Finally, our city centre is on the road to recovery from the COVID pandemic with bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels and attractions open from May 17.
We know how tough it has been for many of our businesses. But we have always said that Plymouth is in a strong position for recovery. Thankfully, that recovery is now underway and we are expecting a big summer with a packed events programme and a marketing campaign which will target residents and the huge influx of Staycation tourists on holiday in Devon and Cornwall.
Plymouth hosts Sail GP on July 17 and 18 and is expected to be worth £18m to the local economy with thousands of visitors expected to be watching the fastest sailing event in the world.
Then on August 14 and 15 we welcome The Hatchling to the city centre and The Hoe - a spectacular theatrical performance involving a giant flying dragon operated by more than 100 puppeteers.
We also have our Dartmoor Otter Trail with beautifully decorated otter sculptures housed in shop windows, starting on May 28. This is the perfect opportunity for families to follow the trail and support our local businesses at the same time.
Plymouth Summer of Fun will also be back with a wide variety of FREE family events across the city centre, including the West End Carnival on August 28. Full details of all events will be available soon. Please make sure you let us know of any news, information or offers that you would like us to include in our marketing activity by emailing Holly.firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck and here’s to a great summer.
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Businesses have voted overwhelmingly for the Plymouth City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) to carry on its work for another five years. The City Centre BID was one of the first BIDs in the UK when it was set up in 2005 and has now been voted back in for a fourth term. The Yes vote was secured with a higher than average turnout for a BID election of 54 per cent - 13 per cent higher than in the previous ballot in March 2015.