Tag Archives : Our Plymouth


Our Plymouth volunteer scheme shortlisted for APSE Service Awards

A volunteer scheme in Plymouth which has improved access to healthy fruit and vegetables and saved local people thousands on their energy bills has been shortlisted for a national award. The Our Plymouth pilot scheme is a finalist in the Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative category for the APSE Service Awards 2016, which takes place […]


Grow, Share, Cook celebration event held

A celebration event has taken place to mark one year of volunteer cookery sessions with residents. The Grow, Share Cook sessions up at Plumer House, the headquarters for Plymouth Community Homes, led by Tami Skelton from Food is Fun, have now been taking place for a year as part of the Our Plymouth volunteer initiative. […]


#GivingTuesday – Our Plymouth presented with growing tower

Plymouth’s local volunteer scheme ‘Our Plymouth’ has been presented with a free ‘FOODY’ tower as part of Giving Tuesday celebrations. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, following the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday. To mark the occasion, ‘Our Plymouth’ has been presented with its own free FOODY, a […]


Two new ‘Our Plymouth’ volunteer schemes approved by Council

Two new volunteer schemes have been approved in Plymouth under the successful ‘Our Plymouth’ banner. On Tuesday 10 November, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet gave the go-ahead for the ‘Right to Read’ and ‘Pledge Plymouth’ schemes to be formally adopted as part of the local volunteer scheme. ‘Right to Read’ will involve people volunteering time in […]


Our Plymouth – review of our first year

In celebration of the first year of the Our Plymouth (Cities of Service) volunteer scheme, here are some highlights. We marked the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part in Cities of Service, based on a successful American project. Since the […]


Our Plymouth celebrates 1st anniversary

A scheme set up to encourage more volunteers in Plymouth is celebrating its first anniversary this month. ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name given to the local Cities of Service volunteer programme – marks the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part […]


Plymouth Pots and Pans Amnesty Friday 14 – Sunday 16 August

A ‘pots and pans amnesty’ is being held in Plymouth as part of our Grow, Share, Cook initiative to help people on low incomes and get more people cooking fresh food. The event has been organised via the Our Plymouth volunteer scheme in partnership with Plymouth City Council, Tamar Grow Local, Food is Fun and […]


Volunteers Week 1- 7 June 2015 – Youth Services

As we come towards the end of this year’s Volunteers Week, Plymouth City Council is putting the spotlight on volunteering with young people. Volunteering with young people has traditionally been a starting point for those now working to support young people in Plymouth. However, across the 101 ‘active’ volunteers in Youth Services we currently have […]


Volunteers Week 1 – 7 June 2015

This year’s Volunteers Week (Monday 1 June to Sunday 7 June 2015) in Plymouth looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with a range of events and activities to suit all. Volunteers Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Plymouth’s army of volunteers has […]


Lord Mayor holds reception to thank Our Plymouth volunteers

Volunteers in Plymouth have been thanked for their contribution at a special reception. Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Fox, held the reception at his residence at Elliot Terrace to thank the growing army of volunteers working as part of the Our Plymouth project. Around 20 people attended the reception. Plymouth City Council was selected by the […]


Our Plymouth spring plant giveaway for budding gardeners

A free spring plant giveaway is taking place in Plymouth to encourage green fingered locals to get growing. Budding gardeners are encouraged to get down to the Sundial on Armada Way on Wednesday 29 April from 3pm to 7pm. Those who take away seeds will be encouraged to bring back their produce during Allotments Week […]


Our Plymouth gives tenants healthy cooking lessons

A group of tenants in a block of flats in Plymouth are getting healthy cooking lessons as part of the Our Plymouth volunteer project. A volunteer cook held a Grow, Share, Cook healthy cookery session for 12 families at Morley Court. Grow, Share, Cook forms part of the Our Plymouth volunteer scheme. Our Plymouth aims to […]


Plymouth shortlisted for two regional Green Energy awards

Plymouth has been shortlisted for two regional Green Energy awards. The South West Green Energy Awards have shortlisted Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community for two categories at the award ceremony, organised by Regen SW. The shortlist was compiled from a flood of over 100 nominations for inspiring companies, projects and people pioneering the […]


Our Plymouth – one month on

It’s been one month since a project to mobilise volunteers in Plymouth was launched and the scheme is going from strength to strength. Our Plymouth was launched on 21st October as Plymouth was one of seven cities to be awarded Cities of Service status in the UK. Our Plymouth aims to work with local residents […]


Our Plymouth launches today

A new volunteering scheme officially kicks off in Plymouth today (Tuesday 21 October 2014) with the launch of a website.   Plymouth City Council’s cabinet has approved ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name of the new initiative which aims to work with local residents to help them make improvements to the local community through volunteering, through […]


Cities of Service Mentor from the USA visits Plymouth

Plymouth, one of an elite few cities awarded Cities of Service status, has received a visit from an American mentor to help kickstart the scheme. Marcia Hope Goodwin, who is Chief Service Officer for the City of Orlando in Florida, visited Plymouth on Wednesday 8th October and Thursday 9th October to provide advice and find […]