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Friday 27 March

A Dementia Summit is being held to encourage local businesses to become more dementia friendly today at Council House. Those attending can find about the benefits of being 'dementia friendly', the support that can be given and meet some businesses that are already involved.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens tomorrow. Witness the Natural History Museum's annual exhibition which celebrates the drama and splendour of the natural world, with striking, creative and thought-provoking wildlife photography.

Join us at Woodland Wood Nature Reserve tomorrow and make a difference to your parks, nature reserves and county wildlife sites. Help us to plant, tidy them up and collect wildlife data in exchange for some crafty, arty and edible family fun!

Drop into the Central Library today and tomorrow and get advice on the 'Elephant in the Room' - a free event where people can get advice on end-of-life matters such as money and legal plans, care, organ donation, business succession and bereavement support.

Pop along to the museum tomorrow and sing a selection of 17th and 18th century 'catches' - simple rounds which work on the 'three blind mice' principle. No previous experience necessary!

Meet with a qualified leader at Saltram House tomorrow to prepare for the Race 4 Life. Get support, tips and techniques on running and a free t-shirt!

Western Approach will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Buy a Skipper bus ticket today and you could be in with a chance of winning 20 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. Just take a photo of your Skipper ticket and tweet it with the hashtag #skippercomp on the day of purchase you will be entered into that day's prize draw.

Monday 30 March

Ambitious Plymouth meets today where the panel will be provided with an overview of the city's opportunities with regard to skills and apprenticeships and details of the updated Improvement Plan before it is submitted to OFSTED.

Our popular garden waste collection is starting up again from today. The service starts just ahead of the Easter holidays, and services will not be affected this week, but remember next week the normal household and recycling collections will be picked up a day later.

Join us at Thamesford Gardens today and make a difference to your parks, nature reserves and county wildlife sites. Help us to plant, tidy them up and collect wildlife data in exchange for some crafty, arty and edible family fun!

Get help with searching for jobs, CVs, basic IT skills, interviews and more at our work club today.

Need help with IT, including browsing the web and email? Join us at some of our libraries today where we will go through the basics and answer all your questions. Just drop in, no need to book.

Tothill Road will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Buy a Skipper bus ticket today and you could be in with a chance of winning 20 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. Just take a photo of your Skipper ticket and tweet it with the hashtag #skippercomp on the day of purchase you will be entered into that day's prize draw.

Tuesday 31 March

Cabinet meets today where the Chief Executive will submit a report showing the progress made towards the achievement of the new 50 Pledges which were introduced in 2014.

Members will also consider the business case for a new web/digital service platform to support the Customer and Service Transformation Programme and other programmes within the Transformation Portfolio.

The Strategic Director for People will submit a report on our proposed fees for residential and nursing care for older people and the our commitment to work collaboratively with care homes to maintain and improve quality. Watch it live on our webcast!

Join our Decorative Art Curator, Alison Cooper for a lunchtime talk as she delves more deeply into Plymouth's portrait collection.

Tothill Road will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Buy a Skipper bus ticket today and you could be in with a chance of winning 20 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. Just take a photo of your Skipper ticket and tweet it with the hashtag #skippercomp on the day of purchase you will be entered into that day's prize draw.

Wednesday 1 April

Join us at the museum today for a half term drop-in. Make beautiful mini booklets inspired by the many items on display in our 'Beauty and Power' exhibition.

Join us at the Beacon Garden Project today and make a difference to your parks, nature reserves and county wildlife sites. Help us to plant, tidy them up and collect wildlife data in exchange for some crafty, arty and edible family fun!

It's Rhymetimes at some of our libraries today. Join us for some songs and nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers.

Feel better with a book at some of our libraries today. Share reading aloud of some of our best poetry, short stories and novels. Come and listen, join in if you want, or simply enjoy the literature and conversation over tea and cake.

Get help with searching for jobs, CVs, basic IT skills, interviews and more at our work club today.

Cattedown Road will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Buy a Skipper bus ticket today and you could be in with a chance of winning 20 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. Just take a photo of your Skipper ticket and tweet it with the hashtag #skippercomp on the day of purchase you will be entered into that day's prize draw.

Thursday 2 April

Join us at the museum today for a half term workshop. Work with professional photographer, Rachael Allain and take some of your own experimental images, inspired by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and some of our collection objects.

Join us at Efford Marsh today and make a difference to your parks, nature reserves and county wildlife sites. Help us to plant, tidy them up and collect wildlife data in exchange for some crafty, arty and edible family fun! Or why not try your hand at weaving and woodcraft at Ham Wood.

Need help with IT, including browsing the web and email? Join us at some of our libraries today where we will go through the basics and answer all your questions. Just drop in, no need to book.

Get help with searching for jobs, CVs, basic IT skills, interviews and more at our work club today.

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.

Cattedown Road will be closed overnight whilst road resurfacing takes place.

Buy a Skipper bus ticket today and you could be in with a chance of winning 20 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. Just take a photo of your Skipper ticket and tweet it with the hashtag #skippercomp on the day of purchase you will be entered into that day's prize draw.

Britain's Ocean City

Our 50 Pledges

Corporate Plan

The 2015/16 budget

Social media, use but don't abuse

iCHOOSE to purchase annual leave

Ward Map and Committee Chairs