Additional public toilet facilities opened

News release PR8051 - published on 29 May 2020

We have been working hard with Healthmatic to reopen additional toilet facilities. These facilities are in addition to the facilities that were reopened last week.

A team supporting vulnerable residents during the pandemic is meeting huge demand

News release PR0 - published on 29 May 2020

A joint NHS and local authority team supporting vulnerable people during the pandemic have been thanked by the Chief Executives.

Mobile Testing Centre – new dates

News release PR8050 - published on 29 May 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre is back today and will be in Torquay until at least Sunday 31 May.

Changes to booking system at Torbay Recycling Centre

News release PR8049 - published on 29 May 2020

Some additional changes are being made to the way Torbay Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) will operate, after its recent reopening following the lockdown.

Travellers Update  

News release PR8947 - published on 29 May 2020

An update on travellers' encampments in Torbay.

Torbay Hospital and Torbay Council working collaboratively with local food charities to help vulnerable residents during pandemic

News release PR8048 - published on 29 May 2020

Torbay Hospital, run by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, has become one of the first acute hospitals in the country to work directly with local food charities, diverting food donations in order to support the community.

Torbay Council to play integral part in new NHS Test and Trace service launched this week

News release PR8046 - published on 28 May 2020

We have welcomed the announcement that we are part of a number of beacon councils, nationally, which will play a central role in developing new test and trace plans for local areas

We step in to futureproof the Riviera International Conference Centre

News release PR8045 - published on 27 May 2020

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have taken temporary control of the company that manages the Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC), to help safeguard its future.

We count the cost of Coronavirus as £3m in one month

News release PR8044 - published on 26 May 2020

We experienced a loss of £3m from both lost income and additional Coronavirus related costs during April.

Update - public toilets reopening

News release PR8043 - published on 23 May 2020

Torbay Council and contractor Healthmatic have had to revise the order in which toilets across the Bay are reopened.

Planning approval to be given for new mental health ward

News release PR8040 - published on 22 May 2020

We have agreed for the planning application for a newly built mental health ward at Torbay Hospital to reach approval.

Bank holiday testing centre opening times

News release PR8042 - published on 22 May 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until Tuesday 26 May with no service on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28. The eligibility criteria now applies to anyone who maybe displaying symptoms.

Limited number of public toilets to re-open

News release PR8041 - published on 22 May 2020

Following extensive conversations with our contractor Healthmatic, we will be re-opening a limited number of public toilets across Torbay from today.

Call centre available over the bank holiday weekend

News release PR8039 - published on 21 May 2020

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

New grants launched for Torbay businesses

News release PR8038 - published on 20 May 2020

We are pleased to announce a new raft of grants available to small businesses across Torbay.

Events on Council land

News release PR8037 - published on 20 May 2020

Any person or organisation that wishes to hold an event on any of our public spaces, do need to seek permission from the council before moving forward with planning and advertising their event or activity.

Urgent repair work at Meadfoot sea defence wall

News release PR8036 - published on 19 May 2020

An update on the repair work that's taking place at the Meadfoot sea defence wall.

Do you have an idea on how to improve the lives of those in your community?

News release PR8035 - published on 19 May 2020

A virtual workshop is being run by the online platform Crowdfund on how to raise funds using the power of crowdfunding.

Public toilets across Torbay to remain closed

News release PR8034 - published on 15 May 2020

We have taken the decision that public toilets across Torbay, including disabled toilets, will remain closed for now while we work with our contractor, Healthmatic, to determine a safe way to reopen some of these facilities.

Mobile Testing Centre – additional dates for Torbay

News release PR8033 - published on 15 May 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre in Torquay will be here every day until at least Thursday 21 May.

Road works begin to enable the next phase of the Claylands Cross development

News release PR8032 - published on 15 May 2020

Road works have got underway this week on the Brixham Road as TDA and Midas reach the next stage of developing a purpose-built manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton.

Phone up, don’t just turn up! Torbay Recycling Centre to reopen as booking only service

News release PR8031 - published on 14 May 2020

Torbay’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Paignton is to reopen next week but you will need to pre-book slots.

Statement on management of Ash Dieback in Torbay

News release PR8030 - published on 14 May 2020

Torbay Council is currently carrying out work to remove trees with Ash Dieback, which is a notifiable disease.

Beach car parks to re-open

News release PR8029 - published on 14 May 2020

From Thursday 14 May, we will be re-opening beach car parks at Goodrington South Sands, Youngs Park, Goodrington and Broadsands, in addition on street parking at the Eastern Esplanade on Paignton seafront will also be re-opened.

Update for harbour and beach users

News release PR8028 - published on 13 May 2020

Torbay Council and Tor Bay Harbour Authority want to help clarify what harbour and beach users can and can’t do, based on the latest national guidance.

Bulky Waste service reopens to the public

News release PR8027 - published on 11 May 2020

We're opening our Bulky Waste Service run by TOR2 from Monday 11th May and bookings can now be made for a range of bulky items to be collected.

Remote public meetings using video conferencing

News release PR8026 - published on 7 May 2020

We are now using video conferencing technology to allow public meetings to be held remotely.

COVID-19 mobile testing – Bank Holiday opening times

News release PR8025 - published on 7 May 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre in Torquay will be open today and will return again on Monday.

Customer contact centre open all weekends in May including Bank Holidays

News release PR8024 - published on 7 May 2020

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

Work begins on next phase of Claylands development in Paignton

News release PR2010 - published on 7 May 2020

TDA and Midas reach the next stage of a purpose-built manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence support services still there for you

News release PR8023 - published on 7 May 2020

If you think you are being abused by a partner, ex-partner or family member - this is not ok and there are lots of support services available to help.

Land charge and search service resumed

News release PR8022 - published on 7 May 2020

We are pleased to confirm that Torbay Council has been able to resume its land charge and search service.

Celebrate VE Day 75 from home this Friday

News release PR8021 - published on 5 May 2020

Torbay residents are being encouraged to celebrate VE Day 75 from their homes and gardens this Bank Holiday Friday.

Dogs on beaches – seasonal restrictions will still apply

News release PR8018 - published on 4 May 2020

We are asking all dog owners to continue to observe the bylaw ban this season. There are still a large number of beaches within Torbay that are open to dogs though.

Italian Gardens in Torquay will be blooming marvellous

News release PR8019 - published on 4 May 2020

Our gardeners (TOR2), have recently completed the planting of annual flower seeds in some of the flower beds around Torbay.

We are family! Be part of the team and foster for Torbay

News release PR8017 - published on 4 May 2020

It’s Foster Care Fortnight (11 to 24 May 2020) and while this year it will be unlike any other with the current COVID-19 shutdown, if you’re interested in fostering we need you more than ever here in Torbay.

COVID-19 Torbay Testing Facility – eligible groups widened

News release PR8016 - published on 1 May 2020

Following government guidance, the groups eligible for COVID-19 testing has widened.

Support for Care Homes and Domiciliary Care providers continues

News release PR8015 - published on 1 May 2020

Daily support to Care Homes and Domiciliary Care providers in Torbay continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Landmark Debenhams retail store in Torquay purchased

News release PR8014 - published on 1 May 2020

We've purchased a prime retail site in Torquay as part of our plans to regenerate Torbay’s town centres and help boost the local economy.

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