Plymouth City Council's Resurgam programme was launched in May 2020 as a direct response to the unprecedented economic shock caused by the global pandemic.
It is a highly ambitious forward moving action plan to support the city's economic recovery, to reduce the impact of Covid-19 and to deliver a more equal, sustainable and prosperous city post Covid-19.
One of the six key pillars of the Resurgam programme is Sector Action Plans. We are proud of our strong base of existing Plymouth partnerships across the 11 identified sectors and are working together to support each sector.
Each month the sector leads meet to update us on the current situation for each sector and the progress being made on their action plan for recovery and how we, Plymouth City Council, can support that action plan.
For May, updates were provided for the following sector hubs:
Caroline Cozens, Plymouth City Council Strategic Project Manager and Programme Manager for Resurgam also provided an update on the five remaining pillars:
> Building 4 Plymouth
> City Centre Renaissance
> Skills 4 Plymouth
> Spend 4 Plymouth
> Recovery Beacons
and The Resurgam Charter, our vehicle for driving green and inclusive growth.
To find out more about each sector's plans and progress please click any of the links above.
Highlights for the month include:
Building 4 Plymouth
On May 14 2021 a major milestone was achieved for the Forder Valley Link Road as work got underway to install 28 concrete beams that will form the 140 metre bridge across the valley.
You can see the first beams going up in the video below:
City Centre Renaissance
£12m has been awarded from the Future High Streets Fund which will go towards the Civic Centre and The Guildhall to provide city living opportunities and a state-of-the-art conference centre for the city.
Emergency business support
Since March 2020 Plymouth City Council have administered over 13 different grant schemes which has equated to (currently) over £85m being distributed with, at time of publication, 16,505 local businesses being supported.
On May 19th 2021 more than £100,000 was awarded to Plymouth to help reimagine our city centre through community-led cultural activities and a ‘summer of culture on the high street’ by Historic England as part of the Plymouth High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). Sector leads from the Creative Industries, Digital and Retail will work with Plymouth City Council to bring a cultural programme to Plymouth which has three strands: activation, vacancy spaces and public art.