Reducing plastics at the British Fireworks Championships

Council working with partners to exclude fireworks that include unnecessary plastics Catering at the event will also reduce single-use plastics like cutlery and straws Plymouth City Council is working with key partners to reduce single-use plastics at the British Firework Championships, the city’s biggest annual event. Taking place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 August […]


Awesome August in Britain’s Ocean City

“Get out! Get out and enjoy August’s amazing events!” That’s the message from Plymouth City Council this summer. A stonking calendar of free and fun family events has been put together and after months of careful planning and preparation, it’s time to play. Deputy leader Councillor Pete Smith said: “August is awesome in Plymouth. We’ve […]


Best advice for all parents and babies in the city

Children’s centres in Plymouth have been awarded a Certificate of Commitment from Unicef UK, in recognition of the steps they are taking to improve care and increase the city’s breastfeeding rates. The children’s centres, run by Barnardo’s, Action for Children and Lark, have joined forces and changed the way they support Plymouth’s parents. The changes […]


Lunch at the library is back

Our libraries service is feeding minds and tummies again this summer by joining in with CATERed’s Big Summer Food Tour for Lunch at the Library. Every Wednesday in August, children pick up a free lunch and join in with family friendly activities at their local library. Lunch will be provided at all Plymouth libraries and […]


Plymouth’s Marine Tech Expo returning in 2020

Plymouth’s Marine Tech Expo will return to the city from 30 June to 3 July 2020, as part of the Mayflower 400 programme of events. This four day expo offers a platform to showcase, network and collaborate with the world class marine technology sector that exists in the South West. The event will also offer […]


Party in the park as café opens

The new Central Park cafe is open! Named the Meadow Cafe and operated by Council partners FullyCATERed, the brand new, purpose-built eatery is the flagship project of the overall Central Park improvements project The cafe will promote a healthy menu and will use produce sourced from local suppliers, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk, […]


Mount Batten beach reopens

Plymouth City Council is pleased to announce that after being closed for several weeks, the majority of Mount Batten beach has reopened. It was closed in April as a health and safety precaution following the discovery of asbestos-containing materials (small pieces of cement). Signs are up around the beach to show which areas are closed […]


Dog fouling targeted with plain clothes patrols

Plain clothed environmental enforcement officers will be patrolling in Plymouth from Monday 29 July. Focussing on areas where residents have reported issues, officers will be on the lookout for those who do not pick up after their dogs. Owners who are caught not doing the right thing will be handed a fixed penalty notice for […]


Talk travel with us

Do you travel to and around Plymouth by bus, coach, train or ferry? Head to Armada Way on Thursday 25 July and share your comments, compliments and suggestions with us. We’ll be joined by teams from Plymouth Citybus, Stagecoach South West, National Express, the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and Plymouth Boat Trips, all on […]


Box-supported project wins two national awards

A community project which has been supported by The Box has won two national awards. ‘Maker Memories’ has been collecting stories and memories to help preserve the social history of Maker Camp on the Rame Peninsula. It’s already engaged with more than 16,000 people through a series of events and displays and reached nearly 250,000 […]


Partners launch new Plastics Code of Conduct

A new code of conduct to help businesses, community organisations and individuals cut down on single use plastics has been launched by partners in Plymouth. The Plan for Plastics Code of Conduct was launched jointly by members of the Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City Plastics Taskforce and Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s […]


Green Flag recognition for Central Park

Plymouth’s Central Park has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag. The Green Flag Award scheme is a national body that recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces. Devonport Park, Tothill Park, Ham Woods, West Hoe Park, The Hoe and Freedom Fields have previously been bestowed with the honour and have again retained with […]


Plymouth wins share of community cohesion fund

Four Plymouth neighbourhoods are set to benefit from funding to help with bringing their communities closer together. The Council have secured just over £500,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to run a programme which aims to bring the city’s settled and migrant communities together in Devonport, Honicknowle, St Budeaux and Efford […]


Look out for an important form

Forms are being posted to over 122,000 households across Plymouth as part of the Council’s annual 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 that the details listed and respond […]


iMayflower project to boost creative sector

Plymouth’s innovative iMayflower project could be i-mazing for the city’s flourishing creative sector. The exciting programme received £3.5 million from the Government’s Cultural Development Fund and the Council has been working with six partners, Creative England, Crowdfunder, Plymouth College of Art, Real Ideas Organisation, the University of Plymouth and Destination Plymouth to increase this investment to […]


Culvert changes better for otters!

A culvert planned to run beneath the new Forder Valley Link Road could be changed to make it better for otters – and other wildlife – to travel through it. A design has been submitted to the city’s planners with changes including an extra ledge for otters and other animals to use it as a […]


Celebrating Plymouth’s parks

Family fun days, bug hunts, pilates in the park and volunteer litter picks are among the events taking place during this month, culminating in a celebration event on 27 July for the opening of the new Central Park Café and tennis courts. Throughout July, Plymouth City Council is celebrating Plymouth’s parks with local partners as […]