Getting road ready for Riviera re-opening

News release PR8360 - published on 31 March 2021

Station Square in Paignton is set to re-open as normal to help visitors find their way around as restrictions ease over the coming weeks.

Refurbished toilet facilities now open on Babbacombe Downs

News release PR8359 - published on 31 March 2021

Toilets on Babbacombe Downs are the latest units to benefit from a £1.7 million modernisation programme.

New Chief Executive

News release PR8358 - published on 26 March 2021

Torbay Council’s Employment Committee met yesterday (Thursday 25 March) as the final part of the recruitment process for the Council’s new Chief Executive.

Plans for Devon Air Ambulance community landing sites take off in Torbay

News release PR8357 - published on 24 March 2021

A new partnership project between us and Devon Air Ambulance is set to establish six additional ‘community landing sites’ across Torbay.

Work starts on Torquay’s Sunken Gardens as part of town revamp

News release PR8356 - published on 23 March 2021

Work to improve three key sites - Upton Park, Princess Gardens and Royal Terrace Gardens - in Torquay continues this week as work starts on the Sunken Gardens at Princess Gardens.

Healthy Holidays providing fun activities and food clubs for children this Easter

News release PR8355 - published on 23 March 2021

This Easter break we are holding free Healthy Holiday activity clubs for children aged 5 to 16.

Torbay Local Plan 2012-30 Housing update - Call for Evidence

News release PR8354 - published on 23 March 2021

We have launched a first stage of consultation into updating the Torbay Local Plan, and are seeking views on a range of housing related matters.

Fast-track programme offers rewarding careers in child and family social work for talented graduates

News release PR8352 - published on 22 March 2021

Graduates and career changers to child and family social work will be given hands-on training to become the next generation of social workers.

Help create a buzz with pollinator patches

News release PR8353 - published on 22 March 2021

Community groups can apply for a ‘Pollinator Patch Kit’ to help create a patchwork of flowerbeds, planters, pots and plots in community spaces, to provide nectar rich flowers for pollinators such as bees.

Transformational project at Claylands to complete this summer

News release PR8351 - published on 19 March 2021

A new home for a local multinational manufacturing company at Claylands in Paignton is on target to complete this summer.

Your thoughts on the designs for the new sea wall in Paignton and Preston wanted

News release PR8350 - published on 19 March 2021

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on what designs could be placed on the new sea defence wall that will run along Paignton and Preston seafronts.

Torbay Transport consultation update

News release PR8349 - published on 19 March 2021

The recent Transport consultation, which closed on Sunday 14 March, was responded to by more than 800 residents via a public survey, written responses and many public meetings.

Torbay’s new multi-agency approach to protect children from exploitation

News release PR8345 - published on 18 March 2021

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Year of community strength and generosity since first national lockdown

News release PR8347 - published on 17 March 2021

Next Wednesday, 23 March 2021 will mark one year since the first COVID-19 national lockdown and we pay tribute to the immense hard work of people and organisations across the Bay, over the past year.

Torbay retailers sign up to High Street Live Guide ahead of reopening

News release PR8348 - published on 17 March 2021

As businesses prepare for the reopening of the high streets on 12 April, retailers in Torbay are joining a High Street Live Guide.

Proposals for full restoration of Torquay Pavilion

News release PR8346 - published on 16 March 2021

Supported by TDA, we are working with leaseholder Marina Developments Ltd (MDL) to come up with a scheme to bring the Pavilion back to life.

Our immediate and longer term plans to tackle climate change locally

News release PR8341 - published on 16 March 2021

Plans to work towards making us and Torbay carbon neutral by 2030 are expected to be agreed next week.

Parkwood Leisure wins Riviera International Conference Centre contract

News release PR8344 - published on 16 March 2021

Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading leisure facilities operators, has won the contract to manage the Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) in Torquay, South Devon.

New housing company awarded Registered Provider status

News release PR8342 - published on 15 March 2021

TorVista Homes has been awarded Registered Provider status for housing by the Regulator for Social Housing.

Free tree giveaway in Torbay

News release PR8338 - published on 15 March 2021

Hundreds of residents in Torbay will have the chance to get a free tree as part of a partnership with Torbay Council and Devon Wildlife Trust.

Support for National Child Exploitation Awareness Day

News release PR8341 - published on 15 March 2021

This Thursday (18 March) is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day which aims to highlight the issues surrounding child exploitation and wider exploitation.

New COVID-19 business grant schemes expected to be available from 1 April – apply for existing grants by 31 March

News release PR8340 - published on 15 March 2021

In last week’s Budget, changes to grants for businesses to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic were announced: Rate paying businesses in retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure and personal care will benefit from the new Restart Grant scheme as the economy reopens.

New Recycling Support Coordinators as part of drive to increase recycling rates in Torbay

News release PR8337 - published on 11 March 2021

As part of our ongoing drive to increase recycling rates and reduce our carbon footprint, three new Recycling Support Coordinators have been appointed.

Torbay’s Children’s Services seeks extraordinary people to help change a young person’s life

News release PR8336 - published on 10 March 2021

You’ve probably heard of foster care where someone looks after a child for a period of time because they cannot stay with their birth parents

Torbay children and young people successfully return to education

News release PR8335 - published on 10 March 2021

This week our local children and young people successfully return to schools and further education settings across the Bay.

Torbay Leisure Centre contributes to net zero carbon ambitions

News release PR8334 - published on 10 March 2021

We have secured £1.9m in grant funding via the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) for Torbay Leisure Centre

New lighting unveiled and work starts on path for revamp of Torquay sites

News release PR8333 - published on 8 March 2021

New state of the art lighting has been unveiled and work has started as part of a £750,000 programme of projects to revamp key sites in Torquay.

The reopening of schools on 8 March is welcomed

News release PR8332 - published on 5 March 2021

Following the government’s roadmap announcement, we welcome the news that schools can begin to reopen from Monday 8 March.

Plans to increase recycling rates in Torbay are approved

News release PR8331 - published on 4 March 2021

We have approved our new Resource and Waste Strategy following consultation with local residents, though there are some changes from our original proposals following feedback.

Torbay’s children looked after celebrated at virtual awards ceremony

News release PR8330 - published on 3 March 2021

The children looked after Celebration Awards recognise the achievements of Torbay’s children and young people for whom we are their corporate parents.

Torbay Council commits over £200k to address child food poverty this Easter

News release PR8329 - published on 2 March 2021

Torbay Council unanimously confirmed a £210,000 investment to address child food poverty in the upcoming Easter school holidays.

Build Your Family. Torbay supports LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week (1-7 March 2021)

News release PR8328 - published on 2 March 2021

Torbay Council is supporting LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week (1-7 March 2021)

New Strategic Housing Board opportunity to improve collaborative work on delivery of housing in Torbay.

News release PR8327 - published on 1 March 2021

A new independent Strategic Housing Board for Torbay will meet for the first time today (1March 2020) to set out its agenda for improved coordination and collaboration in delivering our Housing Strategy for Torbay.

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