Tag Archives : city wide


Realising the value of trees

What is a tree worth? Sounds like a daft question, doesn’t it? Trees can’t be worth anything. They’re trees. They don’t go out to work, people don’t pay to see them. They just sit there being trees. If anything they cost us money to maintain, don’t they? Well, as it turns out, thanks to an innovative new […]

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Families fleeing terror set for sanctuary in Plymouth

Fifteen families fleeing from conflict are set to be welcomed to Plymouth. This follows the Council’s decision to participate in the first year of the government-backed Global Refugee Resettlement Scheme. The Council had already committed to accepting 200 refugees by March 2020; 150 people through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and 50 people through […]


New PSPO to tackle drink-related anti-social behaviour

A proposed new Public Space Protection Order could see a crackdown on drink-related anti-social behaviour. Covering the entire city, the order will make it an offence for any person to refuse to stop drinking alcohol or hand over any bottles or cans which are believed to contain alcohol, when required to do so by a […]

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New policy makes emergency home adaptations easier

A new Council policy is making it easier for disabled people to make adaptations to their home. Updates carried out to the Independent Living Policy will ensure Disabled Facilities Grants, money given to the Council by the government, can be spent without so much red tape, allowing people to remain independent and in their homes […]


Even more charging points for Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is stepping up the fight against climate change with a further 54 new electric vehicle charging points across the city. The Council will be installing the points in nine separate hubs across residential areas with on street parking. The chargers will be ‘pop-up’ models that retract fully underground to avoid street clutter […]


Money for Plan for Homes fund agreed

Plymouth’s latest Plan for Homes has received a significant funding boost. Thanks to an executive decision signed today by Council leader Tudor Evans, £9 million will be allocated to the new Housing Investment Fund. The fund, announced as part of the third Plan for Homes earlier this year, is a pot of money designed to […]


Council backs new bank

Plymouth City Council has pledged support for the development of a new local bank. The bank, known for now as South West Mutual, will be the first ever member-owned, high street bank dedicated to the residents and small businesses of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. The bank will provide a full range of services to […]

(l-r) Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of the Council; Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member for Housing Cooperative Development and Tony Greenwood, Executive Director of South West Mutual

Plymouth secures transport funding

Plymouth is one of ten cities set to benefit from a significant funding boost. The city will receive a total of £7.6 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, a central Government pot that aims to improve transport provision with a particular emphasis on sustainable transport. Following a successful bid from the Council, the money will […]


New Plan for Homes announced

Five thousand new homes will be built in Plymouth over the next five years. That is the ambition of Plan for Homes 3, the latest housing strategy from Plymouth City Council. By supporting a variety of new and affordable housing to tackle housing needs and homelessness whilst addressing existing poor housing conditions, the plan sets […]


PSPO consultation begins

A consultation on Public Space Protection Orders to deter unauthorised encampments has begun. Central Park’s Love Field, Prince Rock playing fields and land at William Prance Road are the first sites to be selected as part of a new policy adopted by the Council in January. These PSPOs, coupled with the development of temporary stopping spaces, […]


Council litter enforcement set to begin

Council environmental enforcement patrols will begin in Plymouth from 1 February. The refreshed service will continue enforcement aimed at deterring littering, fly-tipping, fly-posting and dog fouling and control and will enable a more flexible approach to keeping our city clean. This service has been born from the Council’s earlier decision to cancel its contract with […]


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 gambling policy out for consultation

Safeguarding children is one of the priorities of Plymouth City Council’s new gambling policy. The policy, which is reviewed every three years, looks at how Plymouth’s casinos, bingo halls, betting shops, and adult gaming centres operate to ensure that gambling is not a source of crime or the proceeds used to support crime, is conducted […]