Current Civic Mayor
Cllr Terry Manning was appointed the Civic Mayor at the Council meeting on 28 April 2021.
I am honoured to be given the opportunity to represent the Council on its Civic and Ceremonial duties.
I was born in Holloway, London and my father, who was in the RAF passed away just before the end of the war. My mother brought my two brothers and sister and me up by herself. In my later years, I followed in the family’s business as a Taylor in Saville Row, London. I moved to Devon when I was 21 and entered into a variety of jobs until I set up my own business as an upholster.
My personal hobbies are target practice (rifles), boating and cars. I have been Chairman and now President of Brixham Conservative Club which I have been for several years. Since being elected as a Councillor in 2015 I have served on the Fire Authority where I fought very hard for a new Fire station in Brixham - this has now been achieved. I have previously been appointed as Chairman of the Licensing Committee and a member of the Planning Committee plus membership on other committee’s. I believe I have a lot of experience within the community of Torbay, something I am very passionate about – the consideration and views of the public alongside mine.
I also wish to pay respect to my late wife Jenny who I was married to for 37 years and sadly passed away a few years ago.
I have lived in Torbay for many years and would like to promote it as much as I can. With the range of new developments in the bay, I’d encourage new businesses and visitors to join us. I look forward to the new developments and my ambition is to promote Torbay as it is a wonderful place to live and work in.