Share a Smile to support South West leisure and tourism

Authored by Mary

A new campaign has been launched to encourage local people to support the South West’s leisure and tourism industry during the quieter autumn and winter months.

The accommodation and food service sector employs 271,000 people across the region, but many businesses have been hit hard by the devastating impact of lockdown, followed by the need to operate at reduced capacity and, more...

Celebrity chef Michael Caines launches new website inviting holidaymakers to enjoy a Devon staycation

Authored by Mary

Holidaymakers looking to spend a summer staycation in Devon will soon find all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE is spearheading a new initiative which he hopes will encourage those who would usually be planning a foreign break to look closer to home.

His new website, Destination Devon, will feature guides, reviews, tips,...

Help shape a fitting plan for sports and leisure

Authored by Marc Astley

The super fit, the gentle joggers and those whose gym days ended at school are all being asked to help plan sports and facilities across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon.

Plymouth City Council, South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils are teaming up to work on a new sports and leisure facilities plan and want to hear from people from all walks of life about what they need...

Trampoline Park to open in Plymouth

Authored by Oly Harrison

There’s something to put a spring in your step this summer as the largest trampoline park in Devon and Cornwall is due to open in Plymouth in June. A relatively new concept in the UK, the trampoline park concept originated from the USA and Australia before hitting Europe around 5 years ago. The popularity of the sporting activity has increased hugely over the last year with 30 UK parks opening in...

Over £2.3m allocated to key projects to help city flourish

Authored by News Desk

Over £2,300,000 of developer contributions are to be allocated to a number of projects designed to help the city grow and flourish.

A number of delegated decisions have been signed off this week following a meeting of the Council’s Capital Investment Board – which meets every month to allocate capital funding or authorise more detailed work to various projects.

As a result the...

New temporary car park in West End

Authored by News Desk

Shoppers and visitors will be able to park in a new temporary car park in the West End of Plymouth just in time for Christmas shopping.

Contractors are installing ticket machines and road markings for 115 spaces on the site of the now demolished Mayflower multi-storey car park.

The temporary car park will be available until work on the new coach station gets underway and it is...

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