Mayor’s Statement on the Budget

News release PR4836 - published on 29 September 2014

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver said: "Members of the Council and residents will be fully aware of the unprecedented challenges faced by Torbay Council.

FLIP - Maritime English Training

News release PR4835 - published on 29 September 2014

Brixham will play host to a high level and innovative event this week as part of the Fostering Long-term Initiatives for Ports (FLIP) project.

The Mayor's Forum - working together for a brighter Bay

News release PR4833 - published on 29 September 2014

Torbay residents, organisations and businesses are invited to attend the sixth Mayor's Forum, which is taking place on Tuesday 30 September in Torquay.

English Riviera Global Geopark Geo- Collective Visit Canada

News release PR4831 - published on 29 September 2014

Embargoed until Thursday 18 September 2014 Photo available A group of artists known as the Geo-Collective and three young people from the Bay visit the bi-annual UNESCO Global Geoparks Conference in Stonehammer, Canada this week, thanks to a successful bid by Torbay Council for Arts Council funding.

New scheme to tackle underage drinking launched

News release PR4840 - published on 26 September 2014

Using a fake ID or borrowing a sibling’s identification to gain access to a pub or club might not seem like a big deal to young people, but that’s about to radically change in Torbay thanks to a new police and council scheme.

Harbour Business Solutions diversifies at Brixham Seaworks

News release PR4839 - published on 26 September 2014

Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “Successful businesses invest in training giving their staff support at all levels and I’m pleased that the TDA’s South West Business Centres are able to provide first-rate resources at the Brixham Sea Works for Karen and Nigel to use for their courses.

English Riviera Geopark wins bid to host UNESCO International Conference on Global Geoparks in 2016

News release PR4837 - published on 23 September 2014

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver and the English Riviera Geopark bid committee are celebrating Torbay’s success in winning the bid to host the 7th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) International conference on Global Geoparks in September 2016.

Torbay Mayor's response on funding for local welfare provision

News release PR4838 - published on 23 September 2014

Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “I welcome the announcement that the coalition government will revisit its decision to cut funding for local welfare provision from April 2015, which funds the council’s Crisis Support Scheme.

Quit for quality of life in Torbay this Stoptober

News release PR4829 - published on 15 September 2014

Smokers across the South West are being encouraged to take the Stoptober Challenge and quit smoking for 28 days this October.

Agatha Christie Festival at Torre Abbey Historic House entry for £5 and kids go free

News release PR4828 - published on 15 September 2014

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens is looking forward to hosting one of the most significant literary events of the year on 14 September with entry for adults priced at only £5 with kids under 14 going free.

Illegal tobacco - a victimless crime in Torbay?

News release PR4827 - published on 15 September 2014

You may think that illegal tobacco is harmless.

Sexual Health Week 2014: Young male sexual health support service launched

News release PR4824 - published on 12 September 2014

This year, Sexual Health Week, Monday 15 to Friday 21 September, in Torbay will concentrate on contraception for young boys and young men following the introduction of an advisory support service specifically for them.

Torre Abbey Hosts Agatha Christie International Literary Festival

News release PR4825 - published on 12 September 2014

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens is looking forward to hosting one of the most significant literary events of the year on 14 September.

Fun and intrigue for youngsters at International Agatha Christie Festival

News release PR4826 - published on 12 September 2014

Fun, intrigue and detective work for youngsters is on the menu at the International Agatha Christie Festival taking place at Torre Abbey Historic House between Sunday 14 September and Saturday 20 September.

New LED lighting scheme for Torbay

News release PR4821 - published on 10 September 2014

Torbay Council has introduced a new LED lighting scheme to reduce energy consumption on main roads in Torbay, with an interest free loan from Salix, a public sector fund that gives interest free loans for energy efficient projects, for £515,000.

Torbay Council supports new campaign to get the nation back on track with recycling.

News release PR4817 - published on 8 September 2014

This September, Torbay Council is proudly supporting the #Pledge4Plastics campaign, which aims to get recycling back on the household agenda.

Colourful and cosy at this year’s Rush

News release PR4816 - published on 3 September 2014

The team at CosyDevon – a partnership between Torbay and Devon Authorities -  are hoping to bring a heat wave to this year’s brightest and most colourful event, the Rowcroft Hospice Colour Rush.

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