Support your locals – Community Matters

By Joey Damiral, Community Builder for Chelston, Cockington & Livermead

Torbay is an amazing place, full of remarkable people. My role, as the community builder for Chelston, Cockington and Livermead has enabled me to witness this first-hand. We have been through such difficult times over the past two years and despite this, have pulled together and supported one another as best we can. The community spirit has been nothing short of heroic, so let’s all hold our heads up high and look forward to what this year has in store. A year to celebrate our Queen and Country, a year to venture out and meet more people and a year of relief and joyful encounters. Let’s make this year a great one!

I am interested to hear from many of you about what community groups you would like to see across Torbay and especially within Chelston, Cockington and Livermead. This is certainly a re-building period for social gatherings, as many of us are now feeling ready to get back out in the community and involved in groups that spark our interests. So, please do send me your ideas on groups that you would like to take part in. If you would also like to take a lead on a particular group, then let me know, as that would be extremely positive.

The Chelston Community Social will launch in March and will take place every Thursday 11am-1pm. This will take place at the Haywain Pub and is open to all. It will include hot drinks, free pool, free darts, a free hour of music and games. Come along and meet people and have a good time. The pub will be opening early just for this group, so please make the most of this opportunity!

The Haywain Pub, found at 47 Sherwell Valley Rd, Torquay TQ2 6EL

The Geek Retreat is also opening in March, in Torquay town centre. Enabling for enthusiasts to meet up and play games, whilst discussing the joys of pop culture.

Geek Retreat Torbay, opening 19th March 2022 at 71 Union St, Torquay TQ1 3DA

Community Pony CIC has recently launched, offering pony therapy, which is a very unique and fascinating provision for mental health.

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More opportunities to come!

Please get in touch to discuss things further:


Mobile: 07754609494

Facebook page: @joeyCB