Plymouth City Council

Council to award £500,000 of solar energy business

The decision to award 14 new contracts to provide solar PV installations has been announced by Plymouth City Council.

The projects form the next phase of its multi-million pound energy saving programme.

Work totalling £527,000 will provide savings on civic energy bills and boost the city’s economy; with contractors committing to increase Plymouth’s ‘green’ skills base through...

Council launches scheme to keep kids in school

Young people in Plymouth will be supported to stay in school and achieve better results through a new scheme using one-to-one mentors as guides.

Councillor Nicky Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, signed off the new Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) scheme to support teens to stay in school and get the qualifications the city needs them to have.

SAP will help...

Council launches 'Listening Plymouth' local services survey

People in Plymouth are being urged to tell the City Council which local services they value most before decisions are made on how to deal with funding cuts imposed by the Government.

The Council is launching a ‘Listening Plymouth’ survey to seek residents’ views before it has to make tough decisions about services in order to set its budget for the next year.

The Council is...

Council boost for high tech jobs in Plymouth

A Plymouth based cutting edge medical firm is creating ten new jobs with support from Plymouth City Council.

The Plymouth International Medical and Technology Park is already a thriving home to medical, technology and research and development organisations. Now the Council is selling a one acre plot to a developer so a high tech health company can move in.

Council Leader...

Mayflower West car park to be demolished

Mayflower West car park is to be demolished and a new surface level car park created, Plymouth City Council has announced.

Structural survey consultants have been on site to draw up a demolition plan for the structure which was closed in September following a structural review.

The car park, which was built in 1965, is the oldest major car park in the city centre and although...

Three quarters of our 100 pledges delivered, says Council

Plymouth City Council says it has now delivered three quarters of the 100 pledges for the city that it announced last May.

The milestone was reached this week when Councillor Nicky Williams officially signed off the 75th pledge launching a new scheme, known as Skills Aid Plymouth, which supports young people to stay in school and get the qualifications the city needs them to have....

Conference to celebrate Plymouth's great outdoors

Conservationists, scientists, rangers and public health specialists will be celebrating the success of some extraordinary outdoor projects that have transformed lives and landscapes across the city.

A conference will take place on November 28 at Hamoaze House, Mount Wise to share the learning from the projects Stepping Stones to Nature and Blue Sound which have brought together...

Containing norovirus "vital" say Plymouth's public health teams

Plymouth City Council’s Public Health team is reminding people of how to protect themselves against the winter vomiting bug, or norovirus, that can affect anyone of any age. It is highly contagious and spreads by contact with an infected person, by touching contaminated surfaces or by eating or drinking contaminated food or liquid. The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive such as the...

Plymouth's Plan creates almost 900 jobs

Positive progress, better prospects for many of our city’s young people and almost 900 jobs in the bag – these are the latest results for Plymouth’s Plan for Jobs, according to Plymouth City Council.

The city’s combined response to a period of economic uncertainty has been put under the spotlight at the Working Plymouth scrutiny panel which took place on Wednesday 6 November.


Plymouth street names to honour city’s fallen heroes

Bereaved service families and communities in Plymouth are being offered the opportunity to name city streets after their lost loved ones.

Plymouth City Council has adjusted its street naming policy so that local residents can propose local servicemen and women to be commemorated in this way.

Street names are most commonly suggested by developers when new roads are built,...