THE LATEST INTERNAL NEWS
  • Private fostering awareness week - It's Private Fostering Week (6 to 10 July) and our fostering team are using this as an opportunity to remind people that if they are looking after someone else's child, or they know of a child being looked after by someone other than their parents, to let our private fostering team know.
    [Posted 11.29 Mon 06 Jul 2015]
  • Managing serious health, safety and wellbeing incidents - This is a reminder to all staff about the requirement to call the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team if there has been a serious incident.
    [Posted 13.42 Fri 03 Jul 2015]
  • Scheduled ICT maintenance - On 7 July a number of ICT systems will be unavailable.
    [Posted 13.38 Fri 03 Jul 2015]
  • Unplug to recharge - This month's Workplace Options topic is about information overload and reviewing practical tips and techniques for managing your devices and applications.
    [Posted 17.59 Thu 02 Jul 2015]
  • One minute silence on Friday - We are encouraging all staff and customers to observe the national one minute silence to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack.
    [Posted 06.00 Thu 02 Jul 2015]
  • Don't forget this Friday is Big Purple Day - Our apprentices are launching a Big Purple Day on Friday 3 July to raise money for the Epilepsy Society.
    [Posted 17.11 Wed 01 Jul 2015]
  • New look Concierge Service - From Monday 29 June, our new Concierge service will be fully operational across all sites.
    [Posted 07.00 Fri 26 Jun 2015]
  • Changes to the senior management structure - At the full Council meeting held on Monday 22 June, changes to the Council's senior management structure were agreed.
    [Posted 10.12 Thu 25 Jun 2015]
  • Empowering Communities to come together to address local issues - It's Co-operative Fortnight (20 June to 4 July) and a range of events are taking place across Plymouth celebrating the Council's co-operative values of being fair, responsible, democratic and working in partnership.
    [Posted 10.08 Thu 25 Jun 2015]
  • Support for Career Transition is being rolled out - Help is available for people who may be affected by organisational change.
    [Posted 08.10 Thu 25 Jun 2015]
  • Linda Bartlett funeral arrangements - The funeral arrangements for Linda Bartlett, former Advanced Practitioner with the Adult Social Care team, have now been made.
    [Posted 10.59 Wed 24 Jun 2015]
  • Linda Bartlett - We are very sad to announce that Linda Bartlett, Advanced Practitioner from the Adult Social Care team, died on Tuesday 17 June.
    [Posted 11.55 Mon 22 Jun 2015]
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THE COUNCIL THIS WEEK

Tuesday 7 July

Cabinet meets today where the Director of Public Health will submit his independent report entitled 'Positive choices for better health in a growing city' which will focus on Thrive Plymouth and will be the baseline report for the ten year programme to reduce health inequalities in Plymouth. Don't forget to watch it live on our webcast!

Join popular speaker Alan Read for a lunchtime talk about the life and times of Winston Churchill, the man who is still considered to be one of our greatest ever wartime leaders.

Aged between 14 and 25 and looking for a new way to get active? Then why not get involved in our street games activities by having a go at football, multi sport or dance today

Go back to netball today, enjoy a gentle re-introduction to the sport for ladies of all ages from 16 years plus.

Join our local Breeze champions for a women-only ride around Plymbridge Woods tonight. Breeze is a British Cycling initiative that encourages women to get fit and have fun on their bikes

Thinking of adopting a child? We are holding an information evening today at Windsor House. You can talk to adoption social workers and families who adopt, see a presentation, find out more about the application process and get your questions answered.

Could you help to get kids coding? Find out how you can get involved with our code clubs at the Central Library today. You could teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.

North Cross Roundabout will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Wednesday 8 July

Working Plymouth meets today where the Head of Parking, Marine and Highways Services will provide a presentation on how members can address residents parking issues.

Schools around Plymouth will be heading to city woodlands, beaches and local parks today for a day of fun and educational activities with a host of Plymouth organisations and volunteers.

It's the last few days to nominate your shining star so they receive the recognition that they deserve. The shortlisted nominees for each award will be invited to the awards ceremony being held on Saturday 19 September.

Unforgettable memories will be created today as rugby's greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, visits Plymouth as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour. Selected aspiring young players will see the famous trophy when it arrives in the city as part of the 100-day tour taking place in the lead-up to the Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony in Twickenham.

