Plymouth Families Hit By ‘No-Fault’ Evictions

Plymouth families have faced threat of no-fault evictions since Conservative Government promised ban New analysis from Plymouth Labour – based on new figures published by the Ministry of Justice this month – reveals there are now 535 local families who have faced proceedings to eject them from their home in the years since the Tories promised to ban the […]

Donation Will Foster ‘Joy Of Camping’

A city scout group will be able to enjoy more comfortable camping trips after local councillors donated £500 to the group for essential camping gear. The 1st Stonehouse Scout group said it was an ‘honour’ to welcome local councillors Alison Raynsford and Chris Penberthy to their weekly meeting on Monday 5 February where the St […]

Lack Of Access Creating ‘Democratic Deficit’ Labour Says

A Plymouth City councillor says a lack of access to many properties in the city is making it difficult to communicate with voters and creating a “democratic deficit”. Cllr Alison Raynsford is aiming to draw attention to some of the obstacles she says are being put in the way of voters in the city when […]

Major Cuts to Cost of Living Support to Plymouth Families

Plymouth Labour’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Co-operative Development and Communities has today written to the Chancellor to demand answers after the Conservatives’ cut of more than £4.5m to local families was exposed. This comes just a year after the Conservatives crashed the British economy.   The Household Support Fund is an £842m fund to help families with […]

Plymouth Families Set To Be £1,900 Worse Off By Parliament End

Following the Autumn Statement new analysis from Plymouth Labour – based on research by the Resolution Foundation – reveals the staggering hit to living standards in the city over the past five years. The average household is set to end this parliament £1,900 worse off than in 2019 thanks to low growth, stagnant wages, run-away inflation and […]

Councillors Take A Ride As Much-Missed Bus Service Returns

Five city councillors had a ticket to ride on Monday when they all climbed aboard the very first bus of the 30/31 service, a route reinstated thanks to a Labour local election pledge.Cllrs Charlotte Holloway, Angela Penrose, Dylan Tippetts, Jeremy Goslin and Sarah Allen were among the first people to take the journey, all joining […]

Pledge Fulfilled As Junction Work Gets Go Ahead

A Labour local election pledge to improve a crucial junction in Crownhill has been given the go ahead. Council leader Tudor Evans OBE has signed an executive decision to release funding to enable the long-awaited Charlton Road junction improvement scheme to go ahead. The work will mean drivers will once again be able to turn […]

Plymouth Labour Welcome for Students

👋 Welcome to all the new students and welcome back to all students returning to our special city for another year 🔗 We have compiled a few helpful links to help you get settled in for the year ahead 🚮 Bins are collected on different days around the city. You can check what day your […]

Cllr Tudor Evans’ Letter to Gillian Keegan

Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP Secretary of State for Education   Via email Councillor Tudor EvansLeader of the Plymouth City Council   Plymouth City Council Council House Plymouth  PL1 [email protected] www.plymouth.gov.uk 1 September 2023 Dear Secretary of State The fiasco created by your handling of the dangerous ‘crumbling concrete’ schools issue is a new low […]

Government Condemned as Plymouth Avoids School Concrete Scandal

Plymouth Labour has condemned the closure of school classrooms across the country as “staggering incompetence“ as the council confirmed that none of the schools for which it is responsible in the city have been affected by the issue of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). Cllr Sally Cresswell, portfolio holder for Education, Skills and Apprenticeships, said […]