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Torbay Ready for Work Programme has been extended

Given the success in Torbay over the past two years, the Ready for Work programme has been extended for a further 12 months. Following a review, some changes have been made to the scope and delivery of the programme to ensure it meets the needs of employers, the labour market, and residents. Ready for Work

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Torbay Supplier Engagement Conference to take place 16 December 2021

The first Torbay Supplier Engagement Conference will take place on 16 December 2021. The conference will be virtual and will welcome procurement leads from the local public sector. The event, in partnership with Torbay Council, South Devon College, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and TDA, will provide local Torbay businesses with the opportunity

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Extension at Mayfield School will provide new improved facilities for pupils

Work has started at Mayfield School to build a new Administration Block, which will allow existing space within the school to be remodelled to accommodate improved, reconfigured teaching and learning spaces. Torbay Council approved the £1.5m funding as part of the Children’s Services Capital Programme, supporting the commitment to improve existing facilities for children and

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We’re looking for young people to sit on the Torquay Town Deal Board

In October 2020 Torbay Council secured £21.9 million investment from the Government’s Towns Fund. The Towns Fund provides Torquay with a once in a generation opportunity to bring about significant change with a focus on the town centre and is being used to deliver innovative regeneration and transformational projects as set out in the Torquay Town Investment Plan.

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EPIC tenants shortlisted in the 2021 Tech South West Awards

Two companies based at EPIC (Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre) in Torbay, have been shortlisted in the 2021 Tech South West Awards, which represent the best in tech from across the region. There were over 200 entries for this year’s awards from across the wider South West and the judging process involved four days of

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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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