Plymouth City Council

New bike scheme to help people into education and work

A new programme to help people access a bike to enable them to travel to work or college has been launched in Plymouth.

Bike Links Wheels to Work, is part of Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion project and aims to support residents who are struggling to access employment, education and training opportunities. It’s been funded by the council’s successful bid to the Department for...

Plymouth projects win awards

A unique children’s theatre and a housing scheme to help veterans learn construction skills as well as have somewhere to live, were two of the projects to win in this year’s Abercrombie Awards.

Plymouth’s best loved buildings – and the people who helped create them – where in the spotlight for the city’s Abercrombie Awards 2017.

The awards, which are organised by Plymouth City...

City Council on track to deliver pledges that make a difference

Plymouth City Council is on track to deliver the priorities it has set to improve life for its residents, both now and for the future.

A progress report on the 19 pledges the administration has committed to deliver is being submitted to Cabinet to highlight some of the key achievements made over the last three months.

The pledges are all linked to the Council’s Corporate Plan...

Remember to put your bins or bags out a day later this bank holiday

Residents in Plymouth are being reminded to put their recycling or waste collections out a day later this bank holiday.

Monday 29 May is a bank holiday so your bin or bag collection day will be a day later than usual.

Residents were written to by Plymouth City Council in April with information about changes to their recycling and waste collections as the Council has introduced...

Plymouth City Council recognised for helping young people find work

Plymouth City Council has been recognised at an event celebrating the opportunities offered to young people leaving school and going directly into work rather than university. held the ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel – hosted by comedian Ed Byrne – giving out prizes to employers based on the real-life experiences of apprentices and school leaver...

Exhibition: Plymouth Contemporary

2017 exhibition showcasing established, new and emerging talent

Now in its second year, the Plymouth Contemporary, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council (Arts & Heritage), is an open submission exhibition, providing a platform for new, up and coming creative talent alongside artists working nationally and internationally.

The 2017 Contemporary has grown to include the city’s largest independent contemporary art venue in Plymouth, KARST, providing space to show more quality artwork and to extend the impact of this prestigious biennial.

The artists,...

Plymouth to fly the flag for World Aids Day

For the first time ever, Plymouth City Council will be flying a flag to mark World Aids Day on Thursday 1 December, along with a number of other councils in the South West.

Working in partnership with the Eddystone Trust, the Council aims to raise awareness of Aids and show solidarity for people living with Aids and HIV, as well as promoting safe sex.

In 2015 there were an...

City council invests £1m in tackling empty homes

Plymouth City Council is accelerating its work to bring more empty homes in the city back into use.

The Council has approved investment of £1 million to bring 375 homes in the city back into use to meet the needs of local people.

Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery for Plymouth City Council, said: “We’re committed to making better use of...

Plymouth City Council criticised by Ombudsman

Local authorities across England are being reminded that the Local Government Ombudsman has the same powers as the High Court to require evidence, after Plymouth City Council failed to comply with their recommendations.

The LGO was called on to investigate complaints from two separate homeowners about a series of errors by city planners when approving a second application on an...

Green gongs for Plymouth!

Plymouth’s outstanding contribution to community energy has been rewarded with two national Community Energy Awards.

The city council has been crowned Local Authority Partner at the Annual Community Energy Conference and Awards in Oxford, in recognition of its commitment to a greener, fairer future and unprecedented support for local Community Benefit Society, Plymouth Energy Community...