Some local (and otherwise) news


 News courtesy of Kevin Foster

D-Day Embarkation Memorial

D-Day Embarkation Memorial – please click

Poppy Seeds Planted in Memory

Torbay Council, in partnership with TOR2, have been sowing Flanders Poppy seeds to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

“Remembering those that gave their lives in the First World War is significant to many of us and being part of the Devon Remembers campaign is important to Torbay Council.  The poppies will begin to flower between early June and July and TOR2 will start re-cultivating the sites to re-flower in September. This gives the residents and visitors to Torbay a number of months to see the impact of the poppies at the display sites.”

Torbay’s Poppy Seed displays can be found at:
*           Churston War Memorial, Churston Common
*           Churchill Memorial Gardens, Brixham
*           Palace Avenue Gardens, Paignton
*           Cary Parade, Torquay
*           The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Torquay

For more information about the Devon Remembers project go online to

Deadline Extension For Lincombe Woods Consultation

The proposal for new cycle tracks in Lincombe Woods is proving to be very controversial.

If you have not yet seen the proposals, you can find the plans being put forward by the council, together with ecological and feasibility reports, at

The deadline for sending in your views was the 31st May.  This deadline has now been extended by the Council to 30th June 2014, due to the number of responses currently being received.

You can send your comments to

Buy One Get One Free for Anode

If you are doing your Supermarket Shopping tomorrow, Saturday 7th June, you may see a collection for Anode, our local Foodbank, taking place.

The collection, being organised in conjunction with the Rotary clubs of Torbay, will collect food donations for Anode who assist people in need across the bay.

There will be collection trolleys in each of the participating supermarket stores for shoppers to donate food items and other household necessities. The charities are urging shoppers to buy one, get one free, then donate their free item to the food bank.

A selection of events happening in the Bay this week

Pentecost Praise – Sunday 8th June

To celebrate the Birthday of the Church, Churches Together in Torquay have arranged a large event on Babbacombe Downs this Sunday. The event will last from 3pm till 4pm and is completely free of charge. The only requests are that you bring cakes to share and a chair or rug if you will need a seat.

Free Child Safety Seat Checks – Monday 9th June till Thursday 12th June

As many as 80% of child car seats are not properly fitted; so Torbay Council’s Road Safety Team has joined up with Mothercare to offer free child car seat safety checks at the Mothercare store at the Willows in Torquay from 10am to 2pm every day from Monday 9 June to Thursday 12 June.

Barton Hill Academy Summer Fete – Saturday 7th June

Barton Hill Academy, will be hosting their Summer Fete tomorrow from 11am till 2pm. All are welcome to join in the event which will include with tombola, jewellery stall, bouncy castle, fracture clinic, BBQ, Nerf alley, special guests include Peppa and Iggle. Local Cllrs Alison Hernandez and Mark Kingscote will also be taking turns manning a stall.

South Devon Player’s Romeo & Juliet – Saturday 8th June

The South Devon Players will be performing a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in aid of local charity The Cool House at St Matthias Church Hall, Babbacombe Road, Torquay tomorrow. Curtains Up is at 3pm and tickets are £6 adults, £3 children.


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