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Our Plymouth volunteer scheme shortlisted for APSE Service Awards

A volunteer scheme in Plymouth which has improved access to healthy fruit and vegetables and saved local people thousands on their energy bills has been shortlisted for a national award. The Our Plymouth pilot scheme is a finalist in the Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative category for the APSE Service Awards 2016, which takes place […]


#GivingTuesday – Our Plymouth presented with growing tower

Plymouth’s local volunteer scheme ‘Our Plymouth’ has been presented with a free ‘FOODY’ tower as part of Giving Tuesday celebrations. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, following the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday. To mark the occasion, ‘Our Plymouth’ has been presented with its own free FOODY, a […]


Our Plymouth celebrates 1st anniversary

A scheme set up to encourage more volunteers in Plymouth is celebrating its first anniversary this month. ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name given to the local Cities of Service volunteer programme – marks the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part […]


Plymouth Pots and Pans Amnesty Friday 14 – Sunday 16 August

A ‘pots and pans amnesty’ is being held in Plymouth as part of our Grow, Share, Cook initiative to help people on low incomes and get more people cooking fresh food. The event has been organised via the Our Plymouth volunteer scheme in partnership with Plymouth City Council, Tamar Grow Local, Food is Fun and […]


Our Plymouth – one month on

It’s been one month since a project to mobilise volunteers in Plymouth was launched and the scheme is going from strength to strength. Our Plymouth was launched on 21st October as Plymouth was one of seven cities to be awarded Cities of Service status in the UK. Our Plymouth aims to work with local residents […]


Plymouth chosen as a City of Service

Plymouth is one of seven cities that have unveiled plans to organise up to 2,000 volunteers to tackle local problems, as Cities of Service launches in the UK – a volunteer programme based on the US model founded by the former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg. What is Cities of Service? Over the […]