Buying bins to get on with the job

Plans for Plymouth to get greener and cleaner get off the starting blocks this week with the go-ahead for a major bulk buy of bins.

Over 11,500 bins of a variety of sizes are to be placed on the order books so that the move to alternative weekly collections from May can be as smooth as possible.

Different sizes are being ordered which include larger litter bins that are...

Once in a life time waterfront opportunity unveiled

One of the most exciting waterfront development opportunities in the country has now been unveiled.

Plymouth City Council is inviting preliminary expressions of interest in Phase 3 of the Oceansgate Enterprise Zone in Devonport.

Docks and jetties which once saw the departure of Royal Naval ships could welcome state of the art marine manufacturing, heralding a new era in the...

Council investing in our city to bring in steady income

Plymouth City Council has purchased a prime retail warehouse park in the city as part of a long-term investment strategy to promote the local economy and generate income.

The Council has used historically low borrowing rates to acquire the freehold interest of Friary Retail Park on Exeter Street. The property extends to circa 81,000 sq ft and is located beside a strategic gateway to...

Garden and allotments for Stonehouse Creek bank

Stonehouse could be getting its first allotment site, thanks to a transfer of Council-owned land to the community.

A patch of unused land on the side of Stonehouse Creek could be turned into a community garden, with allotments, possibly a small orchard with wild flowers and a herb garden.

The area of land lies just beneath the site of the former naval hospital at Millfields and...

Help shape a fitting plan for sports and leisure

The super fit, the gentle joggers and those whose gym days ended at school are all being asked to help plan sports and facilities across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon.

Plymouth City Council, South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils are teaming up to work on a new sports and leisure facilities plan and want to hear from people from all walks of life about what they need...

Are you looking after someone else’s child?

Did you know that if you are caring for a child under 16 (or 18 if they have a disability) who is not your child, and you are not an immediate relative, this may be a Private Fostering arrangement?

During Private Fostering week, Monday 4 to Friday 11 July Plymouth City Council is encouraging anyone who knows about a child or young person living away from their immediate family for 28...

Plymouth praised in national research on Empty Homes

Plymouth has been held up as an example of good practice for its work on Empty Homes in newly published national research.

The research – Affordable Homes From Empty Commercial Spaces - published by Empty Homes (a national campaigning charity) and funded by the Nationwide Foundation, features a number of case studies, including Hoegate House, which was the former job centre which...

City Council to tackle overgrown grass

Plymouth City Council is pulling out all the stops to make sure the overgrown grass around the city is cut over the next few days. Bringing in additional temporary staff and upskilling other street cleansing and grounds staff is the solution to addressing the issue.

Councillor Michael Leaves, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and the Environment, said: “A majority of the City’s grass is...

Joined up approach by councils to plan for development

Three councils have teamed up to work on a Joint Local Plan to ensure future developments meet the needs of all residents.

Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are working together to prepare the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.

It brings together work that has previously been carried out separately by the three...

Applications invited for latest round of Business Promotion Grant funding

Businesses in Devon have the opportunity to bid for a new round of grant funding to help them reach new customers and clients, following the initial success of the scheme earlier this year.

Devon County Council launched the Business Promotion Grant in February as part of its Devon Delivers programme, which aims to highlight the benefits of locating a business in the county.