Crime survey findings show it's time that Torquay had its PCSOs back

Crime survey findings show it's time that Torquay had its PCSOs back

According to a crime survey conducted by the Torbay Liberal Democrats, Torquay residents and businesses have serious concerns about the level of anti-social behaviour and want a more visible police presence on our high street. Torquay Lib Dem Councillors Nick Pentney and Mandy Darling conducted...

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Water Bottle Refills on our beaches

As part of their Plastic-Free Torbay campaign Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are highlighting the fact the municipal taps on beaches in Torbay supply drinking water and can be used to refill bottles.  Torbay Council is currently putting signage up stating that these water sources are drinki...

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Fears over the future of Paignton Harbour

At May's Full Council meeting the Conservative-controlled council voted to enter into a developer partnership to redevelop the South Quay of Paignton Harbour including building on the Roundham car park, taking away at least 60 parking spaces. The proposal suggests at least 50 residential apartme...

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King George V Playing Fields Get £5000 Grant

The King George V playing fields, off the Teignmouth Road Torquay,  are set to benefit from a £5000 grant to promote physical activity.  The grant will provide facilities for football, golf and frisbee golf.  Local Liberal Democrat campaigner, Deborah Brewer said: “The opportunity for this grant...

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Bus Boost Thanks to Liberal Democrat Campaigning

Three bus services across Torbay have been given a boost following campaigning by Liberal Democrats and the community.  The 60 bus service, which serves residential areas between Torquay Harbour and Paignton bus station, has had a more reliable bus provided to ensure greater reliability.  The 65...

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Torbay To Go Plastic Free Thanks To Lib Dem Initiative

Many people in Torbay and across the UK were moved by the recent ‘Blue Planet’ programme which highlighted how single use plastics are blighting the UK’s seas, beaches and marine life. This in turn affects people as the plastic can end up in the food we eat. In 2016 the Ellen MacArthur Foundatio...

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Totnes and Brixham Prospective Parliamentary Candidate - Caroline Voaden

Caroline Voaden is the newly selected Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Totnes constituency. Caroline is a former correspondent and editor with Reuters news agency and more recently owned and ran the Social Fabric craft business in Totnes which closed last year. She currently works...

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Tories Cut Policing Numbers as Crime is on the Up

Tories have been short changing the public by cutting police numbers in Devon & Cornwall.  Home Office figures demonstrate that there are now 162 fewer uniformed crime fighters in the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.  The official statistics show that in 2015 there were 1,727 uniformed crime...

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65 bus makes a welcome return

65 bus makes a welcome return

Local residents have been delighted to learn that that the 65 bus service has returned. The Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) have registered the service with the Traffic Commission and recently commenced running it using volunteer drivers. Last year the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Counci...

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'Fake Homeless' campaign is cruel and heartless and needs to stop now

'Fake Homeless' campaign is cruel and heartless and needs to stop now

The Torbay Liberal Democrats have slammed a campaign that seeks to ‘name and shame’ so-called fake homeless people in Torquay. The campaign – spearheaded by local businessman Ashley Sims – involves taking pictures of those who are begging and claim to be homeless. The controversial campaign was ...

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