Paignton Fire Raises Cut Questions

Questions to be answered about how proposed cut to the bay’s fire cover would have affected response to Paignton Fire ahead of crucial Fire Authority vote.

Michael Gove Visits Ellacombe Academy

The Secretary of State For Education, Michael Gove MP, today (Friday 28th June 2013) visited Ellacombe Academy in Torquay to see for himself the improvements made by a local school since its conversion to academy status.

Let The Bay Decide On Europe

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, is urging people from across the bay to back a Conservative bid to secure the first EU referendum in 40 years by signing up to an online campaign.

Torbay Social Media Cafe

Torbay Social Media Cafe: Local experts offer their time for free to advise how best to utilise social media  

More Calls For Fire Cut To Be Scrapped

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has renewed his calls for Devon & Somerset Fire Authority to withdraw a proposal to cut fire cover in Torquay after a stormy consultation meeting at the Riviera Centre on Tuesday 9th April 2013.


Leading Conservative Calls On Fire Authority To Withdraw Dangerous Proposal To Cut Fire Cover At Torquay Fire Station. Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has today (Wednesday, 27th March 2013) written to the Chair of Devon & Somerset Fire Authority calling on the authority to withdraw a proposal to reduce fire cover in Torquay. Earlier this year the Authority unveiled 11 proposals with one, known as Proposal 10, being to change the crewing arrangements of the second fire appliance at Torquay from whole time to “on call”. This proposal would see the number of firefighters available at the station for immediate deployment reduced from 9 to 5. 


Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver has welcomed the full  Council decision to support his proposal to  freeze Council Tax 


Torbay’s Mayor Gordon Oliver is once again personally pledging half his annual salary to support groups, organisations and individuals in the Bay.