Lord Mayor Designate announces deputy

Lord Mayor Designate, Councillor Mrs Wendy Foster has announced that Councillor Nick Kelly will be her Deputy Lord Mayor when she takes office in May. Councillor Kelly, who represents Moor View ward, works as an independent financial advisor. Born in Plymouth he attended Plymstock School, where he is now an academy governor. Having started his […]


Dementia Friendly shopping day in Plymouth 27 March

For people living with dementia daily tasks can become difficult or sometimes daunting. Shopping in particular can be a stressful experience for people with dementia who are often left feeling vulnerable. Plymouth City Council in collaboration with Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance and the Healthy High Streets Group are working together to ensure Plymouth is a […]


National Child Measurement Programme is under way

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), which is currently in its twelfth year, is currently under way in Plymouth. The programme requires all local authorities in England to weigh and measure children in Reception and Year 6 classes during the school year. It gathers population-level data to allow analysis of trends in underweight, healthy weight, […]


Plymouth Central Library up for major award

Plymouth’s Central Library has been shortlisted for the Bookseller magazine’s Library of the Year award. It is the second year in a row that a Plymouth library has been up for one of the British Book Awards. The Central Library, which moved to its current location in March 2016, has proved a real success, with […]


Plymouth City Council supports new drive to get residents more physically active with walks and the launch of a free phone app

Plymouth City Council is supporting a new drive to encourage local adults to build more physical activity into their lives by simply walking briskly for at least ten continuous minutes every day. A daily brisk 10 minute walk can make people feel better, more energetic and improve their mood. Over time it can also help […]


Council apprentices up for a challenge

A team of nine apprentices from Plymouth City Council is competing in the national Brathay Apprenticeship Challenge. The team are currently taking part in regional heats and are assessed on their delivery of a community project that benefits young people in the local area, as well as activities that raise the profile of apprenticeships within the […]


Parents across Devon and Cornwall asked to join the fight against Child Sexual Exploitation

Plymouth, Torbay, Cornwall and Devon Safeguarding Children Boards and Devon and Cornwall Police have teamed up to promote awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) to parents. To coincide with Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on 18 March led by national charity National Working Group (NWG) all the Boards, working with Devon and Cornwall Police, local […]


Plan for Libraries: Our five key priorities

As part of our draft Plan for Libraries we want to ensure everyone is within two miles of a modern, fully equipped library that offers the same quality experience and facilities as all the others. Some parts of the city currently benefit from much better library facilities than others, with some residents being completely without […]


Plymouth Car Park wins national award

Plymouth’s newest car park has picked up a prestigious award at the British Parking awards. The British Parking Awards is an independent competition that recognises the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work. Mayflower Street West Car Park beat off competition from other councils and the private sector to be named the […]


Comment on the soundness of our Joint Local Plan

People across Plymouth, the South Hams and West Devon will be able to comment on proposals outlined in the Joint Local Plan ahead of it being submitted to a Government inspector. A final consultation starts today (15 March) and runs until 26 April, but there are strict guidelines about what people can comment on and […]


Making parking simpler in Plymouth

A raft of new parking arrangements designed to make parking that bit simpler in Plymouth will come into effect from 1 April. Cheaper long-stay parking, simpler tariffs and tickets that can be used in more than one place are part of a package of measures to help shoppers and visitors park more easily. Smart meters […]


Plymouth gearing up for new road maintenance contract

Preparations are progressing well for the transfer of Plymouth’s road maintenance services to South West Highways (SWH) in April. Some functions are moving back to the Council under the new contract to ensure greater control over which works are carried out where and when. Functions we will manage include: inspections, audits and road safety; co-ordination and licensing […]


Register office site explained

Some proposals outlined in our Joint Local Plan are making headlines, including the Register Office site. The land at Lockyer Street is allocated as a mixed use development, including a hotel, in the Joint Local Plan, which is a long term look at what sort of development we would like to see and where in […]


Plan for Libraries – your views matter

We’re consulting on plans to radically change our library services and we want as many people as possible to tell us what they think. Whether you’re a regular visitor to the library, occasionally download eBooks online or don’t even have a membership card we want to hear from you. Visitor numbers and lending figures are […]


Depot to get a makeover to improve facilities

The Council’s main depot at Prince Rock is to get a makeover as part of a project to improve facilities for staff, customers and partners. A delegated decision has been signed by Council leader Ian Bowyer giving the go-ahead for the project to modernise offices and work space for staff at the site, update customer […]


Closure order on property after reports of drugs, guns and anti-social behaviour

Plymouth Magistrates have granted a closure order on a property in Plymouth after ongoing problems with drugs, guns and anti-social behaviour. Plymouth City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team applied for the closure on 172 Grenville Road, working with Devon and Cornwall Police, following months of anti-social behaviour at the house that the court heard was being […]


Peirson House statement

A legal challenge against a Plymouth planning decision has been refused permission to proceed by the Planning High Court after a judge ruled that the proposed grounds for the judicial review were ‘wholly unarguable’ and came close to being ‘certified as totally without merit.’ The Hoe Conservation and Residents Association brought the judicial review claim […]