Government lift revised Statutory Direction issued to Torbay Council’s Children’s Services

News release PR8686 - published on 31 May 2022

On Thursday 26 May, Torbay Council received notification that the revised Statutory Direction issued by the government in May 2021 is to be lifted.

Torbay Lottery celebrates its fifth birthday

News release PR8685 - published on 31 May 2022

This month the Torbay Lottery celebrates its fifth birthday and shines a light on the local community groups that have benefitted from its support.

English Riviera Airshow days away – visitors encouraged to plan ahead

News release PR8684 - published on 31 May 2022

Final preparations are underway before the opening day of the event on Saturday 4 June, with residents and visitors encouraged to plan ahead.

Torquay harbour clean-up operation

News release PR8683 - published on 30 May 2022

The clean-up operation at Torquay harbour continues today following the fire to the princess yacht on Saturday 28 May 2022.

Cultural Assets Fund success for Torre Abbey

News release PR8682 - published on 30 May 2022

Torre Abbey has been awarded £363,748 from the Cultural Assets Fund (CAF); a £20 million government funding stream to protect treasured heritage assets in England from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Phase two consultation for improvements to Paignton and Preston seafronts now open

News release PR8681 - published on 26 May 2022

The consultation for improving Paignton and Preston seafronts has now moved into phase two and we would like to hear your views on two ideas for each seafront.

Council agree £10million of funding to redevelop key Torquay harbourside location

News release PR8680 - published on 25 May 2022

Cabinet have agreed almost £10million of funding from its Growth Fund to redevelop the former Debenhams site in Torquay.

Upcoming roadworks in Meadfoot

News release PR8679 - published on 25 May 2022

On Monday 6 June 2022 resurfacing of Meadfoot Road and the footpaths will be taking place.

Have your say on our vision to make Torbay the UK’s premier holiday resort of the future

News release PR8678 - published on 25 May 2022

Together with TDA, we want to hear your views on the new English Riviera Destination Management Plan which outlines our vision for Torbay to be the UK’s top visitor destination and boost the economy.

Joining us for Music on the Meadows? Here’s all you need to know!

News release PR8677 - published on 24 May 2022

Torbay’s biggest free party on Torre Abbey meadows is just days away. On Friday 3 June, the prime Torquay seafront location is set to be turned red, white and, blue as thousands are expected to attend a celebration fit for a Queen.

Six of Torbay’s beaches get to fly Blue Flag with pride this summer

News release PR8676 - published on 23 May 2022

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for summer 2022.

New Civic Mayor and Deputy Civic Mayor elected for 2022/23

News release PR8675 - published on 19 May 2022

At the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 17 May, Members officially elected and appointed Councillor Mandy Darling as The Worshipful The Mayor of Torbay and Councillor Cecilia Brown as Deputy Civic Mayor.

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival 2022 returns

News release PR8674 - published on 19 May 2022

The English Riviera UNESCO Geopark Festival returns from Thursday 26 May to Thursday 2 June.

We're inviting community proposals for Parkfield House

News release PR8673 - published on 19 May 2022

We're inviting proposals from community partners to bring Parkfield back into use for the benefit of Torbay residents, in particular children and young people.

Torbay’s Children’s Services have “significantly improved” and are now ‘Good’

News release PR8672 - published on 18 May 2022

Torbay’s Children’s Services have “significantly improved” and are now ‘Good’ A landmark judgment on Children’s Services in Torbay is being published today following an Ofsted inspection earlier this year. The report acknowledges the “remarkable transformation” after receiving 'Inadequate' ratings in the last two inspections.

New tractors added to the SWISCo fleet

News release PR8671 - published on 17 May 2022

SWISCo, a Torbay Council company, are excited to announce the arrival of two new John Deere tractors.

Unwanted bikes given a new lease of life

News release PR8670 - published on 16 May 2022

A batch of 20 refurbished bikes have found new homes thanks to a collaboration project between SWISCo (a Torbay Council company), HMP Channings Wood, Weston College, and Torbay Leisure centre.

English Riviera Airshow announces aircraft taking to the skies over the Jubilee Weekend

News release PR8669 - published on 13 May 2022

The full air display line up for the English Riviera Airshow taking place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June has now been revealed.

Measures to tackle anti-social behaviour

News release PR8668 - published on 12 May 2022

We're working up a bid with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for £750,000 aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) and violence against women and girls in public spaces in Torquay town centre.

Torbay partners sign Community Wealth Building MoU and commit to a new approach to economic development

News release PR3010 - published on 12 May 2022

Public sector partners from across Torbay have committed to a new approach of working together to support local economic growth.

Build Torbay calls for partners and ambassadors to inspire future workforce in construction careers

News release PR8667 - published on 12 May 2022

Build Torbay is a TDA initiative to inspire Torbay residents and students to take up rewarding careers in construction; and is calling for more partners and ambassadors to promote the outstanding employment and training opportunities in the industry.

Plaques installed for Torbay’s COVID Memorial Tree Trail

News release PR8664 - published on 12 May 2022

Plaques have been installed at sites across Torbay as part of the COVID Memorial Tree Trail.

Still time to have your say on how to improve your health and wellbeing

News release PR8666 - published on 11 May 2022

Torbay’s Health and Wellbeing Board would like to encourage those who live in the Bay to take part in their consultation about what is important to them when it comes to their health and wellbeing.

More money available to help with cost of living

News release PR8665 - published on 11 May 2022

We're accepting applications for grants from the Household Support Fund, which helps families and individuals struggling to pay their living costs.

Jubilee and COVID Memorial trees planted at Babbacombe

News release PR8661 - published on 10 May 2022

The local community got involved with planting two trees, one for the Platinum Jubilee Queen's Green Canopy, and one for the COVID Memorial Tree Trail.

Nightingale Park Solar Park approved

News release PR8663 - published on 10 May 2022

Torbay’s first Solar Park at Nightingale Park was approved at yesterday’s Planning Committee.

We seek to purchase properties to help tackle housing crisis

News release PR8662 - published on 10 May 2022

We are considering proposals to purchase 37 properties in Torbay to help homeless families.

Torbay supports Blue Campaign for some grass verges to help local wildlife

News release PR8660 - published on 6 May 2022

Some of Torbay’s grass verges will be turning blue to help local wildlife thrive.

Hybrid and livestream meetings due to start

News release PR8659 - published on 6 May 2022

We're starting our trial of hybrid meetings at the Planning Committee on Monday 9 May.

Big savings for holders of off-peak parking permits

News release PR8658 - published on 6 May 2022

Regular users of our car parks are being encouraged to buy an annual off-peak parking permit and make big savings.

Devon’s Geopark marks Earth Day by launching new Environmental and Marine User Policies

News release PR8657 - published on 5 May 2022

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark has launched both a new an Environmental Policy and Marine User Policy.

Kickstarting a Green Recovery!

News release PR8656 - published on 4 May 2022

Countryside Trainees (Kickstarter apprentices) have got straight to work on a Torbay project which was awarded £223,300 a few months ago.

Event for Torbay businesses from a Black and Minority Ethnic background

News release PR8655 - published on 4 May 2022

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

First households will start to get £150 Council Tax rebate

News release PR8654 - published on 4 May 2022

The first Council Tax rebate payments to eligible households will begin next week.

Green waste collection points return to Torbay

News release PR8653 - published on 4 May 2022

We are pleased to announce the return of the green waste collection points to Torquay and Brixham.

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