouth Pledges to Make a Difference for Mayflower 400

Plymouth businesses are being urged to help Make a Difference for Mayflower 400 as the city gears up for the momentous commemorations in 2020. A rallying call is being issued to business of all shapes and sizes to get stuck in and make a difference to their own business, to the look and feel of […]