Torbay to be in Tier 2 COVID restrictions from 2 December

News release PR8241 - published on 26 November 2020

The government announced today that Devon, including Torbay will be in Tier 2 of the local COVID restrictions until at least 16 December. This is to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in Torbay.

Torbay’s COVID Community Champions lead the way in Devon and Cornwall

News release PR8240 - published on 26 November 2020

Torbay Council’s COVID Community Champions initiative is the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall. The champions are volunteering to share the latest facts and advice on tackling the virus, and to be reliable sources of information.

Torbay Council welcomes £7.8m funding for new ‘Torquay Gateway’ railway station

News release PR8239 - published on 25 November 2020

Torbay Council welcomes the news that the Government will be awarding £7.8m for a new railway station in the Torquay Gateway.

Torbay COVID-19 Update - 25 November 2020

News release PR8238 - published on 25 November 2020

This week's COVID-19 community video message from Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline Dimond.

Resurfacing of Clennon Lane, Torquay, from Monday 30 November

News release PR8237 - published on 24 November 2020

Clennon Lane in Torquay is being resurfaced from Monday 30 November so motorists may experience some delays.

Resurfacing of Shiphay Lane Torquay

News release PR8235 - published on 23 November 2020

The work is taking place at the Newton Road junction of Shiphay Lane from Monday 23 November through to Friday 27 November.

Businesses can now apply for lockdown grant funds through Torbay Council

News release PR8234 - published on 20 November 2020

Apply now for cash grants. We're administering the £7 million in grant funds from national Government and have opened up the application form on our website.

Torbay COVID-19 Update - 20 November 2020

News release PR8233 - published on 20 November 2020

This week's COVID-19 community video message from Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline Dimond.

Councillor Ian Doggett

News release PR8232 - published on 19 November 2020

We are paying tribute to Councillor Ian Doggett, who has served as ward member for Clifton and Maidenway ward in Paignton for the past 17 years.

Pay for an hour, stay for the day

News release PR8231 - published on 19 November 2020

In anticipation of lockdown easing, we plan to offer reduced parking fees at nominated council car parks in December.

Planned roadworks on Brixham Road

News release PR8230 - published on 19 November 2020

Overnight on Thursday 26 November planned roadworks will take place on Brixham Road in Churston Ferrers.

Support for local high street businesses continues in Torbay

News release PR2058 - published on 19 November 2020

Despite non-essential retail and other high street business closures in accordance with national measures, the Reopening High Streets Safely project in Torbay is continuing to look at ways to support businesses during this uncertain time.

New Divisional Director of Children’s Safeguarding

News release PR8229 - published on 19 November 2020

We have appointed Jacquie Sims as our Children’s Services Divisional Director, of Safeguarding.

Nearly there…Torbay crews catch up on thousands of waste and recycling collections following major service disruption

News release PR8227 - published on 18 November 2020

SWISCo have caught up with more than 70,000 household recycling collections after around two-thirds of their staff had to self-isolate, so the vast majority of collections have now been completed.

Join Police and Torbay Council for joint BAME Review meeting

News release PR8224 - published on 17 November 2020

Torbay Council and Devon and Cornwall Police will be holding a joint meeting as part of Torbay’s ongoing review into tackling racism.

Director of Public for Torbay Council speaks out on rising cases in Brixham

News release PR8222 - published on 13 November 2020

Dr Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health for Torbay Council, speaks out about the rising cases of COVID-19 Brixham and also explains where these cases are coming from and has a call to action for residents

Torbay businesses urged to prepare for cash grant applications

News release PR8223 - published on 13 November 2020

Torbay Council are asking businesses to get ready to apply for cash grants, with £7 million available for Torbay.

Winner announced for the Mayor’s Special Recognition Award

News release PR8221 - published on 12 November 2020

On Monday 9 November, Maggi Douglas-Dunbar, The Worshipful Mayor of Torbay hosted a virtual awards ceremony to present the next deserving winner of the Mayor’s Special Recognition Award with their certificate.

COVID-19 Testing update for Torbay

News release PR8220 - published on 11 November 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Monday 16 November.

Torbay COVID-19 Update - 11 November 2020

News release PR8219 - published on 11 November 2020

Latest Update from Dr Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health, regarding COVID-19 in Torbay.

Call-Out for Torre Abbey’s Spring Open Art Exhibition: Chasing Rainbows

News release PR8218 - published on 11 November 2020

Torre Abbey is currently seeking artists, makers, performers to apply for our new Spring Open exhibition to be held at Torre Abbey.

New 120 bedroom Premier Inn hotel development enters construction phase

News release PR0 - published on 11 November 2020

Significant progress is being made on the new £11M 120 bedroom Premier Inn hotel being built on part of Terrace Car Park in Torquay.

Torbay roadworks on Teignmouth Road delayed and will now take place in December

News release PR8217 - published on 10 November 2020

The roadworks that were due to start on 9 November on Teignmouth Road have been delayed until early December.

