If you have something that will be of interest to over 50’s let us know by email

Next Steps – Paignton

Wednesday 27th February 2019, 10am-12pm.
Paignton Library.
Booking essential.
Book your place online via Eventbriteemail phone 01803 212638.

Have you ever stopped to think what you wish you had known before you retired? Downsized? Before you became a carer or your mobility changed? Or are there things you are thinking about now, before you retire? What advice would you give others?

We want to pull together an ‘experts by experience guide’ that revolves around Next Steps…preparing for later life. We need a variety of voices and experiences so what you think is important.

We will be holding events to explore the subject and gather your thoughts – we want to curate a guide that will be a legacy for Torbay and for future generations.

Interested in being involved? For more info on the Next Steps project, email David Gledhill at:, or phone 01803 212638.


Mosaic Fun with Positive People

February: 18th, 25th
March: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April: 1st, 8th

8 weeks, 2019


Great Parks Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Paignton, TQ3 3YS

Learn how to Mosaic and be part of an 8 week project, where we will be creating a Mosaic that will be a lasting legacy for Grow Gap’s intergenerational garden project.

This is an opportunity for 15 individuals to work together on the Mosaic, which will be displayed on an external wall.

Everyone will see their contribution in the finished masterpiece.

For more info and/or to book, contact Natasha: 07977 226277/

Want to get your local business started?Local Spark Business Starter workshops

Join Local Spark for a 2 hour workshop in Torquay, Brixham or Paignton. Discover: How to develop your idea, Understand your customer, Create your unique selling proposition, What’s in a business plan, and Where to find funding.

From 6pm-8pm,,,,

Costs £5-15 pay what you can afford (includes refreshments.

Wednesday 6th February at The Paignton Club,
Wednesday 13th February at The Edge, Brixham,
and Wednesday 20th March at Torbay Foyer, Torquay.

gathering Feb 2019Timebank Social Gathering

Dear timebank members, join us for a social gathering at Paignton Library.

Taking place on Wednesday 20th February, 3pm.

A lovely chance to meet fellow timebank members, swap stories and make new exchanges.

Enjoy some tea and cakes made by members.

Guest speaker: David Warren, Timebanking UK

Any ideas, suggestions or questions? Call Theo on 07599 993987.

52020695_430555891017926_8251878588010201088_oRecord and Share

Learn to record your stories and share them with your family and friends

Room 13, Paignton Library, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG

Wednesday 20th Feb 1:30pm-3:30pm

Drop in or email to book a time slot:

Oldway open days April 19Oldway Mansion open days

Oldway is being opened to the public on the 6th and 7th April 2019, 10am-5pm. Very limited parking, so please use public transport or walk. As well as seeing the beautiful interior, you will have the opportunity to make a donation for the restoration project. This beautiful building, completed in 1873 was inspired by the Place de la Concorde in Paris, and has been empty for seven years, while gradually deteriorating. Following the failed attempt to turn Olwday into a hotel, now, finally, there is hope on the horizon, as a rescue plan has been approved by Torbay Council.

51378268_2167326090187373_6014061976659951616_o Yarn Bombers at Churston Library

Come and have some fun and create something beautiful with the Torbay Yarn Bombers! 1st Monday of every month at Churston Library, Broadsands Road, Paignton TQ4 6LL.

50815779_2167328323520483_2438682787151085568_oUkulele lessons at Churston Library

Learn to play the Ukulele with John Morgan. A group for beginners, no need to book in advance. 2nd Monday of each month, 2pm-4pm at Churston Library, Broadsands Road, Paignton TQ4 6LL.

Waterside Wednesdays
Drop in for a cosy cuppa and social every Wednesday at 10.30am @The Waterside Inn, Dartmouth Road TQ4 6ND. Tel: 01803 551113

Computer Drop-in Club
Beginners and upwards welcome. Second Tuesday of each month 10.30am – 12.30pm @Hookhills Community Centre, Freshwater Drive TQ4 7SB. Contact Sue 01803 845250 or Ian 07570 997279. FREE.

Daybreak Centre
Friendship Group: Every Monday 2pm – 4pm.
Green Fingers Gardening Club: Mondays and Thursday from 11am – 1pm
Craft: Tuesdays 10.30am – Noon. No experience necessary.
Pop up Cafe: Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm
For details of all the above contact Claire 01803 557801. Venue is Daybreak, 51 Totnes Road TQ4 5LE

Walking Football for Stroke Support
Every Friday from 4.45pm @Paignton College. Email