Torbay bids for £20m Levelling Up Fund to help drive employment opportunities and skills in the region

News release PR8427 - published on 30 June 2021

We have submitted a bid to secure up to £20m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to accelerate economic growth locally.

School Children across Torbay take action to reduce harmful emissions around their schools

News release PR8426 - published on 29 June 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK’s largest walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to school challenge saw school communities across Torbay complete over 10,000 active journeys to school and physical activities between 19-30 April.

Upton Park officially opened following completion of enhancement works

News release PR8425 - published on 28 June 2021

Upton Park in Torquay has been officially opened by Councillor Terry Manning, The Worshipful the Mayor of Torbay following significant investment to improve access and enhance amenities.

Residents move into new affordable housing in Torbay

News release PR8424 - published on 24 June 2021

TorVista Homes welcomes new residents into its first affordable housing project.

More than 100 people take part in litter picks and beach cleans

News release PR8423 - published on 24 June 2021

More than 100 Torbay residents – and some superheroes - took part in either a litter pick or beach clean recently.

A taste of the continent is coming to the English Riviera this weekend

News release PR8422 - published on 23 June 2021

A Continental Street Market is coming to the English Riviera this weekend, taking place around the recently redeveloped ‘Banjo’ area of Princess Gardens in Torquay.

Part of Tor Hill House leased out for delivery of government’s Restart scheme

News release PR8421 - published on 22 June 2021

Torbay Council has leased out part of Tor Hill House in Torquay to allow for the delivery of the government’s Restart scheme.

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2021

News release PR8420 - published on 21 June 2021

Celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June by paying tribute to our British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and their efforts in keeping us safe, both in the UK and across the world.

Over £220,000 funding boost for the Bay’s tourism economy this summer

News release PR8419 - published on 18 June 2021

Working with TDA and SWISCo we are set to invest £221,293 into Torbay’s seafronts and town centres this summer holiday season to help boost our reopening and deliver critical support for local businesses hit hard over the past 15 months.

Could you be a Tree Warden?

News release PR8418 - published on 17 June 2021

Working with SWISCo and a range of other partners we are launching a volunteer new Tree Warden scheme to help look after Torbay’s trees, and we want you to get in touch.

Torbay Learning Disability Week

News release PR8417 - published on 17 June 2021

This week is Learning Disability Week across the UK. In Torbay, a number of coordinated events will be taking place from Monday 21 – Saturday 26 June to link in with the national celebrations.

Have your say on our new Equality Objectives

News release PR8416 - published on 14 June 2021

June is Pride Month, and as we take this opportunity to celebrate diversity, what better time to have your say on our proposed new Equality Objectives?

Applications welcomed for new community investment grant

News release PR8413 - published on 14 June 2021

The Torbay Community Investment Fund (CIF) grant scheme for 2021 is now open. Applications are welcomed from community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Torbay who want to work in partnership with us to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live here.

Longer opening hours, more regular cleaning and increased capacity and security at toilets this summer

News release PR8415 - published on 14 June 2021

We are investing an extra £33,000 – on top of nearly £2m already that is already being spent on providing modern public toilets across the Bay – on further improvements this summer season.

Trading Standards urges renters not to be caught out by banned tenancy fees

News release PR8414 - published on 14 June 2021

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has launched a new campaign to help prevent renters in the region being caught out by fees that have now been banned.

Torbay Carers' Week - Torbay Carer’s Strategy 2021-23

News release PR8412 - published on 11 June 2021

The newly updated Carers' Strategy 2021 - 23 has has been co-produced by agencies across Torbay.

£4.2million received to tackle impact of COVID-19

News release PR8411 - published on 11 June 2021

Torbay Council has received over £4million from the governments Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) to tackle the impact of COVID-19.

£2.3 Million for Council partnership to deliver regeneration schemes

News release PR8410 - published on 10 June 2021

More than £2.3 million of Government funding has been awarded to a partnership of Councils in Devon to deliver local regeneration schemes and economic recovery.

Social Value Procurement Policy set to benefit Torbay residents and communities

News release PR8409 - published on 10 June 2021

Members of Cabinet are set to approve a new Social Value Procurement Policy that will provide additional local social and economic benefits for Torbay residents.

Main frame of new Torquay hotel will rise out of the ground this month

News release PR8407 - published on 8 June 2021

The structural foundations for the new 120 bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Torquay are now set, ready for the construction of the main frame to start.

Oldway Trust to be recommended as the council’s primary community partner for Oldway Mansion

News release PR8407 - published on 8 June 2021

At Torbay Council’s Cabinet meeting being held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 15 June, Members will be asked to consider a report that recommends ‘The Oldway Trust’ as the council’s primary community partner in respect of Oldway Mansion, the estate and gardens.

Let’s Keep the Change Torbay!

News release PR8406 - published on 7 June 2021

We’re encouraging everyone to make a positive change to their journeys.

Revised statement: COVID-19 variant case recorded in Torbay not a cause for alarm but remain vigilant

News release PR8405 - published on 3 June 2021

As of 3 June 2021, one case of a COVID-19 variant of concern, named Delta has been recorded in Torbay by Public Health England. The person contracted the variant and self-isolated outside the area. Torbay Council and Public Health England continue to monitor the situation.

Changes to parking concessions for NHS and critical care workers across Torbay

News release PR8404 - published on 3 June 2021

From Monday, 21 June 2021, temporary car parking permits linked to the COVID-19 emergency response will no longer be valid across Torbay. Those who still require parking concessions will need to apply for a Healthcare and Emergency Badge.

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