Plymouth City Council

Long service awards for city gardeners

Three of Plymouth City Council’s most experienced gardeners have received official recognition from The Royal Horticulture Society (RHS).

The three were nominated by the Council to officially recognise all their hard work and dedication in keeping Plymouth looking great.

The Royal Horticulture Society’s long service award is awarded to anyone who has completed forty years of...

Plymouth City Council respond to today's budget

Plymouth City Council has considered the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget announcement today and this is the initial response.

The best news for Plymouth is the Enterprise Zone for Devonport which, while very welcome, is the result of long term lobbying by Plymouth City Council and its partners.

On other matters announced in the budget, there is more of a mixed response....

Plymouth launches new plan for Social Rent

Plymouth City Council is spearheading a drive to enable more affordable homes in the city, with the launch of the new Plan for Social Rent.

The Plan for Social Rent outlines six actions the Council will be taking to tackle the issue of lack of affordable housing. These include lobbying the Government, working with local housing providers and Affordable Housing Loans.


University and City Council launch research manifesto for sustainability

From health and housing to flooding and food – a university and its local city council are launching a research manifesto aimed at tackling specific sustainability issues affecting people and place.

The collaboration between Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council is believed to be one of the first of kind in the country and will bring together academics and researchers with...

Plymouth Council signs off another pledge

Transforming tired and outdated toilets in Plymouth has helped councillors tick off another important task in the Council to-do list.

While many local councils are shutting and locking the doors of public toilets, the Plymouth City Council has replaced and refurbished key toilets to make it more convenient for visitors and locals.

And the Council’s efforts have helped the city...

Plymouth young people encouraged to try ‘building’ their future

A city project is encouraging local people and companies to find out more about the increasing career opportunities and work in the construction industry.

The free tasters aim to give a realistic feel for the different jobs in the industry and provide practical career advice, apprenticeships and links to employers and jobs.

The construction tasters are part of the Building...

Council staff pledge to give up booze

Two lunchtime events were held to promote Dry January to Plymouth City Council staff and in total 70 colleagues have signed up.

The events were held at Ballard House refectory on Wednesday 7 January and Windsor House reception area on Thursday 8 January. Members of our Public Health team gave out information on Dry January, spoke to staff and encouraged them to pledge to give up booze...

Vulnerable in Plymouth could be hit by cut to welfare scheme

Vulnerable people in Plymouth will be hit hard by the Government’s decision to scrap a fund for families in crisis, the City Council is warning.

The Government has announced it is scrapping of the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme, which has nationally provided £172m to help 1.2m families with nowhere else to turn.

In Plymouth the fund was known as the Emergency and Welfare Fund...

Help for single homeless fund application

Funding of nearly £220,000 has been awarded to Plymouth City Council, West Devon Borough Council and South Hams District Council to boost work supporting single people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

£219,185 has been secured from the Government’s Single Homeless Fund. The money will be made available over two years and will help boost the work that is already taking...

Plymouth’s first public electric car charging points go live

Charge points have been installed in the Regent Street, Theatre Royal and Western Approach car parks, as well as the Coypool, George Junction and Milehouse park and ride sites and at City College Plymouth.

They have also been installed at Midland House and Prince Rock Depot to support the future introduction of electric vehicles into the Council’s fleet. (These charge points will not...