New Bounce Back Loan scheme announced for small businesses across UK

News release PR8013 - published on 30 April 2020

Torbay businesses are being encouraged to find out about additional financial support that has just been announced by the government, including new 100% government guaranteed loans.

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay urged to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 scams continue to be identified

News release PR8012 - published on 28 April 2020

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to ‘stay home, stay safe and stay scam aware’, as new coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams continue to emerge.

Torbay to get £8.6m extra funding for school places

News release PR8010 - published on 28 April 2020

We are welcoming the news that we have secured £8.6m of government funding to provide additional school places from 2021/22.

Appeal to Landlords and Letting Agents

News release PR8011 - published on 28 April 2020

We would like to say a sincere thank you to all of the hoteliers and landlords that came forward to help us accommodate the homeless in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Keyworker Testing Facility – more booking slots available for this week

News release PR8009 - published on 27 April 2020

COVID-19 Keyworker testing facility - more slots available for this week

COVID-19 Keyworker Testing Facility – book a test today

News release PR8008 - published on 26 April 2020

If you are a keyworker and you or someone in your house is displaying COVID-19 symptoms you can book a test today.

Testing Facility Availability Update 

News release PR8007 - published on 25 April 2020

There are some available slots for key workers and people in their households at the mobile COVID-19 testing unit in Torquay.

Organisations awarded grants from the Community Action Fund

News release PR8006 - published on 24 April 2020

A total of 24 organisations and groups have been successful in their applications to the COVID-19 Community Action Fund and are receiving over £11,000 between them.

Testing facility now available for essential workers in Torbay

News release PR8005 - published on 24 April 2020

Torbay Council has been working closely with the national testing programme and has secured a test facility for essential workers in Torbay and their family members.

Torbay Council has paid over £20m of emergency grant payments to businesses

News release PR8004 - published on 24 April 2020

Additional staff have been put into the team paying the Small Business Grants and over 80% of the 2,300 businesses that have applied so far have been paid.

3,400 of Torbay’s most vulnerable residents receive support from new Shielding Hub

News release PR8003 - published on 24 April 2020

So far, around 3,400 residents in the Bay who have been identified as ‘extra vulnerable’ by the NHS have accessed a range of support from Torbay’s new ‘shielding hub’ as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis.

Torre Abbey engages young people in art during COVID-19

News release PR8002 - published on 24 April 2020

Torre Abbey's online ‘Young Artizan Exhibition’ is open for entries until Thursday 30 April.

Abuse of keyworkers is totally #Unacceptable

News release PR8001 - published on 24 April 2020

People in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s are being asked to be respectful to keyworkers as they strive to keep the country running during the coronavirus outbreak in a new campaign - #Unacceptable.

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News release PR8000 - published on 23 April 2020

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Torre Abbey Consultation postponed

News release PR7999 - published on 21 April 2020

The Torre Abbey consultation that was launched last month has had to be temporarily postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Torbay businesses to receive £12m payout for emergency funding during Coronavirus crisis

News release PR7998 - published on 17 April 2020

£12m is being issued to businesses in Torbay and will be paid into bank accounts shortly.

Primary school admissions

News release PR7997 - published on 17 April 2020

Primary school allocations for Torbay for September 2020 have been announced and parents contacted to inform them of the decision.

Hoteliers comply with lockdown restrictions over Easter

News release PR7996 - published on 17 April 2020

Almost all accommodation providers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay stayed shut over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Support our natural environment during ‘clap for carers’

News release PR7995 - published on 16 April 2020

We're supporting Clap for Carers in Torbay but ask people to please consider the environment and to not release sky lanterns.

Action to help fishermen in Torbay

News release PR7994 - published on 16 April 2020

Support is being put in place to help fishermen in Torbay during the COVID-19 shutdown which is affecting many businesses.

Pavement cafe permits

News release PR7993 - published on 15 April 2020

Torbay Council will not be pursuing any outstanding debt on pavement cafe permits until at least May and will keep reviewing the situation.

Changes to the Planning and Building Control Services

News release PR7922 - published on 14 April 2020

In line with government guidance during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, our planning and building control teams have made some changes to the way in which they are delivering the services they provide.

We thank children for staying away from playgrounds

News release PR7991 - published on 9 April 2020

We would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of the children in Torbay who have stayed away from playgrounds to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus - Clarification on takeaway cafes

News release PR7990 - published on 9 April 2020

In line with government guidance and to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we are asking everyone to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Torbay businesses receive emergency grant funding before Easter break

News release PR7988 - published on 9 April 2020

We are pleased to announce that over £1m of grant subsidies will be paid to Torbay based businesses in time for the Easter Bank Holiday this weekend.

Community Action Fund launched

News release PR7989 - published on 9 April 2020

We have launched a COVID-19 Community Action Fund to provide support  to organisations working with communities.

Changes to Registrar and Registration services

News release PR7987 - published on 8 April 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, there are a number of changes in place for registering births, deaths and marriages.

Call Centre available over the bank holiday weekend

News release PR7986 - published on 7 April 2020

Our Call Centre will be available over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend for anyone who needs support with council services.

Coronavirus - Housing and Tenancy advice for Torbay residents

News release PR7985 - published on 6 April 2020

Our housing team are continuing to work throughout the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic to provide residents and landlords with tenancy and housing advice.

Extra help if you’re on Council Tax Support in Torbay

News release PR7984 - published on 3 April 2020

Residents in Torbay who are receiving Council Tax Support are being urged to find out about an additional discount that is available as part of a range of financial support during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Call for all Torbay accommodation providers to follow closure orders

News release PR7983 - published on 3 April 2020

Ahead of the Easter Holidays, Torbay Council and the English Riviera BID Company are calling on all holiday accommodation providers to support the COVID-19 response by following the Government’s closure orders.

Urgent work starts to help 3,000 businesses in Torbay

News release PR7981 - published on 2 April 2020

Crucial work has begun to help thousands of businesses in Torbay to access financial support during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Coronavirus – Closure of Eastern Esplanade, Paignton sea front

News release PR7980 - published on 2 April 2020

As part of Torbay Council’s ongoing response to Coronavirus and partnership working Devon & Cornwall Police, the decision has been made to close Eastern Esplanade in Paignton to vehicles.

Urgent work to tackle Ash Dieback in Torquay

News release PR7977 - published on 2 April 2020

We will need to carry out some urgent tree works for the management of Ash Dieback in Torquay next week.

Coronavirus – We’re still recruiting foster carers in Torbay

News release PR7979 - published on 1 April 2020

Foster carers are still needed in Torbay despite the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, and Torbay Council’s Fostering team is still available both online and on the phone.

Coronavirus – Temporary changes to education services in Torbay

News release PR7978 - published on 1 April 2020

A number of other temporary changes have needed to be made to education services in Torbay as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

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