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  1. A new campaign has been launched which encourages residents and tourists to think about how they donate to help the homeless. The Torquay Town Centre Partnership and Torbay Council campaign Change: Make It Count gives people other options to donate which will help those who are begging, instead of giving it to them on the … Continued

  2. Torbay’s beaches have once again been recognised as amongst the best in the UK and England. This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy have announced that of the 125 Seaside Awards nationally, ten have been awarded in Torbay. This is the same as last year. Three of these beaches – Meadfoot, Oddicombe and Breakwater, have … Continued

  3. Forty local organisations are to receive funding this year from Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, who for the 8th year running is giving part of his salary to charitable groups. They will each receive a grant of up to £1000 to help them drive forward projects in their community. So far 388 local groups, organisations … Continued

  4. Torbay Council is urging everyone to think about the environment and help Torbay reduce plastic use. It’s involved in and is supporting a number of initiatives to try and discourage the use of unnecessary single use plastic products to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans. The Council has also signed … Continued

  5. Ten local good causes have recently been successful in obtaining a small grant award from the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund. The lucky organisations to benefit are:   Great Parks Community Centre   £1000.00   Friends of the Vigilance   £ 800.00   Shekinah Grow Paignton £1300.00   Transfigurations   £1000.00     Friends of … Continued

  6. What matters to you in your local area? Is it the state of the local park, the need for more activities for young people, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring that local businesses can thrive? Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it … Continued

  7. ‘Torbay Tattoo Tales’, a short film by Torbay-born film maker Danny Cooke was selected to be screened at the Austin Spotlight Film Festival and was shown last night. The film was commissioned by Torre Abbey Museum to promote Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, the exhibition currently residing at Torre Abbey. It was showcased in Austin … Continued

  8. Dartmoor National Park, Devon County Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council and Torbay Council are consulting on a draft South Hams SAC Greater Horseshoe Bat Supplementary Planning Document. This Supplementary Planning Document is being prepared to provide guidance on the implementation of policies relating to the South Hams Special Area of Conservation, specifically … Continued

  9. Torre Abbey Museum has welcomed a new permanent exhibition which celebrates the history of one of the Navy’s most famous names – HMS Torbay. The exhibition highlights the exploits of bravery and heroism of the captains, officers and crew of latter ships in the 20th Century culminating in the retirement of the Trafalgar Class Nuclear … Continued