Tag Archives : Plymouth University


Vital Sparks marks third anniversary with new bursary awards

Four more Plymouth-based groups have been awarded Vital Sparks bursaries to help realise or kickstart their community arts projects. North Prospect Community Choir, Red Velvet Cinema, Devonport Lifehouse and Mutley Matters will all benefit from funding for their initiatives which include combating isolation, tackling mental ill health and championing community cohesion. Vital Sparks is a […]


Plymouth wins Dementia Friendly City of the year 2016 award

Plymouth has won the Dementia Friendly (City of the year award) at the Alzheimers Society’s national awards in London. Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth University and sixty organisations and businesses have been working together for the past five years, to make the city more dementia friendly. Initiatives include Dementia friendly City Bus, […]


Japanese media visit dementia-friendly Plymouth

Journalists from Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun and a representative from the Asahi Social Welfare Organisation visited Plymouth to report back to Japan on the wide-ranging dementia-friendly initiatives in and around the city which have earned it an international reputation for world-leading dementia-friendliness. After meeting Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society on a visit […]


Pitches at Staddiscombe ready following revamp

Playing fields that have been dogged by drainage and condition problems have been officially opened today following a major revamp. Staddiscombe playing fields are ready for the new football season after the eight full-size senior football pitches had high specification drainage and new goal posts installed. Other works carried out by the contractors include soil […]


Hunt on for world class captain for Mayflower400 programme

Plans to commemorate one of the world’s most significant voyages are stepping up a gear with the search starting for a chief executive for Mayflower400. A new post is being created to lead the national and international programme which will commemorate the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World in 1620. A programme […]


Police and Crime Commissioner question time event

Plymouth University is hosting a ‘question time’ event where people will be able to hear from candidates bidding to become Devon and Cornwall’s next Police and Crime Commissioner. Organised by the Plymouth Law School, the public debate will be a chance to find out more about the role and hear from those who have put […]


Unmanned Mayflower Voyage to be key event in 2020

A pioneering project that marries the city’s past and its ambition to be a global centre for marine technology is to form part of the official Mayflower 400 commemorations. Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth-based Mayflower Autonomous Ship Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the ‘Mayflower Autonomous Ship’ – the […]


New Fairtrade Directory launched for Plymouth

A new directory of businesses that supply Fairtrade goods in Plymouth is being launched as part of Fairtrade Fortnight (29 February – 13 March 2016). The directory is one of a number of initiatives across the city to encourage people to buy Fairtrade goods throughout the fortnight. Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and […]


Places left on 7 March Plymouth Health and Social Care conference – Book now!

There are still some places left on the upcoming Integration: Making it Real Conference, which is being held at the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA, on Monday 7 March 2016. Health and social care professionals or anyone with an interest in this area are encouraged to book on this one day conference, featuring renowned […]


Plymouth ‘Dementia Friendly’ car park spaces thought to be the first in the UK

Plymouth now has two car parks with designated ‘Dementia Friendly’ parking spaces which are thought to be the first of their kind in the UK. Following consultation with carers who expressed frustration about the difficulties they face in parking, Plymouth City Council’s parking unit has introduced some new dementia accessible parking spaces in two of […]


Good reception for ‘shh patrols’

Plymouth’s ‘shhh patrols’ had a good reception from students as they hit potential noise hot spots during Freshers’ Week. The team was out in the city centre, Mutley, Greenbank and Mount Gould to advise noisy students new to Plymouth to turn the dial down and think about their neighbours. The patrols, which involved the Council, […]


Electoral registration campaign sees surge in Plymouth voters

A campaign to increase the number of voters in Plymouth has been deemed a success by a national body and shortlisted for a national award. The Electoral Commission has published a report praising Plymouth City Council’s individual electoral registration campaign in the run up to the 2015 local and general election. The Council worked in […]


Pitch perfect plan for players at Staddiscombe

Playing fields that have been dogged by drainage and condition problems will be getting a major revamp to make them pitch perfect. Plymouth City Council has announced Agripower Limited as the contractors to carry out the improvement work to the playing fields used by teams belonging to the Plymouth and West Devon Combination Football League […]


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, […]


Plymouth marks Refugee Week (13 – 20 June 2015)

A week of events are taking place in Plymouth to mark Refugee Week (13 – 20 June 2015). Plymouth City Council and Plymouth University are among the partners who have sponsored the events which aim to celebrate the contribution of refugees in Plymouth and raise awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. […]


£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 lease of life for liner lookout

A watch tower overlooking Plymouth Sound is getting a new lease of life, thanks to an exciting, award-winning scheme to entice entrepreneurs with cracking ideas. The ‘Liner Lookout’ stands on Plymouth’s world-famous Hoe and is one of a number of sites in the city centre and on Plymouth’s stunning waterfront being marketed for use under […]


Council commit £2m to Plymouth Science Park.

Plymouth Science Park’s plans for growth received a major boost thanks to a significant loan from the Council of just under £2 million.   The Council’s investment board has this week approved a loan of £1.98 million to expand the science park, which is the biggest in the south of England.   The loan will […]


Student guide to being a good Plymouth neighbour

Students arriving in Plymouth are being given a welcome back with top tips on how to be a good neighbour.   A leaflet giving the low-down on how to be a good neighbour is being handed out by Council staff at Fresher’s Week and will be distributed to all students through the university and the […]


Two day flower festival

Blooming Brilliant show for Plymouth in August

Flower power will take over Plymouth in August as the Blooming Brilliant show takes place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Horticultural Society’s In Bloom competition. The show will take place on the 13th and 14th August at the Plymouth Guildhall, and is being jointly organised by the Plymouth in Bloom Committee, Plymouth […]


Wild About Plymouth starts the summer with a Big Bug Hunt

Wild About Plymouth, the city’s family-friendly natural history partnership, is running a Giant Big Bug Hunt at Ford Park Cemetery on Saturday 19 July. The cemetery, which is steeped in history, is also a 34.5-acre urban wildlife refuge and home to a wide variety of plant, bird and insect life. Wild About Plymouth will help […]


Plymouth Your Space shortlisted for award

A Plymouth project designed to make the most of empty buildings and spaces has been shortlisted for an award. Plymouth’s Your Space has caught the eye of judges at the Association for Town Centre Management National Partnership awards and has been shortlisted for the ‘diversifying the business mix’ category. City organisations led by the Council […]


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 […]


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 […]