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

TOFA Logo v1 black text-01Torbay Over 50’s Assembly Launch

These are exciting times. Work has been progressing well on the plans for the Torbay Over 50s Assembly (TOFA), and we now have a date and a venue for the launch – Saturday, April 13th from 1 pm at Preston Baptist Church on Old Torquay Road, Preston, Paignton TQ3 2RB.

The launch will be an opportunity to find out more about the Assembly and to sign up to become involved at all levels.

TOFA will provide people over the age of 50 with the opportunity to shape key decision-making across the Bay. For more information on how TOFA will work and how you can take part, or become a member, visit our website.

We’ve had more than 200 people contact us, expressing an interest in being part of TOFA, so thank you everyone who’s been in touch via postcard, email or over the phone, to let us know they want to be part of shaping Torbay’s future.

Tickets are free, so please book via Eventbrite, as spaces are limited.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01803 212638, or email, and we will be able to book your space for you.



Riviera Concert Brass in aid of Mencap

The Riviera Concert Brass present an evening of music with guest artist Theresa Moorin at St Paul’s Church, Preston on Wednesday, April 17th at 7.30pm in aid of local Mencap. All fund will go towards providing a therapy pool at Hollacombe CRC to assist pesonal exercise programmes and relaxation. Tickets priced at £7.50 are available from 01803 523711.

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.

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.

Get active in nature with your Grandchildren!

Occombe Farm, Paignton, Every Friday at 10am, starting 1st March 2019.

Are you over 55 and wanting to get more active?

Come and join us for a free outdoor walk and activities with your grandchild!

Let us know you’re coming by ringing 01803 696244 or emailing

Volunteers needed for “Active in Nature” project

If you are a keen, friendly, passionate person and you enjoy helping to get others in your community healthy and active, then becoming an “Active in Nature” volunteer might be fore you!

We know that volunteers are hugely important to help others in your communities have confidence and motivation to get out and about to join local active groups. As a volunteer you will connect, inspire and support people to take their first steps into activity, alongside helping to shape the content and delivery of these outdoor walks. All training will be provided with the opportunity to learn and develop new skills.

To find out more or to become a volunteer, please contact Chloe – call: 01803 696244 email:

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