Fancy helping to reshape Torbay to provide a happier, healthier and more prosperous future? Well, here is your chance.

Torbay is a fabulous place to live, work and visit, yet we tend to take it for granted and focus on the doom and gloom.

Of course the Bay, like everywhere else, has its challenges.  But only by telling people about our successes, opportunities and what we have to offer will we be able to tackle and address those problems.

The Torbay Story is great. We should be singing it from the rooftops. Key organisations in the Bay, under the Torbay Place Leadership Board, are doing just that. They are coming together to speak with one voice to promote and ‘sell’ our beautiful Bay to potential investors but they do not, and cannot, do it alone. 

A growing network of ‘champions’ are taking up the cause and championing Torbay. Telling its story through regular events where inspirational speakers explain why pride in the Bay as a place and its people are so important for a brighter future.

But there is so much more we can do to make sure everybody, from all walks of life across the English Riviera, has the chance to be part of that united voice and be part of the Torbay Story.

That’s where our Town Boards – if that is what you want to call them – come in and have a crucial role to play. 

They will set the agenda at a local level and make sure their voices – challenges as well as successes – are heard to fit in with that bigger over-arching picture which is captured in our Story. 

Special Town Board workshops are being held in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay in January 2023. These are for those that are interested in being part of establishing town boards in their town and can have a say in how they are organised and set up.

I would really urge you to come so you can help to shape your towns future role in the Torbay Story.

Torbay is at the crossroads to a brighter future with millions of pounds from both the private and public sectors being invested right here.

Now is the Time to grab the moment with one voice to tell, celebrate and contribute to the Torbay Story. So we can all look forward to a thriving, safe and brighter future for the benefit of all our residents and community.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about these workshops, please drop me an email –

I look forward to seeing you at one of these Town Board workshops

Jim Parker

Chair of the Torbay Strategic Leadership Board