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Virtual High Street Guide

Virtual High Street Guide

Torbay Council are pleased to reveal a new virtual High Street Guide that provides live connectivity from local businesses, as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project. The High Street Guide enables shoppers to see businesses near them and view their social...

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TBCN Zoom – 16 March

TBCN Zoom – 16 March

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 16th March from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum. This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business...

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NCTA – Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism Businesses

NCTA – Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism Businesses

The NCTA have been surveying businesses around the coast to help assess and understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on coastal tourism businesses in England. The survey will be repeated in different waves throughout 2021, the results of which will be published...

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‘Our voice has to be heard’

‘Our voice has to be heard’

Celebrity chefs and other leading players in tourism and hospitality are calling for a bigger voice in Parliament for their battered industry.   A ‘Seat at the Table' campaign has been launched in a bid to see a Minister specifically...

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Star rating for Brixham toilet saved by people power

Star rating for Brixham toilet saved by people power

A Brixham toilet that was saved from closure by people power has been given a coveted loo award. The public toilet at Fishcombe Cove was threatened with closure last summer as Torbay Council ran out of funds to keep it going. But the public rallied round and backed a...

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TBCN Zoom – 16 Feb

TBCN Zoom – 16 Feb

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 16th February from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum. This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business...

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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...

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Torbay COVID Update – 14 January 2021

Torbay COVID Update – 14 January 2021

Dr Caroline Dimond, Torbay Director of Public Health, talks about how rates are going up, especially in working age people and we need to act now. She also urges businesses to ensure they are COVID safe and for us all to act as if we have it. In summary: Stay at home...

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Covid closure grants

Covid closure grants

The latest government support for businesses forced to close due to covid is being paid out by Torbay council. Their website is now updated with the latest info: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/.../businesses-financial-support/ In short: Businesses which received a grant...

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Vaccinating Torbay

Vaccinating Torbay

By David Gledhill, Torbay Community Development Trust People of Torbay give yourself a pat on the back. You are awesome.Within hours of putting out an appeal for more volunteers to help with the vaccine roll out and supporting people shielding, our phones were ringing...

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A year like no other

A year like no other

By Jim Portus, South West Fish Producers Organisation I have been fortunate enough over the last three decades to witness many wonderful industry investments and developments, such as the launch of many new fishing...

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