New dispersal order approved for city crime spots

A dispersal order designed to tackle crime and anti social behaviour in the city centre, the waterfront, Union Street, North Hill and Mutley Plain will come into effect this month.

The order was requested by the police and signed this week as a delegated decision by Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Co-operatives and Community Development, Councillor Chris Penberthy....

Digital signs for Wolseley Road and Plymouth Road

Plymouth City Council have announced that work will begin on Monday 11th March to install two new electronic sign boards, known as Variable Messag e Signs, on Wolseley Road and Plymouth Road.

These signs will be used to give information to travellers about incidents, congestion, events and alternative routes. They can be updated instantly and will help keep traffic flowing smoothly...

Task force to fight for better South West rail links

A new Peninsula Rail Task Force has been created to help the region pack a more powerful punch in the campaign for better rail connectivity for the South West.

Devon, Cornwall and Somerset Councils, together with Torbay Council, are teaming up with the Plymouth Rail Task Force to coordinate the fight for better rail links.

Representatives from Heart of the South West Local...

Hundreds inspired by sporting Youth Nights

Young people in Plymouth celebrated the success of their sporting ‘Youth Nights’ by showing off their skills to local councillors and other city chiefs last week at an event at the Plymouth Life Centre.

Each Friday evening hundreds of young people gather at the Plymouth Life Centre for the specially designed ‘Youth Nights’ run by Everyone Active and Plymouth City Council’s Youth...

Community garden apprentices dig deep for award

A team of nine apprentices at Plymouth City Council are gearing up to become ‘Apprenticeship Team of the Year’ by revamping a community garden.

The award is part of the Brathay Apprenticeship Challenge, organised by the Brathay Trust and the National Apprenticeship Service, which sees teams of apprentices across the UK competing to gain the title.

The teams will develop,...

Grant helps military families to join in sailing activities

A Plymouth sailing club has become the first organisation in the city to receive a Community Covenant grant of almost £30,000, from the Ministry of Defence, following a successful bid supported by Plymouth Armed Forces Community Covenant and Plymouth City Council.

Plymouth Youth Sailing will use the money to run a programme of RYA OnBoard watersports activities aimed at further...

Celebrity chef to chip in for Comic Relief bake sale

A celebrity chef will be trading top tips with students at a Plymouth school for disadvantaged young people to help them raise cash for Comic Relief.

Chris Tanner will be chipping in to add some celebrity sparkle to brownies for a cake bake sale at Plymouth City Council’s Alternative Complementary Education service, or ACE as it is better known, on Friday 15 March. The school works...

Council committee to select city's new Lord Mayor

Plymouth City Council have announced that the city's next Lord Mayor will be selected on Friday 8th March at a special committee meeting.

The Plymouth Daily will announce the identity of the new Lord Mayor designate shortly afterwards.

For more information on the Lord Mayoralty on Plymouth City Council's website (link below).

Council support building project to create jobs

Plymouth City Council are proposing to support a £5.12 million building project to help create hundreds of jobs in the city.

At their meeting on 12 March 2013, the Cabinet will be asked to consider whether the Council can act as guarantor for a loan so the Millfields Trust can redevelop a flagship building on Union Street. The proposals would see 50 new workspace units built in Block...

New vision of supported housing for young people

Three supported accommodation services for young people are being redesigned to improve the support being offered to 16 to 25 year olds. Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to consider the proposals at the meeting on 12 March 2013.

Adult Social Care currently funds contracts for two supported accommodation services for young people and one for young parents, all three are...