Plymouth City Council

Everyone can now invest in Plymouth's green future

Plymouth City Council is supporting the Plymouth Energy Community to pioneer the city’s first solar share scheme to drive investment in green energy.

Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is a members co-operative run by local people. It was established in 2013 with support from the Council to give residents in Plymouth the power to transform how they buy and use energy.

PEC is now...

Councillors call for more cash to tackle health issues

Plymouth councillors are calling on Government for a fairer amount of cash to tackle major public health issues in the city.

Despite the significant health challenges Plymouth faces, the city receives just £43 per person, £12 per person less than the Public Health England target figure of £55.

A Motion set to be discussed at today’s Full Council from Councillor Sue McDonald,...

The cost of caring in Plymouth

Caring for Plymouth’s most vulnerable children and adults costs approximately £115 million per year and makes up almost 55 percent of Plymouth City Council’s overall budget.

Councillors Nicky Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care are determined to protect frontline services for Plymouth’s most vulnerable...

Plymouth City Council apprentices will battle it out for a second year

Plymouth City Council has entered the Brathay Apprentice Challenge for the second year running in the hope to be crowned ‘apprentice team of the year’ 2014.

Last year the Council’s apprentices won the regional heats and took their place at the national finals where they finished in fifth place.

The Council also got named Large Employer of the Year at the regional heats of the...

Bin collections over the holidays

Plymouth folk are being reminded to keep up the good recycling work over Christmas.

With most people due to enjoy a few well-earned days off, the Council is asking people not to forget to recycle their wrapping paper and other items while they relax.

The bin collections have been changed to allow the crews to enjoy time off with their families, so residents should check their...

Council wins regional award for getting people running – two years running!

Plymouth City Council’s sports development unit has won a regional award from England Athletics (EA) for its work in promoting and developing running groups for beginners.

The Council has been named Community Partner of the Year for the South West as part of EA’s Volunteer Awards and Hall of Fame programme.

EA South West Chair Nigel Rowe presented the award to Nyrene Dudley...

Book of Condolence opened for Nelson Mandela

A book of condolence for Nelson Mandela has been opened in Plymouth’s Civic Centre.

Members of the public are invited to sign the book in the First Stop reception, which is open between 8.30am and 5pm.

The Council is also flying the South African, Union and St George flags at half-mast outside the Guildhall until Mr Mandela’s funeral.

Council Leader Tudor Evans said...

Grow Wild in the city

Funky flowers and sensational settings could be on the cards for a community group or organisation in Plymouth with a wild touch.

Plymouth City Council is helping to spread the word about a new fund to transform community spaces from tired to inspired using our native wildflowers, plants and trees.

The funding – of between £500 and £5,000 – is being put forward by the...

Council to provide more support for the vulnerable

Councillor Chris Penberthy has announced plans to provide an additional £200,000 to help residents that have been struggling to cope with this year’s welfare reform changes.

In a motion to Full Council yesterday (Monday 25 November) Councillor Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Co-operatives and Community Development, warned that the Government’s Welfare Reform agenda was having a serious...

Still time to have your say on changes to Council Tax scheme

Residents in Plymouth have almost two weeks remaining to have their say on changes to the local Council Tax Support scheme.

Plymouth City Council has suggested reducing the financial burden on many families in the city by reducing the minimum amount of Council Tax they are required to pay from 25 per cent to 20 per cent from April 2014.

The existing local scheme, which has seen...