New Civic Mayor and Deputy Civic Mayor elected for 2022/23

News release PR8675 - published on 19 May 2022

At the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 17 May, Members officially elected and appointed Councillor Mandy Darling as The Worshipful The Mayor of Torbay and Councillor Cecilia Brown as Deputy Civic Mayor.

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival 2022 returns

News release PR8674 - published on 19 May 2022

The English Riviera UNESCO Geopark Festival returns from Thursday 26 May to Thursday 2 June.

We're inviting community proposals for Parkfield House

News release PR8673 - published on 19 May 2022

We're inviting proposals from community partners to bring Parkfield back into use for the benefit of Torbay residents, in particular children and young people.

Torbay’s Children’s Services have “significantly improved” and are now ‘Good’

News release PR8672 - published on 18 May 2022

Torbay’s Children’s Services have “significantly improved” and are now ‘Good’ A landmark judgment on Children’s Services in Torbay is being published today following an Ofsted inspection earlier this year. The report acknowledges the “remarkable transformation” after receiving 'Inadequate' ratings in the last two inspections.

New tractors added to the SWISCo fleet

News release PR8671 - published on 17 May 2022

SWISCo, a Torbay Council company, are excited to announce the arrival of two new John Deere tractors.

Unwanted bikes given a new lease of life

News release PR8670 - published on 16 May 2022

A batch of 20 refurbished bikes have found new homes thanks to a collaboration project between SWISCo (a Torbay Council company), HMP Channings Wood, Weston College, and Torbay Leisure centre.

English Riviera Airshow announces aircraft taking to the skies over the Jubilee Weekend

News release PR8669 - published on 13 May 2022

The full air display line up for the English Riviera Airshow taking place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June has now been revealed.

Measures to tackle anti-social behaviour

News release PR8668 - published on 12 May 2022

We're working up a bid with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for £750,000 aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) and violence against women and girls in public spaces in Torquay town centre.

Torbay partners sign Community Wealth Building MoU and commit to a new approach to economic development

News release PR3010 - published on 12 May 2022

Public sector partners from across Torbay have committed to a new approach of working together to support local economic growth.

Build Torbay calls for partners and ambassadors to inspire future workforce in construction careers

News release PR8667 - published on 12 May 2022

Build Torbay is a TDA initiative to inspire Torbay residents and students to take up rewarding careers in construction; and is calling for more partners and ambassadors to promote the outstanding employment and training opportunities in the industry.

Plaques installed for Torbay’s COVID Memorial Tree Trail

News release PR8664 - published on 12 May 2022

Plaques have been installed at sites across Torbay as part of the COVID Memorial Tree Trail.

Still time to have your say on how to improve your health and wellbeing

News release PR8666 - published on 11 May 2022

Torbay’s Health and Wellbeing Board would like to encourage those who live in the Bay to take part in their consultation about what is important to them when it comes to their health and wellbeing.

More money available to help with cost of living

News release PR8665 - published on 11 May 2022

We're accepting applications for grants from the Household Support Fund, which helps families and individuals struggling to pay their living costs.

Jubilee and COVID Memorial trees planted at Babbacombe

News release PR8661 - published on 10 May 2022

The local community got involved with planting two trees, one for the Platinum Jubilee Queen's Green Canopy, and one for the COVID Memorial Tree Trail.

Nightingale Park Solar Park approved

News release PR8663 - published on 10 May 2022

Torbay’s first Solar Park at Nightingale Park was approved at yesterday’s Planning Committee.

We seek to purchase properties to help tackle housing crisis

News release PR8662 - published on 10 May 2022

We are considering proposals to purchase 37 properties in Torbay to help homeless families.

Torbay supports Blue Campaign for some grass verges to help local wildlife

News release PR8660 - published on 6 May 2022

Some of Torbay’s grass verges will be turning blue to help local wildlife thrive.

