Tag Archives : public health


Three-month Closure Order on Plymouth Shop selling ‘legal highs’

Plymouth magistrates have granted a three month closure order on a shop selling ‘legal highs’, following a series of complaints about anti-social behaviour. The closure order – for the High Life Shop in Cornwall Street – was applied for by Plymouth City Council under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, […]


Local Health Profile for Plymouth 2015

Plymouth’s latest Local Health Profile has been published by Public Health England. These give an outline of health and wellbeing issues across each local authority in England, and an opportunity to see how Plymouth’s health is faring compared with the rest of the country. They are designed to help local government and health services identify […]


Spring into March with free health checks at 1st Stop

Fancy getting a free health MOT while sorting out your council tax or benefits? Livewell and Plymouth City Council have teamed up to bring you Spring into March, a week of free NHS health checks, information and advice for local people. From Monday 9 March to Saturday 14 March, members of PCH’s Livewell team will […]


Teenage pregnancy rates in Plymouth almost halved since records began

The number of unplanned teenage pregnancies in Plymouth have almost halved since records began in 1998, and fallen to an all time low according to latest figures published this week The under 18 conception rate has dropped again for the seventh year in a row, to the lowest rate since the baseline for teenage pregnancies was first […]


Clarification from Plymouth City Council on smoking estimates

Plymouth City Council would like to clarify the latest statistics estimating the number of young people smoking in the city. Public Health England has released statistics which suggest that 15.93% of young people aged 15 are regular or occasional smokers, compared with a national average of 12.71%, giving Plymouth one of the highest rates. Whilst […]


Plymouth City Council wishes you a happy and healthy Christmas

Here at Plymouth City Council we want to wish everyone in Plymouth a very happy and healthy Christmas. Here are some useful hints and tips to help you and your family enjoy the festive season and keep warm and well as the weather gets colder. Merry Christmas! Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Children, Young […]


Pledge to go red for HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day

People across Plymouth are being urged to pledge to go red for HIV Testing Week (22-30 November 2014) and World AIDS Day (1 December 2014). The Eddystone Trust, the local HIV and sexual health charity, and Plymouth City Council which is the strategic lead for Public Health in the city have joined forces to promote […]


Launch of ten year plan to improve health in Plymouth

More than half of deaths in Plymouth can be attributed to four lifestyle behaviours, and a new strategy is being launched to address the issue across the city. Local employers attended an event to mark the start of Plymouth City Council’s new ten year plan to improve health in the city, Thrive Plymouth, on Monday […]


Businesses told to declare their nuts…and eggs and fish

Food business are being reminded about new rules which will affect the way they give information about the food they sell or provide. From 13 December all businesses must verbally explain or signpost food which are known allergens. Food allergies can cause life-threatening reactions and the number of people affected by them is growing. The […]


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 […]


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 […]

I Love Life logo