How can you bring a Community together?

By Dan Best, Community Builder for Hele, Watcombe & Barton How can you bring a Community together? That was one of the challenges asked of me, when I became a community builder supporting Hele, Barton and Watcombe for Torbay Community Development Trust in 2017. A good question and so when several of the residents expressed a desire to develop some patches of derelict ground, that … Continue reading How can you bring a Community together?

TOFA What’s on Guide – February Special Edition

Torbay Over 50’s Assembly’s (TOFA) volunteers have created a special edition what’s on guide, dedicated to events taking place throughout February. To view this special edition, download it here: TOFA What’s on Torbay (during February 2020 special) Download The main guides for Torquay, Brixham & Paignton are available to download from our What’s On page. If you’d like a copy sent to you digitally, or … Continue reading TOFA What’s on Guide – February Special Edition

A café for the community – From cuppas & chats, to cooking buddies & clubs

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead One of the joys of being part of the team that is Torbay Community Development Trust is working alongside some truly visionary people. It is easy to view the many issues that we come across in our daily lives as problems, but it is much better when we take a step back and work not on the problem, … Continue reading A café for the community – From cuppas & chats, to cooking buddies & clubs

Keep the community informed – become a publisher in Torbay

Do you have the skills and passion to create a regular local magazine? We’re seeking dedicated individuals, with a drive to keep the community informed. These individuals would create a community magazine, which would: Cover local issues, good news stories, campaigns and what’s on locally (events, activities, groups etc.) in particular areas of Torbay (listed below) Be supported by local advertising (some start-up funds available … Continue reading Keep the community informed – become a publisher in Torbay

TOFA What’s on guide – January 2020 edition

Volunteers from Torbay Over 50’s Assembly have been hard at work putting together  what’s on guides for the Paignton, Brixham & Torquay areas – a sample of activities and groups available locally (not an exhaustive list). These guides are available to download below. If you’d like a copy sent to you digitally, or in print, please email ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk or phone 01803 212638. What’s on Lists … Continue reading TOFA What’s on guide – January 2020 edition

A Bay full of stories

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead ONE of the joys of working for Ageing Well Torbay and the Torbay Community Development Trust is meeting some fantastic people. Torbay boasts an incredibly diverse set of residents from long-established families to those attracted by the favourable climate and access to both the countryside and the sea. It means there is a heady mix of can-do individuals … Continue reading A Bay full of stories

Ageing Well newsletter – Winter 2019-2020 edition

The new Winter edition of the AWT newsletter is now available – both online, and in print. In this edition, we catch up with the Ageing Well Festival, the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly, Community Buses and more. Featured are the stories of Lady Margaret – a lifetime of unconditional love, and Karen, Community Care Extraordinaire. To view the newsletter online, visit Issuu, or view/download the … Continue reading Ageing Well newsletter – Winter 2019-2020 edition