Younger divers’ chance to shine

Some of the best young divers in the world will be showcasing their skills at the Plymouth Life Centre from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 April. The British Elite Junior Diving Championships – the top domestic competition for young divers – are returning to the city for a third year. Competitors will be aged between […]


Freya’s Play Day

A Plympton schoolgirl has cut the ribbon at the new and improved Boringdon Close play park. Freya Martin, 9, was the guest of honour at the park where antiquated and tired equipment has been replaced by a dynamic ‘supernova’ roundabout, bird’s nest swing, and much more. Freya, who lives nearby, wrote to her MP to […]


Plans revealed for this year’s Armed Forces Day

Exciting plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day have been revealed at the official launch on the Hoe. The annual celebration of Plymouth’s proud military history will be held on the Hoe on Saturday 30 June and as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the event will include special commemorations […]


Progress report on Elizabethan House

Scaffolding will be going up shortly around the city’s Elizabethan House as part of an ambitious programme to bring the 400 year old building back to life. Four centuries of building material will be carefully stripped back as part of a sensitive and difficult assessment into the condition of the house which has survived the […]


Better Places £13 million boost

Plymouth’s plans to transform the heart of the city centre will get a £13 million boost to crack on with the exciting project to create Better Places.  Last week exciting concepts were unveiled to give residents, shoppers and businesses the chance to see some of the changes being put forward to revitalise the city’s heart. […]


Contractor appointed for playing pitch plans

Work on improving Plymouth’s playing pitches will begin next month. Facilities at Higher Efford, Bond Street and Central Park will all get a makeover as part of the ongoing Plymouth Plan for Playing Pitches. Following a competitive procurement process, the council have appointed contractor Agripower to undertake the works. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and […]


Environmental enforcement officers hit the streets

Plymouth City Council’s new environmental enforcement officers have hit the streets of the city. Having teamed up with Kingdom Services Group last month, officers will today be on patrol for the very first time. Tasked with preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping, the officers will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders. […]


New kit for Plymouth’s green spaces

A brand new fleet of state-of-the-art grass cutting equipment will cover a massive 55 million square metres this summer. Over £500,000 was invested in new ground maintenance equipment in January to keep the city’s parks neat, verges tidy and wildflower meadows at their best. Ride on mowers with flail decks especially designed for wildflower meadows […]


Poetry in the play park

Children from a local school are adding some unique magic to one of Central Park’s exciting new assets. The enchanting toddler area, which is being built as part of the improvements to the play park, will feature logs with words and poetry devised by pupils from Montpelier Primary School. Over the next few weeks, the […]


Find out how you can do business with the Council

Plymouth businesses are being invited to a special event to find out how they can work with the Council. The Council is launching a new round of tendering for business to deliver its maintenance contracts on things like the upkeep of war memorials and historic forts, libraries and corporate office buildings. To explain the process […]


Going behind the scenes of Plymouth’s construction sites

Key national and regional construction contractors are opening major construction sites across Plymouth this month. As part of the national ‘Open Doors’ campaign, delivered by Build UK in partnership with the Construction industry Training Board (CITB), the Council led Building Plymouth partnership is offering a unique chance for local people to see behind the scenes at […]


Share your views on proposals for Charlton Road junction

Drivers, residents and businesses are being asked to comment on new safety improvement proposals for the junction of Tavistock Road and Charlton Road. The junction is a known accident hotspot and there have been ongoing concerns about safety there over a number of years. We consulted with local residents last year on access options after the […]


Plymouth celebrates empty homes success so far

Plymouth City Council is celebrating the success of its ongoing empty homes work as four more properties, which between them had been empty for more than 33 years, become available again. In November the Council reported that three derelict homes were being sold at auction. Four months have passed since the auction at Shobrook & […]


Draft Plan for Plastics launched

A bold bid to phase out single use plastics in Plymouth has been agreed at Cabinet on 13 March. The report being considered would see an Ocean City Plastics Task Force set up to co-ordinate a citywide effort to rid the city of the majority of single use plastics. A draft Plan for Plastics is […]


Free parking on the Plain

Plymouth City Council is set to bring free car parking to Mutley Plain. Shoppers using the Mutley Barracks car park, situated at the northern end of Mutley Plain, will be able to park for free for one hour from the end of April. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet member for Transport and Housing Delivery, said: “This […]


Next phase of Langage Business Park taking shape

A huge steel frame has been erected at Langage Business Park as the next phase of building work gets into gear.  All the ground work and preparation work at the site has been completed by local construction contractor Ryearch who have been making great progress since the start of the project last October. The Council […]


Bus pass fraud man fined

An Eggbuckland man who attempted to get a free bus ride by using his mum’s concessionary travel pass has been ordered to pay a total of £230 by Plymouth magistrates. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to three offences under the Public Service Vehicles Regulations 1990 and one offence contrary to the Fraud Act. He was fined […]


Failure to declare leads to court

People claiming single person’s discount on their Council Tax are being warned to tell the council if someone moves in – or they could end up in court. The discount entitles people to 25 per cent off their Council Tax but failure to declare another person living with them could cost them time, money and […]


Plymouth celebrates Commonwealth Day 12 March 2018

Event: Commonwealth Flag Raising Ceremony Venue: Plymouth Guildhall Flagpoles Date: Monday 12 March 2018 Time: 10am Plymouth will be marking Commonwealth Day at a special flag raising ceremony to mark the occasion on 12 March. Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Wendy Foster will read out the Commonwealth Affirmation then Plymouth City Council Leader, Councillor Ian […]


More disabled facilities grants available in Plymouth

More disabled people will be able to live independently in their own homes in Plymouth after the City Council received additional funding from the Government. In last year’s Autumn Budget, it was announced that an additional £42 million of capital funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) in 2017/18 financial year would be provided for […]