Torquay Pavilion Redevelopment

News release PR7764 - published on 20 July 2018

Torbay Council has carefully considered the facts presented by solicitors acting on behalf of the ‘Save Carey Green and Torquay Pavilion’ campaigns and, after taking legal advice, has decided not to contest an anticipated challenge to the granting of planning permission for the Torquay Pavilion redevelopment.

Princess Pier now accessible to all

News release PR7763 - published on 19 July 2018

Following three months of work a new access ramp has been installed at the reduced length of the boardwalk.

Agatha Christie Oak

News release PR124 - published on 17 July 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to report that the veteran English Oak tree at Barton Cricket Club, known locally as ‘The Agatha Christie Oak’, has collapsed overnight.

Change: Make It Count campaign launches

News release PR7762 - published on 16 July 2018

A new campaign has been launched which encourages residents and tourists to think about how they donate to help the homeless.

Torbay Council Awarded White Ribbon Accreditation

News release PR7761 - published on 16 July 2018

Torbay Council and a range of partners have become part of a national campaign to end men’s violence against women and girls.

Toilet refurbishment updates

News release PR123 - published on 11 July 2018

An update on the refurbishment of Bank Lane, Brixham toilets and the Changing Places facility in Paignton.

Invite to Torbay Mayor’s Forum

News release PR7760 - published on 11 July 2018

Torbay residents, organisations and businesses are invited to attend the next Mayor's Forum, which is taking place on Thursday 26 July in Torquay.

Statement from TOR2 - Plan to return waste and recycling collections back to normal day of collection

News release PR7759 - published on 10 July 2018

TOR2 are working with Torbay Council on a recovery plan to return waste and recycling collections back to residents normal day of collection.

Torbay Healthy Learning goes live!

News release PR7758 - published on 10 July 2018

A new Public Health programme to help nurseries, schools and further education settings deliver health and wellbeing for children and young people in the Bay aged 2-19 is launched.

Brixham Road Widening Scheme

News release PR7757 - published on 4 July 2018

A current road widening scheme to the A3022 Brixham Road, Paignton is moving into an important phase which will require traffic restrictions during the summer period.

Torbay Council invests in £32m transformational scheme

News release PR7756 - published on 4 July 2018

Torbay Council and developers THAT Group are delighted to confirm that the £32m development on Torwood Street, Torquay will start on site in mid-September.

Newly refurbished Princess Gardens Fountain ready to be switched on

News release PR7755 - published on 2 July 2018

Following seven months of work, the Princess Gardens Grade II listed Fountain is now ready to be switched back on.

Trading Standards wins national award

News release PR7754 - published on 28 June 2018

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been nationally recognised by Government as the best Service of its kind in the UK for its support of local businesses.

Road Closures, Armed Forces Day - Sunday 1 July

News release PR7753 - published on 27 June 2018

There will be a number of road closures for Armed Forces Day taking place in Paignton on Sunday 1 July.

Recommendations received from the charity Crisis to help end street homeless in Torbay

News release PR7752 - published on 27 June 2018

Following in depth work in Torbay earlier this year, the national charity Crisis have now presented their recommendations, which includes setting up an approach called Housing First.

Discussions to be held over the acquisition of Kier shareholding in TOR2

News release PR7747 - published on 22 June 2018

Following a decision taken by full Council on Thursday 21 June, Torbay Council has agreed to enter into detailed discussions with Kier to facilitate the acquisition of Kier’s shareholding in TOR2.

Warning for heatwave conditions over coming week

News release PR7751 - published on 22 June 2018

Torbay Council’s Public Health Team is warning that areas of Torbay may experience ‘heatwave’ conditions over the next week, according to Met Office forecasts.

Bank Lane toilets in Brixham refurbishment starting this month

News release PR7750 - published on 21 June 2018

Following the commissioning of Healthmatic to manage, maintain and modernise toilets across the Bay, Torbay Council are now announcing the next stage of their investment and redevelopment plans.

New Changing Places facility to be installed in Paignton

News release PR7749 - published on 21 June 2018

Torbay Council’s toilet contractors, Healthmatic, have started work on creating a new Changing Places and disabled toilet in Paignton.

Armed Forces Day, Queens Park, Paignton, Sunday 1 July

News release PR7748 - published on 20 June 2018

Torbay Council, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and a number of local organisations will be supporting an Armed Forces Day event at Queens Park on Sunday 1 July.

Torbay Care Charter will improve lives of care home residents

News release PR1 - published on 18 June 2018

A creative project that was launched by Torbay Culture and Torbay Council to find out what ‘good care’ looks like has resulted in a Care Charter and interactive toolkit that all care homes across Torbay will be encouraged to sign up to and use.

Road closure: Hawkins Avenue, Torquay

News release PR7746 - published on 15 June 2018

Torbay Council will be undertaking major highway maintenance in Hawkins Avenue between Upper Cockington Lane and Sherwell Valley Road during the summer school holidays.

Road Closures, Thursday 21 June

News release PR7745 - published on 14 June 2018

On Thursday 21 June, RAF Brize Norton will be granted Honorary Freedom of Torbay under the Honorary Freedom of Boroughs Act 1885.

First electric Taxi licenced in Torbay

News release PR7744 - published on 13 June 2018

The first taxi licence for an all-electric vehicle has been issued in Torbay to Airport Transfers Torbay based in Preston.

The Last Supper arrives at Torre Abbey Museum

News release PR7743 - published on 12 June 2018

Created by kinetic artist and scrap sculptor Giles Walker, this piece has only ever been seen in LA and the Science Museum in London before visiting Torre Abbey Museum.

Focus on brisk walking, not just 10,000 steps, say health experts

News release PR7742 - published on 12 June 2018

Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of GPs are encouraging adults in the South West to focus on walking briskly rather than just counting steps to improve their health.

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