Green light for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for a brand new link road connecting William Prance Road in Derriford with the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road have been granted planning permission. The multi-million pound scheme will create an additional route from the east of the city to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 […]

Refuse and recycling collections update

Our crews have been working hard to catch up following last week’s issues. Most of the brown bins rounds have been collected as our teams worked extra hours on Friday and Saturday to try and catch up. Crews are still working to clear any outstanding green bins that were missed, so if you haven’t had […]

Arts, Heritage & Tourism Minister visits Plymouth and the Mayflower 400 team

The Minister’s visit recognises the importance of the 2020 Mayflower commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ historic journey across the Atlantic, and the celebration of Plymouth as Britain’s Ocean City. With Britain’s Ocean City planning big things for the commemoration year, the Tourism Minister conducted a tour of key areas in the […]

Central Park summer activities

The Council has announced a first raft of activities to be held in Central Park this summer holiday. Ranging from archery tag to bug hunting and from football to orienteering, the activities will all be free and will cater for a variety of ages. Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet member for the Environment and Street Scene, […]

Update on waste collections

Thanks folks for your patience – it is really appreciated. We are getting there! Most of the brown bins rounds were completed by end of the day on Thursday. The crews spent today (Friday) trying to clear the backlog of uncollected green/ recycling waste. They will also be out tomorrow (Saturday) in an effort to […]

Lunch at the Library

Our library service is joining up with CATERed and its Big Summer Food Tour again this summer for Lunch at the Library. Every Wednesday in August children can pick up a free lunch and join in with family friendly activities. This year lunch will be provided at all libraries and a pop-up library in Whitleigh. […]

Labour win Stoke Ward by-election

Labour have held the Stoke Ward seat contested in a by-election on Thursday 26 July. The results of the by-election, which followed the resignation of Councillor Philippa Davey, were: Connor Clarke (Liberal Democrat) 174 votes Jemima Laing (Labour) 1,427 Iuliu Popescu (Active for Plymouth) 123 Kathy Watkin (Conservative) 981 Turnout was 27.22%.         […]

Latest information on the bin collections

The crews have been catching up with the rounds and have prioritised the brown bins to avoid possible smell problems in the extremely hot weather. We believe around 90 per cent of the brown bins have been collected. We are pulling out all the stops to try to get this cleared and will have teams […]

Call to fishing industry to help shape future

Crews, trawler agents and businesses who make their living from fishing are being invited to give evidence at a select committee in Plymouth which could help shape the industry’s future. Councillor Jonny Morris, chair of the Council’s Brexit, Infrastructure and Legislation Overview and Scrutiny Committee is calling on those in the know to give expert […]

New subsidised bus network to include Sherford

Sherford will soon be getting its first bus service following a review of the city’s subsidised network. Launching in September, the 2A will be operated by Stagecoach South West and link the new community in the east with Saltash in the west, via Plymstock Broadway, Pomphlett Roundabout, the city centre, railway station and Milehouse. It […]

Information on refuse collections this week

Following a technical problem that caused a fire in one of our refuse vehicles yesterday (Tuesday), we’ve recalled all other vehicles of the same type to carry out safety checks. The incident follows a fire in another vehicle last week. Fortunately no one was hurt in either incident but the safety of our crews and […]

Statement: Central Park Play Space

We know that people have been looking forward to enjoying the new Central Park Play Space and we were really looking forward to opening it in time for the school holidays. But sadly, this is not going to be possible. We’ve all enjoyed the sunshine that we’ve had over the past month or so. It’s […]

Plans for new crematorium given green light

Funding to deliver a brand new, state-of-the-art crematorium has been approved by Plymouth City Council. Nearly £12m will be spent on a new, 17-acre site on the eastern edge of the city, off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park. The new facility will include two non-denomination ceremony spaces with flexible seating, […]

Council to invest more in pavement repairs and 20mph zones

We’ve agreed a new road maintenance budget that will see more money invested in improving footways and safety around schools and residential areas. The budget has been realigned to reflect our new priorities, which include accelerating the city’s pavement repair programme and rolling out more 20mph zones to keep pedestrians safe. A full, detailed survey of […]

Plymouth businesses made every ride count in June

Plymouth’s first Workplace Cycle Challenge – ‘Every Ride Counts’ –was a great success, with 86 people, across 23 teams and 10 organisations taking part. The challenge, which was led by Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion team, rewarded the number of trips made, rather than the distance cycled, in order to encourage more people out and about […]

The Box appoints a Head of Contemporary Arts

As it builds towards its opening in 2020, The Box, Plymouth has appointed a new Head of Contemporary Arts to spearhead its ambitious visual arts programme. Nigel Hurst comes to Plymouth after 23 years at the Saatchi Gallery in London, most recently as its Gallery Director and CEO. He will start work at The Box […]

Apprentice to show committee inside of The Box

 A construction apprentice will be showing a special group of visitors around The Box building site this week to help tell another important side of its story – creating jobs and opportunities. Dylan Gilbery will be leading a hard hat tour for the city’s Brexit, Infrastructure and Legislative Change Overview and Scrutiny Committee around the […]

Toys R Us to help city’s regeneration plans

Plymouth City Council has bought the empty Toys ‘R’ Us store in Western Approach as part of its regeneration plans for the West End and the wider Millbay regeneration. The Council has acquired the building’s long term lease following the company’s collapse earlier this year. It is now working up longer term options for the […]

Work starts on Efford Playing Pitches

A much-needed makeover of Higher Efford Playing Pitches has begun. Contractor Agripower is now on site with heavy machinery to transform the tired facilities and ensure that they are fit for future generations. As part of the work, the two current junior surfaces will be fitted with better drainage whilst the disused field at the […]