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Lord Mayor Designate announces deputy

Lord Mayor Designate, Councillor Mrs Wendy Foster has announced that Councillor Nick Kelly will be her Deputy Lord Mayor when she takes office in May. Councillor Kelly, who represents Moor View ward, works as an independent financial advisor. Born in Plymouth he attended Plymstock School, where he is now an academy governor. Having started his […]

Councillor Nick Kelly and Councillor Mrs Wendy Foster

Two Honorary Aldermen created

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth has confered the title of ‘Honorary Alderman’ upon Patricia Nicolson and Michael Fox for their significant contribution to Plymouth City Council during their time as councillors. Previous Lord Mayor, Michael Fox was elected to the Estover Ward in 1995, now known as Moor View Ward.  He served as a Councillor […]


Lord Mayor Designate Councillor Wendy Foster

The new Lord Mayor Designate for 2017/18 has been announced for Plymouth. Councillor Wendy Foster has been a Plymstock Radford ward councillor since 2000 and was Lady Mayoress in 2009/10 when her husband Councillor Ken Foster was Lord Mayor. Councillor Foster was born in Stoke, Devonport and worked as a secretary for the Ambulance Officer […]


Plymouth marks Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2017

Millions of victims of the Holocaust as well as subsequent genocides will be remembered at the Holocaust Memorial Tree, as Plymouth City Council considers a cross-party motion to remember the Holocaust, educate young people, and take a stand against hate crime. On Holocaust Memorial Day, Friday 27 January, Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Pauline Murphy […]


Civic reception for local Olympic, Paralympic and Invictus Games athletes

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Pauline Murphy, hosted a civic reception this evening for local sportsmen and women who competed in this year’s Olympic, Paralympic and Invictus Games. Athletes and coaches were invited to the event at the Council House, organised in recognition of their achievements and their roles in representing Plymouth on the […]

Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy with consort Councillor Brian Vincent and athletes David Wetherill, Tom Daley, Brian Usher, Tonia Couch, Ben Proud and Sarah Barrow

Remembrance Day service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort, Councillor Brian Vincent will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all those who […]


Be a superhero for a day at Lord Mayor’s Festival

Plymouth City Council is putting out an urgent appeal for the world’s superheroes to attend the jam-packed Lord Mayor’s Festival this weekend.  This year’s event has a ‘superheroes’ theme and everyone is being encouraged to go along dressed as their favourite – from Batman to Ant-Man, Wonder Woman to Thor. The family fun day in […]


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s superheroes at the Lord Mayor’s Festival

Superheroes will be taking to the streets of Plymouth as part of a new look Lord Mayor’s Festival this year. Batmen, women, boys and girls, together with Wonder Women and Supermen, will be creating a Marvel-lous mix as part of a new look family event to welcome the new Lord Mayor into their role. Plymouth […]


Conferment of Honorary Freedom of the City

Angela Rippon OBE, Father Sam Philpott MBE and former city councillors Jean Nelder and David Stark have been presented with scrolls and civic insignia today confirming their Honorary Freedom of the City. They were awarded the honour (which is the highest the city can bestow) last year for their services to Plymouth. The title of Honorary Freeman or […]


The new Lord Mayor designate of Plymouth has been announced

Councillor Pauline Murphy, a Labour Councillor for the Efford and Lipson ward, will take over the reins from the current Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony. The ceremony took place today in the Lord’s Mayor Dining Room at the Council House. Councillor Murphy said: “I am extremely honoured to have been selected for the position […]


Armed Forces Day Lord Mayor Flag Raising 22 June 2015

The Armed Forces Flag will be flown from Plymouth Guildhall flagpole to mark the start of Plymouth Armed Forces Week following a ceremony on Monday 22 June. The ceremony will take place at 10am in front of the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Dr John Mahony, and the Lord Leiutenant of Devon’s representative, Deputy Lieutenant […]


Lord Mayor’s Day needs you!

We’re gearing up for Lord Mayor’s Day on Saturday 6 June and our events team wants to hear from anyone interested in taking part. This year’s theme will be ‘the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon on HMS Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound’ and anyone can get involved – from individual people to community groups, clubs and organisations. […]


Alderman Ronald Simmonds 1921 – 2015

Plymouth City Council is sad to announce the death of Alderman and former Lord Mayor and Councillor, Ronald Simmonds, who was also a Second World War veteran. Alderman Simmonds died on Saturday 24 January aged 93 and spent 28 years as a Councillor for the Budshead Ward of Plymouth from 1979, before becoming an Alderman […]


Hip-hop performance brings young people together

Young people from both military and civilian families are taking part in a hip hop performance as part of the Community Covenant for Plymouth. Local group Street Factory will be performing at the event at Plymouth Life Centre on Saturday 6 December. Street Factory were given funding under the Community Covenant to run a year […]


Remembrance Day Service 9th November 2014

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Fox, and Lady Mayoress will be joined by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Devon, Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Leader and Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council at this year’s Remembrance Day Service on Plymouth Hoe. The service will remember all those who lost their lives in both […]


Historic 130 year old key to Smeaton’s Tower handed over

    The great-great-grandson of a former Mayor of Plymouth has handed the 130 year old key to Smeaton’s Tower over to Plymouth City Council’s current Lord Mayor Councillor Mike Fox. The key, which dates back to 1884 and was used for the opening of Smeaton’s Tower the same year, and the Lord Mayor’s 1884 year […]


Carnival comes to town for Lord Mayor’s Day celebrations

Plymouth City Centre will be bursting with live entertainment, magic shows, balloon making and jugglers as part of the celebrations to welcome in the new Lord Mayor on Saturday 14 June. This year’s event, organised by Plymouth City Council in partnership with Plymouth University, will be centred around the theme of ‘The Amalgamation of the […]


Young musicians help raise money for Lord Mayor’s charities

Young musicians will be staging a concert at the Plymouth Guildhall on Wednesday 30 April to help raise money for the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities. Our youth music service (PYMS) has organised the event, which will include performances from the PYMS Concert Band, HMS Drake Volunteer Band, the Military Kids Choir, Devonport Community Choir, Plymouth Youth Steel […]