Save our Wildlife

On the day when the World Wildlife Trust has issued a report highlighting a 60% decrease in the world population of  invertebrates, Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, at the Full Council meeting on the 27 October 2016, are set to champion the need for a protected area in the south west of Lyme ...

Save our Wildlife

Council Failing to manage the TOR2 contract

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council have been raising concerns with the Conservative/UKIP-controlled Torbay Council regarding poor management of the TOR2 Contract.  •       Late collection of bins •       Filthy public Toilets •       £250,000 back log of road lining contract.

Council Failing to manage the TOR2 contract

King George V Playing Fields to be registered "in Trust"

The two Liberal Democrat Watcombe ward councillors, Steve Darling and Roger Stringer, are planning to put right an 80 year old mistake when the King George V playing fields failed to be registered in trust as a memorial to his majesty.  Liberal Democrat group leader Steve Darling said: “Over the ...

George V Playing Fields to be registered

Bailiffs to benefit from "Benefit Cuts"

In the same week a second food bank opened in Torquay, the Conservative/UKIP controlled council began a consultation on raising from 25% to 45% the Council Tax contribution from those the benefits system deems so poor that they qualify for a discount.Tormohun Liberal Democrat councillor Mandy Dar...

Bailiffs to benefit from "Benefit Cuts"

Western Rise Damning Report

Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Doggett is set to challenge The Conservative/UKIP administration of Torbay Council at the Full Counci meetingl this Thursday 27 October over their response to the "damning" Western Rise serious case review.   Cllr Doggett said: “I was shocked at how many profession...

Western Rise Damning Report

Mayor Oliver to block child safety cameras

Torbay Liberal Democrat Councillors  are set to oppose plans by the Conservative mayor Gordon Oliver to block the possibility of using a camera car to protect children and crossing patrols staff near Torbay schools. At the Full Council meeting on 22 September the Liberal Democrat Group will call ...

Mayor Oliver to block child safety cameras

Impact of Brexit on Torbay

With a continuing lack of leadership from the national Conservative government, Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, at the Full Council meeting on 22 September, are set to challenge the Conservative and  UKIP-controlled administration to get a grip on the changes that will face Torbay in a world...

Impact of Brexit on Torbay

Coastal footpath at Redgate beach under threat

The coastal footpath at Redgate beach could soon be under threat, according to local Liberal Democrats. The leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council is set to challenge the local authority for allowing part of the sea defence on the beach to be breached.  Cllr Steve Darling, who is a kee...

Coastal footpath at Redgate beach under threat

Torbay Tories to be challenged over hitting the poorest hardest

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to challenge the Conservative-controlled council over plans to charge those least able to pay council tax hundreds of pounds more each year.  Currently, those who are in receipt of benefits and are of working age pay 10% of their council tax. The Conser...

Torbay Tories to be challenged over hitting the poorest hardest

Windfalls from hospital sell-offs

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to demand that any financial windfalls from the selling off of South Devon cottage hospitals are ring-fenced for improving local services.  At the next Torbay Full Council meeting on 22 September, Liberal Democrat Paignton councillor Ian Doggett is set ...

Windfalls from hospital sell-offs must be spent on local services demand Liberal Democrats