We have made available a new fund of £54,000 to help spruce up local areas across the Bay. 

After years of austerity and hard decisions being made on not replacing or fixing the small things in local communities the new Community Ward Fund could be used to:

  • Freshen up and/or fix play equipment and seating in local parks
  • Replace or freshen up signage, for example road signs
  • Fix broken fences and gates on council land

The fund will be allocated on the basis of £1,500 for each Councillor within the wards, so a ward with two councillors will be allocated £3,000.

Ward Councillors and Community Partnerships will work together with their local communities to gather ideas of grass roots projects and proposals that this fund could be used on.

Residents are encouraged to make contact with their Ward Councillors and their Community Partnership by the end of Sunday 28 March 2021 to make suggestions for the allocation of the funds.

Details on how to contact your local Councillor can be found at Your Councillors.

Contact details for the Community Partnerships are available on the Torbay Community Development Trust website.

Final recommendations on what the funding will be spent on are to be submitted by Ward Councillors and Community Partnerships by 31 March 2021. Approval of the projects that will be funded will be made as soon as possible after this date so work on the projects can start from April 2021.