The English Riviera Wheel makes welcome return for its 10th visit to the Bay

News release PR8628 - published on 31 March 2022

The English Riviera Wheel makes a welcome return to Torquay this weekend, marking the 10th year of this iconic summer attraction in the Bay.

Hundreds support Torbay’s Earth Hour event

News release PR8627 - published on 31 March 2022

Around 600 people in Torbay came down with lanterns to celebrate Earth Hour, a global environmental event.

£100,000 investment to improve Fleet Walk Shopping Centre  

News release PR8626 - published on 29 March 2022

We are investing £100,000 to improve the visitor experience at Fleet Walk Shopping Centre in Torquay.

Healthy Holidays is back for a second year  

News release PR8625 - published on 25 March 2022

Free Easter activity programme available for young people in Torbay.

20 Women Who Changed the World

News release PR8624 - published on 25 March 2022

Torre Abbey welcomes a brand-new exhibition celebrating women who have battled against the odds to change the world around them. This bold, colourful, educational and historically-inspired exhibition features the works of Nigerian-born Doncaster artist, curator, and art advisor Chinwe Russell.

Works to resume on Harbour View Hotel  

News release PR8623 - published on 24 March 2022

We've appointed Morgan Sindall to continue with the construction of Torquay’s new Harbour View Hotel.

RAF Red Arrows to return to English Riviera Airshow and Jubilee Weekend

News release PR8622 - published on 24 March 2022

This year’s event will see the RAF Red Arrows take to the skies on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June as part of the extended-for-2022 four-day event.

Offers invited to operate horse and carriage business at Cockington Court

News release PR8621 - published on 23 March 2022

TDA and Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (TCCT) on behalf of Torbay Council are currently inviting offers from businesses interested in entering into a lease to operate a horse drawn carriage service around the grounds and picturesque estate of Cockington Court in Torbay.

Your priorities for Torbay Road

News release PR8617 - published on 23 March 2022

Public consultation shows overwhelming support for full pedestrianisation of Torbay Road.

Come to the Planet Play Day for free family fun!

News release PR8620 - published on 22 March 2022

Families in Torquay are encouraged to attend a free family play day with fun activities to help save the planet.

Delays to recycling collections due to staff shortages

News release PR8619 - published on 22 March 2022

There are still delays to collections due to Covid related staff shortages - please leave out your waste and recycling. Sorting your boxes will help us collect more quickly.

Survey for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic business owners in Torbay

News release PR8618 - published on 22 March 2022

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

Changes to registering a death in Torbay

News release PR8615 - published on 22 March 2022

From Tuesday 22 March 2022, the provision to register deaths by telephone will no longer be in permitted by law. Registration will need to be conducted in person by appointment.

Free COVID-19 testing for targeted vulnerable groups from 1 April

News release PR8616 - published on 21 March 2022

We've pledged to provide free COVID-19 LFD tests to some of the most vulnerable groups of people for a limited period.

Free tree giveaway in Torbay

News release PR8614 - published on 18 March 2022

Residents in Torbay are being offered free tree whips thanks to a partnership between Torbay Council, SWISCo and Devon Wildlife Trust.

Families urged to help shape future SEND services in Torbay

News release PR8613 - published on 18 March 2022

Parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Torbay are being encouraged to help improve local support services by sharing their views in a new survey.

Torbay Councillor shortlisted for Unsung Hero Award

News release PR8612 - published on 17 March 2022

A Torbay Councillor has been shortlisted for two community awards which celebrate diversity.

Council to consider Empty Homes Policy and Action Plan at forthcoming Cabinet meeting

News release PR8610 - published on 17 March 2022

The Empty Homes Policy will help to reduce the number of vacant homes in the Bay whilst maximising much needed housing stock for residents.

First community landing site in Torquay now operational

News release PR8611 - published on 17 March 2022

A partnership project between us and Devon Air Ambulance has established a new ‘community landing site’ at Steps Cross Park in Watcombe, Torquay.

Tree planting at local football club supports Council climate aims

News release PR8609 - published on 17 March 2022

We teamed up with Galmpton Football Club, local Tree Wardens, and colleagues at SWISCo and Hi-Line to plant more trees to help tackle climate change.

Torbay supports Homes for Ukraine scheme

News release PR8608 - published on 15 March 2022

We are working closely with our partners and communities to ensure we can offer support to Ukrainians living or arriving in Torbay.

Blooming marvellous wildflower meadow

News release PR8606 - published on 15 March 2022

There will soon be a ‘blooming’ marvellous wildflower meadow to enjoy in Torbay.

Torbay Children’s Services celebrate World Social Work Day

News release PR8607 - published on 15 March 2022

World Social Work Day is celebrated each year on the third Tuesday of March, with social workers all over the world celebrating and promoting the contributions of the profession to individuals, families and communities.

New Action Plan to tackle Climate Change across our operations proposed

News release PR8605 - published on 14 March 2022

A new Action Plan to help tackle Climate Change and work towards a carbon neutral Council will be considered by our Cabinet on 22 March.

Museum Estate and Development Fund success for Torre Abbey

News release PR8604 - published on 11 March 2022

Torre Abbey has been successful in securing almost £500,000 from the Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND).

£3million of funding for renaissance of Paignton Picture House

News release PR8602 - published on 11 March 2022

Torbay has been successful in securing almost £3million of Cultural Development Funding (CDF) for the restoration of Paignton Picture House.

Driver recruitment for waste and recycling in Torbay

News release PR8603 - published on 11 March 2022

We are pleased to announce that after a recruitment drive SWISCo have been successful in recruiting six new waste and recycling employees.

Torbay Children’s Services shares succession planning success

News release PR8601 - published on 9 March 2022

Torbay Children’s Services are proud to share the success of the Learning Academy in supporting a more Child Friendly Torbay.

Support Earth Hour in Torbay – as Council commits £1m to tackling climate change

News release PR8600 - published on 7 March 2022

Torbay residents are being encouraged to switch off their lights on 26 March and bring lanterns down to Torre Abbey Sands to mark Earth Hour.

Have your say on improving Paignton and Preston seafronts

News release PR8599 - published on 7 March 2022

We want to hear your views on the next steps for improving the seafront areas in Paignton.

Sign up for the Big Walk and Wheel in Torbay!

News release PR8597 - published on 4 March 2022

Schoolchildren across Torbay are being encouraged to get active and walk, wheel, skate, scoot and cycle to school as part of the Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel (formerly known as the Big Pedal).

Update on Torwood Street Roadworks – completing early and parking promotion extended

News release PR8596 - published on 3 March 2022

The new road surface on Torwood Street has started to be laid and weather dependent the road will be re-opened to traffic by Friday 11 March. That is two weeks earlier than planned.

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