We need to ensure people who need a COVID-19 test can get one

News release PR8164 - published on 18 September 2020

Guidance on who should get a COVID-19 test with the current issues around the national testing capacity.

Recycle Week: Help Torbay go green this September!

News release PR8163 - published on 17 September 2020

As we mark the annual national Recycle Week (21 – 27th September) we are encouraging local residents to go green and recycle more.

Successful return to school for Torbay pupils

News release PR8162 - published on 16 September 2020

Last week saw schools re-open and the return to the classroom for all children and young people across Torbay.

Covid-19 Testing in Torbay

News release PR8161 - published on 16 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Friday 25 September, but will not be operating on Monday 21 September. Please note, testing capacity nationally is currently being scaled up. This includes new testing sites and laboratories. While the scaling up is happening, the current service is very busy.

Compulsory purchase order made on eyesore Paignton site

News release PR8158 - published on 16 September 2020

A compulsory purchase order (CPO) has been made on the dilapidated old Crossways retail site in Paignton as part of ambitious plans to regenerate the site.

You Can Adopt

News release PR8160 - published on 16 September 2020

We are part of a new nationwide adoption campaign called #YouCanAdopt, launched this week.

New strategy to increase recycling rates and reduce waste in Torbay

News release PR8159 - published on 15 September 2020

Torbay Council is to launch a new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and boost recycling, as well as reducing budget pressures.

Join the conversation at our virtual community conference.

News release PR8157 - published on 14 September 2020

We're hosting our second community conference on Wednesday 30 September and you're invited to book a slot and join the conversation virtually online between 5pm and 7pm.

Torbay businesses allocated £38.6m of Government business grant support, but funding cannot stop now

News release PR8156 - published on 11 September 2020

Since May, we have supported over 3,300 Torbay businesses with business grants, ranging from £2,500 to £25,000, provided by Government to support local businesses hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apply for your child’s secondary school place by 31 October

News release PR8155 - published on 10 September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, they will be due to transfer to secondary school in September 2021.

First school in Torbay benefits from School Street scheme to help with social distancing

News release PR8154 - published on 9 September 2020

Curledge Street Academy in Paignton is the first school in Torbay to benefit from the School Street scheme.

Update on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay

News release PR8153 - published on 9 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday, 17 September, however it will not be operating on Monday 14 September.

COVID-19 - Local testing arrangements for Torbay

News release PR8152 - published on 8 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday, 17 September, however it will not be operating on Monday 14 September.

Children’s Services launch Learning Academy to support social worker development

News release PR8151 - published on 7 September 2020

Ensuring our social workers are at the top of their profession through our own in-house Learning Academy.

COVID-19 - new dates and booking a test in Torbay

News release PR8149 - published on 4 September 2020

The latest information on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay.

Complete our Children's Services Childcare Survey 2020

News release PR8150 - published on 4 September 2020

If you are a parent or carer of children aged under 5, we want to find out what your experiences and needs are in relation to childcare.

COVID-19 – booking a test in Torbay

News release PR8148 - published on 3 September 2020

Information on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit – booking arrangements

News release PR8147 - published on 28 August 2020

Regarding a temporary issue with the booking system for the COVID-19 mobile testing unit in Lymington Road, Torquay, arrangements have been made for those people with symptoms who urgently need to book a test over the bank holiday.

Temporary issue with COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit

News release PR137 - published on 27 August 2020

We have been made aware of a temporary issue with the booking system for the COVID-19 mobile testing unit in Torquay.

Changes to concessionary bus pass scheme from 1 September

News release PR8144 - published on 27 August 2020

From Tuesday 1 September 2020, bus travellers who use the National Concessionary Bus Pass scheme will need to travel after 9.30am on weekdays.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre - update

News release PR8146 - published on 26 August 2020

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you can go to the mobile testing site at Lymington Road in Torquay, TQ1 4BD, but you will need to book online first.

Children’s Services continues to improve its work with families

News release PR8145 - published on 26 August 2020

Our latest improvement aims to support family decision making at the earliest opportunity, through the help of a Family Group Conference.

Riviera International Conference Centre staff consultation begins

News release PR8143 - published on 26 August 2020

A 30 day consultation has started for staff at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay.

How we're helping to get Torbay children back to school safely this September

News release PR8142 - published on 25 August 2020

As we approach the final weeks of the summer holidays, it’s time to start thinking about getting your child ready for their return to school.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre - update

News release PR8141 - published on 19 August 2020

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you can go to the mobile testing site at Lymington Road in Torquay, TQ1 4BD, but you will need to book online first.

Loos with a view up for lease

News release PR8140 - published on 17 August 2020

We have put two former toilet blocks up for lease as we continue to progress with our Public Toilet Investment plan.

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