The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Plymouth.

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Growing With Nature Highlights
Authors: Green Minds Plymouth
Date: 2023-10-18

Community resources[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • The Climate Hub, "flagship Climate Hub in the old Waterstones building (New George St) will be one of the first city centre Climate Hubs in the world." added 16:30, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Parks, nature and green spaces, information from Plymouth City Council

Plymouth is home to 28 parks with an average size of 45,638 square metres (491,240 sq ft).[66] Its largest park is Central Park, with other sizeable green spaces including Victoria Park, Freedom Fields Park, Alexandra Park, Devonport Park and the Hoe. W

Coasts[edit | edit source]

Seagrass restoration in Plymouth Sound, spring 2021
Authors: LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES
Date: 2021-07-14

Community river action[edit | edit source]

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Plymouth is at the southern end of the 99-mile (159 km) long Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route (National Cycle Route 27). The route runs mostly traffic free on off-road sections between Ilfracombe and Plymouth. The route uses former railway lines, though there are some stretches on public roads. W

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Plymouth Energy Community, charity and a social enterprise, with a cooperative ethos. "We empower our community to create a fair, affordable, zero carbon energy system with local people at its heart." added 10:49, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Food activism[edit | edit source]

  • All Ways Apples, community apple festival held in Devonport, Plymouth, in the Autumn of each year
  • Diggin it! organic gardening project in Plymouth
  • Food Plymouth, city-wide food partnership which works to support the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter and Sustainable Food City Plymouth Action Plan, promoting a vibrant and resilient local food economy for a more healthy and sustainable city[1]

Maps: Plymouth Good Food Map,, link not found

Sharing[edit | edit source]

Borrow Don't Buy, 'library of things' in Plymouth

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Nudge: Community is Our Business
Authors: Power to Change, Jan 8, 2019

Resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Past events[edit | edit source]


June 10 -14 Plymouth Big Food Event,, link not found

About Plymouth[edit | edit source]

Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) west-south-west of London. Enclosing the city are the mouths of the river Plym and river Tamar, which are naturally incorporated into Plymouth Sound to form a boundary with Cornwall.

The city is home to 262,100 (mid-2019 est.) people, making it the 30th-most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom and the second-largest city in the South West, after Bristol. It is governed locally by Plymouth City Council and home to the University of Plymouth. It has ferry links to Brittany (Roscoff and St Malo) and to Spain (Santander). W

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Authors Phil Green
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Created December 5, 2018 by Phil Green
Modified May 19, 2024 by Phil Green
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