Tor Bay Harbour Authority partnering with Devon & Cornwall Police this summer

News release PR8097 - published on 6 July 2020

Tor Bay Harbour Authority are partnering with Devon & Cornwall Police to help promote Sea Safety and assist with enforcement within the bay.

Changes to guidance for those who are shielding in Torbay

News release PR8099 - published on 6 July 2020

From today, thousands of residents in Torbay who have been shielding for the past 12 weeks as they have been identified by the NHS as ‘extremely vulnerable’ will be able to have more freedom.

Public toilet facilities across Torbay return to the highest available level

News release PR8098 - published on 3 July 2020

The number of public toilets open return to pre-lockdown levels, meaning there are over 20 locations with facilities that are open for use.

English Riviera Wheel and Carousel returns this July

News release PR8096 - published on 3 July 2020

The English Riviera Wheel and Carousel will be returning to Torquay and is set to be open by Saturday 11 July.

Key worker slots at Torbay Recycling Centre and additional capacity – book now

News release PR8095 - published on 3 July 2020

We are introducing dedicated bookable slots at Recycling Centre for key workers from Saturday 11 July, as more general capacity is also added at the centre to make more slots available.

Businesses, residents and visitors urged to be responsible as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are eased

News release PR8094 - published on 3 July 2020

With the easing of lockdown restrictions from 4 July we are urging all businesses, residents and visitors to act responsibly to ensure everyone can safely enjoy Torbay.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre Update

News release PR8093 - published on 2 July 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will not be in Torquay on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July but will be returning on Thursday 9 July.

Community and Voluntary Sector groups awarded funds from Council COVID-19 Grants Scheme

News release PR8092 - published on 2 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that over 30 community and voluntary groups across Torbay have received a boost towards covering costs they have lost due to COVID-19.

Geopark coordinates special opportunities for people who have been shielding

News release PR8091 - published on 2 July 2020

Special opening days, times and guidance for those that have been shielding across a selection of attractions and sites.

Marriage, civil partnership and citizenship ceremonies to recommence

News release PR8090 - published on 1 July 2020

From Saturday 4 July Torbay couples will once again be able to say their ‘I will’s’ as the Registrar Service resume conducting marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan (LOMP) for Torbay published

News release PR8089 - published on 30 June 2020

New measures to help prevent and contain cases of coronavirus in Torbay and safeguard the health of local people are being published today - Tuesday 30 June.

Calling all Torbay Holiday Club providers!

News release PR8088 - published on 26 June 2020

To support those provisions that will be operating in Torbay this summer we are putting on three virtual workshops which will cover a range of tips and tools to help you get everything in place in time for the holidays.

A new name and new era for frontline services in Torbay

News release PR8087 - published on 26 June 2020

Torbay residents will soon have a new provider for a range of frontline services including their local waste, recycling, highways, street scene and grounds maintenance services.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre Update

News release PR8086 - published on 26 June 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay and will be staying until at least Monday 6 July.

Next phase of discretionary business grants launches today

News release PR8085 - published on 26 June 2020

From Friday 26 June, Torbay businesses will once again be able to apply for a discretionary business grant.

Living Coasts - statement 25 June

News release PR8084 - published on 25 June 2020

The partnership which runs Torbay Council is saddened with the demise of Living Coasts.

Torbay Council response to Prime Minister’s announcement

News release PR8083 - published on 24 June 2020

Her's our response to news that COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre Update

News release PR8082 - published on 22 June 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre in Torquay will be leaving on Tuesday 23 June returning on Friday 26 June and staying until at least Sunday 28 June.

Quit for COVID - there has never been a more important time for local smokers to quit

News release PR8081 - published on 22 June 2020

Smokers in Torbay are being urged to quit to reduce the risks of severe symptoms if they get COVID-19.

Think you can't foster? You can with Torbay

News release PR8080 - published on 22 June 2020

During Pride month we want to remind you that if you want to foster or adopt you can be from any background, gender or sexual orientation.

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2020

News release PR8079 - published on 19 June 2020

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2020 to say thank you to the men and women in the military community.

Free short term pavement cafe licences available to businesses

News release PR8078 - published on 19 June 2020

To support hospitality businesses with their recovery plans, we are offering free short term consents / temporary licensed lease agreements.

Emergency Active Travel Fund bid submitted

News release PR8077 - published on 18 June 2020

We have submitted a bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) to claim funding from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.

Torbay's birth registration service to resume from Monday

News release PR8073 - published on 18 June 2020

From Monday 22 June, our Registration Service will be resuming their face-to-face service for birth registrations and Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership.

Funding bid submitted for Torquay Gateway railway station

News release PR8074 - published on 17 June 2020

We have submitted a bid to Network Rail and Department for Transport for a share of £20m to fund a new railway station in the Torquay Gateway.

We back National School Sport Week at Home campaign

News release PR8076 - published on 17 June 2020

We are preparing to join the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports to help young people and families up and down the country engage in a week of virtual sporting challenges.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre

News release PR8075 - published on 17 June 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until at least Tuesday 23 June.

Living Coasts closure - Joint statement from Torbay Council and English Riviera BID

News release PR8072 - published on 16 June 2020

Joint statement from Torbay Council and English Riviera BID on the closure of Living Coasts.

