Traffic Regulation Order proposed for Foxhole

News release PR8323 - published on 26 February 2021

We are implementing a 20mph zone in the Foxhole area of Paignton to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety.

Torbay Council confirms financial support for Country Bus

News release PR8325 - published on 26 February 2021

In March 2020, we gave support to Country Buses to enable them to operate their bus routes 15 and 16 until 31 March 2021.

New Community Ward Fund to improve your local area

News release PR8326 - published on 26 February 2021

A new fund of £54,000 to help spruce up local areas across the Bay has been made available by Torbay Council.

Torbay Foster Carers awarded Freedom of the Borough

News release PR8324 - published on 26 February 2021

Torbay couple granted Freedom of the Borough for their contribution towards improving the lives of Children

The COVID Story in Torbay - Torbay’s Public Health Annual Report 2020

News release PR8322 - published on 25 February 2021

Torbay’s Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline Dimond, has published her annual report and this year there could only be one theme; Torbay’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citizens Advice welcomes partnership with Torbay Council and Torbay Community Helpline to distribute funds to people in fuel poverty

News release PR0 - published on 23 February 2021

Families in Torbay hit by the COVID-19 pandemic could be in line for help with their fuel bills, thanks to a new partnership between Torbay Council, Citizens Advice and Torbay Community Helpline.

Torbay Response to Government Lockdown Easing Announcement

News release PR8321 - published on 23 February 2021

Torbay Council welcomes the government’s announcement to start easing Torbay out of lockdown restrictions from 8 March, with pupils returning to school and our care home residents able to nominate a visitor for regular visits.

Local rapid COVID-19 Community Testing to be rolled out in Torbay from Monday 1 March

News release PR8320 - published on 23 February 2021

From 1 March, we'll begin to roll out our COVID-19 Community Testing programme to provide regular tests for asymptomatic people – that is people who don’t show any symptoms – who work in certain businesses that are most at risk from infection.

£57m Grants Paid Out – All Torbay Businesses Urged to Apply

News release PR8319 - published on 19 February 2021

Torbay businesses are encouraged to find out if they are eligible for additional financial support available to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on their business.

Shop local campaign delivers boost for Torbay businesses

News release PR8318 - published on 19 February 2021

A campaign delivered by TDA and Maybe* on behalf of Torbay Council will create a network of connected traders to support and promote shopping locally in Torbay.

Have your say on dog fouling and alcohol restriction zones in Torbay

News release PR8317 - published on 19 February 2021

Torbay Council would like to hear the views of their residents.

Torbay based project that brings old and young together wins national Nursery World award

News release PR8316 - published on 18 February 2021

A Torbay based intergenerational programme which brings together Childminders, young children and residential adults on a daily basis has won a national award

Resurfacing works on New Road, Brixham

News release PR8315 - published on 18 February 2021

Motorists are advised that resurfacing works will be carried out in Brixham next week.

Approval of 2021/22 Capital Budget

News release PR8314 - published on 17 February 2021

The 2021/22 Capital Budget was approved at the Adjourned Meeting of the Council on 11 February 2021.

Helping to reunite deceased pets with their owners

News release PR8313 - published on 17 February 2021

With the help of the Blue Cross, SWISCo are helping to reunite microchipped deceased cats and dogs with their owners.

Torbay Council has officially appointed a new Director of Public Health for Torbay

News release PR8307 - published on 16 February 2021

Torbay Council has officially appointed a new Director of Public Health for Torbay.

Foundations begin for new Torquay hotel

News release PR8312 - published on 12 February 2021

Work begins on the foundations of the 120 bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Torquay.

Approval of 2021/22 Budget

News release PR8309 - published on 12 February 2021

The 2021/22 Budget has been approved at the Adjourned Meeting of the Council last night.

CCTV used to capture criminal behaviour in Torbay

News release PR8311 - published on 12 February 2021

Building safer communities and working with partners to tackle crime to keep Torbay’s residents safe is a key priority for us.

