Let’s get Together! – Community Matters

By Marianne Parker, Creative Community Builder & Community Builder for Wellswood Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you think they will and I am so happy to be back doing the best job in the world as Creative Community Builder for Torbay and Community Builder for Wellswood where our Community Picnic took place on a beautiful afternoon in July. Those lucky enough to … Continue reading Let’s get Together! – Community Matters

What does a community builder do exactly? – Community Matters

By Christine Durrant, Community Builder for Preston ‘What does a community builder do exactly?’ This can be a difficult question to answer as we all work in different ways according to our own particular strengths.  Our role is to get to know everyone we can within our communities.  We learn about local people, organisations and businesses by listening to their hopes and aspirations.  Often, we … Continue reading What does a community builder do exactly? – Community Matters

Call us if you are wondering what you could do locally – Community Matters

By Gill Knight, Community Builder for Paignton South – Goodrington, Roselands, White Rock, Hookhills, Broadsands, Galmpton and Churston While I am sat here watching the TV, and seeking inspiration, worrying about fuel shortages, and will I have enough diesel to see my 92-year-old dad who lives 75 miles away, I realise that every one of us is worrying about something. The current situation shows how the … Continue reading Call us if you are wondering what you could do locally – Community Matters

Community builders’ groups reopening after 18 months of lockdown – Community Matters

By Amanda Lynn & Jennie Langridge, Community Builders for St. Marychurch, Babbacombe & Maidencombe Well it’s been a very busy couple of months with lots of visitors to the Bay. I don’t think I have ever seen Babbacombe so busy on a sunny day, which was lovely for all the local businesses in the area. Jennie and myself have been very busy, also, starting to … Continue reading Community builders’ groups reopening after 18 months of lockdown – Community Matters

It’s almost virtual festival time – Community Matters

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead The annual Ageing Well Torbay Festival – a celebration of older people – is taking place online and on radio for the second year in a row. Sadly, plans for a massive get together at the Riviera Centre in Torquay have had to be postponed to March next year because of COVID, but the party will go ahead … Continue reading It’s almost virtual festival time – Community Matters

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

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’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

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

Party in Park to celebrate community’s amazing lockdown volunteers – Community Matters

By Usha Garrattley, Community Builder for Ellacombe & Plainmoor This is perfect timing as I am excited to let you know about some activities and events happening next month! September starts off with a new coffee morning with a difference as you can also take part in a walk around Cary Park, do some putting, play table tennis or have Netfriends support you digitally with … Continue reading Party in Park to celebrate community’s amazing lockdown volunteers – Community Matters