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 […]


Showing veterans the way

A new service aimed at ensuring veterans get the care they need is being launched in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Improving Lives Plymouth to unveil the Veterans Care Navigation Service (VCNS), which will ensure that all ex-service people receive consistent and targeted advice and care that ensures a smooth transition between […]


Plymouth project set for national recognition

A pioneering Plymouth project is being celebrated as part of Clean Air Day 2017. Led by Claire Turbutt, Plymouth City Council’s Advanced Public Health Practitioner, the scheme is based on the development of a low-cost air quality monitor that when worn transmits data to an app on a mobile phone. The time, date and location […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 celebrates Carers Week

Plymouth is preparing to mark National Carers Week from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June. Across the city, the charity Improving Lives Plymouth are working with services and businesses to provide events and activities for carers and their families to attend. These include creative writing workshops, sea fishing, oral health education, legal advice clinics, afternoon […]


Nuclear safety leaflets for Devonport

Neighbours of Devonport Dockyard are to be reminded of important nuclear safety advice. Homes and business that fall within the official public information zone will receive a booklet which details instructions to follow in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident. If there is a nuclear emergency, people could be exposed to gamma and beta […]


Further update on postal votes 8 June

The City Council has been doing all it can to make sure that people affected by a problem with postal vote packs have been able to vote. We became aware of a potential problem over the weekend with people telling us they had not yet received their postal vote packs. We were initially unsure about […]


Election voting under way

Thousands of people are heading to polling stations across Plymouth today to vote in the general election. Polls are open from 7am to 10pm and the count will get under way at the Plymouth Life Centre as soon as ballot boxes have been verified. The results should be declared overnight and will be published on […]


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 […]


Postal vote packs in Plymouth

There are reports of some issues with people receiving postal vote packs in the post. We have issued all postal vote packs in accordance with the regulations and this has been confirmed by our printers. However, we have been contacted by people who have not yet received their packs. We are urgently investigating this in […]


School sites set for investment

Three Plymouth primary schools are set to benefit from a series of improvement works. The biggest project will see a £2.8m expansion to Yealmpstone Farm Primary School. When works are complete, the Plympton-based school will be able to offer 420 places for local children; exactly double the 210 it can provide today. Meanwhile, Laira Green […]


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 […]


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 […]


Key roads set for investment over next three years

Three years’ worth of funding for a raft of road improvement works across Plymouth is set to be approved. Between now and 2020, over £8 million will be invested in ensuring that integral parts of the city’s road network are maintained. As previously announced in April, work will also focus on pothole and road surface […]


New plan for veterans in Plymouth

Veterans in Plymouth are set for improved support thanks to a new initiative. The Veterans’ Strategic Commissioning Framework (VSCF) is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, the North East & Western Clinical Commissioning Group and local partners and will ensure that ex-service people and their families have the best access to services in the city. […]


Funding approved for Tavistock Road for structural repairs

Plymouth City Council has approved a £3.4 million investment to include structural road repairs within the work programme for the Derriford Transport Scheme. While traffic management is in place along Tavistock Road, the Council has taken the opportunity to carry out detailed condition surveys that would normally require special lane or road closures. These surveys, […]