Funding boost for Plymouth transport schemes

Two of Plymouth’s key transport projects have received a significant funding boost. The Department of Transport has earmarked over £8 million to help fund Forder Valley Interchange highway improvements and the Morlaix Drive Public Transport Scheme. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This really is fantastic news for Plymouth and I am […]


Life Chances Fund to change lives in Plymouth

Up to 40 women in Plymouth are set to benefit after Plymouth City Council secured an in-principle grant of £540k from the Life Chances Fund. Over the next three years, the money will go towards the development of a new service in Plymouth, specifically for families experiencing a cycle of repeated care proceedings, to try […]


Electoral canvass teams visiting homes in the city

Over two thirds of Plymouth’s households have responded so far in the Council’s annual electoral canvass, which checks that the right people are registered to vote at each address. Forms were posted in August to over 100,000 households across Plymouth. From 20 October teams of canvassers will be visiting the households that haven’t responded yet […]


Second phase at Langage gets underway

The second phase of the successful business park at Langage is underway. Diggers are now on site to begin work on 30,000sqft of flexible, commercial workspace, ready for businesses to move into. More jobs could be on the cards for local people as a result of the council investing £3.2 million into creating a modern, […]


Stay Well This Winter in Plymouth: Flu jabs launch 2017

Health leaders in Plymouth are kicking off the annual Stay Well This Winter campaign by getting their flu jabs. Dr Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health and Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Memnber for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council decided to lead by example by getting their flu vaccinations up at the Mount Gould Local […]


More than half of the children awaiting adoption in the south west are in sibling groups

57 percent of the children in the South West waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of two or more according to new information published today to mark National Adoption Week (16-22 October). Figures from national adoption information service, First4Adoption, based on the latest government information, show that sibling groups wait longer […]


Service veterans move in to self-built homes

Veterans who built their own homes in Plymouth have been celebrated with a housewarming party in their honour. The Nelson Project saw ex-service personnel help with the construction of a 24-home site that includes 12 self-build homes for military veterans and 12 mixed use affordable homes, including supported housing. Local MPs Johnny Mercer and Luke […]


Traffic signal problem in Derriford

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into the evening rush hour. A number of signals on the northern side of Derriford Roundabout were not working last night. All the signals are now working but a fault has been detected with one of our traffic […]


Young offenders make amends by getting creative

Young offenders with the Plymouth Youth Offending Team are being given a chance to make amends for their crimes by taking part in a special community reparation project. Reparation is a practical way to pay back the harm caused by young people who commit offences, either by directly repairing the harm caused or through constructive […]


Suspended sentence for fake lippy seller

A man who sold fake MAC lipstick which had over 300 times the legal amount of lead in it has been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards. The fake lippy – called ‘Lady Danger’ – was one of a number of counterfeit goods sold by a 47 year-old man  on Ebay and Facebook. The man pleaded […]


Update on works on William Prance Road

Work at the junction of William Prance Road and Tavistock Road is expected to finish in around a month. Part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, this work was originally programmed to finish by the end of this month but we have had to deal with a number of unforeseen setbacks, including the discovery of an unused asbestos […]


Winter Works to smarten up where you live

A week of action designed to spruce up every ward in Plymouth will be taking place over winter as part of a pilot scheme. The Winter Works programme is being launched to give residents more of a say about improvements to the environment where they live. The project will target all 20 wards from 9 […]


National award cements Plymouth’s self-build reputation

We’ve won a national award for our work in supporting self-build projects. The Build It! Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the custom-build, self-build and renovation sector and Plymouth has scooped the ‘best council’ title. Organisers praised us for our energy and passion in not only delivering local projects but also promoting custom build to fellow […]


Fall in love with the new look Plymouth Market

People living in and around Plymouth are being urged to fall in love with their market again after a major £3.5 million makeover. A Grand Day Out is being organised for Saturday 30 September to mark the end of the refurbishment works on the listed building. Market traders and the council hope people will take […]