Tag Archives : Plymouth City Council


Plymouth woman ordered to pay more than £700 for social housing fraud

A woman who lied about rent arrears of £1700 has been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council for social housing fraud. Katrina Sturtridge – aged 26, of Lower Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2AU admitted to Plymouth Magistrates on Monday 20 February that she had lied to the Council on two occasions (on 10th September and 9 […]


Closure order on second flat at Teats Hill following weapons, drugs and nuisance

A closure order has been granted on a flat in Plymouth – next to another one that was closed earlier this week – following repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour, weapons, drunken behaviour and drug dealing. Plymouth Magistrates granted a three month closure order on 3E Teats Hill after the court was satisfied that the tenant […]


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. […]


Plymouth triples spend with local suppliers thanks to pledge

Spend with local suppliers by Plymouth City Council has almost tripled over the past three years. This is thanks to the Council’s pledge to keep more of Plymouth’s wealth in our city, which means that more than half of our spend is with local suppliers. This was one of the Council’s 50 pledges to local […]


Plymouth supports #StandUpToLoanSharks week: Say no to #FishyFinance

Plymouth is supporting a national awareness campaign this week, encouraging people to stand up to loan sharks. The National Illegal Money Lending Team’s social media campaign – #StandUpToLoanSharks – runs all this week (30 November – 6 December), Throughout the week, Plymouth City Council is also promoting its ongoing campaign against loan sharks – #FishyFinance […]


Gus Honeybun to Appear at Consultation

To celebrate National Archive Week, Gus Honeybun will be appearing at the Plymouth History Centre pop-up consultation shop at Taylor Maxwell House – soon to be the new home of the City Library. The pop up shop will be open to the public from Saturday 21 November to Friday 27 November. It is an opportunity […]


Council approves radical 5 year one system one budget for health and care

The next step in Plymouth’s radical approach to health and care services has been given the greenlight by one of the main partners. Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet has agreed the Integrated Commissioning Strategies for the next five years, which join together the Council and NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG)’s […]


First phase of major new Sherford project gets go ahead

The first phase of the major new Sherford community has been given the go ahead, which will bring much needed new homes and jobs to the area. South Hams District Council and Plymouth City Council have given reserved matters planning consent to the first phase of the Sherford community – which will eventually include 5,500 […]


Completion of new Hearder Court development at Langage Science Park

Work on a large new development of state of the art, eco-friendly work spaces is now complete. After months in planning and nine months of construction, Plymouth City Council has taken possession of Plymouth’s most recent addition to the supply of high quality business units on Langage Science Park. The keys to the 30,000sq ft […]


Three-month Closure Order on Plymouth Shop selling ‘legal highs’

Plymouth magistrates have granted a three month closure order on a shop selling ‘legal highs’, following a series of complaints about anti-social behaviour. The closure order – for the High Life Shop in Cornwall Street – was applied for by Plymouth City Council under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, […]


Plymouth Adult Safeguarding Conference

A conference on Adult Safeguarding has been held in Plymouth to highlight the current issues facing practitioners and educators in the field. The event, which was held at Plymouth University on Friday 12th June, was jointly hosted by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board and Plymouth University. It was opened by Councillor Ian Tuffin, […]


Letting the grass grow for bees

Selected areas of Plymouth will see meadows created as part of a city-wide scheme to support bees and other pollinators. Ten areas, which are open tracts of land, are to be cut only three times this year instead of nine as part of a trial to encourage wildlife to thrive in and around housing estates. […]


Bringing Guildhall boilers up to date and up to the job

Plymouth’s Guildhall is to get new boilers as part of an ongoing programme to make the Council’s buildings more efficient. Old, inefficient oil-fired boilers are to be replaced with gas boilers and the heat they generate will also heat the Council House, once it has been disconnected from the main part of the Civic Centre. […]


Plymouth Plan shortlisted for national award

Plymouth’s plan for the future is in the national spotlight after being shortlisted for a prestigious accolade from the Royal Town Planning Institute. The Council has this week learnt its innovative Plymouth Plan is a finalist for the Excellence in Plan Making Practice Award for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2015. The plan was […]


