Tag Archives : Sally Haydon


New PSPO to tackle drink-related anti-social behaviour

A proposed new Public Space Protection Order could see a crackdown on drink-related anti-social behaviour. Covering the entire city, the order will make it an offence for any person to refuse to stop drinking alcohol or hand over any bottles or cans which are believed to contain alcohol, when required to do so by a […]

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Dog fouler pays high price

A man who failed to pick up after his pooch has been ordered to pay £885. Bradley Collinge-Turpin, 21, of Hornchurch Road in Ernesettle was found guilty of failing to clean up after his dog, in breach of the Public Space Protection Order, in his absence at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The court heard […]


Big fines for eight litter offenders

Eight litter louts have been ordered to pay a massive £876 each for dropping rubbish in Plymouth. The group had their cases decided by Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday and were all found guilty in their absence. The offenders were given fixed penalty notices by the Council’s environmental enforcement officers, who witnessed them dropping litter […]


Court fines for nine litter offenders

Nine people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the Council’s environmental enforcement officers, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained unpaid, resulting in a summons to court. None of the […]


Dog fouling targeted with plain clothes patrols

Plain clothed environmental enforcement officers will be patrolling in Plymouth from Monday 29 July. Focussing on areas where residents have reported issues, officers will be on the lookout for those who do not pick up after their dogs. Owners who are caught not doing the right thing will be handed a fixed penalty notice for […]

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New crematorium reaches latest milestone

  The land for Plymouth’s new crematorium has been secured. The 17-acre site on the eastern edge of the city, off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park, was purchased by the Council earlier this week. The transfer of the site marks another major milestone in the £12 million scheme, which will […]


Revoked taxi driver’s appeal dismissed at Crown Court

A taxi driver who had his licence revoked has had an appeal against the decision dismissed by Plymouth Crown Court. Hackney Carriage driver, Kenan Aktas, 40, of Elliot Road, Prince Rock, had his licence taken away from him by the Council’s Taxi Licensing Committee in June 2018 following a series of complaints about his standard […]


Plymouth at the forefront of tackling the effects of childhood trauma

Plymouth will become one of the first cities in the country to try an innovative new approach to tackling the effects of childhood trauma. The City Council’s Cabinet are going to be making a commitment to support the work of a Trauma-Informed Network to understand the impact of childhood trauma on people’s behaviour in adulthood. […]


Planning granted for new crematorium

Planning permission for Plymouth’s new crematorium has been granted. The state-of-the-art facility will be built on the east of the city adjacent to Drake Memorial Park off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park. The designs have been produced by local architects Stride Treglown and Aecom show single-storey buildings nestled in green […]


Stonehouse PSPO set for review

Residents of Stonehouse are being asked for their thoughts on the future of a Public Space Protection Order currently applied to the area. Introduced in 2017, the order gives police and enforcement officials special powers to clamp down on antisocial drinking, drug use and begging in public areas. Those found in breach are placed into […]


Council litter enforcement set to begin

Council environmental enforcement patrols will begin in Plymouth from 1 February. The refreshed service will continue enforcement aimed at deterring littering, fly-tipping, fly-posting and dog fouling and control and will enable a more flexible approach to keeping our city clean. This service has been born from the Council’s earlier decision to cancel its contract with […]


Crematorium planning application submitted

The vision to provide Plymouth with a new state of the art crematorium has taken a further step towards reality after hitting a major milestone. Following months of consultation and design work, a planning application was submitted on Friday. Plans show that the new, £12 million facility on a 17-acre site on the eastern edge […]


Christmas trees to remember loved ones

Three memorial Christmas trees have been unveiled across Plymouth’s two cemeteries. Christmas trees have been placed in the waiting rooms of both Weston Mill and Efford Cemeteries, for members of the public to decorate with messages on special tags to remember friends and family. The trees proved very popular last year with over 100 messages […]


More hefty fines for dropping litter

Fourteen more people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court this week.. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the environmental enforcement officers, working for Kingdom Services Group on behalf of the Council, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained […]


Forget Me Not wall opens at Weston Mill

The Baby Garden at Weston Mill Cemetery has a new feature. Established in 1984, the Baby Garden is a separate area for families who have lost little ones and was designed as a place for quiet contemplation. Now, in partnership with bereavement charity Little Things & Co, the Council have jointly designed and commissioned a […]

(l-r): LeighAnne Wright, founder of Little Things & Co and Councillor Sally Haydon, Cabinet member for Customer Focus and Community Safety, officially open the Forget Me Not wall at Weston Mill Cemetery

Kaumātua, elected tribal elders of the Māori community, and a New Zealand Defence Force chaplain lead the service at Weston Mill

New Zealand sailor begins journey home

A Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, who died and was buried in Plymouth in 1956, is to be repatriated. On Monday, a Māori ceremony was held at the grave of Leading Engineering Mechanic William Goodwin at Weston Mill Cemetery. Kaumātua, elected tribal elders of the Māori community, and a New Zealand Defence Force chaplain led […]


Behind the scenes at the crematoria

Efford and Weston Mill crematoria are throwing open their doors to the public again this weekend. Residents are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look around the facilities and find out more about what happens and what is on offer to remember a loved one in the grounds. There will also be a chance to view […]


An artist's impression of Plymouth's proposed new crematorium

Artist’s impressions of new crematorium revealed

The first artist’s impressions of Plymouth’s proposed new crematorium have been released. The drawings, provided by architects Stride Treglown in association with Aecom, show single-storey buildings nestled in green spaces with water pooled around the ceremony rooms. These images will be available for the public to view at consultation events beginning this week. The Council […]


New gambling policy out for consultation

Safeguarding children is one of the priorities of Plymouth City Council’s new gambling policy. The policy, which is reviewed every three years, looks at how Plymouth’s casinos, bingo halls, betting shops, and adult gaming centres operate to ensure that gambling is not a source of crime or the proceeds used to support crime, is conducted […]