Shiphay 'places of interest map' will be on display at Ageing Well Festival

Torbay Weekly

Hello, I am the new community builder for Shiphay, Torquay - thank you for the warm welcome I have had from those I have met in and around the area.

We have lots to look forward to this year!

We will be getting our wonderful new 'friendship benches' for Kitson and Shiphay parks.

There will be planning meet-ups later this month for anyone in the local community to come along to help decide where the benches should be placed, and what to plant in the planters attached.

This event will take place in the parks.

Later in the spring, on a Saturday to be confirmed, we will require volunteers to help assemble the friendship benches.

Refreshments will be provided and again all are very welcome. Let's hope the sun will be shining for us!

I will be starting up the exercise classes at Kitson Park in the spring, when our bright and cheerful spring bulbs will be out and as it gets a little warmer.

There will be a new coffee morning starting up in Shiphay on Tuesdays from 11am to 12.30pm.

At the first one we will be drawing up a 'places of interest map' in our community.

This will then be given to a local artist to copy and will be displayed at the Ageing Well Festival to represent Shiphay.

The festival will take place at the English Riviera International Conference Centre on Saturday, March 19t, from 10am to 4pm, with lots of interesting and entertaining things going on throughout the day.

For the confirmed venue for our coffee morning and details about any of the above, please call me on 07548 704 878 or email