Join us for a bite-sized talk and discover more about two more works by 18th century portrait artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Get in shape this summer! Join us at Marjons, Marsh Mills or Coypool today for some free running sessions. Suitable for people of all abilities, from those who have never run before to experienced runners.

Aged between 14 and 25 and looking for a new way to get active? Then why not get involved in our street games activities by having a go at street fitness, body conditioning, football or multi sport today

Fancy a game of rounders? Why not take advantage of our drop-in sessions at Central Park. Only 1 per person and all the equipment is provided. Just turn up either on your own or with friends and enjoy a game!

North Cross Roundabout will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Thursday 9 July

It's the last few days to nominate your shining star so they receive the recognition that they deserve. The shortlisted nominees for each award will be invited to the awards ceremony being held on Saturday 19 September.

The Taxi Licensing Committee meets today where The Director of Public Health will submit a report reviewing current private hire driver's licences and applications for new licences

The Open University are at the Central Library today so if you haven't studied with The Open University before, or you have had a few years away from study pop along for an informal conversation to get all your questions answered about studying with the OU. No appointment needed, just drop in!

Enjoy a badminton session at Brickfields Sports Centre today. All sessions are suitable for adults of all ages from 16 years, and all abilities are welcome.

Aged between 14 and 25 and looking for a new way to get active? Then why not get involved in our street games activities by having a go at multi-sport, football or trampolining today

Walk your way to health this summer! Join in with our guided walk around Central Park today. No longer than two miles in length and lasts approximately one hour. Its free of charge, all you need to do is turn up about 10 minutes before the walk starts in sensible footwear and with appropriate clothing as we walk in all weathers!

Charles Street will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Friday 10 July

It's the last day to nominate your shining star so they receive the recognition that they deserve. The shortlisted nominees for each award will be invited to the awards ceremony being held on Saturday 19 September.

Sky Ride is back this Sunday. Join in on an enjoyable off road loop will take us from Plymbridge down the Plym Valley and round Saltram Park. There is plenty to see throughout this ride with great views across the river Plym and Plymouth.

Have your say on the new Central Library! Visit our exhibition tomorrow where you can take a look at the proposed layout of the new library together with some star items that will appear in the new History Centre.

Join the Wild About Plymouth team tomorrow to search for beetles, crickets, butterflies, spiders and a slow worm or two!

Pop along to the museum tomorrow and enjoy a free film screening of 'Sense and sensibility'. Emma Thompson won an Oscar for her screenplay of this famous Jane Austen novel at the 1996 Academy Awards.

Do you know a young bookworm? Take them along to a library tomorrow and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. This year's theme is 'record breakers' challenging young readers to explore real life achievements and world records this summer. Collect rewards and stickers along the way to win a medal and you'll be entered into our prize draw.

Plympton Pool will be closed for routine maintenance from midday tomorrow and all day on Sunday.

Charles Cross Roundabout will be closed overnight this Sunday whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Monday 13 July

Your Plymouth meets today where the panel will receive a presentation on the progress of the Customer Services Transformation Programme and will consider appointing a co-opted representative.

To highlight Scams Awareness Month our Trading Standards team will be at Plymstock Library today talking and highlighting the risk of scams and offering top tips on how to avoid being scammed.

Get in shape this summer! Join us at Woodview Campus, Brickfields Sports Centre or Central Park today for some free running sessions. Suitable for people of all abilities, from those who have never run before to experienced runners

Aged between 14 and 25 and looking for a new way to get active? Then why not get involved in our street games activities by having a go at a gym session today.

Walk your way to health this summer! Join in with our guided walk around Central Park today. No longer than two miles in length and lasts approximately one hour. Its free of charge, all you need to do is turn up about 10 minutes before the walk starts in sensible footwear and with appropriate clothing as we walk in all weathers!

Thinking of adopting a child? We are holding an information session today at Midland House. Our adoption officers will be on hand to offer you advice and guidance about the whole process and help you complete the registration of interest form.

Charles Cross Roundabout will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Britain's Ocean City

Annual report

Corporate Plan

The 2015/16 budget

Social media, use but don't abuse

iCHOOSE to make savings this summer

Ward Map and Committee Chairs