Cllr Tudor Evans

Council boost for high tech jobs in Plymouth

A Plymouth based cutting edge medical firm is creating ten new jobs with support from Plymouth City Council.

The Plymouth International Medical and Technology Park is already a thriving home to medical, technology and research and development organisations. Now the Council is selling a one acre plot to a developer so a high tech health company can move in.

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Three quarters of our 100 pledges delivered, says Council

Plymouth City Council says it has now delivered three quarters of the 100 pledges for the city that it announced last May.

The milestone was reached this week when Councillor Nicky Williams officially signed off the 75th pledge launching a new scheme, known as Skills Aid Plymouth, which supports young people to stay in school and get the qualifications the city needs them to have....

Plymouth launches £50m plan for affordable homes

Plymouth’s new Plan for Homes has been officially launched at a major housing summit. The conference, organised by the South West Housing Initiative and Plymouth City Council, was held on Friday 1 November and brought key people from across the country to the city to discuss how more homes can be built to tackle the housing shortage and meet the needs of a growing population.


Plymouth hosts local government chairman

Plymouth has been rolling out the welcome mat to the man who is the national voice of local government.

The Chairman of the Local Government Association, Sir Merrick Cockell is in the city on Friday (11 October) to hear about the Council’s ambitious plans for the city and how it is taking a co-operative approach to transforming services.

Sir Merrick met with Plymouth City...

Plymouth City Council makes plans to tackle £65 million deficit

Plymouth City Council is launching a set of large scale spending reforms to tackle a projected £65million shortfall in funding.

The funding reforms are in response to a £9.5million cut to the council’s budget despite an increased demand on key services such as social care for older people.

The council has warned that the reforms would have to be supplemented with cuts to...

Investment guide to Plymouth goes off with a bang

Plymouth is launching its investment guide to tell the world why Britain’s Ocean City is the perfect place to invest.

The guide is a snap-shot of why businesses should look at Plymouth and is being launched with a bang at the British Fireworks Championships which attracts thousands of people to the city’s stunning waterfront.

A special event will take place on the final night...

Plymouth opens book of congratulations for royal couple

Plymouth City Council has started a book of congratulations so people can leave messages to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.

The book can be signed at the First Stop reception in the Civic Centre, Armada Way, between 8.30am and 5pm.

Council leader Tudor Evans said: “This is an historic event and there’s a huge amount of enthusiasm and...

Regional growth fund success for Plymouth City Deal

Businesses in Plymouth and the west country peninsula will benefit from £4 million funding awarded to the Plymouth City Deal partnership.

A Regional Growth Fund bid from Plymouth University, backed by other Plymouth City Deal partners including Plymouth City Council, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP and the Plymouth...

Leader's fury over letter regarding fire service provision

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has expressed fury at a suggestion that the Council should pay to prevent the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service from cutting fire cover in the city.

The proposal came from Councillor Mark Healey of Somerset County Council, chairman of the fire authority, in response to a letter from Councillor Evans raising concerns about the planned...

Have your say on the future of culture in Plymouth

How can we culture culture? That’s the key question being asked at a special event open to everyone in Plymouth.

As Plymouth heads towards the Mayflower 2020 celebrations Council Leader Tudor Evans is inviting residents to have their say on the future of culture in the city. An Open Space event is being held at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 19 July. It is an opportunity to talk about...