10 days ’til virtual festival time!

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead JUST ten days to go to the annual Ageing Well Festival online and on Riviera FM. We would have loved to bring everyone together in the Riviera Centre in Torquay for the annual celebrations, but we felt that was a step too far in these uncertain times. For now. But the party will go ahead on Friday, October … Continue reading 10 days ’til virtual festival time!

Torbay Volunteer Celebration postponed

A message from Torbay Council: In July we mentioned about holding our Torbay wide celebration of volunteers and the community this weekend (18th-19th September). Due to us being in an Enhanced Response Area with regards to Covid-19 it has been decided to postpone this until next year. When we have finalised the plans we will share these with you. Once again we would like to … Continue reading Torbay Volunteer Celebration postponed

Get digging to help others and earn ‘credits’ with Torbay Timebank – Community Matters

By Sandra Harper, Torquay Timebank Broker Pfft, and just like that, it was gone. I thought that that big yellow thing in the sky shone on us very sparingly this year and now I’m in a cloudy, warm, yet pleasant place where the beautiful leaves turn orange and brown and conkers fall from the trees. I love that sound when you walk through the woods … Continue reading Get digging to help others and earn ‘credits’ with Torbay Timebank – Community Matters

Everyone can help against loneliness

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Thousands of people have discovered in the last 18 months that volunteering is a two-way street. So many people have found that by helping others, they also help themselves, often in ways, they could not have dreamed of. David Evans, 61, has volunteered for most of his life in one way or another, starting with a sponsored walk … Continue reading Everyone can help against loneliness

Join us in tremendous opportunity to experiment with our streets – Community Matters

By Ash Rangasamy, Community Builder for Paignton Town Centre & Clifton with Maidenway What makes a community feel like a community? Is it a good group of pals? Is it hustle and bustle? Calm corners and leafy parks? Is it cafés and local shops to relax in and potter around? Places for kids to go and be kids? Is it knowing that Jeff in the … Continue reading Join us in tremendous opportunity to experiment with our streets – Community Matters

Torbay Covid-19 levels fall after peaking

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead At last, the COVID rate in the Bay is falling after peaking at record levels. Whilst the rest of the country’s figures were spiralling, we somehow managed to come through the worst of the crisis with relatively low figures. But in the last month, the pendulum swung and it was the South West that was reporting the brunt … Continue reading Torbay Covid-19 levels fall after peaking

Torbay’s social calendar is filling up before my eyes – Community Matters

By Leah Whitcher, Community Builder for Torre & Upton Hello again. Isn’t it lovely to see our beautiful Bay thriving this summer? When I finally managed to spend some quality time on my patch delivering the last of the community magazines, I dashed to Torquay harbour on my way home to The Family Bread, Torbay’s very own proper French bakery – sadly too late, it … Continue reading Torbay’s social calendar is filling up before my eyes – Community Matters

Urging caution as Torbay Covid-rates spike

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead A plea: please be careful out there; coronavirus has not gone away; in fact, cases are nearly as high today as they have ever been. The NHS is creaking under the strain, whether that be the GP surgeries or Torbay Hospital as more people seek medical assistance, either because of COVID or other illnesses. Thousands of vulnerable people … Continue reading Urging caution as Torbay Covid-rates spike

Torbay Timebank friends enjoy a cuppa at their beach hut – Community Matters

By Ruth Tshoukas, Paignton Timebank Broker The Timebank in Torbay is beginning to get up and running again with regular weekly meetings at the Bright Bean Café in Preston on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm. Come and join us. You can talk to me first, my phone number is below, or just turn up. This is how the Timebank works: Timebank members can offer their skills … Continue reading Torbay Timebank friends enjoy a cuppa at their beach hut – Community Matters

Tune in for Ageing Well @Home 2021

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Once again, the Ageing Well Torbay Festival is going online to bring you the best of the Bay’s talent to a computer screen or radio near you. It is the second year in a row that we have been forced to retreat from the cavernous halls of the Riviera Centre in Torquay in favour of a digital edition, … Continue reading Tune in for Ageing Well @Home 2021