Extra toilets open in time for school holidays

News release PR8450 - published on 23 July 2021

Extra toilets will be open in Torbay in time for the school summer holidays – but we are once again pleading to please treat the staff with respect.

White Rock raises the bar again

News release PR8449 - published on 22 July 2021

A record number of primary school pupils take part in Bikeability training.

Bouncing Back to Sport weekend postponed

News release PR8448 - published on 21 July 2021

On Tuesday 20 July, we announced our support to the ‘Bouncing Back to Sport’ weekend taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July at Torquay Tennis Club.

Cultural Development Fund investment bid for Paignton Picture House

News release PR8447 - published on 21 July 2021

Torbay Council has agreed to submit an expression of interest, on behalf of a partnership of organisations to seek Cultural Development Fund (CDF) investment that will see the Paignton Picture House ambitions through to completion.

Grant funding available to support local sports clubs

News release PR8446 - published on 21 July 2021

Torbay Council has launched two new funding grants to encourage more people to get active and join local sports clubs and groups.

Torbay and Exeter launch bid to become City of Culture 2025

News release PR8445 - published on 20 July 2021

Torbay and Exeter have joined forces to become an internationally recognised City of Culture.

Torquay’s Town Investment Plan projects approved by Town Board

News release PR8444 - published on 20 July 2021

Torquay will submit detailed business cases to unlock the first instalment of an incredible £21.9m investment from the Towns Fund to drive economic regeneration in the town.

Torbay on the Move supports the Bouncing Back to Sport weekend

News release PR8443 - published on 20 July 2021

We have contributed £2,500 to support an exciting weekend of sporting events.

Our plea following ongoing vandalism of toilets costing thousands

News release PR8442 - published on 15 July 2021

We are asking people to respect public toilet facilities and staff following ongoing vandalism and anti-social behaviour, with 40 incidents of vandalism so far this year costing thousands of pounds to deal with.

Torbay’s CCTV team working to keep residents safe

News release PR8441 - published on 15 July 2021

Keeping Torbay resident’s safe is a key priority for us.

2020/21 spend managed within budget

News release PR8440 - published on 14 July 2021

A budget outturn report that was considered by Cabinet shows that despite the significant COVID-19 pressures that made financial forecasting challenging, we have achieved an underspend on its 2020/21 revenue budget.

Rewarding Torbay's Foster Care Families

News release PR8439 - published on 14 July 2021

Torbay Council is working with organisations across the Bay to give something back to families with cared for children.

Urge for caution as Bay’s COVID-19 cases reach highest rate and step four approaches

News release PR8438 - published on 14 July 2021

We are urging residents to exercise more caution as cases of COVID-19 here in the Bay reach their highest rate of the pandemic so far, while more freedoms are set to begin next week.

More COVID-19 vaccination walk-in sessions confirmed

News release PR0 - published on 13 July 2021

There is no need to book, everyone aged 18 or over can simply show up for their first or second vaccination at walk-in sessions at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay

Independent partnership to be recommended to tackle Torbay’s climate emergency

News release PR8437 - published on 12 July 2021

At our Cabinet meeting being held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 13 July, Members will be asked to consider a report recommending the formation of a Torbay Climate Partnership, as part of the our response to the climate emergency and its aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.

£10m manufacturing facility ready for local multinational company

News release PR8436 - published on 9 July 2021

A new purpose-built 5,550m² manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton is complete and ready to be used by a local multinational manufacturing company.

Flags across Torbay

News release PR8435 - published on 8 July 2021

We have received a number of emails in relation to flags across Torbay.

Free family day bus passes this summer

News release PR8434 - published on 6 July 2021

Families across Torbay may be eligible to benefit from free travel this summer on Stagecoach buses.

Bid submitted to fund electric buses

News release PR8433 - published on 5 July 2021

With Stagecoach’s support, we have submitted an Expression of Interest to the government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme to purchase a number of electric buses.

A 'Thank You' message from us to you

News release PR8432 - published on 2 July 2021

Sunday 4 July 2021, is national Thank You Day and we want to say a big thank you to you all because over the last 15 months we couldn’t have got through it without each other.

Extra toilets to open in Torbay this summer

News release PR8431 - published on 2 July 2021

We are investing more into opening extra toilets this summer to cope with anticipated demand but are continuing to ask users to please respect the staff during this period of high use.

Take a visual journey on the Mayflower at Torre Abbey

News release PR8430 - published on 2 July 2021

Journey: A Mayflower 400 Project opens at Torre Abbey this weekend.

Work begins to install LIGHTPLAY at Royal Terrace Gardens

News release PR8429 - published on 2 July 2021

Work began this week to install Phase 1 of LIGHTPLAY at Royal Terrace Gardens in Torquay.

Free summer activity programme available for young people in Torbay

News release PR8428 - published on 1 July 2021

Parents and carers across Torbay may be eligible to benefit from a free holiday clubs programme, known as ‘Healthy Holidays’ over the school summer break.

Torbay bids for £20m Levelling Up Fund to help drive employment opportunities and skills in the region

News release PR8427 - published on 30 June 2021

We have submitted a bid to secure up to £20m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to accelerate economic growth locally.

School Children across Torbay take action to reduce harmful emissions around their schools

News release PR8426 - published on 29 June 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK’s largest walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to school challenge saw school communities across Torbay complete over 10,000 active journeys to school and physical activities between 19-30 April.

Upton Park officially opened following completion of enhancement works

News release PR8425 - published on 28 June 2021

Upton Park in Torquay has been officially opened by Councillor Terry Manning, The Worshipful the Mayor of Torbay following significant investment to improve access and enhance amenities.

Residents move into new affordable housing in Torbay

News release PR8424 - published on 24 June 2021

TorVista Homes welcomes new residents into its first affordable housing project.

More than 100 people take part in litter picks and beach cleans

News release PR8423 - published on 24 June 2021

More than 100 Torbay residents – and some superheroes - took part in either a litter pick or beach clean recently.

A taste of the continent is coming to the English Riviera this weekend

News release PR8422 - published on 23 June 2021

A Continental Street Market is coming to the English Riviera this weekend, taking place around the recently redeveloped ‘Banjo’ area of Princess Gardens in Torquay.

Part of Tor Hill House leased out for delivery of government’s Restart scheme

News release PR8421 - published on 22 June 2021

Torbay Council has leased out part of Tor Hill House in Torquay to allow for the delivery of the government’s Restart scheme.

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2021

News release PR8420 - published on 21 June 2021

Celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June by paying tribute to our British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and their efforts in keeping us safe, both in the UK and across the world.

Over £220,000 funding boost for the Bay’s tourism economy this summer

News release PR8419 - published on 18 June 2021

Working with TDA and SWISCo we are set to invest £221,293 into Torbay’s seafronts and town centres this summer holiday season to help boost our reopening and deliver critical support for local businesses hit hard over the past 15 months.

Could you be a Tree Warden?

News release PR8418 - published on 17 June 2021

Working with SWISCo and a range of other partners we are launching a volunteer new Tree Warden scheme to help look after Torbay’s trees, and we want you to get in touch.

Torbay Learning Disability Week

News release PR8417 - published on 17 June 2021

This week is Learning Disability Week across the UK. In Torbay, a number of coordinated events will be taking place from Monday 21 – Saturday 26 June to link in with the national celebrations.

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