Extra £100,000 means 30 more disabled home adaptations in Plymouth

An extra £100,000 is now being spent on improving facilities in disabled people’s homes in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council’s Investment Board agreed the extra funding over and above the £800,000 that the authority was already committing to spend in 2014/15. The move means an additional 30 homes in the city are having a number of […]


New contracts awarded to improve home care in Plymouth

New contracts have been awarded to improve care for people in Plymouth who require care at home. Plymouth City Council is working together with NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to drive up standards in domiciliary care. Under the new contracts, which incorporate home care, rapid response, dementia support and integration […]


Plymouth City Council launches Plan for Social Rent

Plymouth City Council is spearheading a drive to ensure a greater proportion of homes in the city are affordable, with the launch of the new Plan for Social Rent. The Plan for Social Rent outlines six actions the Council will be taking to tackle the issue of lack of affordable housing. These include lobbying the […]


Plymouth wins two more national awards for innovation in social enterprise

Plymouth City Council has won two more prestigious national awards celebrating public sector transformation and innovation. Representatives from Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN), and Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) attended the 2015 Improvement and Efficiency Awards on Wednesday 4 March. Plymouth won Silver in the Working Together category for the Council’s partnership work […]


£60,000 for local projects as Crowdfunder launches Crowdfund Plymouth with Plymouth City Council

Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched today. Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth – as part of Crowdfunder Local, a nationwide initiative, launched by Crowdfunder – the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform. Crowdfunding is an […]


New factories take shape at Langage

  New high spec factories and workspace are taking shape at the hugely successful Langage Science Park.   The giant steel frames of two  large building blocks have now been erected as the expansion plans for the science park steam ahead.   The Council is investing around £2.7m to develop and build high quality employment […]


Council gets tough with Compulsory Purchase Order

Plymouth City Council is getting tough on neglected empty homes by using a Compulsory Purchase Order on a property that has been out of use for over a decade. As part of the Council’s new Plan for Empty Homes, the CPO has been granted on the property at 7 Widey Lane, which has been the […]


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 […]


Nuisance neighbour to be forced out following complaints of anti-social behaviour

A closure order has been granted on a flat in Plymouth following repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour. Devon and Cornwall Police applied to Plymouth Magistrates Court for a closure order on 27 Hilton Avenue, following repeated complaints from neighbours about anti-social behaviour by tenant Colin Prouse, 47. They have been supported in the order by […]


New home for Coroner’s office to improve service

The city’s coroner’s office is to move to a new home near Derriford Hospital as part of a programme to improve the service and make it easier for grieving families. The Coroner’s Service will be leaving the Crescent and moving to Building One at Derriford to new premises which will enable different parts of the […]


A glimpse into Plymouth 2031

Plymouth residents and businesses can get glimpse into the future in a groundbreaking plan that sets out what life in Plymouth could be like in years to come.   For the first time ever, a single plan setting out the direction for the entire city has been put together after extensive conversations and events involving […]


Police and council join forces to tackle neighbourhood nuisance

Police and council workers will be joining forces with the community to tackle street grime and low level crime that cause a nuisance for city residents. They will be taking a new ‘don’t walk by’ approach on neighbourhood issues of greatest concern to residents such as dog fouling, littering, graffiti, flyposting, under-age drinking, parking issues […]


Launch of ten year plan to improve health in Plymouth

More than half of deaths in Plymouth can be attributed to four lifestyle behaviours, and a new strategy is being launched to address the issue across the city. Local employers attended an event to mark the start of Plymouth City Council’s new ten year plan to improve health in the city, Thrive Plymouth, on Monday […]


Council spend with local businesses going up

Almost half the Council’s spend – 45 per cent – is now with local businesses compared to just 16 per cent in 2011/12, thanks to a concerted and sustained effort by the Council’s procurement team to make sure they buy local.     Significant changes to the way the Council buys services locally has created […]


New charter to set standard for private rented housing in Plymouth

Landlords in Plymouth are being asked to sign up to a new charter to improve private rented homes in the city. A consultation is being launched today (Thursday 23 October) to share the draft Charter for PR Housing with landlords, tenants, and the wider public in Plymouth. Plymouth City Council has committed, as one of its […]