Members wanted for councillor allowances panel

Plymouth City Council is looking for local residents to sit on a panel which reviews allowances paid to its councillors. Volunteers will form part of the review panel which will meet approximately six times between April and June 2017. The panel will consider a variety of information relating to councillors’ allowances, before making their final […]


Steps in the right direction for Jennycliff

A much missed view of Plymouth is now open once more to beach lovers, thanks to a Council led project to rebuild the path to Jennycliff Beach. The beach had to be placed off limits as a safety precaution after storm damage in 2014 and erosion from the high tides undermined the cliff which has […]


Plymouth care providers raise more than £700 for Derriford Children’s charity

A raffle held by local care workers and Plymouth City Council has raised £732 for Derriford Hospital’s Children’s Happy Hospital Fund. The cheque was presented by members of the Council’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Team (QAIT) to Sue Rodgers, Play Specialist Team Leader at Derriford Hospital earlier this month. The Children’s Happy Hospital Fund at […]


Burn calories and spring clean our woodlands

Plymouth residents are being invited to get active, get outside into the great outdoors and spring clean the city’s green spaces as part of the Great British Spring Clean. Active Neighbourhoods Plymouth is supporting the UK’s Great British Spring Clean campaign in March this year, running three events to tidy up local woodlands at Budshead […]


Station regeneration plan gets funding boost

The journey to create a better welcome for Plymouth’s 2.5 million rail passengers will be able to start, thanks to the Government cash boost of £43.57 million to the Heart of the South West LEP to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. Plymouth looks set to get around £4.7 million towards the cost […]


Update on Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme

Work to improve a key junction on one of the busiest roads into the city is nearing completion. The Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme aims to reduce congestion between Peverell Park Road and Torr Lane, improving journey times for motorists and service reliability for buses on this busy route. It will also improve road safety […]


Keeping the city as green as possible

Huge efforts have been made to strike an appropriate balance between the need for growth, setting aside sites for employment to create jobs and much-needed new homes, while making sure there is enough green space in and around all the neighbourhoods across the city. Thousands of hectares of green space will enjoy protection from development […]


Getting involved pays off for Stoke residents

Plymouth’s Paradise Field is to remain just that – a field. Strategic planners have rejected a proposal for the site in Stoke to have houses built on it after 230 people objected to the idea and commented on the site as part of the Joint Local Plan consultation process. The latest version of the Plymouth […]


Lord Mayor Designate Councillor Wendy Foster

The new Lord Mayor Designate for 2017/18 has been announced for Plymouth. Councillor Wendy Foster has been a Plymstock Radford ward councillor since 2000 and was Lady Mayoress in 2009/10 when her husband Councillor Ken Foster was Lord Mayor. Councillor Foster was born in Stoke, Devonport and worked as a secretary for the Ambulance Officer […]


Wild Hedges for Urban Edges in Central Park

Plymouth residents are invited to join the Tree Council together with Plymouth Tree Partnership at Swarthmore Allotments to plant wild hedges this Saturday.. The ‘Wild Hedges for Urban Edges’ initiative will help to connect Plymouth residents to the natural environment, by growing wild fruit bushes. The project aims to ‘bring communities together to plant and […]


Help Ernesettle get fruity this half term!

People are being invited to help plant a wild hedge at Ernesettle Creek tomorrow (Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 February).  The Active Neighbourhoods team will be at the creek planting the hedge with plants that will provide free, healthy, seasonal food including blackthorn, hawthorn, apple and plums. Active Neighbourhoods has teamed up with the ‘Wild […]


Council to tackle traffic bottleneck in north of city

Plans to tackle one of Plymouth’s worst traffic bottlenecks have been given the green light. We have allocated £420,000 for design work on a scheme to alleviate congestion at the notorious pinch point between Woolwell Roundabout and The George. We have also committed more than £15 million in its capital budget to deliver the scheme, which will […]


Plan for Libraries: what we mean by ‘outreach’

As part of our Plan for Libraries we’re proposing to invest in a smaller network of high-quality libraries that are welcoming and vibrant, where our customers can expect the same great experience and services we see at the popular Central Library. Everyone will be within two miles of a library building and whichever one you […]


Building industry support for driving up local construction skills

Five new project sponsors have invested in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership which aims to work collaboratively to overcome the skills crisis facing the local construction industry. National construction contractor Willmott Dixon, regional company Gilpin Demolition, nationwide building services contractor T Clarke, professional construction consultancy Ward Williams Associates, and CITB the industry training board […]


Plymouth City Council welcomes Housing White Paper

Plymouth City Council welcomes the long-awaited Housing White Paper that was published this week. The White Paper demonstrates that the Government has been listening to what local authorities have been saying for some time now, about how we can accelerate housing delivery and provide more affordable homes that meet people’s needs. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy […]