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Calling all artists! Torbay Council is seeking to commission a permanent artwork to celebrate the life and work of Agatha Christie

Torbay Council, working in collaboration with Agatha Christie Limited, the Agatha Christie Festival Limited, Torbay Culture and others is seeking a permanent artwork for the Torquay harbour area to celebrate the life and work of Agatha Christie. Torbay has an exceptional literary heritage. For generations the bay’s natural and cultural heritage has provided inspiration for

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Work starts on Phase 2 of LIGHTPLAY at Royal Terrace Garden

The second phase of work to install LIGHTPLAY at Royal Terrace Gardens in Torquay is set to commence on Tuesday 31 August. Local contractors Drew & Co are working with award-winning Michael Grubb Studio to complete the installation. Phase 2 includes converting the step lights to new colour choices, installing and commissioning the new bespoke

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Torbay and Exeter launch bid to become City of Culture 2025

Torbay and Exeter have joined forces to become an internationally recognised City of Culture.  The two UNESCO designated areas have teamed up in their ambition to provide significant financial, social, and cultural benefits to the region.   If the bid is shortlisted into the final six, Torbay and Exeter will receive £40,000 to develop the programme to secure

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£10m manufacturing facility ready for local multinational company

A new purpose-built 5,550m² manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton is complete and ready to be used by a local multinational manufacturing company. Castings Support Systems (CSS) Group will take on the building to support their growing business and use specialist machinery to manufacture products for pharmaceutical distribution and aerospace industries. Relocating to the new

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Work begins to install LIGHTPLAY at Royal Terrace Gardens

Work began this week to install Phase 1 of LIGHTPLAY at Royal Terrace Gardens in Torquay. Local contractors Drew & Co have been appointed to work with the award-winning Michael Grubb Studio to complete the installation. The works which are expected to last for approx. 3 weeks will see remedial works taking place that include

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Upton Park officially opened following completion of enhancement works

Upton Park in Torquay has been officially opened by Councillor Terry Manning, The Worshipful the Mayor of Torbay following significant investment to improve access and enhance amenities. On Saturday 26 June, key community stakeholders for Upton came together to celebrate the opening of Upton Park. This follows the completion of enhancement works which were made

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Residents move into new affordable housing in Torbay

TorVista Homes welcomes new residents into its first affordable housing project. In partnership with Torbay Council, TorVista Homes secured funding for affordable housing and has acquired 13 properties in Paignton. The new accommodation is made up of one and two bedroom properties and the nine new families and residents were selected from over 100 applications

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Over £220,000 funding boost for the Bay’s tourism economy this summer

Torbay Council, working with TDA and SwisCo, is set to invest £221,293 into Torbay’s seafronts and town centres this summer holiday season to help boost our reopening and deliver critical support for local businesses hit hard over the past 15 months. Our seafronts will undergo further environmental improvements such as repairs and refurbishment of railings,

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New Nursery Accommodation project to open

Barton Academy will be opening the doors to its brand new nursery accommodation later this term. The project faced significant challenges as a direct result of the COVID pandemic and its completion was at risk.  However, through the collaboration of Academies Enterprise Trust, Barkers Associates, Torbay Council, TDA and the new contractor Mercury the project

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Wickes bringing new store to Edginswell business park

Torbay Council has signed a contract with DIY retail giants Wickes to bring a new store to the Edginswell business park.    The store which is scheduled to open at the end of 2022 comes at a crucial time as the Council looks to accelerate its COVID-19 economic recovery plan and create much needed job opportunities in the construction and retail sectors.    This announcement from Wickes

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