Tudor Evans

Council supports more than 2000 people into employment

In the last two years more than 2,000 people have been helped back into work or an apprenticeship in Plymouth.

In June 2014 the City Council pledged to support 2,000 more people into work or an apprenticeship, and working through the award winning and successful 1000 Club this ambitious target has been reached.

Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “We have kept most, if not all of...

Contractor appointed for Devonport project

A contractor has been appointed by Plymouth City Council to design and build the first phase of employment development at Devonport’s South Yard.

Following a procurement exercise, Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, has been awarded the pre-contract agreement for Phase 1 direct development at the yard that will include new offices and industrial units at the gateway to the...

Council leader Tudor Evans awarded an OBE in New Year’s Honours

Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of Plymouth City Council, has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours for political service and service to local government.

Councillor Evans said: “This is a big surprise but obviously I’m delighted. It is a great honour for me personally but I always say that I lead a team. What we have achieved in Plymouth is thanks to all my colleagues over the...

New employability passport will help open up the world of work

A brand new employability passport to help young people with their future careers has been officially launched.

Representatives from Plymouth schools and businesses were at Devonport Guildhall to formally mark the rollout of the Passport after a successful pilot scheme last year involving several schools, led by Devonport High School for Boys and Eggbuckland Community College.


Thin blue line in danger of disappearing under cuts

Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans has called for an urgent meeting with top police officials to discuss proposals to close two police stations in the city.

Devon and Cornwall Police announced plans to close police stations and offices across their area in the next five years in a bid to save £29m from its current budget.

Plympton and Beacon Park are in the line of fire...

Cream of British comedy choose Plymouth for filming

Plymouth’s iconic Civic Centre and Council House recently welcomed the cream of British comedy to the city for the latest Comic Strip film.

For the new film, ‘The Comic Strip Presents…The Red Top!’, the film makers Great Western Features were looking for a building that could double up as 1970s newspaper offices in Wapping, plus a hotel and police station. The filmmakers managed to...

Council leader urges rethink on health funding cuts

Plymouth City Council's Leader is urging the Government to make sure the city is not further disadvantaged by proposed cuts to Public Health funding.

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, has written to both Chancellor George Osborne and Jane Ellison, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, to ask them to rethink plans to cut £200m from public health budgets nationally across...

When will we be on the crucial corridor, leader asks council leader

Council leader Tudor Evans has asked for a progress report on calls for the city to be part of the Strategic National Corridor network.

And he is urging the Secretary of State for Transport to include the request as part of a new ‘back to the basics’ look of what UK Plc needs to be economically strong and successful.

Councillor Evans said: “I have written – again – to the...

Council leader welcomes Labour's support for rail link

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has welcomed the commitment by a senior Labour politician for a fast new railway line between Plymouth and Exeter.

The announcement was made by Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls as he visited Exeter this morning. Mr Balls said that the next Labour government would prefer a fast new railway line between the two cities and dismissed George Osborne's...

South Yard to become an Enterprise Zone

Plymouth’s South Yard is to become an Enterprise Zone, making the site even more attractive to businesses.

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday announced that the bid put forward by the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership (HotSW LEP) on behalf of the city had been successful.

The status means that businesses based there have more freedom to expand and reinvest,...