Changes to Registrar and Registration services

News release PR7987 - published on 8 April 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, there are a number of changes in place for registering births, deaths and marriages.

Call Centre available over the bank holiday weekend

News release PR7986 - published on 7 April 2020

Our Call Centre will be available over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend for anyone who needs support with council services.

Coronavirus - Housing and Tenancy advice for Torbay residents

News release PR7985 - published on 6 April 2020

Our housing team are continuing to work throughout the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic to provide residents and landlords with tenancy and housing advice.

Extra help if you’re on Council Tax Support in Torbay

News release PR7984 - published on 3 April 2020

Residents in Torbay who are receiving Council Tax Support are being urged to find out about an additional discount that is available as part of a range of financial support during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Call for all Torbay accommodation providers to follow closure orders

News release PR7983 - published on 3 April 2020

Ahead of the Easter Holidays, Torbay Council and the English Riviera BID Company are calling on all holiday accommodation providers to support the COVID-19 response by following the Government’s closure orders.

Urgent work starts to help 3,000 businesses in Torbay

News release PR7981 - published on 2 April 2020

Crucial work has begun to help thousands of businesses in Torbay to access financial support during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Coronavirus – Closure of Eastern Esplanade, Paignton sea front

News release PR7980 - published on 2 April 2020

As part of Torbay Council’s ongoing response to Coronavirus and partnership working Devon & Cornwall Police, the decision has been made to close Eastern Esplanade in Paignton to vehicles.

Urgent work to tackle Ash Dieback in Torquay

News release PR7977 - published on 2 April 2020

We will need to carry out some urgent tree works for the management of Ash Dieback in Torquay next week.

Coronavirus – We’re still recruiting foster carers in Torbay

News release PR7979 - published on 1 April 2020

Foster carers are still needed in Torbay despite the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, and Torbay Council’s Fostering team is still available both online and on the phone.

Coronavirus – Temporary changes to education services in Torbay

News release PR7978 - published on 1 April 2020

A number of other temporary changes have needed to be made to education services in Torbay as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

Coronavirus – Further changes to waste and recycling

News release PR7976 - published on 31 March 2020

There will be some additional changes to waste and recycling services in Torbay as of Friday 3 April, due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

Coronavirus - Help for Torbay’s most vulnerable residents

News release PR7974 - published on 30 March 2020

Torbay Council is providing support for the local community during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, including delivering food parcels to the residents who the government has identified as the most vulnerable in Torbay.

Coronavirus - Temporary changes to car parks in Torbay

News release PR7973 - published on 30 March 2020

As part of our ongoing response to Coronavirus and the government guidance on social distancing, car parks in the area are being rationalised.

Temporary changes to the way we work

News release PR7971 - published on 30 March 2020

The way in which we provide some of our services has changed following the Government’s advice on how to help limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus - please stay away from playgrounds

News release PR7972 - published on 27 March 2020

Children and families are being urged to stay away from playgrounds in Torbay to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus - Free parking for NHS and key workers in Torbay

News release PR7970 - published on 26 March 2020

Key workers including NHS and social care and emergency services staff will not have to pay for parking in our car parks and in on street pay and display areas.

Residents warned to be vigilant against COVID-19 scams

News release PR7969 - published on 26 March 2020

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has issued a warning about fraudsters who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

Coronavirus - Temporary suspension of roadworks in Torbay

News release PR7968 - published on 26 March 2020

As a result of government advice surrounding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have taken the decision to suspend its major planned highway works.

Coronavirus – Update on Environmental Services from Torbay Council

News release PR7967 - published on 25 March 2020

In line with government guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the provision of all non-essential Torbay Council environmental services and facilities are either being suspended, reduced or closed temporarily.

Coronavirus – important information about bus services in Torbay

News release PR7966 - published on 25 March 2020

During the Coronavirus outbreak, local bus service providers are making a number of changes to their services and timetables to respond to the latest government advice.

Coronavirus - Statement on parking

News release PR7966 - published on 24 March 2020

During this current climate, we would ask that all residents park sensibly and do not park on double yellow lines to ensure emergency services, waste collections and deliveries of essential supplies, are not stopped

Urgent appeal to hotels, holiday parks, lodges and landlords

News release PR7965 - published on 24 March 2020

The Council has people who are homeless with nowhere to go and we have people in accommodation that is unsuitable for self-isolation.  We need your help to protect human life.

Coronavirus - Important information for Torbay residents on waste and recycling

News release PR7964 - published on 23 March 2020

During the Coronavirus outbreak, in line with national government and public health guidance there are a number of changes to services and also residents' behaviour that will be necessary with immediate effect to help reduce the spread of the virus.

English Riviera Airshow cancelled

News release PR7964 - published on 23 March 2020

English Riviera Airshow has been cancelled.

COVID-19 and Torbay Council Cabinet and Committee meetings

News release PR7961 - published on 21 March 2020

In light of the Government’s guidance on social distancing, between 23 March and 30 April 2020, all of the Council’s public decision making meetings have been cancelled.  This will be kept under review on a month-by-month basis.

Free travel extended for Torbay bus pass holders

News release PR7963 - published on 21 March 2020

Bus pass holders in the Torbay area can now use their bus pass for free travel on local services at any time of day.

Torbay Council saddened by news of a confirmed COVID-19 death

News release PR7962 - published on 21 March 2020

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our residents, who we understand had tested positive for COVID-19 and also had underlying health conditions.

Views wanted on restoring south facing monastic landscape at Torre Abbey

News release PR7960 - published on 17 March 2020

Torbay residents are being urged to give their views on the future use of the sea front facing land at Torre Abbey via a short survey.

Torbay celebrates World Social Work Day- come and join the team!

News release PR7959 - published on 17 March 2020

We are celebrating the role of social workers this World Social Work Day (Tuesday 17 March 2020) and is encouraging people to come and work for us.

Funding to support rough sleepers in Torbay secured

News release PR7958 - published on 11 March 2020

Funding to continue support work for those who find themselves street homeless in Torbay has been secured for a further year.

Torbay roadworks taking place in March and April 2020

News release PR7957 - published on 2 March 2020

A number of roadworks will be taking place across Torbay throughout March and April.

Do you have an idea on how to improve your community lives?

News release PR7956 - published on 2 March 2020

A workshop is being run by the online platform Crowdfund to support those in Torbay who want to raise funds to improve the lives of residents.

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