‘Pay by mobile’ convenience fees scrapped at all Council operated pay and display parking areas

News release PR8126 - published on 31 July 2020

As of Saturday 1 August, motorists who choose to pay via their phone at any Torbay Council operated pay and display parking locations, will no longer pay a convenience charge for doing so.

Changes to guidance for those who are shielding in Torbay

News release PR8125 - published on 31 July 2020

From Saturday 1 August thousands of residents in Torbay who have been shielding during the pandemic will be able to enjoy more freedom.

New Interim Chief Executive for Torbay Council announced

News release PR8124 - published on 31 July 2020

It was confirmed at last night’s Extraordinary Council meeting that Anne-Marie Bond will be appointed Interim Chief Executive.

Government announces Business Grant Fund Schemes to close on Friday 28 August 2020

News release PR8123 - published on 30 July 2020

The Government has announced that all of the business grant fund schemes set up to help businesses through the coronavirus pandemic will be closing shortly, and that payments must be made by Friday 28 August.

Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo

News release PR8122 - published on 30 July 2020

More than 100 outlets across Torbay have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - and a new official Government online finder is available to help diners locate them.

Community invited to help Torbay Council bid for more funding to improve active travel

News release PR8121 - published on 29 July 2020

Torbay Council has been invited by the Department for Transport (DfT) to bid for £221,000 of funding from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund and is asking the community to feedback on which projects to put forward.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre - update

News release PR8120 - published on 28 July 2020

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you can go to the mobile testing site at Lymington Road in Torquay, TQ1 4BD, but you will need to book online first.

Tourism business webinars

News release PR8119 - published on 27 July 2020

We are working with the English Riviera BID company to run webinars for tourism businesses on Preventing and Responding to Coronavirus in Torbay.

We welcome Census change to Count Armed Forces Community in

News release PR8118 - published on 27 July 2020

For the first time in the history of the Census, there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland and supported by us.

Ambitious recovery plan to drive wealth building in Torbay

News release PR8117 - published on 24 July 2020

Partners across Torbay’s community, and public and private sectors have come together to set out a new way of working, with an ambitious action plan which puts local wealth building at the heart of the response to COVID-19.

Funding approved to improve moving around the Bay

News release PR8116 - published on 24 July 2020

Six ‘pop-up’ footway and cycle schemes to improve social distancing are appearing across Torbay.

New toilets vandalised within 24 hours of opening

News release PR8115 - published on 24 July 2020

New toilets in Torbay have been vandalised less than a day after they opened.

Initiative launched to tackle beach littering this summer

News release PR8114 - published on 23 July 2020

New 'Bin it or take it home' campaign launched in a drive to cut down the amount of rubbish left at beaches and beauty spots.

Support for businesses to reopen safely in Torbay high streets

News release PR8113 - published on 22 July 2020

We, in conjunction with TDA, have appointed a temporary Information Officer to support Torbay high street businesses to reopen safely.

Brixham bus service saved

News release PR8111 - published on 21 July 2020

Torbay Council is pleased to confirm that Country Bus will continue to run its bus services in Brixham.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre - extended dates

News release PR8112 - published on 21 July 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until at least Friday 31 July.

Regeneration plans for eyesore Paignton site move forward

News release PR8110 - published on 21 July 2020

Plans to rejuvenate the old Crossways retail site in Paignton with new affordable and extra care homes and commercial space are moving forward.

Torbay still faces huge funding gap despite recent government announcement

News release PR8109 - published on 17 July 2020

Torbay Council still needs millions of pounds to cover the extra costs it has taken on as a result of COVID-19, despite welcoming yesterday’s Government funding announcement.

Torbay Council announces Chief Executive departure

News release PR8108 - published on 17 July 2020

We are announcing that Steve Parrock will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive of Torbay Council.

The Worshipful Mayor of Torbay launches awards to celebrate young people

News release PR8107 - published on 16 July 2020

Councillor Maggi Douglas-Dunbar, The Worshipful Mayor of Torbay today launches the ‘Mayor’s Special Recognition Awards’.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre Update

News release PR8106 - published on 14 July 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will not be in Torquay on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July* but will be returning on Saturday 18 July, until at least Thursday 23 July.

UNESCO status assured for another four years after inspections

News release PR8105 - published on 13 July 2020

Following an intense series of inspections last summer it can finally be announced that the status of the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark has been assured.

Trailers for garden waste can now use the Recycling Centre

News release PR8104 - published on 10 July 2020

From Monday 13 July, you will be able to take a trailer to Torbay’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) but only for garden waste.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre - extended dates

News release PR8103 - published on 9 July 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will be in Torquay until at least Wednesday 15 July.

New signs at Play Parks and Outdoor Gyms

News release PR8101 - published on 8 July 2020

As play parks and outdoor gym facilities reopen across the Bay new signs will be appearing. These are to advise those that want to use the spaces of the current government guidelines on how to stay safe.

Latest financial information published

News release PR8102 - published on 7 July 2020

In advance of next week’s Cabinet meeting, we have published the latest information on our budget position.

Torre Abbey set to reopen on Tuesday 14 July

News release PR8100 - published on 7 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that Torre Abbey will be re-opening its doors to visitors from Tuesday 14 July.

Tor Bay Harbour Authority partnering with Devon & Cornwall Police this summer

News release PR8097 - published on 6 July 2020

Tor Bay Harbour Authority are partnering with Devon & Cornwall Police to help promote Sea Safety and assist with enforcement within the bay.

Changes to guidance for those who are shielding in Torbay

News release PR8099 - published on 6 July 2020

From today, thousands of residents in Torbay who have been shielding for the past 12 weeks as they have been identified by the NHS as ‘extremely vulnerable’ will be able to have more freedom.

Public toilet facilities across Torbay return to the highest available level

News release PR8098 - published on 3 July 2020

The number of public toilets open return to pre-lockdown levels, meaning there are over 20 locations with facilities that are open for use.

English Riviera Wheel and Carousel returns this July

News release PR8096 - published on 3 July 2020

The English Riviera Wheel and Carousel will be returning to Torquay and is set to be open by Saturday 11 July.

Key worker slots at Torbay Recycling Centre and additional capacity – book now

News release PR8095 - published on 3 July 2020

We are introducing dedicated bookable slots at Recycling Centre for key workers from Saturday 11 July, as more general capacity is also added at the centre to make more slots available.

Businesses, residents and visitors urged to be responsible as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are eased

News release PR8094 - published on 3 July 2020

With the easing of lockdown restrictions from 4 July we are urging all businesses, residents and visitors to act responsibly to ensure everyone can safely enjoy Torbay.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre Update

News release PR8093 - published on 2 July 2020

The COVID-19 mobile testing centre will not be in Torquay on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July but will be returning on Thursday 9 July.

Community and Voluntary Sector groups awarded funds from Council COVID-19 Grants Scheme

News release PR8092 - published on 2 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that over 30 community and voluntary groups across Torbay have received a boost towards covering costs they have lost due to COVID-19.

Geopark coordinates special opportunities for people who have been shielding

News release PR8091 - published on 2 July 2020

Special opening days, times and guidance for those that have been shielding across a selection of attractions and sites.

Marriage, civil partnership and citizenship ceremonies to recommence

News release PR8090 - published on 1 July 2020

From Saturday 4 July Torbay couples will once again be able to say their ‘I will’s’ as the Registrar Service resume conducting marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

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