We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are responsible for managing and maintaining all land and open spaces in Torbay, which are owned by the us. This does not include land managed by the Coast and Countryside Trust Opens in a new window or housing associations. We are responsible for all open space in Torbay; this includes parks, recreation grounds and roadside verges.
We work alongside SWISCo and our grounds maintenance contractor Glendale Grounds Management Ltd to ensure this work is carried out efficiently.
We have a system of planned maintenance works (Cyclical Service) which are carried out on an appropriate basis e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. They are responsible for identifying the frequency of these works and to ensure the best methods are used to achieve the standards required.
They are responsible for meeting these standards and work closely with us to ensure these are met.
Please be aware that on occasion work may be delayed or hampered by external factors such as the weather, both good and bad. Torbay is a diverse area with hundreds of urban and rural sites - a difficult task to get them all right all of the time.
SWISCo Opens in a new window is the grounds maintenance contractor for Torquay South, Paignton and Brixham. SWISCo is owned wholly by us and was formed in 2020.
The works SWISCo carries out are:
- Grass cutting and hedge trimming
- Planting, development and maintenance of annual bedding displays
- Formal shrub and rose bed maintenance
- Maintenance of hanging baskets and planters
- Sports pitch maintenance and line marking
- Litter collection and bin emptying on parks and beaches
- Highways Hedge Works
- Graffiti, flytipping and sharp object removal
- Pest Control
Glendale Opens in a new window has been our grounds maintenance contractor since 2011. They deal with all grounds maintenance works in Torquay North.
The works Glendale carries out are:
- Open spaces
- Torbay Lottery
- Tor Bay Harbour
- Museums and theatres
- Community Partnerships
- Armed forces and veterans
- Filming in Torbay
- Torquay Harbour Webcam
- Population Statistics
- Apply to hold an event on our land
- Building stronger communities
- Venue hire
- Mayor’s Special Recognition Award
- Drinking water taps
- Climate change