Weather damages Meadfoot Promenade

News release PR8071 - published on 12 June 2020

Owing to the strong easterly winds and rough seas over the last couple of days, new cracks in sections of Meadfoot Promenade and the sea defence wall have been detected.

Closing date approaching for the Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Grant

News release PR8070 - published on 12 June 2020

Earlier this month we made available £200,000 to financially support groups and organisations who have been responding to Covid-19.

Reopening of Lower Union Lane multi-story car park

News release PR8069 - published on 12 June 2020

From Monday 15 June, we will be reopening Lower Union Lane multi-story car park in Torquay.

Vulnerable residents advised on healthy diets during pandemic

News release PR8068 - published on 11 June 2020

Shielding residents of Torbay are receiving advice on how to cook and eat healthy food during the pandemic.

Torbay town centres prepare for safe reopening

News release PR8066 - published on 11 June 2020

Torbay Council and TDA are preparing to safely welcome shoppers back to Torbay high streets.

Public weighbridge at Tor Park Road to reopen

News release PR8067 - published on 11 June 2020

From Monday 15th June the public weighbridge at Tor Park Road, Paignton will reopen for commercial customers.

Mobile Testing Centre – new dates

News release PR8065 - published on 11 June 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until at least Tuesday 16 June but is not operational on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June.

National Carers Week 8-14 June – Making Caring Visible

News release PR8064 - published on 10 June 2020

During Carers’ Week we want to ‘make caring visible’ and raise awareness of those family members and friends who are providing a vital role caring for others in our communities particularly during this pandemic.

Torbay Sports clubs encouraged to apply for grant funding

News release PR8062 - published on 9 June 2020

Sports Clubs within Torbay are encouraged to apply for funding to help secure their clubs future.

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service

News release PR8063 - published on 9 June 2020

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service

Toolkit to help Devon’s businesses reopen launches

News release PR8061 - published on 5 June 2020

A toolkit to help Devon businesses to reopen safely has been launched.

Changes to parking enforcement and free parking for NHS staff and volunteers scheme

News release PR8060 - published on 5 June 2020

From Monday 8 June all parking restrictions in Torbay will once again be enforced.

Mobile Testing Centre – extended date

News release PR8059 - published on 5 June 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until at least Thursday 11 June

New Foster Care applicants come forward following campaign – but still more are needed in Torbay

News release PR8058 - published on 4 June 2020

Thanks to the 29 people who have applied to become new Foster Carers since our new campaign was launched - but more are still needed.

Stay safe and respect Torbay’s coastline

News release PR8057 - published on 4 June 2020

HM Coastguard in Torbay has seen a 100% increase in incidents over the last two weeks compared with previous years, with people finding themselves in difficulty in the sea and around the coastline of Torbay

Torbay Lottery - Small Grant Fund Awards

News release PR8054 - published on 4 June 2020

Six local good causes have been successful in obtaining a Small Grant Award from the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund for 2019/20.

Continued relaxation of National Concessionary Bus Pass service for Torbay residents

News release PR8056 - published on 3 June 2020

Whilst bus operators in Devon are getting ready to revert to their standard operational times for the National Concessionary Bus Pass, Torbay users will be able to continue with the unlimited use of their passes for a little longer.

Testing Centre Update

News release PR8055 - published on 2 June 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until at least Sunday 7 June.

£200,000 available for the Community and Voluntary Sector who are responding to Covid-19

News release PR8053 - published on 1 June 2020

We are providing a new grant to financially support groups and organisations who have been responding to COVID-19.

Different generations in Torbay keep in touch despite COVID-19 shutdown

News release PR8052 - published on 1 June 2020

Children and older people in Torbay are managing to stay in contact with each other despite the current COVID-19 shutdown affecting everyone.

Additional public toilet facilities opened

News release PR8051 - published on 29 May 2020

We have been working hard with Healthmatic to reopen additional toilet facilities. These facilities are in addition to the facilities that were reopened last week.

A team supporting vulnerable residents during the pandemic is meeting huge demand

News release PR0 - published on 29 May 2020

A joint NHS and local authority team supporting vulnerable people during the pandemic have been thanked by the Chief Executives.

Mobile Testing Centre – new dates

News release PR8050 - published on 29 May 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre is back today and will be in Torquay until at least Sunday 31 May.

Changes to booking system at Torbay Recycling Centre

News release PR8049 - published on 29 May 2020

Some additional changes are being made to the way Torbay Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) will operate, after its recent reopening following the lockdown.

Travellers Update  

News release PR8947 - published on 29 May 2020

An update on travellers' encampments in Torbay.

Torbay Hospital and Torbay Council working collaboratively with local food charities to help vulnerable residents during pandemic

News release PR8048 - published on 29 May 2020

Torbay Hospital, run by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, has become one of the first acute hospitals in the country to work directly with local food charities, diverting food donations in order to support the community.

Torbay Council to play integral part in new NHS Test and Trace service launched this week

News release PR8046 - published on 28 May 2020

We have welcomed the announcement that we are part of a number of beacon councils, nationally, which will play a central role in developing new test and trace plans for local areas

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