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Preston Sands WEBCAM is temporally out of service due to technical issues. I should be operational soon

The Preston Community Partnership in collaboration with ‘The Boathouse’ has funded installation of a new LIVE rotating webcam, as well as panning views you can capture images.

Public Transport/Roads

The bus route vital for vulnerable and elderly people has been safeguarded by the local community in Torbay. Following the withdrawal of the previous operator, the Number 60/61 service 're-started' thanks to a collaboration between volunteers, Torbay Community Development Trust and Torbay Council.

Road works Live

Click on the map blow for ‘Live’ information on traffic, incidents and events.

The battle is on to save Oldway Mansion - before Torbay Mayor carries out a threat to sell-off the historic building in the Bay.

Torbay’s Liberal Democrats want the council to ‘hurry up’ and get on with re-opening Oldway Mansion to secure the gardens, sports and leisure facilities for the public.

They have called for action from the Oldway Working Group, the Mayor Gordon Oliver and council officers.

A group of consultants are helping the working party develop future plans for not only opening Oldway to the public, but also meeting its hefty maintenance costs.

Mayor Oliver has threatened to sell off Oldway - left to the people of Paignton - if action is not agreed soon.

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Lib Dems say time is running out for 'mini-Versailles' Report by Devon Live.

Torbay Community Partnership are raising money to Help save Oldway Mansion from being sold off and to promote a community-led solution to keep Oldway for the people.

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Hollicombe wave break barrier. The large barge finished delivering stone to repair the cliff face at Hollacombe beach to repair the coastal erosion in 2017, it is reported thay the Environmental Agency spent nearly £1.25million for the cliff base to be repaired.

Parkfield Update

Plans to find a new primary school for Paignton have taken a step forward – and it won’t be Parkfield.

Torbay councillors will next week be asked to enable a site to be bought to create a new school for the Preston area, meanwhile, the council is ‘assessing the options’ for the future of Parkfield.

Previously the plan had been to move Torbay School to Parkfield Youth Centre off the seafront and free up the nearby Torbay School site in Torquay Road for the new primary school. Executive lead for children’s services Julien Parrott confirmed this new school plan replaced the previous proposals.

The Department of Education has approved the Learning Academy Partnership to open a new Church of England primary in Paignton to help address the shortage of pupil places within local schools, where many across Torbay are over-subscribed.

It comes after councillors in March rejected the council’s own plans to adapt Parkfield youth centre for Torbay School, a special needs school, on the grounds of over development and the impact the proposed development would have on neighbouring properties and residents.

The Partnership is keen to push ahead with many other community-based activities at Parkfield and hopes the new User Group will deliver a compromise that pleases everyone concerned.  In the meantime, the residents of Colin Road and Marine Drive will be glad to hear that current plans do not include a noisy MUGA sports field at the foot of their gardens!