Preventing period poverty in Plymouth

It is a sad truth that many women, of all ages, struggle or fail to afford even basic levels of sanitary protection for their periods. In a bid to tackle this Plymouth City Council has announced today that it has set up a commission to examine the impact that period poverty has in Plymouth, identify […]


Disney sailing into Britain’s Ocean City

Disney will be sprinkling its magic across Britain’s Ocean City in September 2020, with the inaugural visit of the Disney Magic cruise liner. The Disney Magic is over 300m long and can accommodate more than 2,800 passengers, which will make her one of the biggest cruise ships to ever visit Plymouth when she arrives on […]


Historic pier to get makeover

One of Plymouth’s most historically significant waterfront properties is to get a massive makeover as the city heads towards Mayflower 2020. Work is due to start on the former Piermaster’s House and the Phoenix Wharf Pier to restore and open them up once more to the public. The Piermaster’s House is the only remaining part of […]


Business case for more business to benefit

‘Hearder’ the one about the business park that keeps on growing? Plymouth City Council has this week approved the business case to build Phase 3 of Langage Business Park. Up to 68 jobs could be created as a result of the high quality commercial workspace that is now getting the go ahead. Phase 1 of […]


Forder Valley contractor named

Cabinet members have approved a recommendation to name Balfour Beatty as the intended main contractor for Plymouth’s new Forder Valley Link Road. The international infrastructure group was selected via a public sector procurement framework, having already advised on the feasibility, design and pre-construction stages of the scheme. It will deliver all civil engineering activity for […]


Celebrating Plymouth’s foster carers

Foster carers from across Plymouth have been praised for their invaluable service to children and young people at a special celebration ceremony. The Celebration in Excellence event, which was held at Devonport Guildhall, celebrated the outstanding continued commitment and dedication of carers. The Council paid tribute to the contribution all carers make towards the lives […]


New plan for Plymouth’s trees

A major new plan to enhance Plymouth’s tree coverage has been announced by Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet. The Plan for Trees has been developed working with a range of local and national partners since 2016, and has been informed by a survey of 1105 residents. In addition to the Plan, the Council will sign an […]


More wildflower meadows will create a buzz

This Spring will see the planting of more wildflower meadows and bee corridors in Plymouth, helping local bee and butterfly populations to thrive. Plymouth City Council has worked with local communities to identify four new sites across the city to establish new wildflower meadows, which will be prepared and planted this month, when ground conditions […]


MTV Music Week turning up the volume in Plymouth

MTV is returning to Plymouth this summer with an unforgettable four-day music extravaganza. Running from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 June, MTV Music Week will see a huge range of acts perform in the city at live evening shows, along with inspirational daytime events targeted at young people with a passion for music.  Supported by […]


Celebrating apprenticeships at Plymouth City Council

Apprentices at Plymouth City Council are showcasing what they do as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Throughout the week, the council will be showcasing videos of their apprentices made by apprentices in the communications team, ranging from digital marketing and social media, to farm and land management. You will get to learn first-hand from apprentices […]


Leader welcomes interest in city’s live music scene

Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of the Council, said: “Following my statement about live music in Plymouth, I’ve been really encouraged to receive responses from a number of existing venues and music industry professionals who are all keen to be a part of a wider discussion about how we can develop the city’s music scene. We’ve […]


Senior Council officer retires after 40 years’ service

One of Plymouth City Council’s longest serving senior officers has called it a day after more than 40 years’ service in local government. Carole Burgoyne MBE the Council’s Strategic Director of People was instrumental in the transformation of social care in Plymouth, by delivering a pioneering project to integrate health and social care services, combining an […]


New Plan for Homes announced

Five thousand new homes will be built in Plymouth over the next five years. That is the ambition of Plan for Homes 3, the latest housing strategy from Plymouth City Council. By supporting a variety of new and affordable housing to tackle housing needs and homelessness whilst addressing existing poor housing conditions, the plan sets […]


Making it easier for wheelchair users to get around Plymouth

More than 40 dropped kerb crossings have been installed or improved this year to make it easier for people in wheelchairs to get around Plymouth. We have been working with the Plymouth Area Disabled Access Network (PADAN) to identify locations where people with disabilities encounter difficulty and provide better, more accessible crossings. We are also drawing […]


Stonehouse PSPO set for review

Residents of Stonehouse are being asked for their thoughts on the future of a Public Space Protection Order currently applied to the area. Introduced in 2017, the order gives police and enforcement officials special powers to clamp down on antisocial drinking, drug use and begging in public areas. Those found in breach are placed into […]


Plotting a course for visitors beyond Mayflower

Plymouth’s vision to bring more visitors flocking to the city over the next decade are being outlined in a high level plan to be discussed at Cabinet. With a stacked programme of events lining up for Mayflower 400 in 2020 including the opening of the city’s Box cultural attraction, the city’s tourism leaders are now […]


Death of Alderman John Leslie Mills

Plymouth City Council is sad to announce the death of Alderman and former Lord Mayor and Councillor, John Leslie Mills. Alderman Mills died on Friday 15 February aged 89. He was a Councillor from 1967 to 1995 for the Plympton Erle ward and was made an honorary Alderman of the city of Plymouth in July […]


Council invests in future of city

Two development schemes that will revitalise Plymouth city centre and lever in £55 million of private investment are to get crucial support from the Council. Cabinet papers are being published today (Wednesday) which recommends the Council helps fund the first phase of a project to transform the upper end of Old Town Street and New […]


Statement: Taxi licensing fees

The taxi trade have spoken, and we want to listen. That is why we are recommending that the Taxi Licensing Committee, who are due to meet on Thursday 28 February, postpone making a decision on proposed new fees for the taxi trade. The committee will still meet as planned tomorrow, but officers will recommend to […]


Enhanced policy to support school standards in Plymouth

A range of changes to how the City Council works with schools and partners to help achieve better educational outcomes for all Plymouth’s children, is set to be approved by Cabinet next week The City Council has a statutory duty to work to achieve better outcomes for all Plymouth’s children and within that duty is assigned the role […]