Plymouth City Council

Plymouth traders can gain business by meeting the local buyer

Traders in Plymouth are being invited to an event which offers them the exciting opportunity to meet the buyers of some of the city’s largest employers.

Babcock International Group PLC, Princess Yachts, Balfour Beatty, Kier, Plymouth City Council, University of Plymouth and City College Plymouth are among some of the confirmed organisations that are eager to speak with business owners...

Free guide to approved quality care and support services in Plymouth

People needing care and support in Plymouth can now get free help to choose good quality services.

Plymouth City Council has signed up to the Support with Confidence scheme. It assesses and approves services so that people can be reassured they are choosing trustworthy companies.

The approval process includes a rigorous audit, thorough background checks and confirmation that...

'Be Safe, Be Seen' on Plymouth’s roads this winter

Plymouth City Council is teaming up with Devon and Cornwall Police, its highways contractor Amey and Radio Plymouth to remind pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists to brighten up, now that British Summer Time is over.

The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and winter weather is starting to set in – which means road users are becoming less visible to motorists....

Free Christmas parking present for Plymouth city shoppers

Shoppers heading for Plymouth look set to enjoy a bumper Christmas present with free parking in some of the city’s West End car parks.

Plymouth City Council is waiving the charges for shoppers on a Thursday night – the traditional late night shopping night.

Three car parks will be free from 4pm and the Council is deliberately targeting those in the West End to encourage people...

Plymouth's road resurfacing programme continues through November

Another seven Plymouth roads will be resurfaced this month in the final phase of a major five-month programme to repair some of the city’s most severely damaged roads.

The programme, which the Council’s highways contractor Amey began in July, is resurfacing whole roads and large sections of road that suffered the worst damage after the prolonged wet weather last winter.

As well...

New cross-city bus service from Derriford Hospital to Langage

A new cross-city link from Derriford Hospital to Langage will be launched on Monday 4 November as part of a review of Plymouth’s subsidised bus services.

The ‘Plymouth Connect’ – a new and improved Service 14 – will offer much greater coverage than it does currently, linking Derriford Hospital and Langage via Devonport, the city centre, Cattedown, Plymstock and Plympton.


Travel by bus all day and anywhere in Plymouth for £4

From Monday 4 November, people will be able to travel anywhere in Plymouth, all day and with any bus operator, for just £4.

Plymouth City Council has teamed up with all of the city’s bus companies to launch the ‘Skipper’ – Plymouth’s first ever multi-operator day ticket.

The Skipper will allow unlimited travel throughout the city and in surrounding areas including Torpoint,...

Council consults on planned changes to council tax support

A review of Plymouth’s Council Tax Support scheme is underway nearly one year after its introduction with proposals to give more money back to residents.

The scheme, which has seen more than 16,000 households in the city affected, was introduced in April 2013 following government changes to the benefits system; part of the Coalition's welfare reform agenda.

Each council...

Large employer of the year offers ten new apprenticeships

Plymouth City Council has announced ten more vacancies for the autumn under its award winning apprenticehip scheme.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) gave the council the award after they doubled the number of apprenticeship opportunities and encouraged other businesses and community groups to follow suit.

The Council now claims it is "getting bigger and better" as it...

Council urges public to stay safe for Bonfire Night

Don’t let your Bonfire Night go up in smoke is the warning from Plymouth City Council as fireworks hit the shop shelves.

"Fireworks are explosives so they need careful handling and storage. Even sparklers can burn at temperatures of more than 1000 degrees Celsius, 10 times hotter than boiling water," said a Council spokesperson.

It is illegal for under 18s to buy fireworks or...