Tag Archives : green space


Keeping the city as green as possible

Huge efforts have been made to strike an appropriate balance between the need for growth, setting aside sites for employment to create jobs and much-needed new homes, while making sure there is enough green space in and around all the neighbourhoods across the city. Thousands of hectares of green space will enjoy protection from development […]


Land reserved for country park

Another significant milestone on the road to create a huge country park in Plymouth has been made, thanks to an important land deal. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is to transfer ownership of the entire Bircham Valley Nature Reserve to the Council so that it can be part of the new Derriford Community Park. An executive […]


Funding windfall to get people more active

  People living in five areas of Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying the great outdoors on their doorstep, thanks to a new project. Active Neighbourhoods has today been awarded £419,000 from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund to get cracking on a programme of health and community-related activities in and around woods […]


Schools asked ‘what’s in your woods?’

Schools around Plymouth will be heading to city woodlands, beaches and local parks for a day of fun and educational activities with a host of Plymouth organisations and volunteers. The events taking place on Wednesday 8 July have been organised by Plymouth City Council as part of the Natural Connections project that it hosts in […]


Historic Devon hedge gets a facelift

An historic Devon hedge from the old Ham estate is being restored to its former glory by Plymouth City Council. Local ward councillors asked for improvements to the stone bank in Buckfast Close after residents complained it had become overgrown and was making the road dark and unsafe. Teams have removed self-seeded trees from the […]


City schools go wild in the woods

Six Plymouth schools will be heading to a city woodland for a week of fun and educational activities with a host of Plymouth organisations and volunteers. Plymouth City Council’s Stepping Stones to Nature team is running the event in Woodland Woods, Whitleigh, from Monday 30 June until Friday 4 July. The Summer Woodland Woods Week […]