Town Council News
SCALA HALL KITCHEN HIRE
On Saturday 26th February between 10am & 2pm we will be hosting a Spring Indoor Table Top Sale. We are at almost capacity with varied and interesting stalls and as it will be Half-Term we would expect a good attendance from residents and visitors alike.
To compliment the market we are offering the Scala Hall kitchen for hire, this will include an indoor cafe seating area for up to 18 customers. The kitchen offers the ability to create hot and cold food and hot drinks. Equipment available is limited but includes toasters, microwaves and hot water urn (be advised there is ability to deep fry).
If you would like to hire the kitchen for the event please contact our office on 01803 859678 or email: email@example.com for further details including cost. The successful hirer must hold their own Public Liability Insurance and the basic Food Hygiene Certificate as a minimum.
Recycled Shredded Paper
As you can imagine we shred a good deal of confidential documents at the Council offices, but we don't want it to go to waste! If you have chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters or any other pets that could do with some recycled bedding then please get in touch and we will explain how you can collect a bag
*CIVIC AWARD WINNER*
At last night's meeting of Brixham Council our Chairperson, Councillor Paul Addison, presented the Civic Award to the very deserving Megan Hart in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the community of Brixham over the years. Many congratulations Megan
Pop Up Vaccination ClinicThe first Brixham pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics takes place this Saturday 15th January at the Scala Hall in Market Street, Brixham, TQ5 8TA from 11am to 5pm. No need to book, just turn up. Over 16s only.
Torbay responds to call for mass vaccination drive
GP practices, health and care workers and volunteers have risen magnificently to the challenge to vaccinate the population of Torbay against COVID-19.
Staff at the clinics at the Riviera International Centre (RIC) have vaccinated phenomenal numbers.
In the coming weeks there will be more people ready for their booster dose, or people who have missed their first or second dose.
To ensure vaccinations are available to all who are eligible, Torbay Council and Devon Clinical Commissioning Group are planning a further series of pop-up vaccination clinics across the Bay.
These clinics will complement the ongoing appointment and walk-in sessions at the RIC.
Dates planned include weekdays and Saturdays.
They run from 11am to 5pm:
The sessions are open to over 16s only. Children aged 12-15 years old can use the National Booking Service to make an appointment at the RIC if they have not received one in school.
Please check our vaccine page and social media pages for more details about the pop-ups and walk-in sessions at the RIC. Dates for Paignton pop-ups are due to be confirmed soon.
Councillor Jackie Stockman, Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health, said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to work with the Devon CCG to hold further pop-up clinics. The ones we ran in the autumn were hugely successful. It’s important that we’re able to offer these in venues close to areas where people live and work.
“We need to make it as easy as possible for everyone to access a vaccination clinic – whether it’s for a first, second or booster shot. Vaccines remain the strongest defence in our fight against COVID-19 and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had theirs to attend one of these pop-ups.”
Torbay GP Dr Manny Austin, Lead GP for the vaccination service at the RIC, said: “I would urge anyone who hasn’t yet had their first, second or booster dose to come along to see us at the Riviera International Centre or to one of the pop-up clinics. Make it your new year’s resolution to have the vaccine, so you don’t start 2022 with COVID-19.”
Concerned you may lose your home?
This time of year can pile on the pressure to already stretched finances, even more so after a further year of uncertainties brought about by COVID-19.
You may have lost your job or have had your working hours reduced or found yourself out of work for a long period due to temporary business closures.
If you are struggling to pay your rent or mortgage or have found yourself having to live with families or friends, whatever you’re your personal situation is, there is help and support available.
Asking for help is not always easy and may mean uneasy conversations, but the sooner you can ask for help, the better it is. Asking for help is the first step to taking control.
Councillor Christine Carter, Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services for Torbay Council said: “Asking for help is not always easy particularly when it involves talking about financial difficulties and/or personal issues.
In Torbay, there are people and organisations available to provide specialist advice and support on these matters and can ensure you get the help you need. No one should feel helpless or alone when having to deal with these sorts of issues and getting help sooner rather than later is always better.”
Torbay Council’s website has lots of information that can help you get the support you need.
For further information, visit: http://www.torbay.gov.uk/worried-you-might-lose-your-home/or you can call .
Spring Indoor Market Event
*SPRING INDOOR TABLE TOP SALE*
Following the success of our Winter Table Top Sale in November we are holding a Spring indoor market on Saturday 26th February 2022, from 10am until 2pm in the Scala Hall.
A table (measuring 6ft x 3ft) will cost £10 with a maximum of 2 tables per seller. If you are a local trader, charity, community group or individual who has items to sell and would like to reserve a table or 2, then please call 01803 859678 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.