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THE COUNCIL THIS WEEK

Friday 23 January

Safer Plymouth meets today where members will receive reports on anti-social behavior and collaborative enforcement from the Plymouth Community Safety Partnership (CSP) (Safer Plymouth).

They will also receive the Peninsula Strategic Assessment annual update and proposals for a refresh of the Police and Crime Plan for 2015/16.

The 'Beauty and Power: Plymouth's Greatest Gift - The Cottonian Collection' exhibition opens tomorrow. Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of this outstanding collection of 14th to 19th century prints, drawings, sculptures and books. Come and discover more about its most precious items and the men who built it.

If you're thinking about stopping smoking in January drop in to North Prospect Library from 9.30am to 11.30am today to get advice and support from specialist stop smoking advisors.

The new bin day rounds have started this week. If you are unsure of your new day, use our 'find my collection day' calendar to find out.

If you haven't already done so make time today to see the 'Open for Business' exhibition opens tomorrow. In 2013, Multistory and Magnum Photos commissioned nine of the world's leading photographers to document contemporary British manufacturing. Come and see their photographs which take us from traditional, handmade crafts to modern, intelligent automation.

Remember to take your camera if you're out and about this weekend. Take an image that captures the essence of Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City and you could be in with a chance of winning £250 in our RIBA Plymouth Photographic Competition.

If you have children between the ages of two and 18 years old we want your comments on school's admission arrangements. Let us know what you think about admission numbers for all schools, key dates in the admissions process and anything else regarding admission arrangements.

Monday 26 January

City Council meets today where members will be asked to accept the funding offered as part of the City Deal Agreement towards the creation of a South Yard Marine Industries Production Campus.

Members will also approve the Council Tax Base for 2015/16, the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee's Business Plan 2015 to 2019 and the Revenue Estimates and Capital Programme 2015/16.

If you haven't already done so make time today to see the 'Beauty and Power: Plymouth's Greatest Gift -The Cottonian Collection' exhibition. Come and discover more about its most precious items and the men who built it.

If you are interested in the internet but lack the computer skills you need to start using it, join us for a free drop-in at Efford Library from 1pm to 3pm today. You will learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard before progressing to email and accessing the internet safely. No need to book.

If you're thinking about stopping smoking in January drop in to Plympton and Plymstock libraries today to get advice and support from specialist stop smoking advisors. The Livewell Stop Smoking Service supports smokers throughout the whole period of quitting.

Tuesday 27 January

If you haven't already done so make time today to see the 'Open for Business' exhibition opens tomorrow. In 2013, Multistory and Magnum Photos commissioned nine of the world's leading photographers to document contemporary British manufacturing. Come and see their photographs which take us from traditional, handmade crafts to modern, intelligent automation.

Join former Manufacturing Editor of The Financial Times, Peter Marsh for a lunchtime talk with an insight into the history of and opportunities facing Britain's manufacturing industry.

If you're thinking about stopping smoking in January drop in to Efford Library from 1.30pm to 4pm today to get advice and support from specialist stop smoking advisors.

Drop in to the Central Library from 11am to 1pm today for our work club. Get help with job searching, writing a CV, interview techniques and basic IT skills. You will also be able to use the libraries computers to search for job vacancies. No need to book.

Remember to take your camera if you're out and about this weekend. Take an image that captures the essence of Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City and you could be in with a chance of winning £250 in our RIBA Plymouth Photographic Competition.

If you have children between the ages of two and 18 years old we want your comments on school's admission arrangements. Let us know what you think about admission numbers for all schools, key dates in the admissions process and anything else regarding admission arrangements.

Wednesday 28 January

Make time today to see the 'In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed' exhibition. This new exhibition delves more deeply into Plymouth's portrait collection and presents new research into some of the characters that are new or rarely seen.

Put your skates on and experience the hugely popular Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Enjoy skating events and activities for all the family and then warm up with a drink and treat from the Ice Café.

Beat the January blues with advice and information from Plymouth Options about simple ways we can all look after our mental wellbeing at Plympton Library from 10am to 12 noon today. They will also be offering the chance to try mindfulness which is an approach to wellbeing that helps us focus on the present and reduce stress and anxiety. No need to book.

Help make Plymouth one of the first dementia friendly cities in the UK by becoming a dementia friend. Take part in a free information session at the Central Library from 1.30pm to 2.30pm to learn more about dementia and help turn understanding into action.

If you're thinking about stopping smoking in January drop in to Devonport Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm today to get advice and support from specialist stop smoking advisors.

Drop in for information and support from the Plymouth Carers Forum at the Efford Library from 10.30am to 1pm today, an independent organisation offering support to carers who live in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

Thursday 29 January

If you haven't already done so make time today to see the 'Beauty and Power: Plymouth's Greatest Gift -The Cottonian Collection' exhibition. Come and discover more about its most precious items and the men who built it.

Are you active for 30 minutes five times a week? If you're thinking about being more active pop along to Plympton Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm today to see how easy it can be. Representatives from Plymouth's Life Centre will be offering advice and information about how you can get fit.

Got a gadget for Christmas and not sure how to use it? Think you'd like a device but not sure which is right for you? Join us at Southway Library from 2pm to 4pm today to inspect a gadget. Play and learn about iPads and other tablets, eBook readers and more.

If you're thinking about stopping smoking in January drop in to Southway Library from 1.30pm to 4pm today to get advice and support from specialist stop smoking advisors. The Livewell Stop Smoking Service supports smokers throughout the whole period of quitting.

If you have children between the ages of two and 18 years old we want your comments on school's admission arrangements. Let us know what you think about admission numbers for all schools, key dates in the admissions process and anything else regarding admission arrangements.

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