Resurgam Charter launches to help Plymouth build back better

Plymouth City Council has launched the Resurgam Charter, a commitment from Plymouth’s businesses to create a fairer and greener city as we recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

With a growing population of 263,000 people in the city, and a pre-Covid economic output of £5.2 billion, Plymouth is the most significant urban area on the South West peninsula. As part of the council’s economic recovery plan the city has set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent and maximise local spending to create a lasting legacy for Plymouth and its community.

Nearly £75 million of grants paid to support Plymouth businesses

Plymouth City Council has distributed nearly £75 million in grants to support local businesses through coronavirus restrictions since April 2020, but many businesses still haven’t claimed the financial support they’re entitled to.

Thousands of Plymouth businesses have been supported by the Government’s grant schemes, including the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).

Plymouth Life Centre reopening timeline - subject to national timings

As part of the conditional national reopening of the leisure sector, the gym and new changing rooms at Plymouth Life Centre be available from 12 April, with the 50 metre pool and leisure pool opening at the end of April.

Other facilities and activities will also begin to reopen in accordance with the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions.

Contractors Balfour Beatty, Arcadis and our operational partners Everyone Active are working flat out to finish the work programme which started last August and the finishing line is in sight.