Tag Archives : Christmas


Christmas tree put up in Baby Garden

A Christmas tree has been placed in the Baby Garden at Weston Mill Cemetery. The tree has been provided in partnership with baby bereavement charity Little Things & Co to offer parents an opportunity for remembrance of their baby at a very difficult time of year. Parents who have lost a baby can have a […]


Make sure you check your Christmas and New Year bin collections!

Christmas and New Year holidays are just around the corner and Plymouth City Council wants to make sure you know what day your bin collections are, and what you can do with all that Christmas packaging! As part of Plymouth’s ongoing recycling campaign, the Council wants to make sure that local people know what they […]


Let’s Talk Turkey!

Before you gobble up Turkey with all the trimmings for Christmas, you might want to take note of a new campaign to make sure you don’t end up getting food poisoning. Plymouth City Council is working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to offer tips on how you can safely prepare turkey at home, as […]


Warm welcome at Central Library this Christmas Day

Plymouth’s Central Library will open its doors on Christmas Day, providing a warm welcome to those who may be on their own and would like some company. There will be free mince pies, tea and coffee, along with a festive film show and library computers for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family […]


Park for a pound at Western Approach this Christmas

Late night shoppers can park for just £1 from 3pm at Plymouth’s Western Approach car park in the run-up to Christmas. We’re providing discounted parking every Thursday night to get folk into the festive spirit and encourage them to see what the city centre’s West End shops have on offer. The deal begins this Thursday to coincide […]


Watch your waste line this Christmas

Plymouth residents are being asked to watch their ‘waste line’ this Christmas and to do their bit to keep the city greener and cleaner. With the count down for Christmas underway, the Council is asking people to think about what they buy ahead of the big day. Councillor Michael Leaves, Cabinet member for Street Scene […]


Free bag of chips if you recycle your tree…

Plymouth residents will be able to recycle their Christmas trees differently this year and get a free bag of chippings in return. Wood-chipping machines will be on a mini tour of Plymouth as part of a trial scheme to dispose of Christmas trees responsibly. Teams from the Council will take the machines to locations across […]


Put tree out when your recycling is due to be picked up

The decorations are down, folks are back to work, resolutions have been made – and broken – now all that’s left of the festive season is a tired old tree. The Council’s Christmas tree collections start on Monday 11 January and will continue up until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]


Stay well this Christmas and New Year

Information on pharmacy opening times in Plymouth over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and other useful local health contact details are now available on our website. The Stay Well This Winter page also includes information on flu jabs, links to local NHS services and links and contact details to help you keep your […]


Get Christmas recycling and bins wrapped up

Three more sleeps to go, three more sleeps ‘til Santa, but the Council is already gearing up for the post Christmas bin bonanza. Plymouth folk are being reminded to recycle as much as possible and to get rid of rubbish responsibly. The Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real […]


Avoiding debt before and after Christmas

Plymouth residents are being advised on how to avoid getting into debt before and after Christmas. Many people struggle financially at Christmas in particular, and Advice Plymouth and Plymouth City Council are offering tips and advice to help people avoid debt and manage their finances. Figures released this month by the national StepChange Debt Charity […]


Tree-mendous Christmas collection returns

Plymouth City Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real Christmas trees once the festive period is over. The Council will be running its tree collection scheme from the weeks beginning Monday 11 January and 18 January will run until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]


Avoiding debt this Christmas and New Year

Plymouth residents are being advised on how to avoid getting into debt this Christmas. Christmas is traditionally a time of year when many people struggle financially and Advice Plymouth and Plymouth City Council are offering tips and advice to help people avoid debt and manage their finances. Around a third of adults in Plymouth are […]


Plymouth City Council wishes you a happy and healthy Christmas

Here at Plymouth City Council we want to wish everyone in Plymouth a very happy and healthy Christmas. Here are some useful hints and tips to help you and your family enjoy the festive season and keep warm and well as the weather gets colder. Merry Christmas! Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Children, Young […]