Torbay Council Leader Backs Calls For Fairer Public Health Funding

Steve Darling, Liberal Democrat Leader of Torbay Council, has joined forces with over a third of upper tier council leaders across England to back Cancer Research UK’s call for the new Government to increase public health funding. The number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply ...

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MP’s Vote On Same-Sex Marriage ‘Shameful’

The decision by the MP for Torbay, Kevin Foster, to vote against extending same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland has been described as ‘shameful’ by local Liberal Democrat Councillor Swithin Long. Commenting on the MP’s vote, Councillor Long said, “As an openly gay man I grew up during a t...

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Affordable homes boost for Paignton

At the forthcoming Full Council Meeting on 18th July, a report will be discussed regarding the proposed disposal of land at Collaton St Mary and Preston Down Road in Paignton, which will unlock the opportunity of more affordable homes in Paignton. This proposed decision follows the Council being ...

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Public set to be asked about two new Town Councils in Torbay

Torbay Council’s Cabinet will be considering next steps in the process that may ultimately lead to the creation of Town Councils across Torbay at their forthcoming meeting on 9th July 2019. Work in this respect has been progressing since Full Council made the decision to start a review last year....

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Update on recycling collections

Following enquiries from Liberal Democrat councillors, Torbay Council have provided an update on the recent late recycling collections. TOR2 have advised the council that, due to unexpected circumstances that have led to a lower number of drivers, there are approximately 3 or 4 collection rounds ...

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