Agenda and minutes

Venue: Meadfoot Room, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR

Contact: Lisa Antrobus 


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To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Stockman (who observed the meeting virtually) and Councillor Carter.


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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 12 April 2022.


The Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 12 April 2022 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



To receive any communications or announcements from the Leader of the Council.


The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services advised that several councillors and officers were taking part in the Fostering Network’s Foster Care Walk which was taking part in Foster Care Fortnight (9 to 22 May 2022).  The UK wide event was being run to raise awareness of fostering and hoped to achieve 5 million collective steps in recognition of the 70,000 children who need foster care support.  The Cabinet Member encouraged people to consider becoming foster carers.


The Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing updated members on TripAdvisor’s Annual Travelers Choice Best of the Best Awards.  Devon achieved six of the UK’s top 25 bed and breakfasts with Torbay achieving five of those awards.  These included The 25 Boutique B&B, The Elmdene, The Somerville, Kingsholm Hotel, Sampford Guest House and Stover Lodge, plus the Haytor Hotel achieving the most romantic hotel in the UK.  The Cabinet Member highlighted that the ER BID Company’s support for Torbay’s tourist industry contributed towards achieving the awards and these lay the foundations for Torbay becoming a premier resort.


Matters for Consideration


The Cabinet considered the following matters, full details of which (including the Cabinet’s decisions and recommendations to Council) are set out in the Record of Decisions appended to these Minutes.


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To consider a report on the above.

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Loan for Affordable Housing

To consider a report on the above.


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