Tag Archives : health


Consultation to broaden the Barbican impact zone

Revellers, residents and businesses are being asked for their thoughts on possible changes to rules around licensing in and around the Barbican. The police want to expand the area covered by the cumulative impact policy by either adding a small parcel taking in Vauxhall Street and the Bretonside road or a much bigger area which […]


Libraries team up with Plymouth Community Healthcare to promote Blue September

Plymouth City Council’s library service is supporting the nationwide Blue September health campaign, which aims to raise awareness of male cancers. Men in the UK are 40 per cent more likely to die from any cancer than women. Every year 80,000 men in the UK die from cancer but many cases could be prevented by […]


Tattoo equipment seized in Barne Barton

Equipment worth £4,000 has been seized as a fourth ‘scratcher’ has been raided through the Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Service, together with the police, executed a warrant at an address in Barne Barton this morning in the campaign to crackdown on ‘scratchers’ – amateurs who have bought tattoo kit over […]


Action to help keep our air clean

Plans to help Plymouth make its air even cleaner and help improve the health of all the city’s residents, wherever they live, are being unveiled. Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet is to declare a citywide Air Quality Management Area to tackle pollution – particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – as part of its ongoing efforts to improve […]


Plymouth Games a big hit

Teams from across the city have been battling it out for sporting glory in this year’s Plymouth Games, hosted by the Council’s sports development unit. More than 1,000 people took part in the event, launched in 2012 to build on the legacy of the London Olympics and promote sport in a fun way. Friendly competitions […]


Tattoo ‘scratchers’ targeted in Plymouth raid

Plymouth’s campaign to encourage people to think before they ink has got off to a flying start – equipment has already been seized from two properties. This morning the Council’s Public Protection team, accompanied by police officers. seized equipment from a house in Efford. The haul included needles, ink, tattoo machinery and tattoo stencils from […]