Tag Archives : city centre

Operation Restore orders historic building owners to sort it!

The owners of run down historic buildings in Plymouth are being targeted as part of an initiative to make them carry out immediate urgent repairs. Operation Restore is being launched this week with the aim tackling the worst maintained historic buildings in Plymouth. The five historic buildings being targeted are; • Palace Theatre and former […]

Facelifts for city centre shops and buildings on cards

City centre shops and businesses will be able to apply for facelifts under an innovative scheme to help businesses keep customers coming through the doors. The Council is announcing a £400,000 fund to help business owners carry out shop front improvements, such as new windows, doors and signs or cleaning building facades and cosmetic improvements. […]

Plymouth’s City Market to get £3 million makeover

Plymouth’s City Market is to get a £3 million makeover as part of a major investment to help the city’s West End business. Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets today announced the massive investment at Full Council. The Council would be investing in the listed building, which is one of the busiest […]

Ride on! New cycle parking for Plymouth

Fourteen new cycle stands are being installed around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront in the first phase of a scheme to improve cycle parking in the city. Cycle stands are being installed in Armada Way and Exchange Street and near the Theatre Royal and Tinside Lido, helping to make cycling a more convenient travel option […]

Ladies and gentlemen – we’ve signed off another pledge

Transforming tired and outdated toilets in Plymouth has helped councillors tick off another important task in the Council to-do list. While many local councils are shutting and locking the doors of public toilets, the Plymouth City Council has replaced and refurbished key toilets to make it more convenient for visitors and locals. And the Council’s […]

Plymouth gets better connected for free with BT Wi-fi

Planning permission has now been given for wi-fi transmitters to be installed on lamp posts as part of the roll-out of free BT Wi-fi in Plymouth. Engineers will begin installing transmitters on lamp posts and buildings in preparation for a free wi-fi network going live this Spring across a wider area of the city centre […]

Carry out a check-up of the Plymouth Plan

Residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to see if their views have been taken into account in the first draft of the Plymouth Plan. The plan sets out an ambitious agenda what Plymouth could be like in 2031 and covers a range of subjects such as health, transport, homes, jobs and the economy, arts […]

New coach station plans now submitted to planners

Plans for a brand new coach station in the heart of Plymouth city centre have now been formally submitted to planners. New and updated images are now available showing the latest detail for the £4.17 million project new destination for long distance coaches and a surface-level car park on the former Mayflower West car park […]

Talking rubbish and recycling near you

Council staff are out and about in the next few weeks to spread the ‘New Year new bin day’ message. A number of community events are being organised across the city so that people can chat about the new arrangements that will come in on January 19. The roadshows are a chance to ask questions […]

Plymouth leader and City Centre Manager step into another world

 Shh, don’t tell anyone but the Council leader and City Centre Manager have been seeing strange creatures… Councillor Tudor Evans and Stefan Krause stepped into another world created by Effervescent, the arts organisation, to see for themselves the magical woodland created inside the Radiant Art Gallery at Derry’s Cross. The unique theatrical experience for the […]

Free Wi-fi now live in the Plymouth City Centre

The first phase of a partnership between BT and Plymouth City Council to make free wi-fi widely available across the city has just been successfully completed. The first BT Wi-fi hotspots have just gone ‘live’ in the city centre at the Sundial, at Frankfort Gate near the South entrance to City Market and on the […]

A glimpse into Plymouth 2031

Plymouth residents and businesses can get glimpse into the future in a groundbreaking plan that sets out what life in Plymouth could be like in years to come.   For the first time ever, a single plan setting out the direction for the entire city has been put together after extensive conversations and events involving […]

Council to back the BID for next five years

City centre businesses will benefit from almost £3 million cash and in-kind support from the Council on top of £5 million worth of investment if the Council backs the city centre BID.   Cabinet is being asked to renew its support for the ‘business improvement district’ and back the City Centre Company’s plan to attract […]

Way to go! New map and information boards for Plymouth city centre and waterfront

Work is under way to install a network of new and improved map and information boards around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront. The new wayfinding signs will make it easier for visitors and residents to navigate their way around Britain’s Ocean City by boat, bike, bus and foot, as well as showcase the city’s spectacular […]

Sea of Poppies for City to Sea in Plymouth?

A sea of poppies could be planted on the walk towards the Hoe’s war memorial as part of the exciting City to Sea project to bring wildflowers into the heart of Plymouth. More details and images of what could be a spectacular wildflower tribute to Plymouth’s proud military past are being unveiled as support for […]

Have your say on the new coach hub for Plymouth

West End traders and residents, taxi and private hire companies, transport operators, as well as passengers are all being invited to comment on proposals for a new coach hub for Plymouth. Plymouth City Council wants to hear what people think about their plans for the hub on the site of the Mayflower West car park […]

Ladies and Gentlemen! Loos in Plymouth City Market now open

New revamped loos are now open to the public at Plymouth City Market. Plymouth City Council has invested over £80,000 in transforming the dated facilities to make them more attractive and bring them up to date. The 10-week project involved installing new drainage systems, new walls and floors, as well as lower ceilings, lighting, new […]