Building begins at Plymouth primary school

Work on Yealmpstone Farm Primary School is set to begin. When the £2.8 million 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. Contractors Ryearch Ltd will arrive at the school on Wednesday and will set up and prepare the […]


Criminal behaviour order for fly-tipper

A 28-year-old who ran ‘a man and his van’ rubbish disposal service then fly-tipped in and around Plymouth has been given a suspended prison sentence and a three year criminal behaviour order. Liam Donaldson, currently of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a charge of fly-tipping on 26 August and one offence of obstructing the […]


Look out for your household enquiry form

Forms are being posted to over 100,000 households across Plymouth as part of our annual electoral canvass, which checks the right people are registered to vote at each address. The household enquiry form is sent to every household in the UK and it is a legal requirement to check the details listed and respond – […]


Join in the fun at Central Park

Volunteers are being sought to help with the next stage of improvements to Central Park. A Central Park Improvements Community Day will take place on Saturday 26 August will give people an update on the work so far and the opportunity to view the concept designs for the play, café and community sports hub proposals. […]


All aboard for Real Time Passenger Information

  Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) systems have been installed at bus stops across Plymouth. The RTPI are upgraded versions of the system previously seen throughout the city centre and will be able to give accurate information on bus arrivals and departures. Some existing displays have been refurbished while more than half of the displays […]


Signal failures on Derriford roundabout

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into the evening rush hour. A number of the signals on Derriford Roundabout are currently not working. This is likely to cause congestion and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. The problem is also affecting […]


A-Level statement 2017

Students across Plymouth will be collecting A Level and other Post-16 results today and early indications look like a slight improvement on last year’s results. Plymouth’s schools, colleges and training provides offer a wide range of courses to students including; A Levels, technical courses and apprenticeships. Successful students will now find there are routes into […]


Independent investigation into election problems

The BBC is running a story on local television and radio today about the independent investigation into electoral administration problems in Plymouth this year. This investigation, which we commissioned jointly with the Electoral Commission, is still ongoing and it would be entirely inappropriate for us to comment without waiting for the full findings to be […]


New bigger litter bins installed across city

Larger multi-use bins have appeared in parks, on streets and playing fields over the past few months as part of the Council’s plan to keep the city cleaner and greener. The bigger bins can also be used for bagged dog waste, which makes it easier to collect and more cost-effective as a separate round won’t […]


Recycling centre set for makeover

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is set for a £200,000 upgrade. Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate residents using the site and plant vehicles. Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for […]


Former Lord Mayor presents cheques to chosen charities

The Former Lord Mayor of Plymouth has presented two local charities with cheques totalling more than £8,000. Councillor Pauline Murphy, together with consort Councillor Brian Vincent, held a number of events during her year in office to raise money for the South West Mesothelioma Support Group and Frontline Veterans Support. Frontline Veterans Support helps veterans […]


Projects to upgrade three libraries to get underway

Plymouth’s plan to transform and modernise its libraries is getting into gear with funding for the first set of improvement projects now approved. Meeting spaces are to be created in three existing libraries at Crownhill, Devonport and Southway so that the buildings can host a wider range of events to encourage people to use libraries […]


Working together to prevent tombstoning in Plymouth

Plymouth police and city council will be joining forces in a campaign aimed at preventing serious injury and death on the Hoe foreshore and other sites this summer. One man died from tombstoning in Plymouth in 2016 and many more have received serious injuries. Risks of tombstoning include: High risk of death or life-changing injuries […]


Livewell Southwest win contract for Health Improvement

Livewell Southwest have been selected to continue to deliver health improvement services in Plymouth for at least the next three years. Livewell are Plymouth City Council’s current provider and after a competitive contract tendering process will continue to deliver a suite of integrated health improvement services that support the population of Plymouth to improve their […]


Work begins on Colin Campbell Court

Work on Colin Campbell Court has begun. Teams from Gilpin Demolition were on site on 8 August to begin bringing down three buildings on the corner of New George Street, which overlooks the court. Numbers 109, 111 and 113 have already been extensively surveyed and gutted inside in readiness for the heavy machinery. Plymouth City Council […]


Topping out ceremony takes place at Oceansgate

The names of the first new building to go up inside the pioneering Oceansgate marine technology campus were unveiled as part of a topping out ceremony today. Council Leader Ian Bowyer helped fit a pane of glass at the highest point of the first building to be constructed within the former naval yard for the […]


Wind in the sails for the Mayflower trails

Plymouth’s plans to mark the sailing of the Mayflower as part of the 2020 global commemorations are now under starters orders. Three historic trails, which will form part of a national network of trails, will be created in Plymouth as part of a package of physical changes designed to bring to life the story of […]


Parking changes to help residents

Residents living close to the city centre will find it easier to park after changes to parking restrictions have been introduced. The new scheme, which will benefit residents living between Central Park and Mutley Plain, aims to maximise available parking by removing some double yellow lines and merging permit parking zones, which will allow residents […]


Power cut affects internal phone lines

A power cut in one of our buildings has affected the system we use to manage our internal phone lines. While customers can still get through on our switchboard number (668000) staff are only able to deal with certain types of enquiry and cannot currently transfer calls through to specific teams. If your enquiry is […]


Bus lane enforcement cameras on Exeter Street

The Plymouth Herald is running a story today about bus lane enforcement on Exeter Street, suggesting we have recently installed ‘a clutch of cameras’ near the entrance to the Friary Retail Park and that more ‘are being put up to catch bus lane cheats’. To clarify, there are two cameras on the lighting column pictured […]


2017 Veterans’ Jobs Fair will be bigger and better

A jobs fair for Armed Forces Veterans in Plymouth promises to be the biggest and best yet, with loads of great opportunities from a range of employers. The event, which has been organised by Plymouth’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 September 2017 from […]


Stonehouse Creek Centre’s future secured

The future for Stonehouse Creek Community Centre looks bright as a lease of the facility is to be granted to a new operator. Plymouth City Council invited organisations to submit expressions of interest in running the popular community centre, after the previous operators went into administration and the premises were handed back to the Council […]


Going to the Lido? Cover Up Mate

One of the UK’s most iconic outdoor leisure venues which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is teaming up with Plymouth City Council and NHS England to promote staying safe in the sun. Tinside Lido, which is run by Everyone Active, is supporting the #CoverUpMate campaign throughout the summer holidays. Staff at the Lido are […]


Plymouth’s coach station gets a national first

Plymouth’s coach station has been awarded the first-ever Safer Coach Station accreditation.   The British Parking Association has awarded accreditation for safe bus stations for several years, but has now launched a new accreditation for long-distance scheduled coach services – and Plymouth’s new coach station is the first to receive it! The £4.8 million coach […]