Test and Trace Self Isolation Support Payment

News release PR8176 - published on 30 September 2020

The government has introduced a payment scheme for those who are having to self-isolate.

COVID-19 Testing update for Torbay

News release PR8175 - published on 30 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday 8 October, but will not be operating on Monday 5 October.

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search - Find Wally in the Abbey

News release PR8174 - published on 28 September 2020

This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including Torre Abbey.

Less Waste, More Space: Have your say on Torbay’s Resource and Waste Strategy Consultation

News release PR8172 - published on 28 September 2020

We have big plans to reduce our carbon footprint and increase recycling rates from 40% to 50% over the next two to three years – and we need your help.

Cashless parking is transferring from Parkmobile to RingGo Start:Stop across Torbay parking

News release PR8173 - published on 28 September 2020

RingGo, the UK’s leading phone parking provider, is taking over cashless parking in car parks and for on-street parking spaces operated by us from 30 September 2020.

Torquay receives Towns Fund for accelerated projects

News release PR8170 - published on 25 September 2020

It has been announced today that Torquay will receive £750,000 in accelerated funding for projects listed in the Town Investment Plan.

Torbay roadworks taking place in October and November 2020

News release PR8169 - published on 24 September 2020

From 19 October there will be reconstruction work taking place on the roads around Queensway, Torquay.

Volunteers breathe new life into Oldway Tea Rooms

News release PR8166 - published on 24 September 2020

Torbay Council has handed over the keys to a group of volunteers who have taken over the management of Tea Rooms at the historic Oldway Mansion.

More slots available at Torbay Recycling Centre from this Saturday

News release PR8168 - published on 24 September 2020

Torbay residents will be able to book more slots at the Recycling Centre in Tor Park Road, Paignton from this Saturday 26th September.

COVID-19 Testing update for Torbay

News release PR8167 - published on 23 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday 1 October, but will not be operating on Monday 28 September.

We need to ensure people who need a COVID-19 test can get one

News release PR8164 - published on 18 September 2020

Guidance on who should get a COVID-19 test with the current issues around the national testing capacity.

Recycle Week: Help Torbay go green this September!

News release PR8163 - published on 17 September 2020

As we mark the annual national Recycle Week (21 – 27th September) we are encouraging local residents to go green and recycle more.

Successful return to school for Torbay pupils

News release PR8162 - published on 16 September 2020

Last week saw schools re-open and the return to the classroom for all children and young people across Torbay.

Covid-19 Testing in Torbay

News release PR8161 - published on 16 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Friday 25 September, but will not be operating on Monday 21 September. Please note, testing capacity nationally is currently being scaled up. This includes new testing sites and laboratories. While the scaling up is happening, the current service is very busy.

Compulsory purchase order made on eyesore Paignton site

News release PR8158 - published on 16 September 2020

A compulsory purchase order (CPO) has been made on the dilapidated old Crossways retail site in Paignton as part of ambitious plans to regenerate the site.

You Can Adopt

News release PR8160 - published on 16 September 2020

We are part of a new nationwide adoption campaign called #YouCanAdopt, launched this week.

New strategy to increase recycling rates and reduce waste in Torbay

News release PR8159 - published on 15 September 2020

We are launching a new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and boost recycling, as well as reducing budget pressures.

Join the conversation at our virtual community conference.

News release PR8157 - published on 14 September 2020

We're hosting our second community conference on Wednesday 30 September and you're invited to book a slot and join the conversation virtually online between 5pm and 7pm.

Torbay businesses allocated £38.6m of Government business grant support, but funding cannot stop now

News release PR8156 - published on 11 September 2020

Since May, we have supported over 3,300 Torbay businesses with business grants, ranging from £2,500 to £25,000, provided by Government to support local businesses hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apply for your child’s secondary school place by 31 October

News release PR8155 - published on 10 September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, they will be due to transfer to secondary school in September 2021.

First school in Torbay benefits from School Street scheme to help with social distancing

News release PR8154 - published on 9 September 2020

Curledge Street Academy in Paignton is the first school in Torbay to benefit from the School Street scheme.

Update on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay

News release PR8153 - published on 9 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday, 17 September, however it will not be operating on Monday 14 September.

COVID-19 - Local testing arrangements for Torbay

News release PR8152 - published on 8 September 2020

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday, 17 September, however it will not be operating on Monday 14 September.

Children’s Services launch Learning Academy to support social worker development

News release PR8151 - published on 7 September 2020

Ensuring our social workers are at the top of their profession through our own in-house Learning Academy.

COVID-19 - new dates and booking a test in Torbay

News release PR8149 - published on 4 September 2020

The latest information on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay.

Complete our Children's Services Childcare Survey 2020

News release PR8150 - published on 4 September 2020

If you are a parent or carer of children aged under 5, we want to find out what your experiences and needs are in relation to childcare.

COVID-19 – booking a test in Torbay

News release PR8148 - published on 3 September 2020

Information on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay.

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