Tag Archives : public health


Alcohol Harm: Reducing the Strength in Plymouth

A new project is being launched this week to help reduce alcohol related harm in Plymouth. Reducing The Strength is a new scheme which aims to encourage retailers to stop selling very cheap, high percentage lagers, beers and ciders, in their shops, which should contribute towards reducing alcohol related crime and health costs in the […]


Sexual Health Week 15-21 September 2014

It’s Sexual Health Week (15 – 21 September) and in Plymouth there are a range of services available to help you maintain good sexual and reproductive health. The focus for this year is on contraception and the purpose of this week is to counter some of the common myths and misconceptions which can leave people […]


Too many Plymouth salons who allow children to use sun beds

Over 80 per cent of tanning salons allowed a 16-year-old to buy a sunbed session – despite the age limit being 18-years-old. Public protection officers visited six salons in Plymouth last week during a test purchase operation and staff in five of them did not challenge 16-year-old volunteer about their age. The volunteer did not […]


Wellbeing Survey for Plymouth’s residents – prize draw for those taking part

This month over 6,000 questionnaires will be sent out to a randomly selected sample of Plymouth residents as part of a jointly-funded venture between Plymouth City Council and Public Health England. The questionnaires will be delivered in the week beginning 25th August and will give residents the opportunity to tell the Council about their personal […]


Tattoo equipment seized in Barne Barton

Equipment worth £4,000 has been seized as a fourth ‘scratcher’ has been raided through the Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Service, together with the police, executed a warrant at an address in Barne Barton this morning in the campaign to crackdown on ‘scratchers’ – amateurs who have bought tattoo kit over […]


Tattoo equipment seized from Plymouth home

A third ‘scratcher’ has had their equipment seized as result of Plymouth City Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Team together with the police executed a Court Order at an address in West Park yesterday. A tattoo studio was discovered set up in the kitchen and items seized included tattoo machines, tattoo […]


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 […]


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Our great new I Love Life campaign with Plymouth Herald

Plymouth City Council were very pleased to recently launch our new I Love Life campaign in the Plymouth Herald, in partnership with Plymouth Community Healthcare, the University of St Mark and St John, and Plymouth Community Homes. Plymouth is a great place to live and life expectancy is on the up, but in some areas of […]