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Housing Boost for Torbay

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council were delighted after a rental housing company for Torbay, Rentco, scheduled to invest £25 million in Torbay, was agreed at the Full Council meeting on the 20th July. The council-owned housing company is set to start to tackle some of the deep-seated housing pro...

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Future Airshows in Torbay should be self-funding

"To be truly successful, the airshow must be given the opportunity to prove it can fly by itself" say Torbay Liberal Democrats. Torbay’s Liberal Democrat councillors are set to reject a proposal from Torbay’s Conservative’s to commit to funding the Torbay airshow for five years. Local Conservati...

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Proposed "New Wards" in Torbay give electoral advantage to the Conservatives

Torbay Council have published (Wednesday 19 July) their proposals for new wards in Torbay. Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council have branded Conservative proposals for new wards in Torbay as gerrymandering. While the majority of wards stay the same the most controversial Tory proposals cut the com...

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Torbay's Children's Services to be managed by Plymouth

At a meeting of Torbay Full Council, on 20 July, where the Council is set to relinquish management of Children’s Services to Plymouth City Council, questions will be asked regarding Torbay Council taking more seriously the needs of children in Torbay Torquay Liberal Democrat councillor for Ellaco...

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Rubbish chaos in Torbay

After months of a chaotic waste and recycling service for Torbay residents, questions are set to be raised at Torbay’s Full Council meeting on Thursday 20th July. Liberal Democrat councillor Mandy Darling has been bombarded by complaints from local residents furious about waste left rotting on To...

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Libdem councillors demand sight of Planning Services report

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council have demanded the release of a peer review into the planning service of the Council. Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council Steve Darling said “We have been promised copies of the action plan to tackle the issues identified in this report, weeks ago,...

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New Member of Torbay Council

Despite there having been no local elections in Torbay there will be a new face at this week's Full Council meetings. A few weeks ago, Coral, Cllr Mandy Darling’s guide dog retired and was rehomed by fellow Liberal Democrat councillor Adrian Sanders. Now, following a period of intensive training...

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Sanders Says Thank You

Adrian Sanders who was Torbay's MP for 18 years between 1997 and 2015, has announced he will not be contesting the election on 8th June and has thanked constituents for their past support. "I have been genuinely touched and surprised at the enormous number of messages of support and offers of hel...

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Local LibDems back "Save Our Hospitals - Red Line Protest"

On Saturday 1 April, Torbay Liberal Democrats joined the Save Our Hospital Services red line demonstration at Lowes Bridge entrance to Torbay hospital.   Torquay campaigner Swithin Long said: “It was good to see people from a number of political backgrounds coming together to protest against thes...

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