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 […]


Green light to work up transport plans

A multi-million pound package of schemes to help people get to and from work in Plymouth and the wider travel to work area more easily and more quickly has been shortlisted for funding by the Department of Transport. Plymouth is one 10 cities to be given the green light to work up more detailed plans […]


Date to be dazzled – Illuminate, Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns

Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns to Royal William Yard. The incredible light-based festival, Illuminate, returns to Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard from 22 to 25 November 2018 with a host of projections and light installations set out across the yard, live performances and interactive opportunities. Claire Honey, Project Manager for the festival said: “Last year’s […]


Warning over illegal puppy breeders

Plymouth residents are being warned to look out for the signs of illegal importation when buying a puppy. The warning comes after a puppy – illegally imported from Romania, was found by a vet in the city who alerted Trading Standards officers.  The dog had not been vaccinated against rabies. The Shih Tzu puppy was […]


Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

More than 250 people came together on Saturday night for the third Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards. The annual event, organised by Plymouth City Council, is held to celebrate the role of care workers and showcase best practice across care in the city, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide domiciliary care […]


Plymouth Live story on city congestion

Plymouth Live are reporting today that ‘Plymouth drivers spend more time in traffic than most of the UK’. It is not helpful to compare delay times in cities against a national average that includes quiet rural roads. If you look at the data for the rest of England the average delay in Plymouth is much […]


Council demands continued funding post-Brexit

Council Leader, Tudor Evans, has called for the government to put in place a clear statement for how schemes funded under various European Union structural programmes will be delivered under the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK SPF) post- Brexit. The EU structural funds seek to address inequalities and economic disparities between different regions of […]


ACE chair applauds Plymouth’s culture

Some of the country’s leading arts figures were in Plymouth this week to see the amazing work going on in the city to make culture happen.  The entire governing body of the Arts Council of England – including Michael Eakin of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director of Royal Shakespeare Company and Tessa […]


Next step to restore key historic house

The regeneration of Plymouth’s Elizabethan House in the heart of the Barbican is moving on to its next phase. After carrying out a detailed investigation to understand the extent of the deterioration of the building, the first phase of work on the Grade II listed property is complete and consultation has begun on the plans […]


Toys ‘R’ Us to be parking for U

Shoppers, visitors and city centre workers will have more places to park in Plymouth’s West End – including 150 new spaces in the former Toys ‘R’ Us car park. The empty shop’s car park has been given a lick of paint – thanks to our partners Shekinah Mission – and parking bays re-marked and made […]


Litter dropping leads to court fines for 17 people

Seventeen people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the Environmental Enforcement Officers, working for Kingdom Services Group on behalf of the Council, having been witnessed dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained unpaid, […]


Next phase of Oceansgate development takes shape

The planning application for the second phase of Plymouth’s pioneering Oceansgate project has been submitted. Oceansgate, based in Devonport Dockyard’s South Yard, is transforming disused Ministry of Defence land into a hub for marine businesses. The first phase of the development, which was formally opened in March this year, saw the creation of 2,600 square […]


New Zealand sailor begins journey home

A Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, who died and was buried in Plymouth in 1956, is to be repatriated. On Monday, a Māori ceremony was held at the grave of Leading Engineering Mechanic William Goodwin at Weston Mill Cemetery. Kaumātua, elected tribal elders of the Māori community, and a New Zealand Defence Force chaplain led […]


Plymouth commits to Motor Neurone Disease Charter

Plymouth City Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers. The Charter has helped raise awareness of MND and so far, 33,630 individuals and organisations have signed up to the charter. Councillors unanimously backed a motion to adopt the […]


Overnight closures around viaduct

There will be some overnight closures on Exeter Street and the viaduct next month while excavation work continues around the British Land leisure complex. To help minimise disruption these closures will only be in place from midnight until 5am. Bus lane restrictions will also be suspended on the inbound side of Exeter Street between Bretonside […]


This is what Plymouth railway station could look like

This is what the Plymouth railway station could look like following a major regeneration project that has now been given the green light. Plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and regenerate the area around the station are moving forward now the Council has given approval for a £26 million funding package. Under […]


School standards in Plymouth to be discussed at Scrutiny

The performance standards of Plymouth’s schools are going to be discussed at the Education and Children’s Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 19 September. Although the Council’s initial analysis of the results for 2018 reveal slight improvement when compared to 2017, Plymouth’s performance is still below the national average. Councillor Jon Taylor, the […]