City Centre

Festive activities in Plymouth city centre

Concerts, nativity plays and Disney Frozen characters are among the latest activities planned to take place in Plymouth on the run down to Christmas.

Shoppers in the City Centre can visit the Christmas Market this weekend before Plymouth City Market ramps up their festivities.

The Christmas Market on the Piazza, operated by Market Place Europe, will trade up until 5pm on...

Free late night Christmas parking in some West End car parks

Late night shoppers can enjoy free parking in three of Plymouth’s West End car parks in the run-up to Christmas.

To get folk into the festive spirit, Plymouth City Council is waiving charges on a Thursday night – the traditional late night shopping night – in the following car parks:

  • Western Approach (1,094 spaces)
  • Woolworth East (45 spaces)
  • ...

Credit union's Plymouth city centre shop offers alternative to payday lenders

A brand new city centre shop premises for the City of Plymouth Credit Union was unveiled on Thursday 17 October. The shop at Frankfort Gate has been chosen so people can get easy access to the credit union and financial services and will be open to all.

The not for profit credit union offers affordable lending, savings, budget accounts and direct payments for landlords. All saving are...

Dispersal order for Plymouth city centre and waterfront festivities

A dispersal order for Plymouth city centre and the waterfront area has been approved this week by Plymouth City Council.

The dispersal order is designed to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour during events including Bonfire Night, the Christmas lights switch-on and festive late night shopping. The dispersal order will include the city centre, the waterfront, Union Street, North Hill...

Another city centre fountain to be reactivated

Gdynia Fountain at the top of Royal Parade is the latest city fountain to be switched back on again following a gap of three years since it was last used.

The fountain will be turned on again today (Tuesday 25 June) at around 4.30pm.

The water pumps were repaired, electrics and systems checked and the whole fountain thoroughly cleaned and rubbish removed.

The Gdynia...

Plymouth Flavour Fest

Two new high profile celebrity chefs Mitch Tonks and Anton Piotrowski, winner of Masterchef Professional 2012, will be holding master cookery demonstrations during the 10th anniversary celebrations at Plymouth’s Flavour Fest. The event is the South West’s largest food and drink festival and returns to the City Centre’s Piazza from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013.

Flavour Fest has continually grown in popularity with footfall figures regularly exceeding 150,000 for the three-day event, offering visitors a lively and exciting way to experience the true taste of the South West...

Revitalised fountain to light up city centre

A touch of sparkling water will be adding a sense of colour and occasion to the city centre with the San Sebastian fountain being switched on.

LED lights have been installed as well a new pump and the fountain refurbished so that the 21 fountains that make up the display can come to life.

The fountain, which is on the other side of the road from the Civic Centre, was built in...

Plymouth bids to transform city centre and waterfront cycling links

Plymouth is bidding for Government funding to provide improved cycling and walking links through the city centre and along its spectacular waterfront.

As one of the cities applying for a ‘City Deal’, Plymouth has been given the opportunity to bid for a share of up to £30 million being made available through the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant. The grant scheme...

Fears of city centre free-for-all as Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan declared "unsound"

Plymouth's city centre could bear the brunt of a developer free-for-all in the north of the city, Council leader Tudor Evans has warned.

A planned and co-ordinated approach to encourage long term growth has been thrown up in the air, he said, as a result of a Government inspector declaring the Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan likely to be found unsound.

The inspector's...

Britain’s top planner praises Plymouth’s planning team

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), praised Plymouth City Council’s planning team as he toured the city centre last week (26 and 27 April) and enjoyed a sneak preview of the Abercrombie Exhibition.

The Royal Town Planning Institute represents 23,000 planners worldwide working in the private, public, education and charity sectors, and is...