By Simon Sherbersky, who has led the Torbay Community Development Trust since its inception, steps down this week. Here he reflects on that journey. Well, what a journey it has been and what a privilege to have led the Trust over the last nine years. I can say, with complete conviction that I am extremely proud of what we have all achieved together in Torbay … Continue reading TCDT – Bringing People Together, The Torbay Way!
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead TWO years ago today, the unthinkable happened and a new word was introduced into all our vocabularies – lockdown. Doors across the Bay were closed and we all said goodbye to friends and family as we hunkered down to see what the future would bring. The fear was palpable. Theories, conspiracy theories were available in abundance, but what … Continue reading Two years since our first Lockdown
By Nina Cooper, Community Builder for Kings Ash and Collaton St. Mary Torbay knitters are at it again – and dozens are preparing to decorate the streets. Look out for the yarn bombing around Torbay for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations from May 12 to 15. Robbie Lynch and her friends long since came up with a creative solution to the Bay’s scruffy buildings – yarn … Continue reading Knitters aiming to yarn bomb Queen’s Jubilee – Community Matters
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Every night in shelters and doorways across the Bay, people are bedding down because they have nowhere else to go. Others are not so lucky and have to make their own protection against the elements with whatever is available. People’s reasons for being out on the streets are many and complex, but they all have in thing in … Continue reading Just a taste of sleeping rough
By Theo Tanser and Dan Best, community builders for Hele, Watcombe and Barton TORBAY Together, the one-stop for opportunities for all across the Bay has just gone Devon wide. Torbay Together was launched by Torbay Community Development to provide a wealth of information for everything going on in the Bay as well as somewhere for volunteering opportunities and a home for the Torbay Timebank Torbay’s … Continue reading Torbay Together now connected to all of Devon
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Young people are having it tough right now and need our support more than ever before. Mental health among young people is suffering as unprecedented pressures are heaped upon them at an age when they are ill-equipped to cope. The last couple of years have been hard on everyone because of COVID, but for children and young people, … Continue reading More help for all ages, going forward
By Jennie Langridge & Amanda Lynn, Community Builders for St. Marychurch, Babbacombe & Maidencombe As we go into spring, we are really looking forward to better weather, when we can all start to venture out more and enjoy the outdoors, maybe in gardens or just out for a walk. We have some good news, the new Babbacombe Memory Café for people with Dementia and Memory Loss … Continue reading Volunteer opportunities for the Good Neighbour Network – Community Matters
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead TWO years on, we are told that we should allow life to return to ‘normal’, whatever that means? The Government has made it clear that we are now all at liberty to cast off restrictions and return as much as possible to the lives we lived before we knew the meaning of the word COVID. But before we … Continue reading Two years later…back to normal?
By Victoria Campbell, Community Builder for Brixham About five years ago, a group of people in Brixham with a passion for wellbeing and good mental health decided to do something to help others in the community who were struggling. They set out to create ‘safe spaces’ for anyone feeling sad, lonely or isolated or having thoughts of suicide. It provides a security net for the … Continue reading Making Brixham a place where people can talk openly about mental health – Community Matters
By Paul Trainer, Information Officer for Torbay Together In Director Michael Winner’s 1964 film, The System, filmed almost entirely on location in Torbay, he depicts an English seaside town called Roxham that thrives during the summer months but effectively dies outside of the tourist season; beyond the holiday period, there is little to do in Roxham. Winner perhaps renamed his resort location for fear of … Continue reading Torbay Together’s exciting next move – to Devon!