Publish date: 2015/9/18 17:45
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The owners of the ‘Million Pound Slum’ at 18 Grand Parade have been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CRIMBO). Mr Nigel Healy and Ms Karen Chan owners of the property, were given the Interim Criminal Behaviour Order by Plymouth Magistrates. This is on the grounds of their complete failure to maintain the exterior of the […]
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Publish date: 2015/9/18 17:35
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Trading Standards Officers in Plymouth seized a haul of illegal tobacco as part of their work to disrupt its supply across the City. The officers, employed by Plymouth City Council, executed a warrant at a house in Whitleigh and seized over 130 pouches hand rolling tobacco. It is believed that the tobacco which was smuggled […]
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Plymouth residents will be able to speak to the Council and make bookings, requests and payments at more convenient times from Monday (21st September). Opening times are being extended in the Council’s four biggest libraries, its customer contact centre, the 1st Stop Shop in New George Street and the Register Office. They will all […]
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Publish date: 2015/9/18 10:01
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Plymouth City Council is reminding local people of how to dispose of gas canisters and batteries. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene for Plymouth City Council, said: “It is essential that people dispose of gas canisters and batteries in the safest and most appropriate way as they can potentially cause harm to staff working […]
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Over 50s looking for work will be able to get support from the city’s 1000 Club as part of a new drive to help older people find employment. The nationally-acclaimed club is widening its remit to better link up Plymouth companies and organisations with more mature employees. The club has already helped over 3,000 keen […]
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‘Shhh patrols’ are to going to be out and about during Freshers’ Week to remind new undergraduates to think about their neighbours. Three nights of action are being organised to patrol the streets around Mutley Greenbank and Mount Gould to provide advice to any noisy students who may be new to Plymouth or just excited […]
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Further changes will come into force on Plymouth’s bus network on Sunday 20 September. Plymouth Citybus is making a second phase of revisions to its routes and timetables (following the takeover of First Group’s Plymouth and South Devon operations by Stagecoach) and a number of bus services will also be moving to new stops on […]
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Plymouth City Council is urging teenagers to wait until they are 18 or over before they get themselves inked. The warning comes after the Council issued a caution to an unregistered tattooist following an investigation into them tattooing a 17-year-old girl. Environmental Health Officers were informed about the tattoo by the girl’s mother who was […]
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Plymouth City Council’s Public Protection Service is reminding people to use registered gas engineers when having any work carried out on their gas appliances. The Council is supporting the messages of Gas Safety Week (14-20 September 2015) which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which cause gas leaks, […]
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Publish date: 2015/9/14 13:22
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The owners of the derelict Quality Hotel on Plymouth Hoe have been fined for failing to improve their property. Tamar Properties (Canterbury) Limited, which owns the Quality Hotel, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a Section 215 (Town and County Planning Act 1990) Notice which required improvements to be made to the appearance of […]
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The number of unauthorised absences allowed in Plymouth schools before a penalty fine is issued will reduce from 15 September 2015. The changes come in line after the government increased the persistently absent threshold from 85 per cent to 90. To continue to drive down the numbers of persistent absenteeism in Plymouth the Council has […]
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More funding cuts of £27 million are looming over the next three years on top of the £30 million already cut made means the Council is being forced to look at all aspects of its work. The support the Council provides for its allotments is now being looked at and allotment holders are to being […]
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As part of Plymouth’s community payback scheme, a group of offenders will be helping to restore one of the city’s landmarks back to its former glory. The Colonnaded Belvedere, or wedding cake as it is affectionately known, was built in 1891, towards the end of a decade that saw massive changes on the Hoe, as […]
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Publish date: 2015/9/11 13:39
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Councillor Philippa Davey, Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities said: “The Government has announced that the UK will be providing sanctuary for 20,000 Syrian refugees. “We are pleased to see the Prime Minister has now agreed to offer support for refugees and as we have said before the Council is happy to participate in […]
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Plymouth’s Mount Batten Tower is the next landmark to have its moment in the permanent spotlight as part of a Council project to light up the city’s monuments. Historic England has recently given the go-ahead for listed building consent to have LED lights installed around the tower of one the city’s oldest fortifications. They described […]
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Facelifts for city centre shops and businesses will soon be on the cards as part of a £400,000 boost from the Council. A new scheme will get off the ground later this year which will help pay for businesses to carry out shop front improvements, such as new windows, doors and signs or cleaning building […]
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Young people with learning disabilities are being given a taste of life after school at an event aimed at inspiring decisions and providing choice. ‘Aspire’ is an event organised by Plymouth City Council for parents, carers and, most importantly, young people with learning disabilities to find out more about the options open to them after […]
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A new CCTV control room that will help keep a watchful eye on shoppers and visitors is now live beneath the Council House. A large unused kitchen has now been transformed into new control room, complete with a bank of 12 CCTV monitor screens along one wall. Operators can call up footage from almost 300 […]
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This week scaffolding will be going up on the iconic Plymouth Life Centre to enable work to start on the new solar roof. Plymouth Life Centre is one of the latest buildings that will benefit from solar panels as part of the community share offer which has enabled local people to buy shares in renewable […]
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Our arts and heritage and library services teams are joining forces for a programme of monthly reminiscence sessions The Memory Roadshow will focus on various topics and run at Plympton, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Devonport libraries between now and Spring 2016. People will be able to look at objects and photos from the Museum and Art […]
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