05 March 2015

Its a Gas!

A few Odds and Ends which have caught my attention over the last day or so

Central Library

Plymouth City councillors are set to approve funding for a new flagship library in the heart of the city centre. The new central library in Mayflower Street would replace the current library in North Hill, making way for the £25 million History Centre which is due to open in 2020. The Council’s ambition is to create a modern, flexible and welcoming library that will attract more users and it is asking Plymouth residents to give their views on what they would like to see in it. As well as making way for the new History Centre the new library will deliver a key ambition in the Council’s plan for modernising its library service, which follows an extensive review that listened to customer views and looked at best practice around the country. The new £1.4 million library which is due to open in Spring 2016, will be easier for many users to get to and will be fully accessible for people with disabilities.

I am looking forward to this as it will be great to have the library right in the middle of town. It is also a big step in freeing up the old library for the massive Plymouth History Centre which is really exciting. This new library also backs onto the new Coach Station which was finally given planning permission this week

Talking of History...

Plans for this year’s Plymouth’s History Festival are well under way, with more than 100 different events already confirmed. The festival will run from 1 to 31 May and a wide range of historical events are taking place across the city, providing residents and visitors with opportunities to celebrate and learn more about Plymouth’s heritage. Local organisations have been busy pulling together and confirming their event details since late 2014. The programme includes exhibitions and displays, talks and presentations, behind-the-scenes tours, guided walks, family-friendly activities and a series of special events and open days. A new category featuring events that are food, drink, music and performance-based has also been introduced for 2015.

Plymouth History Festival 2015

Gas Leak Times Two

Derriford Hospital is the last place you want to see a major gas leak...Due to a major Gas leak in the Derriford area, most of our services are unable to service the Hospital. Service 50 will be operating to the City Centre from Tamar Science Park via Estover and Leigham. Customers will be able to catch the 42/A/B services operating in both direction from the stops nearest to Derriford Roundabout (outside and opposite KFC). Services 29, 34 and 14 will terminate outbound on Tavistock Rd outside KFC and inbound services will start on the opposite side of the road at the stop before the Future Inn. Customers looking to head in the direction of Crownhill and Eggbuckland will be able to catch the 28 from inside the hospital, but the 28A will not be able to service the hospital heading back to the city.

I was incredibly lucky as I was able to leave work earlier than normal so passed through Derriford Hospital less than 15 mins before the gas leak! 
Plymouth Citybus Facebook 4 March 17:49

Then as if that wasnt enough...

Further disruption this evening on the Plymstock services. Due to another Major Gas leak on Laira bridge the road has been closed. services 5/A and 14 are having to use Plympton and Haye road in both directions in order to properly service this area, unfortunately due this diversion it may slightly delay you service depending on congested traffic in the area. we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Back to the History

We started this odds and ends post with a historical theme so now seems as good as any time to post these excellent photos supplied by Brian George...

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