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Even more charging points for Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is stepping up the fight against climate change with a further 54 new electric vehicle charging points across the city. The Council will be installing the points in nine separate hubs across residential areas with on street parking. The chargers will be ‘pop-up’ models that retract fully underground to avoid street clutter […]


The Meadow Cafe, Central Park

Party in the park as café opens

The new Central Park cafe is open! Named the Meadow Cafe and operated by Council partners FullyCATERed, the brand new, purpose-built eatery is the flagship project of the overall Central Park improvements project The cafe will promote a healthy menu and will use produce sourced from local suppliers, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk, […]


Next stop delivery – walking, cycling and bus improvements on the way

We’re a step closer to huge improvements designed to keep us all on the move. Council Leader Tudor Evans signed a decision which means the Council can procure contracts and start to spend £7.6 million of the Transforming Cities Fund. Councillor Evans said: “The figure is big and so is the plan – this is […]


Ultra-fast broadband coming to Plymouth

Improved ultrafast ‘Fibre to the Premises’ (FTTP) broadband will be rolled out to over 220 public buildings across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon over the next two years, thanks to a successful bid to a UK Government fund. The buildings include council offices, GP surgeries, hospitals, schools, colleges and many others. This investment will […]


Council backs new bank

Plymouth City Council has pledged support for the development of a new local bank. The bank, known for now as South West Mutual, will be the first ever member-owned, high street bank dedicated to the residents and small businesses of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. The bank will provide a full range of services to […]

(l-r) Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of the Council; Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member for Housing Cooperative Development and Tony Greenwood, Executive Director of South West Mutual

Transforming Marsh Mills Roundabout into the Mayflower Forest

The Mayflower Forest has taken another step towards reality with the release of the stunning final designs. Over 1000 new trees for Marsh Mills roundabout are in the plans which aims to create a world-class first impression of the city for visitors and residents alike for years to come. The Mayflower Forest is a key […]


Topping out on top of the world at Drake Leisure

Council leader Tudor Evans enjoyed a sneak peek from the top of the Drake Circus Leisure Development as part of a topping out ceremony in the sky bar. The development is set to open later this year and create a new dining and entertainment destination for both residents and visitors to Plymouth. Council leader Tudor […]


Flood defences approved for Ham Lane

One of Plymouth’s favourite green spaces is set for some investment to tackle flooding. Ham Lane, a footpath which runs the length of Ham Woods, is often prone to flooding in the winter. In particular, a 60 metre, low-lying stretch of the path can spend up to 50 days of the year under water. Now, […]


Council buys Ballard House

Plymouth City Council has bought its headquarters at Millbay as part of an investment package designed to save £2.25 million over the next few years in current rent and running costs. The purchase of Ballard House is part of the Council’s ongoing accommodation strategy, a rolling programme of work designed to generate savings, improve the […]

Ballard House

Bridge bearing replacement now here

It’s here!  The bearing that’s crucial to reopening Sutton Harbour lock footbridge is now in the Westcountry. The one tonne bearing, measuring 1.5metres in diameter was flown from the United States, where it was manufactured, and has been driven from Luton airport to our contractor’s premises. Now the final preparations are getting under way for […]


Leader seeks reassurance over search and rescue cover

 Plymouth’s Council leader has written to the Transport Minister asking for urgent reassurances over the future of Search and Rescue Services across the region. Council leader Tudor Evans OBE said he was deeply concerned about the current financial difficulties facing the Bristow Group which runs the Maritime and Coastguard Search and Rescue contract. In a […]


Funding approved for first city school in secondary expansion plans

A £2.5 million funding package has been approved by the Leader of Plymouth City Council to expand Plymstock School. This is the first school in the city to be awarded funding under the Secondary Basic Need programme which will provide additional pupil places to meet the needs of the city’s growth. The need for additional […]


Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of Plymouth City Council and Steve Preddy, Unite’s South West Regional Secretary, with the new Construction Charter

Council work with Unite to protect construction workers

A £40 million construction project in Plymouth was the venue for signing a new charter that will ensure that working conditions and building standards on construction projects under the control of Plymouth City Council meet the highest standards. The charter commits the city to working with the Unite union to ensure direct employment status and […]


Council opposes Public Health funding cuts

Plymouth City Council is standing up to projected funding cuts for Public Health. In 2018-19 and 2019-20 every local authority will have less to spend on public health than the year before and by 2020-21, the Government plans to phase out the Public Health Grant altogether. Following on from a Motion on Notice at last […]

