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Phase one of Hoe Foreshore work completed in time for Easter weekend

The first phase of a project to extend the life of the buildings on the Hoe Foreshore has been finished in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Council authorised £1 million capital investment for the programme of urgent repairs to the foreshore in January, after surveys identified damage to the Bathing Houses and Sun […]


Million pound investment in Foreshore

Works have started to protect and extend the life of buildings and structures on the foreshore east of Tinside Pool. Council leader Ian Bowyer has authorised £1,000,000 capital investment for a programme of repairs to the foreshore which has a network of winding paths, buildings and features. Surveys were carried out before Christmas to pinpoint […]


The poppies are coming home

Plymouth is to host a wave of the iconic ceramic poppies as part of a major national initiative, 14 -18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has announced it will present Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at its Plymouth Naval Memorial. […]


Plymouth Naval Memorial awarded highest listing

Plymouth’s naval memorial has been given the highest protection status by Historic England. As the city commemorates the Battle of Jutland, the organisation has elevated the monument to the highest possible listing of Grade I. Plymouth now has 25 Grade I listed buildings and structures across the city. The memorial, together with those at Portsmouth and […]


Final flag raised in Hoe Garden public art project

The third in a series of flags celebrating Edward Stanley Gibbons, the Plymouth-born founder of the renowned Stanley Gibbons stamp business, will be raised in the Hoe Garden this afternoon. The flags are the brainchild of artist Joanna Brinton, who won a public art commission from the Council (supported by Plymouth Culture) to showcase local artists […]


Let it be the place for #Beatlebums!

  Let it be… the place music fans take pictures at the spot where the Beatles sat on Plymouth Hoe. Plymouth officially unveiled its cheeky memorial to the Fab Four with Council leader Tudor Evans and music writer David Quantick the first to sit in the copper casts of four fab backsides. The image they […]


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 […]


Plymouth City Council seizes another house in poor condition from landlord

Plymouth City Council has seized control of a house in the city which was in poor condition, taking over from a landlord who failed to act on warnings. It is the second such property in six months the Council has had to take over from a local landlord. The Council issued an Interim Management Order […]


New extended opening hours for Smeaton’s Tower

One of Plymouth’s top tourist attractions is extending its opening hours by two hours a day for the summer season. Smeaton’s Tower will open each day from 10am to 6pm until the end of August (last entry 5.30pm). Originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759, it was taken down in the early 1880s and rebuilt […]