Tag Archives : Plymouth


A-Level statement 2017

Students across Plymouth will be collecting A Level and other Post-16 results today and early indications look like a slight improvement on last year’s results. Plymouth’s schools, colleges and training provides offer a wide range of courses to students including; A Levels, technical courses and apprenticeships. Successful students will now find there are routes into […]


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 […]


Latest survey shows adults in care in Plymouth feel safe and secure

The latest survey on adults in care in Plymouth says the service they received makes them feel safe and secure. 93% of respondents to the annual survey, which Plymouth City Council participated in earlier this year and was published by NHS Digital last week, said the services they receive make them feel safe and secure. […]


PR – Global success for Plymouth’s first Marine Tech Expo

Experts in marine research and technology from across the globe, including USA, Europe and the UK, were among more than 100 delegates attending Plymouth’s first ever Mayflower 400 Marine Tech Trade Expo last month. The event, which took place on 14 September 2016, was organised by Plymouth City Council to promote the city as a […]


New Interim Director of Public Health for Plymouth

A new Interim Director of Public Health has been announced for Plymouth City Council. Dr Ruth Harrell will take over the reins in the autumn when Professor Kelechi Nnoaham leaves the Council after two and a half years, to take on a new role in South Wales. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, […]


Plymouth’s newly qualified social workers celebrated

The latest group of newly qualified social workers from Plymouth City Council Children’s Services, have been presented with certificates of completion by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony, at a special ceremony. The certificates mark the successful completion of the social workers’ assessed and supported first year in practice. Newly Qualified Social Workers have […]


Compulsory Purchase Order on Widey Lane as Council tackles empty homes

Plymouth City Council has served a Compulsory Purchase Order on a house that has been a derelict eyesore for years. The Secretary of State has approved the Council’s application for a CPO on the house in Widey Lane which has been subject to vandalism and anti-social behaviour. The site was where the Council launched its […]


2016 South West School chef of the year winner

Four chefs have battled it out in a cook-off to be crowned a South West School Chef of the Year. This is the second year in a row that CATERed and Plymouth’s own Sharon Cundell, from St Edward’s Church of England Primary Academy in Eggbuckland has claimed the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), […]


Correction on school catchment article

The Herald article regarding school places is completely misleading and inaccurate. The story states that under the catchment system to attend two Plymouth primary schools you have to live within a certain distance. This is simply wrong. Neither school operates a catchment system so there is no such thing as a catchment area in this […]


Plymouth’s young people talk about mental health

Young people from across the city have been helping to design a new emotional health and wellbeing service for Plymouth’s secondary and special schools. Over 60 young people from ten city schools, ranging from age 11-18 took part in a special workshop event organised by Sarah Staples and Josh Pope, Plymouth’s Member and Deputy Member […]


Major expansion approved for Cann Bridge School

Work will get underway this year on two new classrooms at Cann Bridge School on the Tor Bridge Site in Estover, to help cope with the increased demand for school places with pupils with Autisim. The funding totalling £630,000 will come from the Council’s Capital Investment Programme. Cann Bridge school was originally built to accommodate […]


Council helps young people speak out

Plymouth City Council’s youth services team have been working with young people in Southway to produce a series of videos to showcase a number of exciting projects that they have been involved in.  One of the videos, produced in partnership with Foto Now, a Plymouth based company who specialise in photography and videography will now be […]


Plymouth hosts the South-West Regional International School Awards

55 schools from across the South West were in Plymouth on Thursday 12 November for the South-West Regional International School Award presentations. The schools have all been awarded the British Council International School Award. The award encourages schools to make educational links with schools in other countries and help broaden the horizons of children and young […]


Award ceremony to celebrate newly qualified social workers

The latest group of six newly qualified social workers from Plymouth City Council Children’s Services, have been presented with their certificates of successful completion by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony, at a special ceremony. Newly Qualified Social Workers have made a significant contribution to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young […]


Plymouth’s young people set to ‘sparkle’

Young Plymouth learners who’ve gone the extra mile were celebrated at a special ceremony as part of the Plymouth’s Children’s University graduation celebration. Over 300 young people between the ages of five and 14 graduated with the Children’s University (CU) – a national organisation that recognises the efforts of young people who learn outside the […]


Conference for parents of children with SEND

Parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are being invited to a special advice event next month. On Tuesday 10 November, the Plymouth Information Advice and Support for SEND are hosting a conference and an exhibition of support services in the Guildhall where families can see what support is available […]


Council Leader calls for improved mobile connectivity on trains

Plymouth City Council’s Leader is calling on the Government to make mobile phone companies improve mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity on trains between Plymouth and London. Councillor Tudor Evans has written to Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, the Oliver Letwin MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Ed Vaizey MP, […]


2016 school admission places now open

The school place application process is now open and Plymouth City Council is now taking applications from families whose children: are due to start at primary school for the first time or junior school (having completed Year 2 in an infant school) in September 2016 are due to transfer from Year 6 in a primary […]


Korean Veterans present cheque for memorial upkeep

Local veterans of the Korean War presented a cheque towards the upkeep of the memorial on Plymouth Hoe. The Plymouth branch of the British Korean Veterans Association in Devon and Cornwall has now officially disbanded due to the age of the members, and following the disbanding of the national branch. The members will however remain as […]


Improving alcohol awareness in Plymouth

As we mark Alcohol Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) a range of initiatives are taking place across Plymouth to address problem drinking. Partners across Plymouth have signed up to a five year (2013-18) Strategic Alcohol Plan and one year into the scheme there is great progress being made. Plymouth City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, […]


Plymouth named best city to live in England and Wales

Plymouth has been named the best city in England and Wales for families to live. According to the 2014 Family Hotspots report by family finance specialist Family Investments, Plymouth has come out tops. The report, first launched in 2012, analyses postcode data across 71 different data sets, from education, safety and childcare to local amenities, […]


Plymouth named best city for families

Plymouth has been named the best city in England and Wales for families to live. According to the 2014 Family Hotspots report by family finance specialist Family Investments, Plymouth has come out tops. The report, first launched in 2012, analyses postcode data across 71 different data sets, from education, safety and childcare to local amenities, […]


Plymouth leader sets tone with new Government Ministers

Plymouth City Council’s leader has wasted no time in working to establish a relationship with the new Government Ministers following the recent cabinet reshuffle. Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of the Council, has written to all the Under-secretaries, Ministers, and Secretaries of State, congratulating them on their appointment and making them aware of the priorities for […]


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 […]


Devonport Community Focus Week 7-12 July 2014

Fire safety and crime prevention will be among the subjects covered as part of a Community Focus Week in the Devonport area. Throughout the week from Monday 7 July to Saturday 12 July events will be taking place around the area to raise awareness of a range of community safety issues and information about local […]


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 […]