Teat’s Hill to open with community event

A unique Plymouth play park is celebrating a recent makeover with an event for all of the family. Teat’s Hill in Coxside has benefitted from a new amphitheatre and improved play facilities as part of an ongoing programme across the city. To celebrate, the Council will be hosting an event at the park from 11am […]


Top prize for Nelson Project

The Nelson Project has been recognised at the Royal Town Planning Institute for Planning Excellence Awards. The Stonehouse-based self-build accommodation won the Excellence in Planning for Homes award in the large schemes section at a ceremony held in London last week. The Nelson Project is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, Liverty, the Community Self […]


Work begins on Central Park events field

Work will begin on the latest part of the Central Park improvements plan this week. The Events Field, located to the south west of the clock tower, between the skate park and the play area, is due to get a long-awaited makeover to ensure that it is fit for the future. Regular visitors to the […]


Making cycling in Plymouth accessible for all

New Access Bike scheme – information stand on Armada Way (near Costa and Flannels) at Lord Mayor’s Festival Saturday 26 May 9am – 4pm A new scheme ‘Access Bike’ is being launched in Plymouth aimed at making cycling more accessible for all, including those with disabilities. Access Plymouth is hiring out two adaptable trikes and […]


Gap in finances top priority for new lead

The new man in charge of the city’s purse strings has expressed his anger at finding a £2.4 million gap in the Council’s finances. Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance said: “I’ve had my first meeting to review the city’s finances and was pretty angry to find that as the new Labour administration, we […]


Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon

A massive congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon. It was one of our biggest events to date, with more than 4,000 runners signed up and thousands of spectators turning out to cheer them on. It was also fantastic to see over 3,000 children complete their own half […]


New artificial pitches open at Manadon

Work to create a brand new sports facility for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities reached a major milestone yesterday as young footballers took to its artificial playing pitches for the first time. The Football Association-standard third generation pitch, which also boasts new floodlights and security fencing, is now open for use – marking the completion […]


Council’s top political leadership team is announced

  Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has announced the top political team that will lead the authority’s new Labour administration. The 10-strong Cabinet will be responsible for running of the Council and making the key decisions following the Annual Meeting on Friday 18 May. Councillor Evans said the team would immediately start implementing the […]


Dementia Action Week (21 – 27 May 2018)

A range of activities are taking place in Plymouth to mark Dementia Action Week 2018. Organisations such as Plymouth City Council, Drake Circus, Improving Lives Plymouth, Age UK Plymouth, Moments Café and Community Hub and Derriford Hospital are taking part in events throughout the week to raise awareness of dementia and to encourage individuals and […]


Could you be a Foster Carer?

Plymouth City Council’s Fostering team is on a mission to find people with time, energy, motivation and a spare bedroom who are able to care for some of Plymouth’s most vulnerable young people as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign, which is underway now until 27 May. Foster Care Fortnight, co-ordinated by UK-wide […]


Plymouth Thriving for Mental Health Awareness Week

People across Plymouth are sharing examples of how they help themselves and others to thrive as we approach Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May 2018). This year Thrive Plymouth focuses on mental health and wellbeing, and individuals and organisations across the city have been working with Plymouth City Council on a range of […]


Looking for Silence in Efford Marsh

Listen up: There’s a really unusual event going on at Efford Marsh and it involves a lot of noise. The sounds of nature will be taking centre stage in a ‘soundscape’ project called ‘Looking for Silence’ which takes place on 13 May. It’s an arts project by Take a Part, artists Nicholas Leverington and Nadja […]


Labour victory in local elections

Plymouth City Council has a new Labour administration after the party gained four seats in yesterday’s local elections. Labour now have 31 councillors, compared to the Conservatives’ 26. Overall turnout was 35.07 per cent. Visit our local election results page to view the full results and turnout for each ward. The Council leader and Cabinet […]


Poole Farm Open Day

Plymouth’s first community farm is hosting its first ever open day. Poole Farm, an integral part of the new Derriford Community Park, will be open to the public on Saturday 28 April to celebrate the work that people and partners have put in to the farm so far. The project provides the opportunity for people […]


Plymouth primary school places decided

Families across Plymouth will find out today which primary school their children will be going to in September. This year’s figures show that 98.96 per cent of city children were allocated one of their three preferences this year, with 93.93 per cent receiving their first preference. Meanwhile, 3.89 per cent of children received their second […]


Survey works planned for eastern corridor

Further survey and investigative works in support of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements scheme will begin from next week. Starting on Monday 16 April and finishing on Friday 27 April, the works will allow the Council to better understand the ground conditions in the area between Marsh Mills roundabout and the Glen Road junction at […]


Opportunity to run Guildhall bars

Local bar operators are being invited to an open day to find out more about how they can run the Plymouth Guildhall bar. The Guildhall bar is a prime location for a wide range of events such as graduations, award ceremonies, boxing, fairs, gala dinners, private functions and is becoming increasingly popular venue for weddings. […]


Register to vote – one week left

If you want to vote in the local elections on Thursday 3 May and aren’t already on the electoral register you have just one week left to sign up. The deadline for registering is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote […]


Derriford Transport Scheme update

Carriageway works for the Derriford Transport Scheme are substantially complete and traffic restrictions were lifted overnight on Thursday 29 March as planned. As explained previously, there is still some footway surfacing to be carried out but this will only require short sections of the bus lane to be closed outside peak hours. Crews also need […]