New coronavirus testing site opens in Plymouth

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Guildhall Lower Ground Floor, Armada Way, in Plymouth, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.

Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new,...

New permanent traveller site approved

A new dedicated transit site for Gypsies and Travellers has been approved.

The 16 pitch site at Broadley Park, which is being funded with a £790,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, has been approved by Plymouth’s City Council’s Investment Board and signed off on Friday 27 November.

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This is fantastic...

Efford Gypsy and Traveller site plans scrapped

Councillors at Plymouth City Council have decided to scrap plans to develop a Gypsy and Traveller site at Military Road in Efford.

Part funding and planning permission had been secured for a 10 pitch site but now councillors believe a historic commitment not to develop the site for this purpose should be honoured. Instead, it is intended to protect the land from development by creating...