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Our Plymouth volunteer scheme shortlisted for APSE Service Awards

A volunteer scheme in Plymouth which has improved access to healthy fruit and vegetables and saved local people thousands on their energy bills has been shortlisted for a national award. The Our Plymouth pilot scheme is a finalist in the Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative category for the APSE Service Awards 2016, which takes place […]


Grow, Share, Cook celebration event held

A celebration event has taken place to mark one year of volunteer cookery sessions with residents. The Grow, Share Cook sessions up at Plumer House, the headquarters for Plymouth Community Homes, led by Tami Skelton from Food is Fun, have now been taking place for a year as part of the Our Plymouth volunteer initiative. […]


Two new ‘Our Plymouth’ volunteer schemes approved by Council

Two new volunteer schemes have been approved in Plymouth under the successful ‘Our Plymouth’ banner. On Tuesday 10 November, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet gave the go-ahead for the ‘Right to Read’ and ‘Pledge Plymouth’ schemes to be formally adopted as part of the local volunteer scheme. ‘Right to Read’ will involve people volunteering time in […]


Our Plymouth – review of our first year

In celebration of the first year of the Our Plymouth (Cities of Service) volunteer scheme, here are some highlights. We marked the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part in Cities of Service, based on a successful American project. Since the […]


Our Plymouth celebrates 1st anniversary

A scheme set up to encourage more volunteers in Plymouth is celebrating its first anniversary this month. ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name given to the local Cities of Service volunteer programme – marks the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part […]


Lord Mayor holds reception to thank Our Plymouth volunteers

Volunteers in Plymouth have been thanked for their contribution at a special reception. Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Fox, held the reception at his residence at Elliot Terrace to thank the growing army of volunteers working as part of the Our Plymouth project. Around 20 people attended the reception. Plymouth City Council was selected by the […]


Our Plymouth – one month on

It’s been one month since a project to mobilise volunteers in Plymouth was launched and the scheme is going from strength to strength. Our Plymouth was launched on 21st October as Plymouth was one of seven cities to be awarded Cities of Service status in the UK. Our Plymouth aims to work with local residents […]


Our Plymouth launches today

A new volunteering scheme officially kicks off in Plymouth today (Tuesday 21 October 2014) with the launch of a website.   Plymouth City Council’s cabinet has approved ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name of the new initiative which aims to work with local residents to help them make improvements to the local community through volunteering, through […]