Tag Archives : public health


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 […]