Tag Archives : Sally Haydon


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 […]


(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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]