Hybrid and livestream meetings due to start

News release PR8659 - published on 6 May 2022

We're starting our trial of hybrid meetings at the Planning Committee on Monday 9 May.

Big savings for holders of off-peak parking permits

News release PR8658 - published on 6 May 2022

Regular users of our car parks are being encouraged to buy an annual off-peak parking permit and make big savings.

Devon’s Geopark marks Earth Day by launching new Environmental and Marine User Policies

News release PR8657 - published on 5 May 2022

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark has launched both a new an Environmental Policy and Marine User Policy.

Kickstarting a Green Recovery!

News release PR8656 - published on 4 May 2022

Countryside Trainees (Kickstarter apprentices) have got straight to work on a Torbay project which was awarded £223,300 a few months ago.

Event for Torbay businesses from a Black and Minority Ethnic background

News release PR8655 - published on 4 May 2022

Businesses in Torbay which are led by people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are being invited to take part in a focus group.

First households will start to get £150 Council Tax rebate

News release PR8654 - published on 4 May 2022

The first Council Tax rebate payments to eligible households will begin next week.

Green waste collection points return to Torbay

News release PR8653 - published on 4 May 2022

We are pleased to announce the return of the green waste collection points to Torquay and Brixham.

Residents get to have their say on town centre safety

News release PR8651 - published on 28 April 2022

We're asking residents to complete a short survey which will help shape future priorities for making Torquay town centre a safer place.

First phase of Torquay Town Dock refurbishment complete

News release PR8650 - published on 27 April 2022

The first phase of works to repair and refurbish the ‘people’s pontoon’ is complete.

Seasonal beach and water restrictions to keep all beach and water users safe

News release PR8649 - published on 27 April 2022

The restrictions apply from 1 May to 30 September, with dog owners advised to make sure they are fully aware of the rules before heading out with their dog to the beach.

Have your say on plans for 12-14 The Strand

News release PR8648 - published on 26 April 2022

It is time to have your say on exciting new plans that will transform the former Debenhams site on Torquay's harbourside.

Next steps for Marine Drive in Paignton

News release PR8647 - published on 25 April 2022

Work starts this week on a series of works along Marine Drive in Paignton to improve the environment, following a public consultation a few months ago.

Sign up for our climate conversations to help tackle climate change locally

News release PR8646 - published on 25 April 2022

Four half-day workshops organised by the new Torbay Climate Partnership and Torbay Council are taking place on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May.

Jam-packed line up announced for Music on the Meadows, a free festival to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

News release PR8645 - published on 22 April 2022

Music on the Meadows, a free day and evening festival comes to Torre Abbey Meadows for one-day only on Friday 3 June.

More ways to have your say at council meetings

News release PR8644 - published on 21 April 2022

From May members of the public will have more opportunities to take part in decision making under changes to the way our meetings take place.

Parkfield House and grounds available for community development

News release PR8643 - published on 20 April 2022

The Parkfield Project Board are seeking to offer Parkfield House and the surrounding grounds to the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise sector on a long-lease basis.

Next steps for the Paignton and Preston seafront consultation

News release PR8642 - published on 12 April 2022

Phase one of the Paignton and Preston Seafront masterplan has now ended and LDA Design, the appointed design consultant, are looking at all the feedback received.

Working with the Wild Planet Trust to secure a sustainable future for the Living Coasts site

News release PR8641 - published on 12 April 2022

We are supporting the Wild Planet Trust to secure a new sub-tenant for the Living Coasts site in Torquay.

Trees planted across Torbay to remember all who have suffered and those we have lost to COVID

News release PR8640 - published on 11 April 2022

A new tree trail is being planted at a range of sites across Torbay to remember all who have suffered during the pandemic and those we have lost to COVID

Torbay Lottery - Small Grant Fund Awards

News release PR8639 - published on 11 April 2022

Nine local good causes have been successful in obtaining a small grant award from the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund for 2021/2022.

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