Tag Archives : Plympton


Plympton Swimming Pool to close for essential maintenance

Plympton Swimming Pool will be closed for essential maintenance from 1pm on Saturday 8 December until Thursday 27 December. Works will include improvements to the showers and changing rooms as well as relining the underground tank used to hold water for the pool. The gym will remain open as usual throughout the works but there […]


Plympton Library commemorates those who died in WW1

A project to commemorate those who died in World War One comes to an end this weekend as a wave of pebbles is laid outside Plympton Library, each one dedicated to a Plympton man who lost their life in the Great War.  Over the past four years staff in the library have been researching the […]


Freya’s Play Day

A Plympton schoolgirl has cut the ribbon at the new and improved Boringdon Close play park. Freya Martin, 9, was the guest of honour at the park where antiquated and tired equipment has been replaced by a dynamic ‘supernova’ roundabout, bird’s nest swing, and much more. Freya, who lives nearby, wrote to her MP to […]


Exciting new play equipment for Peacock Meadow

Another Plympton play park has had a major makeover as part of an ongoing improvement programme. Peacock Meadow, off Newnham road, has new equipment that focuses on play for younger children. Additions include a tower with a fireman’s pole and slide, a rotating sand table and a spinner bowl. A group tyre swing and dynamic […]


Emergency diversion route for HGVs using Cot Hill

An emergency diversion route is being put in place for large goods vehicles using Cot Hill in Plympton after a safety inspection identified concerns over the strength of the rail bridge. Plymouth City Council has imposed an emergency ban on vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on the west bridge – heading north bound towards Plymouth Road […]


Preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being asked to share their views on preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along the B3416 Plymouth Road, from Marsh Mills to Glen Road. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme aims to reduce journey times for motorists and buses and improve pedestrian safety and facilities for cyclists. By reducing delays along this busy […]


Study to look at future demand for railway station in Plympton area

A study to explore if there is demand for a railway station in the Plympton area as well as consider improvements to rail services at Ivybridge station has been commissioned by Plymouth City Council. This study will help the city further develop its long-term transport strategy set out in the Plymouth and South West Devon […]


Plans to improve traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being invited to comment on plans to improve the traffic flow along Plymouth Road in Plympton. Upgrades to the traffic signals along this key commuter route are in the pipeline, thanks to £2.1 million funding from the Department of Transport. The Council plans to use the opportunity to introduce measures that will improve […]


Ground investigation surveys on Plymouth Road

Ground investigation surveys are being carried out on Plymouth Road in Plympton from Monday 23 January, in preparation for the first phase of works to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along the Eastern Corridor. Specialist contractors will be digging trial pits and boreholes to confirm the ground conditions before the next stage of design gets […]


Junction improvements planned for Plymouth Road

We’ve approved work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth Road in Plympton later this year. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme will see more modern and efficient signals installed, along with capacity improvements and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities. The first phase of the project will extend the right-turn lane to Cot Hill, creating […]


Plympton Library in line for major award

Plympton Library has been shortlisted for one of the country’s major publishing gongs, the British Book Industry Awards. The commitment and enthusiasm of the library’s staff has been recognised in the award that celebrates the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it. They have been going the extra mile to put […]


Plympton Library pays tribute to local soldiers who died in WWI

Plympton Library has been paying tribute to local soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. Staff used the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and other online resources including Find My Past and Ancestry (which are both available for free in Plymouth libraries) to research the lives of servicemen who had a link with […]


Join the Great British Tennis Weekend celebrations

Devonport Park is joining venues across the country in celebrating the Great British Tennis Weekend tomorrow and on Sunday. Organised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and our sports development unit, the event will run from 10am until 4pm on both days and there will be loads of activities on offer for people of all […]


New lease of life for Plympton tennis courts

Tennis courts in Plympton’s Harewood Park are being given a new lease of life, thanks to funding from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Plymouth City Council and Plympton Tennis Club. The refurbishment will see two disused courts completely resurfaced, relined and brought back into use and another two, currently leased by Plympton Tennis Club, cleaned […]