Investment for major Plymouth route

A major traffic pinch-point in the east of Plymouth is set for investment. A total of £510,000 has been allocated to further explore the feasibility of widening junctions and managing heavy traffic on the section of the A379 that runs between Pomphlett Roundabout and The Ride. These changes will provide significant journey time improvements into […]


Plans for Central Park Café submitted

The proposed new Central Park café has taken a major step towards reality after designs were submitted for planning permission. The café is one of the flagship projects of the Central Park Masterplan, which sees a £9 million investment in one of Plymouth’s most popular green spaces. Located adjacent to the clock tower, one of […]


Skatepark ready to roll

The designs for Central Park’s new skatepark have been finalised and work will begin on the site in the new year. As part of the wider improvements to the park, Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks to revamp the skatepark and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right […]


Double investment at Bond Street

A Plymouth playing field is set for a double dose of investment. The park at Bond Street, Southway, will be home to a brand new play park as well as a number of new sports pitches as two ongoing improvement projects combine. The children’s play park, delivered by the Hands Up for Plymouth Play project, […]


Beefing up team that tackles untidy land and buildings

Plymouth City Council is expanding its planning compliance team in response to calls from residents and councillors to look at planning issues that affect where people live. A new compliance officer, Josephine Maddick has joined the team as part of the Council’s commitment to protect Plymouth’s unique environment and take swift action against unauthorised planning […]


New-look live music event for Plymouth in 2018

We’re bringing a new-look live music event to Plymouth Hoe next summer. ‘Ocean City Sounds’ will build on the huge success of MTV Crashes Plymouth, which has seen the likes of Little Mix, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kaiser Chiefs and most recently world number one DJ Martin Garrix wow thousands on Plymouth Hoe over the last four […]


Noisy neighbour pays high price for nuisance

A noisy neighbour with an eclectic taste in music has been ordered to pay a total of £4,133.50, following a successful prosecution by Plymouth City Council. A 43 year-old woman from the North Prospect area of Plymouth was found guilty in her absence of eight breaches of a Noise Abatement Notice, given to her in February, […]


Work starts on Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to improve walking and cycling links between the Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge will get under way on Monday 8 January. The route, which forms part of the South West Coast Path and National Cycle Network route 27, will benefit from improved road crossings, new and improved footways and off-road cycle paths, on-road cycle […]


Momentum builds for Mayflower 400

Plymouth is gearing up for Mayflower in 2020 with a series of incredible projects that will ensure the city looks its best in time for this landmark year. A number of big projects which are worth a total of £175 million will get into full swing in the New Year and will transform parts of […]


Derriford traffic restrictions to be lifted early

A number of the traffic restrictions in place for the Derriford Transport Scheme are expected to be lifted before the end of the programme, bringing welcome relief to motorists. We have been working with our contractor Amey to free up as much road space as possible, as early as possible, ahead of the scheme’s completion. Councillor […]


Weston Mill Recycling Centre set to re-open

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is re-opening after a £200,000 upgrade. Residents who visit the site from 9.30am on Monday 18 December will see a brand new drainage system has been installed and that the site has been completely resurfaced. New road markings designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using […]


Temporary stop notice issued

We are acting on a complaint that Persimmon is carrying out construction work on new homes at Plymstock Quarry on Saturdays after 1pm and on Sundays, in breach of agreed hours of working at the site under the terms of their planning permission. This has happened for the last two weekends and possibly on other […]


New life for Old Dairy

A dilapidated and forgotten old farm building has been transformed into a new animal care centre. The Old Dairy at Poole Farm has undergone an extensive renovation and is now home to a number of Animal Care and Land Management courses run by Duchy College. The farm can now accommodate guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and […]


Research into Bretonside coffin uncovers Cookworthy connection

The lead coffin recovered during the demolition of the Bretonside bus station last week has been revealed to be Elizabeth, daughter of well-known Plymouth porcelain manufacturer William Cookworthy. Investigations carried out by South West Archaeology, with support from the Council’s historic environment officer, have found that a name plate on the coffin identifies the remains […]


Elizabethan House set for work

Specialists architects DHV Architects (Dittrich Hudson Vasetti) will be carrying out investigative works on Plymouth’s Elizabethan House project. The Bristol based firm will be carrying out an explorative programme of work to get the full picture of the extent of the repairs required. This initial phase could take up to six months and will mean […]


‘Museum On Tour’ moves to House of Fraser

Shoppers and visitors to one of Plymouth’s flagship stores will get the chance to experienc the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme from 9 December. Objects, images, film footage and what’s on information will be displayed in selected areas on floors 4 and 5 of House of Fraser, Royal Parade and will remain on show throughout 2018. […]


Play improvement programme continues

Play parks at Hooe Green and Dean Cross are the latest to have been made over as part of an ongoing play improvements scheme. Meanwhile, work has also started on parks at Peacock Meadow, Boringdon Close, Plympton St Maurice, and at Mutley Park as the Hands Up For Plymouth Play programme ramps up. Improvements across […]


Agreement brokered by Council leader and local MP for repairs to Sutton Harbour Footbridge

An agreement has been brokered between Plymouth City Council, the Environment Agency and Sutton Harbour Holdings plc for repairs to enable the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge to re-open. Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Bowyer and MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Luke Pollard brokered the agreement between Sutton Harbour Holdings plc and the Environment […]


Christmas tree put up in Baby Garden

A Christmas tree has been placed in the Baby Garden at Weston Mill Cemetery. The tree has been provided in partnership with baby bereavement charity Little Things & Co to offer parents an opportunity for remembrance of their baby at a very difficult time of year. Parents who have lost a baby can have a […]


Council on track to restore confidence in Election Service

The Electoral Commission has just published its report on the General Election 2017 which notes the four key issues with Plymouth City Council’s handling of the election were around poll cards, postal votes, removal of voters from the register and the incorrect declaration at the count. These issues were identified in Dr Smith’s Independent Review, […]