Residents are being asked for their views on a new sea defence scheme for Paignton and Preston

News release PR8310 - published on 11 February 2021

We are seeking the views of residents living in Paignton and Preston on the proposals for a sea defence scheme that will aim to help protect the town from flooding over the next 50 years.

Torbay to provide half-term food vouchers for eligible children and young people

News release PR8308 - published on 11 February 2021

With half-term just around the corner, Torbay Council remain committed to supporting all low income families.

Council Tax Empty Homes Premium increase for properties that have been empty for more than 10 years

News release PR8306 - published on 11 February 2021

An empty property is a wasted home that could be lived in by someone who needs it.

English Riviera Airshow postponed for second year

News release PR8305 - published on 10 February 2021

With a heavy heart, we have decided not to go ahead with the English Riviera Airshow in 2021.

Have your say on Transport plans for Torbay

News release PR8304 - published on 9 February 2021

We are asking local residents for their views on transport plans for the Bay.

Extension at Burton Academy provides new facilities for pupils

News release PR8303 - published on 8 February 2021

A new, two-storey extension has been completed at Burton Academy

Torbay plays its part to help ‘Build the Future’

News release PR8302 - published on 5 February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place next week from 8 to 14 February.

New trees to be planted in Shiphay Avenue

News release PR8301 - published on 5 February 2021

As part of our ongoing commitment to tackling climate change and improving the local environment, new trees will be planted along Shiphay Lane in Torquay.

New enforcement team to tackle littering and fly-tipping in Torbay

News release PR8300 - published on 4 February 2021

We are getting tough on littering and fly-tipping and have appointed a new enforcement team to clean up the Bay.

New business lifeline for the Bay’s self-employed community

News release PR8299 - published on 2 February 2021

Businesses run by self-employed people in the Bay are now eligible for a COVID grant to help pay their business bills, under new criteria.

Shielding Hub continues to offer support for Torbay’s most vulnerable residents

News release PR8298 - published on 1 February 2021

People who are advised to stay in their homes to protect themselves (shield) during the pandemic are urged to contact Torbay’s Shielding Hub for extra support if in need.

Safeguarding awareness campaign launched

News release PR8297 - published on 29 January 2021

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone living or working in Torbay has a duty to ensure that the children and young people they come into contact with are protected from harm or abuse.

Torbay Lottery small grants fund open for applications and new good causes wanted

News release PR8296 - published on 28 January 2021

Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund will be open from 15 February until 15 March 2021 for applications.

Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2021

News release PR8295 - published on 26 January 2021

Residents in Torbay are being encouraged to remember victims of genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Tree planting at Riviera Way

News release PR8294 - published on 26 January 2021

Around 150 Giant Redwood Trees are to be planted along Riviera Way as part of our commitment to improving the environment and to help reduce Torbay’s carbon emissions.

New COVID Compliance Officers for Torbay

News release PR8292 - published on 25 January 2021

Three new COVID Compliance Officers have started in Torbay this month to support and advise businesses on COVID restrictions.

Improvements to Torquay’s Princess Gardens begin

News release PR8292 - published on 22 January 2021

On Monday 25 January, works will begin at Princess Gardens and the Sunken gardens in Torquay.

Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three Ways of Testing in Torbay

News release PR8291 - published on 21 January 2021

Due to the rapidly rising infection rates both nationally and locally, and the new strains of the virus making it spread a lot quicker than before, more testing measures are being introduced in Torbay to protect the community.

Make sure you get help with Council Tax payments if you need it

News release PR8290 - published on 20 January 2021

If you are a resident who is falling behind on Council Tax payments, please get in touch with us if you need support with paying.

Oldway Road closure

News release PR8289 - published on 20 January 2021

Oldway Road will be closed for up to two weeks to allow demolition of an old squash court building in the grounds of Oldway Mansion.

Budget proposals published

News release PR8288 - published on 19 January 2021

The Cabinet has released its response to the 2021/22 Budget consultation and it is now available to view on our website.

Join the joint BAME Review meeting with Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

News release PR8287 - published on 18 January 2021

Representatives from Torbay Council and the local NHS will be holding a joint meeting as part of Torbay’s ongoing review into tackling racism.

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