Torbay to enter Tier 3 (Very High) COVID restrictions from 00:01 Thursday 31 December

News release PR8270 - published on 30 December 2020

The government has announced that Devon, including Torbay, will move up to Tier 3 of the local COVID restrictions.

Paignton awarded £13.36m of Future High Streets Fund

News release PR8269 - published on 26 December 2020

We have received £13.36m Future High Streets Funding to kick start the exciting transformation of Paignton town centre.

On the first day of Christmas my foster carer gave to me…

News release PR8268 - published on 24 December 2020

This Christmas a record number of Torbay fostering households are giving our looked after children the best gift possible – a safe, happy and stable home.

Five more fixed penalty notices served for COVID-19 breaches

News release PR8267 - published on 22 December 2020

We have issued two barber shops a total of five fixed penalty notices as a result of repeated and multiple breaches of the COVID-19 safety legislation.

Torbay Food Alliance remains open over the Christmas period for anyone who may need their support

News release PR8266 - published on 21 December 2020

Anyone finding themselves in need of a food parcel over the coming weeks can contact The Food Alliance via the Torbay Community Helpline.

Torbay residents urged to consider becoming adoptive parents

News release PR8265 - published on 21 December 2020

A shortage of potential adopters in Torbay is making it difficult to give children permanent homes, says the south west region’s adoption agency, Adopt South West.

Torbay to continue to be in Tier 2 COVID restrictions from 19 December

News release PR8264 - published on 18 December 2020

The government has announced that Devon, including Torbay will stay in Tier 2 of the local COVID restrictions. This is to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in Torbay.

COVID-19 Rule breakers Served Fixed Penalty Notices

News release PR8262 - published on 17 December 2020

We have served fixed penalty notices on four hospitality premises for failing to adhere to the COVID-19 safety legislation in recent weeks.

Testing update for Torbay

News release PR8261 - published on 16 December 2020

If you have symptoms of coronavirus it is essential that you self-isolate and arrange to get tested. Whilst waiting for your test results you must continue to self-isolate, whether or not you still have the symptoms, to prevent the virus being passed on to others.

Torbay’s Children’s Services Learning Academy grows routes into social work offer

News release PR8260 - published on 16 December 2020

Torbay Council’s Children’s Services Learning Academy have partnered with South Devon College to support its Community Care workers to undertake the Level 4 apprenticeship in ‘Working with Children, Young People and Families’.

Torbay Rolls Out Local Enhanced Contact Tracing from 14 December

News release PR8259 - published on 16 December 2020

From 14 December Torbay Council is delivering a local contact tracing service to complement the national scheme - to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and help residents keep themselves and others safe.

Torbay working together to help feed children and adults this Christmas

News release PR8258 - published on 15 December 2020

Over 7,000 children, young people and their families to receive food vouchers and Christmas hampers funded by us.

The latest COVID-19 financial support available for businesses in Torbay

News release PR8257 - published on 15 December 2020

We are asking businesses to check if they qualify for the latest round of Government COVID-19 business grants and if they are eligible to submit applications.

More newly qualified social workers set to join Torbay’s Children’s Services

News release PR8256 - published on 14 December 2020

In September 2020, we welcomed 14 newly qualified social workers to its assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) programme, and are set to welcome another group in January.

Newly established Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership welcomes Independent Scrutineer

News release PR8255 - published on 10 December 2020

The newly established Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership is delighted to announce that Keith Perkin has been appointed as its Independent Scrutineer.

Torbay’s Health and Care organisations commit to supporting people who care for family members or friends

News release PR8254 - published on 9 December 2020

Health and Care organisations across Torbay have pledged their commitment to carers, the unpaid heroes who support their family members and friends.

The consultation of the Interim Devon Carbon Plan goes live

News release PR8253 - published on 9 December 2020

Torbay Council is one of about 25 organisations who make up the Devon Climate Emergency (DCE) partnership who have prepared this collaborative roadmap to create a net-zero Devon where people and nature thrive and be Devon’s response to the global climate emergency.

Record number of Torbay families making a difference to children’s lives

News release PR8252 - published on 7 December 2020

Despite the restrictions that COVID-19 has placed upon our daily lives, we have seen an increase in the number of families coming forward to enquire about providing a home for some of its most vulnerable children.

Local organisations and the community and voluntary sector who support people to live independently to benefit from £700,000.

News release PR8251 - published on 4 December 2020

A number of organisations and groups in Torbay to benefit from funds raised from the Adult Social Care Precept.

Visual Guides to reassure as English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark sites re-open

News release PR8250 - published on 4 December 2020

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark has worked with partners and Living Options, an Exeter based charity, to create a suite of ten visual guides to help people feel comfortable and confident when they visit sites around the Geopark.

Festive fun at Torre Abbey

News release PR8249 - published on 4 December 2020

Torre Abbey is reopening its doors and gardens in time for Christmas, and there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy. From today until Saturday 19 December, Torre Abbey will be open from 12pm until 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

New charges for some waste items at Torbay Recycling Centre from January

News release PR8245 - published on 2 December 2020

We are introducing charges for building and some other waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Tor Park Road, Paignton.

Safeguarding the future of Torquay Town Centre

News release PR8246 - published on 2 December 2020

Work continues to safeguard the future of Torquay Town Centre following the news that the Debenhams site in The Strand in Torquay is potentially going to close.

Extra grants for pubs and calls for additional business support

News release PR8247 - published on 2 December 2020

Torbay Council is urging businesses who will struggle under tier 2 local restrictions to apply for the COVID grants available.

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