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark launches video series to unravel the facts behind its UNESCO designation

News release PR8215 - published on 10 November 2020

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark today launches a series of video-interviews with world leading scientists and experts to unravel the facts behind Torbay’s UNESCO designation

Spread the word: we're seeking COVID community champions

News release PR8216 - published on 9 November 2020

We are inviting anyone over the age of 16 who lives or works in Torbay to volunteer as a COVID-19 community champion. You’ll be helping us keep your family, friends and colleagues safe by keeping them up to date on how to stop the spread of the virus.

Ask Us about the Budget - Facebook Live Event

News release PR8191 - published on 6 November 2020

Join us for our next Facebook Live event on Tuesday 10 November at 6pm and Ask Us about the 2021/22 budget proposals.

Oldway Road partial lane closure

News release PR8213 - published on 5 November 2020

A lane closure is currently in place affecting Oldway Road at the rear of Oldway Mansion.

National lockdown announced by Government

News release PR8212 - published on 4 November 2020

Government formally announced today that England would enter a period of national lockdown from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December to help tackle the rising cases of COVID-19.

Remember the rules ahead of the lockdown

News release PR8211 - published on 4 November 2020

In anticipation of the new national lockdown measures which could start within hours, we're urging those heading out today to remember the rules.

COVID-19 Testing update for Torbay

News release PR8120 - published on 4 November 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Monday 9 November.

Brixham carpark closures

News release PR8209 - published on 4 November 2020

Between Sunday 8 and Wednesday 11 November, two of Brixham’s carparks will be temporarily closed or have limited spaces available to the public in order to accommodate a large film production crew.

Last chance to have your say on Torbay’s Resource and Waste Strategy Consultation

News release PR8208 - published on 3 November 2020

This week is the last chance for local residents to have their say on our Resource and Waste Strategy consultation.

Forthcoming national lockdown restrictions

News release PR8207 - published on 2 November 2020

On Saturday 31 October, Government announced a national lockdown due to rising infection rates of COVID-19.

Apply for Primary School place 2021

News release PR8206 - published on 2 November 2020

Do you have a child that is due to start primary school in September 2021? Torbay Council is reminding local parents and carers that the application window for you to apply for your chosen primary school will be open from 1 November 2020 until 15 January 2021.

Waste and recycling collections expected to return to normal next week

News release PR8205 - published on 30 October 2020

We are pleased to announce that waste and recycling collections are expected to return to normal from Monday 2 November.

Commemorating Remembrance 2020 safely

News release PR8204 - published on 28 October 2020

Remembrance Sunday commemorations will be very different this year due to COVID-19, but we want to help you commemorate the occasion in the safest possible way.

COVID-19 Testing update for Torbay

News release PR8203 - published on 27 October 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday 5 November.

Torquay Town Investment Plan targets £21.9m from Towns Fund

News release PR8201 - published on 27 October 2020

Torquay has been offered a Town Deal and will submit detailed business cases to unlock an incredible £21.9m investment from the Towns Fund to drive economic regeneration in the town.

Working with community partners to provide food poverty resilience this winter

News release PR8202 - published on 27 October 2020

How we are working closely with our community partners to ensure that no one living in Torbay goes hungry.

COVID-19 – SWISCo Update on Waste and Recycling Collections

News release PR8200 - published on 26 October 2020

Following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at SWISCo’s Waste and Recycling Centre, a significant number of staff have been asked to self-isolate which is impacting on the delivery of services.

COVID-19 Update - SWISCo Waste and Recycling Services

News release PR8199 - published on 26 October 2020

Due to a COVID-19 confirmed case at SWISCo, we are currently experiencing delays with our waste and recycling collections.

Stay safe and still have fun this Halloween

News release PR8198 - published on 26 October 2020

This year celebrating Halloween will be very different from previous years. That’s why we are encouraging Torbay residents to think of alternative ways to mark Halloween this year.

COVID-19 Update - 23 October 2020

News release PR8197 - published on 23 October 2020

The latest video from Dr Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health regarding COVID-19 in Torbay.

Removal of two mature trees on safety grounds

News release PR8195 - published on 23 October 2020

Two mature trees will need to be removed due to a decay fungus which has now caused significant enough decay to warrant the removal of the trees.

Coronavirus doesn't take a break so neither can we!

News release PR8196 - published on 23 October 2020

October half-term is upon us, and whether you live in Torbay and are looking of ways to keep the children entertained or if you are visiting the area, please remember that the rules around COVID-19 still apply.

Torbay roadworks taking place in November to improve road safety

News release PR8194 - published on 22 October 2020

From 9 November there will be road works taking place on Teignmouth Road, between Petitor Road and the borough boundary at Labrador Bay.

Illegal eviction and harassment - know your rights

News release PR8193 - published on 22 October 2020

We are responding robustly to any reports of harassment and illegal evictions.

COVID-19 testing update for Torbay

News release PR8192 - published on 21 October 2020

We are currently seeing a rise in coronavirus cases in Torbay, if you have symptoms it is essential that you self-isolate and arrange to get tested.

Torbay’s budget – it’s your business! Have your say

News release PR8191 - published on 20 October 2020

We’re launching our 2021/22 budget consultation this week and we want you to have your say.

Test and Trace Self Isolation Support Payment scheme now live

News release PR8190 - published on 19 October 2020

If you are on a low income and are unable to work from home you may be entitled to a Test and Trace Support payment if you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

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