In March 1941, during the Blitz when Plymouth was subjected to heavy overnight bombing raids,
St Andrew’s Church was burnt out and left a roofless shell. A board bearing the word ‘Resurgam’ later appeared on the North Door – the Latin word for
‘I will rise again’.

Now we're facing a different set of challenges, this is the biggest economic challenge the city has faced since the Blitz. 

On Tuesday 5 May 2020 Council Leader Tudor Evans announced our plans to lead the city's economic recovery programme out of the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Resurgam is our plan for economic recovery for Plymouth. It’s our action plan to reduce the impact of Covid-19 and to deliver a more equal, sustainable and prosperous city post Covid-19.

We’re facing a global pandemic, which is both a health emergency and an unprecedented economic shock. This is a time when local government and the work that we do really matters.

We’ve got a headstart here in Plymouth as we’ve been building our growth pipeline for the past ten years.