£250,000 awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

News release PR8856 - published on 27 February 2023

We have received a £250,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to establish a Torbay local heritage small grants scheme.

Community Fund awards Grants to 21 Local Projects

News release PR8855 - published on 24 February 2023

Through our Community Fund we have awarded over £236,000 in grants to 21 local projects, following the approval of applications from a range of community groups, non-profit organisations, and charities.

Local park tennis courts in Torbay set for renovation

News release PR8854 - published on 24 February 2023

Together with the the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) we have announced a partnership to invest in and refurbish public park tennis courts in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

Don’t sit on an empty home – there are families who need them

News release PR8853 - published on 24 February 2023

As we mark Empty Homes Week, in a recent survey on our Housing Strategy, Torbay residents told us bringing empty homes back into use is a priority.

350 Tonnes of garden waste collected in Torbay so far as thousands sign up

News release PR8852 - published on 23 February 2023

Since the garden waste collection service launched in October 2022, more than 4000 residents have signed up and 353 tonnes of green garden waste collected.

Increasing supply and quality of homes to help Torbay residents

News release PR8851 - published on 23 February 2023

Cabinet will be asked to approve a new Housing Strategy at its meeting this evening. Members will also be asked to agree a project plan which sets out exactly what will be done over the next 12 months to improve the supply and quality of housing and the support offered to residents in housing need.

Final budget proposals for 2023/24 unveiled

News release PR8850 - published on 23 February 2023

Our Cabinet has published its responses to the 2023/24 budget consultation after considering feedback on the proposals.

Your views can help improve Adult Social Care in the Bay

News release PR8849 - published on 23 February 2023

If you have received a copy of a survey asking for feedback on the care you have received from the Adult Social Care teams over the past year, please take the time to complete it and return by Friday 10 March 2023.

New CCTV cameras up and running in Torquay town centre

News release PR8848 - published on 22 February 2023

Community representatives and retailers have been viewing the latest equipment in the fight against anti-social behaviour in Torquay.

Torbay commemorates one year since Russia invaded Ukraine

News release PR8847 - published on 20 February 2023

Torbay will be joining the rest of the nation this Friday to mark one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Car park improvements coming in 2023

News release PR8846 - published on 15 February 2023

Car parks across Torbay are benefitting from improvements after a £1million investment programme was identified.

20mph school neighbourhoods could be coming to Torbay

News release PR8845 - published on 14 February 2023

Members of the Cabinet have asked that consideration is given to how existing 20 mph zones could be extended into neighbourhoods around schools that face significant risk between students and highway traffic.

Soaring into 2023: the English Riviera Airshow to take flight this June

News release PR8844 - published on 14 February 2023

The English Riviera Airshow will take flight from Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 June with breath-taking displays over the stunning South Devon Bay.

Our first temporary home ready for occupation

News release PR8843 - published on 13 February 2023

The first home bought by us in a bid to help meet the needs of homeless families is ready to move into.

Family Hubs lead the way in Torbay

News release PR8841 - published on 9 February 2023

Torbay Council has been chosen by the government as one of 14 trailblazer local authorities to lead the way in delivering ambitious service improvements for families.

Play in the street for free this half-term

News release PR8842 - published on 9 February 2023

Returning for a second February half-term, residents and visitors are invited to enjoy fun and entertainment for free in the main town centres of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.

Investment in new kit to make Torbay cleaner and greener

News release PR8840 - published on 6 February 2023

To modernise technology and increase recycling rates, we have invested nearly £2m in new kit for SWISCo.

Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund open for applications and new good causes wanted

News release PR8839 - published on 6 February 2023

Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund will be open from Thursday 2 February until Friday 3 March 2023 for applications.

Berry Head and Hope’s Nose are set to benefit from Public Space Protection Orders from this summer

News release PR8838 - published on 3 February 2023

We are set to start consultation within the next month around putting Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s) at Berry Head and Hope’s Nose before the start of the mackerel season in May.

Works to implement second phase of Torbay Road pedestrianisation start next week

News release PR8837 - published on 3 February 2023

From Wednesday 8 February, contractors will start implementing phase two of the pedestrianisation of Torbay Road, in time for half-term.

Into Crossways for one final time

News release PR8836 - published on 2 February 2023

Members of the Cabinet, gathered at the former Crossways shopping centre in Paignton for one final time on Tuesday 31 January 2023. The final farewell before the building is prepared for demolition, was shared with the Hickey Family who have fond memories of the place.

Reviving Britain’s coast – why it’s time to help communities on the edge

News release PR8835 - published on 1 February 2023

Communities on Britain’s coastline have fallen behind the rest of the country but the government could unlock their potential by adjusting its Levelling Up policy, according to research published today (Wednesday 1 February).

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