Tag Archives : Ian Bowyer


Busy first week for enforcement officers

Over 150 litter louts have already been caught by Plymouth’s new environmental enforcement officers. The officers, who began work on Monday, were on the streets of the city from Tuesday afternoon, on the lookout for people dropping litter. Each offender was issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80. The team issued 164 FPNs to […]


Nigel Oddy, CEO of The Range, with Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, at the site at Seaton Hill.

Council Leader backs a Range of job opportunities

Work will soon be starting on The Range’s new Head Office and superstore at Seaton Hill. The new HQ will accommodate up to 700 staff, creating 450 new jobs, while the superstore will create a further 120 new jobs for Plymouth. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, visited the site with The Range […]


Environmental enforcement officers hit the streets

Plymouth City Council’s new environmental enforcement officers have hit the streets of the city. Having teamed up with Kingdom Services Group last month, officers will today be on patrol for the very first time. Tasked with preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping, the officers will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders. […]

How the new environmental enforcement officers will be dressed

Council Leader Ian Bowyer (foreground), joins Councillor Mike Leaves on Plymouth Hoe to inspect the new equipment

New kit for Plymouth’s green spaces

A brand new fleet of state-of-the-art grass cutting equipment will cover a massive 55 million square metres this summer. Over £500,000 was invested in new ground maintenance equipment in January to keep the city’s parks neat, verges tidy and wildflower meadows at their best. Ride on mowers with flail decks especially designed for wildflower meadows […]


Council appoint Kingdom as enforcement contractors

Extra enforcement officers will soon be treading Plymouth’s pavements. Tasked with preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping, the officers will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders. Following a competitive procurement process, the Council has teamed up with specialist company Kingdom Services to help deliver the Corporate Plan, which sets out a […]


Contract awarded for next stage of Oceansgate development

The contract for the next phase of work at Oceansgate has been awarded to international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty. The work on Vivid Approach involves supplying industrial workshops and offices with mains services and drainage. This includes electricity, gas and water mains and telecommunication ducts. Once complete, Oceansgate will provide 25,000m2 of flexible employment space […]


Council outlines A38 strategy

Plymouth City Council is asking for the A38 to be included as a priority for investment in the government’s forthcoming second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2). The council is responding to a recent government announcement inviting replies to its consultation on shaping the future of England’s strategic roads and seeking to bring about the modernisation of […]


Martin Leaves, Cabinet member for Streetscene and Environment and Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council at the gates of Weston Mill Recycling Centre

Weston Mill Recycling Centre set to re-open

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is re-opening after a £200,000 upgrade. Residents who visit the site from 9.30am on Monday 18 December will see a brand new drainage system has been installed and that the site has been completely resurfaced. New road markings designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using […]


Agreement brokered by Council leader and local MP for repairs to Sutton Harbour Footbridge

An agreement has been brokered between Plymouth City Council, the Environment Agency and Sutton Harbour Holdings plc for repairs to enable the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge to re-open. Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Bowyer and MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Luke Pollard brokered the agreement between Sutton Harbour Holdings plc and the Environment […]


Council Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, joins Councillor Tudor Evans and fishermen Joel Dunn and Daniel Ackland at Plymouth Fishmarket.

Life-jackets presented to fishermen

Crew from the fishing boat Maggie have become the first beneficiaries of a Plymouth City Council scheme aimed at saving lives at sea. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, joined Councillor Tudor Evans to present the first of 250 life-jackets to fishermen Joel Dunn and Daniel Ackland. The Council has been awarded £77,000 […]


Building work on city centre leisure scheme gets underway

Construction work is due to get underway on the huge Drake Circus Leisure development at Bretonside. The £53 million scheme looks set to transform this key gateway entrance to Plymouth City Centre, creating hundreds of jobs as well as a new destination for both locals and visitors alike. The scheme, which is across the road […]


Sendalls Way works postponed

The Sendalls Way junction with Tavistock Road has fully re-opened. The junction was closed on Monday in order to carry out improvements to the signals and crossings and was initially set to reopen in early 2018. But following feedback from residents and businesses, the work has been postponed. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet […]


Funding boost for Plymouth transport schemes

Two of Plymouth’s key transport projects have received a significant funding boost. The Department of Transport has earmarked over £8 million to help fund Forder Valley Interchange highway improvements and the Morlaix Drive Public Transport Scheme. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This really is fantastic news for Plymouth and I am […]


Second phase at Langage gets underway

The second phase of the successful business park at Langage is underway. Diggers are now on site to begin work on 30,000sqft of flexible, commercial workspace, ready for businesses to move into. More jobs could be on the cards for local people as a result of the council investing £3.2 million into creating a modern, […]


Work begins on Colin Campbell Court

Work on Colin Campbell Court has begun. Teams from Gilpin Demolition were on site on 8 August to begin bringing down three buildings on the corner of New George Street, which overlooks the court. Numbers 109, 111 and 113 have already been extensively surveyed and gutted inside in readiness for the heavy machinery. Plymouth City Council […]


Parking changes to help residents

Residents living close to the city centre will find it easier to park after changes to parking restrictions have been introduced. The new scheme, which will benefit residents living between Central Park and Mutley Plain, aims to maximise available parking by removing some double yellow lines and merging permit parking zones, which will allow residents […]


History Centre signs major construction contract

Today is a landmark day for the Plymouth History Centre which has signed a £22.6 million contract with construction and regeneration specialist Willmott Dixon. The signing of the contract marks a new phase for the project and means that major construction work can now progress. Willmott Dixon has already completed the enabling works for the […]

Representatives from the Plymouth History Centre project and Willmott Dixon at the contract signing.

Signed, sealed, delivered

Plymouth City Council are set to benefit from an additional £325k a year, thanks to a significant commercial property investment. The council have purchased the freehold interest of the Royal Mail Regional Mail Centre in Plymstock as part of a long-term investment strategy to generate a substantial income stream. The 21 acre site is made […]