Tag Archives : Plymouth City Council

Protect yourself – and your child – against the flu

People in at risk groups in Plymouth are being urged to get their flu jabs to protect them against seasonal flu. Pregnant women, the over 65s, carers and those with long term health conditions are being advised to have the free vaccinations to give them protection. There is also the nasal spray which is now […]

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 […]

Plymouth chosen as ‘Early Starter’ to help roll out national scheme to help families

Plymouth has been recognised among the top third of local authorities for its work in offering intensive support to local families, and selected to help lead the way in the roll out of a future national programme. Plymouth City Council’s Families with a Future programme was launched in 2012 as part of the national Troubled […]

Transport secretary presented strategic asks …and a map!

Council leader Tudor Evans presented Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin with a map to replace the one he saw on the minister’s wall which entirely missed off Plymouth, South Devon and most of Cornwall. The minister was in Plymouth to talk about strategic transport issues with the city, its MPs, business representatives and the Peninsula Taskforce. […]

Walking and cycling improvements from rail station to Central Park

Plymouth City Council is consulting on proposals to improve walking and cycling links between the rail station and Central Park. The proposals, which link in with improvements recently made around the station itself, will address challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments. They include: new sections of off-road cycle route on […]

Building skills opportunities across the city

A roadshow organised by the Council will be heading to the city’s neighbourhoods as part of a campaign to give young people the low down on exciting construction jobs on offer in Plymouth. It’s out of the office and onto the housing estates in a concerted effort to talk to youngsters about the skills they […]

City Landmark Given Centre Stage

The re-landscaping of the area around one of Plymouth’s iconic landmarks is now complete. As part of the public realm improvements to the Theatre Royal Plymouth, a new split level public space has been created with Derry’s Clock as its focus. The clutter around the base of the clock has been removed to improve the […]

MTV Crashes treat for Children in Care

Hundreds of Plymouth children and young people who are supported by the city’s children’s services enjoyed last night’s MTV Crashes event after receiving free tickets. Plymouth City Council and Destination Plymouth gave 1,000 complimentary tickets to children in care, their carers, young people leaving care, along with other young people receiving extra support or making […]

Plymouth welcomes His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales

Plymouth was very pleased to welcome His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, to the Royal William Yard today (Tuesday 15th July). The visit took place to mark the 100th anniversary of the joining together of the neighbouring towns of Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse. The ‘Three Towns’ as they are known, were formally merged in 1914 […]

Leader welcomes faster, direct morning service for city

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans today welcomed First Great Western’s announcement of an improved service for the South West, providing an earlier morning direct service from London to Plymouth and Cornwall. The first train from London is 40 minutes earlier than now, with a 10 minute faster journey time. The new service will leave […]

Dispersal order in Efford to tackle anti-social behaviour

A dispersal order designed to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Efford will come into effect towards the end of this month. The order was requested by the police and signed by Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member for Cooperatives, Housing and Community Safety at Plymouth City Council. It will come into effect on 25 July […]

Plymouth’s Selena, Victim’s Champion, invited to Parliament

Plymouth’s local lead for championing victim’s rights has been invited to an event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate 40 years of the charity Victim Support. Selena Newbery, who is the Anti-Social Behaviour Victim’s Champion at Plymouth City Council, and is on secondment from Victim Support, has been selected to attend for her “outstanding […]

Raid on suspected suppliers of illegal tobacco

A raid was carried out by Trading Standards in Plymouth on Friday 4 July 2014 of a suspected supplier of illegal tobacco, but none was found. The raid took place in Devonport and come as a new campaign across the whole South West region is launched to make the public aware of the dangers of […]

Community event 12 July 2014

Children’s activities, sports and games, and information on local services will be available at a community engagement event next week. The free event takes place at West Park Playing Fields on Saturday 12 July between 11am and 2pm and will include face painting, football, and information on fire safety, crime prevention and signposting to local […]

Two awards for Plymouth Your Space

A Plymouth project to give new life to empty shops and spaces has picked up two national awards. The Plymouth Your Space project won the ‘diversifying the business mix’ category at the Association for Town & City Management National Partnership awards and then scooped their ‘National Partnership of the Year’ award. City organisations formed a […]

City schools go wild in the woods

Six Plymouth schools will be heading to a city woodland for a week of fun and educational activities with a host of Plymouth organisations and volunteers. Plymouth City Council’s Stepping Stones to Nature team is running the event in Woodland Woods, Whitleigh, from Monday 30 June until Friday 4 July. The Summer Woodland Woods Week […]

Sign up for Four Greens Community Trust!

Plymouth people living in the north of the city are being invited to sign up for a scheme that could unlock careers, opportunities and skills for their family and friends. A recruitment campaign is getting off the ground for more people to join the Four Greens Community Trust. The rallying call is sounding out across […]

Celebrate Co-operative Fortnight 21 June – 5 July

Plymouth’s Co-operative Fortnight is an opportunity for local organisations and people to come together and celebrate the great partnership working that goes on in Britain’s Ocean City. A range of events are taking place throughout the fortnight, which runs from 21st June to 5th July around the theme of Cooperative Plymouth. Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet […]

Carers Week 9 to 15 June 2014

Unpaid carers are the unsung heroes who save health and social care around £120bn a year nationally. In Plymouth, more than 27,000 people are unpaid carers, with 42 per cent doing this for more than 20 hours each week, some of whom are children. Many people do not even identify themselves as a carer and […]