Improvements to make Torre Abbey more energy efficient and help tackle climate change

News release PR8790 - published on 29 November 2022

A new heat pump has been installed at the Arid House at Torre Abbey as part of our commitment to making Torbay carbon neutral.

National Gallery exhibition comes to Torre Abbey this Christmas

News release PR8789 - published on 28 November 2022

This Christmas, you are invited to step into the nativity scene created by 16th century Flemish artist Jan Gossaert in impressive 4D, through soundscapes, spoken word and hi-resolution digital imagery. Designed and produced by the National Gallery in London, the innovative and ground-breaking exhibition will be on display in the historic and atmospheric setting of the Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey.

Could you be a Torbay community energy champion volunteer?

News release PR8788 - published on 28 November 2022

We're looking for Energy Champion volunteers in Torbay - training will be provided.

We support the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

News release PR8787 - published on 25 November 2022

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence takes place this year from November 25 to 10 December.

Work begins on regeneration of Crossways

News release PR8786 - published on 25 November 2022

After successfully obtaining the compulsory purchase order on the former Crossways shopping centre in Paignton, work on the next major project milestone is about to get underway.

Sports clubs and groups encouraged to bid for a share of funding

News release PR8785 - published on 25 November 2022

Torbay Sports is inviting providers to bid for money which will allow them to widen their provision by offering new sessions for groups and participants who wouldn’t normally get active.

Get involved with National Tree Week in Torbay

News release PR8784 - published on 25 November 2022

Events are taking place across Torbay for National Tree Week (26 November – 5 December 2022).

Have your say on the new Playing Pitch Strategy for Torbay

News release PR8783 - published on 24 November 2022

Tell us your views in a new survey about a proposed new strategy for improving local sports facilities.

Park, meet, shop, and enjoy Torbay this December and pay for just an hour’s parking

News release PR8782 - published on 24 November 2022

Between 1 December and 24 December, reduced parking fees will be offered in selected Torbay Council car parks. With many households and businesses feeling the strain, we are determined to do what it can to help ease the burden – especially in the lead up to Christmas.

Winter Fest returns to the Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey

News release PR8781 - published on 21 November 2022

Torre Abbey’s popular Christmas gift and craft fair is returning to the stunning setting of the Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November.

Update regarding Asylum Accommodation in Torbay

News release PR8770 - published on 16 November 2022

We have been made aware of plans that a third asylum seeker hotel is to be opened in Torbay – this will be a second one for Torquay.

Annual report lifts lid on Torbay’s relationship with alcohol

News release PR8779 - published on 14 November 2022

The proportion of children permanently excluded from school due to drug or alcohol use in Torbay is much higher than the national average, according to the findings of this year’s Director of Public Health annual report.

Supporting Road Safety Week 14-20 November 2022

News release PR8778 - published on 14 November 2022

We are supporting Brakes biggest annual road safety campaign by encouraging local communities to share important road safety messages as we work together to make Torbay’s roads safe for all users.

Days to go until the Bay of Lights Illumination Trail lights Torquay

News release PR8777 - published on 14 November 2022

There are just days to go until the first Bay of Lights Illumination Trail lights Torquay. More widely across Torbay, we have awarded Brixham £5,000, Paignton £10,000 and St. Marychurch £5,000 to support Christmas lights and events.

Tree from national Jubilee ‘Tree of Trees’ planted in Torbay in memory of The Queen

News release PR8771 - published on 11 November 2022

A special tree planting took place at Oldway Gardens in Paignton in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Further support for cost of living advice

News release PR8776 - published on 10 November 2022

We're urging community groups who can offer cost of living help to residents to come forward.

Statement on Asylum Seeker Hotels in Torbay

News release PR8775 - published on 9 November 2022

We, and particularly our Children’s Services department, are still coming under pressure to respond to the impact that asylum seekers are having in Torbay.   This has not been helped by the Home Office setting up another hotel in the Bay earlier this week, again without notifying us that this would happen.

Libraries across Devon and Torbay grow into creative cultural centres with Arts Council funding

News release PR8774 - published on 9 November 2022

Library services across Devon and Torbay are getting an important funding boost for three years with a £720,369 grant awarded to Libraries Unlimited by Arts Council England.

Torbay marks Remembrance Day 2022

News release PR8773 - published on 8 November 2022

On Sunday 13 November, a Remembrance Service will take place at the Cenotaph in Princess Gardens, Torquay.

Proposal to close Brixham Road for four months from January 2023

News release PR8772 - published on 8 November 2022

Due to the start of the Inglewood development on the outskirts of Paignton, Torbay Council has received a request from the developer to close Brixham Road, between Long Road and Windy Corner for up to four months from 3 January 2023.

Sowing the seeds for new nursery garden project

News release PR8770 - published on 8 November 2022

Volunteers and staff from a range of organisations in Torbay are working together to improve local green spaces and give communities an opportunity to grow trees from local seed.

Community groups urged to apply for a share of £100,000 of funding

News release PR8769 - published on 4 November 2022

We're encouraging voluntary and community groups to apply for funding to run Affordable Food Clubs.

Torbay winners are Blooming great

News release PR8768 - published on 4 November 2022

The winners of South West in Bloom and It's Your Neighbourhood awards have been announced.

Oldway Mansion - Archway in main car park

News release PR8767 - published on 2 November 2022

Following a routine health and safety inspection of Oldway Mansion today, cracks were identified in the Archway that leads from the car park to Little Oldway. As a result, emergency protection measures are in place to keep the public safe.

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