Partners passionate as campaign is launched

Torbay Weekly

Against the backdrop of a stunning sunset illuminating Torquay, Torbay Weekly editor-in-chief Jim Parker and Clear Sky Publishing's Managing Director Chris Coward welcomed guests at Plainmoor to celebrate the launch of the Building a Greater Torbay Campaign.

Aimed at making the most out of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities Torbay is currently presented with due to the massive amount of government spending and private sector investment, the 12-month campaign wants to spread the word about these exciting changes.

The focus will be on working together, highlighting all the positive developments on the horizon and promoting a sense of community through listening to the people of Torbay and including them in the process of changing this region for the better.

There is no doubt the past two years have been challenging for citizens and businesses alike, which is why it is all the more important to stand together now and turn the tide on poverty and achieve child-friendly status for Torbay.

None of this would be possible without our supporters – Torbay Council, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, TDA, South Devon College, Wollens solicitors and Interline Building Supplies. We are very excited and thankful for their involvement in this campaign and cannot wait to see where the coming year will take us all together.

At the launch, we asked some of them about their hopes for the campaign. Cllr Darren Cowell said: “As a Council, we are so pleased to be a part of the campaign, because of the opportunities of working together across the business community and with our residents to promote Torbay and sell Torbay within the bay, but more importantly outside of the bay to those inward investors and the government, so we can continue to attract funding for the economic regeneration of Torbay.”

Fran Hughes, CEO of the Office of the police and Crime Commissioner, said: “As a Torbay resident, I am absolutely passionate about this campaign. It’s high time that Torbay was put on the map for all the right reasons and we are really keen to work in partnership to make sure that everybody works together.”