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Christmas parking offer

Christmas parking offer

Cut-price parking will tempt Christmas shoppers to spend their seasonal cash in Torbay, councillors are hoping. From December 1 to Christmas Eve, there will be reduced fees in selected Torbay Council car parks, allowing shoppers and visitors to pay for an hour and...

Restart Grants

Restart Grants

Eligible businesses can now apply for their RESTART GRANT from Torbay Council. This applies to shops, personal care businesses (e.g. hair dressers, nail salons), hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses. It's worth £6k - £18k so an important boost to the spring's...

MP in call for support for tourism and hospitality sector

MP in call for support for tourism and hospitality sector

MP Anthony Mangnall is calling on the hospitality industry to be given the support it needs to recover after the Covid-19 pandemic. A petition arrived at the House of Commons on January 11 calling for the creation of a Minister for Hospitality in UK...

Second round of the Kickstart Grant Scheme

Second round of the Kickstart Grant Scheme

The Growth Support Kickstart Team is delighted to announce that businesses operating in the tourism sector are invited to apply for the second round of the Kickstart Grant Scheme when the application window reopens at midday on Monday (21 September). After the initial...

Boris Johnson’s surprise Brixham visit

Boris Johnson’s surprise Brixham visit

The Prime Minister bought himself a portion of fish and chips during a visit to Brixham Harbour on 23 August. Boris Johnson paid £7.75 in cash for the hake and chips from the Rockfish takeaway. He posed for selfies with queuing customers in the shop before putting on...

Breakwater plan put forward for funding

Breakwater plan put forward for funding

A plan to build a new breakwater to protect Brixham Harbour has been backed by councillors. The £14m scheme for a high-tech floating northern breakwater had been proposed by harbourmaster Adam Parnell. A meeting of Torbay Council backed the scheme to go forward for...

Devon Delivers – Business Promotion Grants

Devon Delivers – Business Promotion Grants

Applications are being sought for the latest round of Devon County Council's Business Promotion Grant. Grants of up to £1,500 are available to help companies looking to reach new customers. The funding, which is offered through a competitive bidding process, is aimed...

Electoral Review of Torbay – Warding Arrangements

Electoral Review of Torbay – Warding Arrangements

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has formally commenced an electoral review of Torbay Council. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the review and seek your views on future ward boundaries for the council. The Commission is carrying out a...

Business Rates Revaluations

Business Rates Revaluations

Thousands of businesses in England and Wales are set to see dramatic changes to the amount they pay in business rates, after the government has published the new "rateable values" of their properties. Soaring property values in parts of London and the South East over...

Business rates transfer

Business rates transfer

Chancellor George Osborne announced local councils will set and keep business rates in what he called the “biggest transfer in power to the local government in living memory”, during his speech to the Conservative conference earlier this month. Osborne added that the...

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

If Torbay's tourism and retail businesses united they could run one of the biggest business improvement programmes in the country. The potential 'T-BID' partnership to both promote and improve the Bay's prospects was outlined by project consultant Mo Aswat, of Mosaic...