First detailed designs for crematorium revealed

The first designs for Plymouth’s proposed new crematorium have been revealed. Showing light and open ceremony spaces with large windows the designs are in keeping with the desire to provide a modern quality facility, fit for the future. The plans have been developed with help from feedback received during consultation events held through the summer. Throughout […]


Plymouth standing strong against modern slavery

Following an announcement at Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Meeting last week residents of Plymouth are being taught how to recognise, and challenge suspected cases of modern slavery. Councillor Sally Haydon, Cabinet Member for Customer Focus and Community Safety, said “I am really pleased to see that partners across the city are promoting ways in which […]


More hefty fines for dropping litter

Fourteen more people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court this week.. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the environmental enforcement officers, working for Kingdom Services Group on behalf of the Council, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained […]


It’s open!

The Central Park Play Space is now open! Packed full with new equipment and with an environmental and nature-themed design, the area is bigger and better than before and promises to make the park a destination for local families and visitors alike. Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet member for the Environment and Streetscene joined pupils from […]


Demolition of Stirling House begins

Work on Plymouth’s latest service veteran self-build project has taken a significant step forward. Demolition work has started at Stirling House on Honicknowle Green to make way for a proposed new housing development where over half of the 25 homes will be for service veteran self-builders. There will also be housing for local families. Following […]


Geothermal energy rocks!

Something hot and heavy is happening in the city centre. Contractors Dunelm Geotechnical have started drilling a trial borehole up to 100m deep to begin the investigation for renewable heat from the limestone seams on land outside the Civic Centre. This geothermal energy source has the potential to heat and cool buildings at lower cost […]


Partners in Plymouth launch new Four Greens Wellbeing Hub

Local partners in Plymouth joined together to launch the latest of the city’s planned 12 Wellbeing Hubs. The new Four Greens Wellbeing Hub was officially launched by partners including Plymouth City Council, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Four Greens Community Trust, who are hosting the Hub. The launch comes […]


Operation Rogue Trader results

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted this week by Plymouth Trading Standards working with Devon and Cornwall Police and partner agencies as part of Operation Rogue Trader. Officers from Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards worked on a week of activity including a joint enforcement day with counterparts from Devon and Cornwall Police, the […]


Pledge to continue support for Operation Encompass

Plymouth City Council has pledged to continue supporting a scheme which was set up locally to support children witnessing or experiencing domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is already running across 33 police forces but has recently secured Home Office funding of £163,000 to enable the scheme to be introduced across all 43 police force areas in […]


What you told us about Plymouth’s trees

Plymouth City Council wants to thank everyone who took the time to respond to its survey on the city’s trees. The Council carried out public engagement to help shape the city’s Plan for Trees between Monday 20 August and Sunday 16 September, and in total 1,105 residents responded to the survey, though the council engaged […]


Forget Me Not wall opens at Weston Mill

The Baby Garden at Weston Mill Cemetery has a new feature. Established in 1984, the Baby Garden is a separate area for families who have lost little ones and was designed as a place for quiet contemplation. Now, in partnership with bereavement charity Little Things & Co, the Council have jointly designed and commissioned a […]


Plymouth City Council commits to tackling modern slavery

Plymouth City Council has committed today to tackle modern slavery. Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Housing and Co-operative Development signed the Charter Against Modern Slavery on behalf of Plymouth City Council at the Cabinet meeting today. Is it estimated that there are 13,000 people affected by slavery though trafficking and exploitation each year. The […]


Trial 30mph limit for Tavistock Road

We will be trialling a reduced speed limit of 30mph along the A386 Tavistock Road between the Manadon flyover (Outland Road) and Runway Road (north of Derriford roundabout) from Wednesday 17 October. An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is being introduced as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme and will be valid for 18 months, with […]


Top team to fit out The Box

An internationally renowned company which helped Belfast showcase the Titanic and the Science Museum to tell the cosmonaut’s story has been selected to fit out The Box in Plymouth. Specialist fit-out contractors The Hub are expected to be awarded the contract to transform the interior of The Box on North Hill into a place of […]


Spice should not be reclassified

Plymouth City Council will not be supporting the Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s call for the synthetic drug ‘spice’ to be reclassified from a Class B to Class A. Council leader Tudor Evans has written on the advice of the city’s Director of Public Health to the commissioner Alison Hernandez arguing that reclassification […]


Plymouth confirmed as host city for British Art Show 9

The UK’s largest touring exhibition of contemporary British Art will be heading to Plymouth again in 2021, following the official announcement by London’s Hayward Gallery that the city has been selected as one of the four host locations for British Art Show 9 (BAS 9). Plymouth will join Manchester, Wolverhampton and Aberdeen for the ninth […]


Plymouth families help to shape future service

Families in Plymouth have helped to shape the future of children’s health and care services as part of a process to choose which organisations will deliver those services from April 2019. The Council’s Cabinet will now be recommended to name community interest company Livewell Southwest as the ‘preferred bidder’ for the provision of the city’s […]


New library challenge for Plymouth’s children

Our library service is introducing a new all year round library challenge for children. The Findalots Library Challenge will launch in all Plymouth libraries during National Libraries Week (8 to 13 October). Aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds, all children who sign up will receive a special Findalots library card and an activity journal. Each month […]