Chaos over Chair of Harbours in Torbay

Liberal Democrat councillors Nick Pentney and Mandy Darling were outraged Monday evening following the unnecessary re-running of the Harbour Committee meeting to elect a Chair and Vice Chair.   On the 18 June  the Harbour Committee met  to undertake elections for the positions of Chair and Vice ...

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Statement by Torbay Liberal Democrats on the resignation of Councillor King

The following email was received on the 18 September by Steve Darling the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council.    Dear Steve Thank you for your recent phone call and email. As I’m sure you will understand, I’m not in a very good place at the moment. I have a medical certificate to c...

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Council to be quizzed on poor state of Torquay town centre

A councillor whose ward covers Torquay town centre is set to challenge Conservative-run Torbay Council over the poor repair of the Pavilion in Torquay, as well as the lack of uniformed police officers in Torquay, at the Full Council on Thursday 20th  September.    Liberal Democrat Mandy Darling,...

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Local teacher wins Liberal Democrat nomination for Torbay

Paignton-based schoolteacher and former Foreign Office diplomat Lee Howgate has been selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrat Party in Torbay. The election means Lee will stand for the Liberal Democrats in Torbay at the next General Election. All members of th...

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Children Most in Need in Torbay Continue to be Let Down by Tory Run Council

An Ofsted Report into Children’s Services in Torbay has been published today and the Conservative run Council service has been judged to be inadequately run.  Torbay was first found to be inadequate in this service area in October 2010.  Cllr Steve Darling Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torba...

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Torquay Liberal Democrats hail “long overdue” progress on Torwood Street plans

Tormohun’s Liberal Democrat councillors Mandy Darling and Nick Pentney have welcomed the news that the loan agreement between Torbay Council and the proposed developers of a Torwood Street site has been signed. This opens the way for the proposed development of the site that includes plans for ...

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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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