Plymouth City Council

Plymouth aims to protect most vulnerable

Plymouth is putting in place plans to help support vulnerable residents as the city prepares to lose around £60million in welfare cuts.

The vast majority of benefits are administered at a national level and Plymouth City Council does not have any control over. But the Council has today agreed its Welfare Support Framework to agree a consistent approach to how to administer the 3% of...

First community orchards planted

The first of three new community orchards have been planted in Honicknowle.

When fully matured the orchards will offer open green spaces for people to enjoy, as well as free fruit to pick. They will also feature a beautiful wildflower meadow within the orchard.

Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “We’re absolutely passionate about making sure...

Council launches forum to help women return to work

A forum designed especially to help women return to work has been officially launched by the City Council. The forum was the Council’s pledge to make sure that women had access to all the advice and support they would need to help them return to work after maternity or child care leave. The support forum offers guidance on family friendly working policies and where to access all kinds of...

Youngsters get on their bikes in North of city

Young people in the North of the city are being given a helping hand to get on their bikes, thanks to Plymouth City Councils Youth Services and local Neighbourhood Police Team.

A pilot bike maintenance and recycle project was launched in Southway last July to try and support young people in achieving healthy lifestyles and learn basic bike maintenance skills so that they could have...

Taking the lot for jobs for Plymouth

More jobs are heading to Plymouth after the Council secured its first tenants for new business units at Langage Science Park – and they are taking the lot!

Contracts have just been signed between the Council and Dartmouth Foods who plan to take over all nine units available at the park as part of its exciting business expansion plans.

The high-end food retailers plan to invest...

Work starts on new coach station

Work starts this week on the new coach station in Plymouth’s West End as the city centre gears up for a year of significant change.

SWH Civils, the appointed contractor, will be breaking ground at the site in Mayflower Street to herald the start of the project.

The new station replaces facilities for scheduled long distance coaches from Bretonside which will be transformed into...

Council helps young people speak out

Plymouth City Council’s youth services team have been working with young people in Southway to produce a series of videos to showcase a number of exciting projects that they have been involved in.

One of the videos, produced in partnership with Foto Now, a Plymouth based company who specialise in photography and videography will now be used to help the Council to recruit youth workers...

Plymouth City Council to buy Quality Hotel

Plymouth City Council is buying the Quality Hotel and will market the site, with its commanding views of the renowned Hoe and Plymouth Sound, in a bid to attract an international standard hotel.

The Council has exchanged contracts with the owners of the Quality Hotel and a report is going to Cabinet today (12 January) to give the go-ahead to buy the empty property.

The Council...

New football facilities for north of Plymouth

Over half a million pounds is going to be spent on brand new football facilities for the north of the city. Council leader Tudor Evans has agreed to spend the money on new playing pitches and changing rooms at a new hub in Bond Street, Southway, for players from young children to adults to enjoy the beautiful game close to home. The facilities will include a senior pitch, two junior pitches, a...

Christmas recycling and bin collections

Plymouth folk are being reminded to recycle as much as possible and to get rid of rubbish responsibly over Christmas.

The Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real Christmas trees once the festive period is over. This scheme will run from the weeks beginning Monday 11 January and 18 January and will run until Thursday 21 January.

All people have to do...