Tag Archives : safety


Residential tower blocks in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council does not manage any residential tower blocks in Plymouth. The Council and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are working with Plymouth Community Homes, who are responsible for the three tower blocks at Mount Wise. For the latest information on the Mount Wise tower blocks visit http://www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk/


Multi agency summit held to co-ordinate city response to Grenfell tower block fire

A high level multi-agency meeting has been held to ensure measures are in place to ensure the safety of residents in tower blocks in Plymouth following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. The agencies agreed a joined up approach to assessing the risks and implications for the city, including responding to requests for information and […]


Excavation works to resume on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council 

Excavation works are to resume on Tavistock Road today, following a further multi-agency meeting yesterday (Tuesday 17 January). A detailed plan has been agreed by all agencies involved, including ordnance specialists, with contingencies in place for managing the safe search, extraction and removal of any further similar devices located on site. It is anticipated that […]


Statement: Wheelchair users at MTV Crashes

In response to queries about a wheelchair user being removed from the front of the crowd at MTV Crashes on Thursday 28 July, we have issued this joint statement with MTV. The safety of all our event goers – including those with mobility problems – is our absolute priority at all times. There are several […]


New CCTV control room now up and running

A new CCTV control room that will help keep a watchful eye on shoppers and visitors is now live beneath the Council House. A large unused kitchen has now been transformed into new control room, complete with a bank of 12 CCTV monitor screens along one wall. Operators can call up footage from almost 300 […]


Upgrade for safety fencing on North Cross roundabout

Work to upgrade the safety fencing on North Cross roundabout will get under way on Monday 1 June. The corrugated beams and posts on the outside of the roundabout need to be replaced and a new section of safety fencing will be installed between the North Road East and Cobourg Street junctions. Traffic signal poles […]


Vegetation clearance at Marsh Mills

Work to remove vegetation on Marsh Mills roundabout and Plymouth Road will begin next week. The vegetation is obscuring signs, trapping litter and encroaching on the highway and needs to be removed to improve safety and visibility. Work will also include clearing scrub and returning the central reservation area to gravel. The work will start […]


Who is taking you home tonight?

Pub and club goers are being reminded of simple ways to check they are getting home safely after a great night out in Plymouth. A new information leaflet has been put together by Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police to promote passenger safety, particularly late at night. It aims to raise awareness about […]