Councillor Ian Tuffin and Councillor Tudor Evans sign the letter to Steve Brine MP

Council Leader calls on government as rail service fails again

Council Leader Tudor Evans has called upon the government to get a grip in the light of yet more weather disruption to the Cross Country service to get a service which is resilient and reliable. “Yet again we are seeing rail services cancelled because of severe weather affecting the line at Dawlish, “said Council Leader […]


Temporary walkway comes to end

Plymouth City Council, Sutton Harbour Company and the Environment Agency worked together to enable the temporary walkway to be set up during the peak tourist season while repairs were progressed on a long-term solution to the main pedestrian footbridge. A new replacement bearing for the footbridge has now been ordered from a specialist manufacturer and […]


Plans to create new gateway for Plymouth at railway station set for green light

Plymouth’s plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and to regenerate the area around the station are under starter’s orders. The Council’s plans to support the area’s transformation are to be given a green light with Cabinet being asked to approve a £26 million funding package when it meets on 11 September. Building […]


Tourism targets smashed as work on new Visitor Plan starts

  An organisation set up to promote Plymouth’s potential as a destination has smashed its own targets.  Destination Plymouth, a private-public partnership set up in 2008, commissioned the city’s first visitor plan in 2010 and has seen numbers of visitors grow over the past few years from just above four million in 2008 to 5.1 million […]


Council uses pioneering power to seek Brexit clarity

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is pioneering the use of new legal powers to force the Government to reveal the truth about the impact of Brexit on Plymouth. Councillor Evans is invoking the Sustainable Communities Act to make the Government share what it knows about what Brexit will mean for the city, even if […]


Council leader slams police merger

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has attacked plans for the biggest ever shake-up of policing in the Westcountry. Councillor Evans said a merger of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police, to make it the biggest geographical force in England, is being decided behind closed doors without properly consulting residents or knowing what the […]


Unlocking the walk across the harbour

Fences are up, metal plates have been installed and signs are now in place for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour Lock while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repairs. Council staff have been working with Sutton Harbour Holdings plc on a temporary solution to help people get from A to B across a stretch […]


The Box appoints a Head of Contemporary Arts

As it builds towards its opening in 2020, The Box, Plymouth has appointed a new Head of Contemporary Arts to spearhead its ambitious visual arts programme. Nigel Hurst comes to Plymouth after 23 years at the Saatchi Gallery in London, most recently as its Gallery Director and CEO. He will start work at The Box […]

Nigel Hurst, Head of Contemporary Arts for The Box

Closure order granted for anti-social behaviour

A pair of nuisance neighbours have been evicted from their property by Plymouth Magistrates after a sustained campaign of anti-social behaviour. Plymouth City Council’s Community Connections Team applied for a closure order on Flat 5, 32 Grand Parade after work in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police, which the Magistrates granted on Wednesday for a […]


Major improvements completed at Pennycross Primary School

Staff and pupils at Pennycross Primary School celebrated the official opening of their newly expanded school building on Thursday. Almost three million pounds worth of improvements have been carried out at the school which included a brand new two-storey extension with eight classrooms (four to each floor), stores, toilets, group rooms and a new hard […]

Councillor Tudor Evans in the new sensory garden with (l-r) Tia Harris, Makayla Cross and Summer Owen

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council

Plymouth moves against anti-Semitism

Plymouth is playing its part in standing up to anti-Semitism. A Motion on Notice will be presented at Monday’s full council meeting which proposes that the Council sign up to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The code gives unequivocally clear and internationally approved guidelines on what constitutes as anti-Semitism and was […]


City to back campaign for support ships to be built in UK

Plymouth is to join a campaign to call for the next generation of ‘solid fleet support ships’ to be built in the UK. A campaign will be launched in the city on 13 July urging that vessels which supply and support the Royal Navy are built in this country rather than contracts being tendered to […]


A city to be proud of

Local people are at the heart of the Council’s proposed Corporate Plan. The new plan places priority on delivering consistent, high quality frontline services while reducing inequality to deliver a fairer city that everyone can be proud of. Councillors will be asked to adopt the new Corporate Plan 2018-2022 at the Council meeting on 25 […]


Partners in Plymouth join forces for week of action on plastics

Organisations across Plymouth are working together to tackle the issue of single use plastics and plastic pollution, with a week of action taking place from 1 – 8 June 2018. Environment Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth City Council are just some of the organisations getting involved with the week, which includes a series […]