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The latest information and guidance to support you and our communities

Teignbridge boasts five UK best beaches

Award winning beach

Five of our beaches have been recognised for their quality in the prestigious annual Keep Britain Tidy Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for Summer 2022. 

Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth Town beaches are two of 80 nationwide which have received the highest recognition with the internationally recognised Blue Flag award. And Dawlish, Coryton Cove and Ness Cove are three of 128 beaches from across the country which have received the coveted Seaside Award. 

Both awards are aimed at improving the quality of England’s coastline and promoting the country’s best beaches which are assessed for: 

  • Safety and services, such as first aid and lifeguards 
  • Environmental information including displaying details about local eco-systems 
  • Water quality – Blue Flag beaches must meet the EU’s bathing water quality ‘excellent’ standard and Seaside Award winners the 'sufficient’ standard. 
  • Environmental management, including litter and waste 

The awards mean that visitors to beaches flying a Blue Flag or Seaside Award can be confident that it will be clean, safe and meet the highest environmental and water quality standards. 

Your opportunity to join a fantastic leisure team

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join our friendly and professional leisure team in a number of different roles:

  • Duty Managers 
  • Teignmouth Lido Supervisor 
  • Teignmouth Lido Leisure Assistant
  • Casual Leisure Opportunities 
    • Sports Coaches
    • Exercise Class Instructors
  • Leisure Assistants 
  • Gym Instructor 
Teignbridge leisure - We are hiring

We are looking for positive, passionate, and driven individuals who thrive on providing excellent customer service to join the Leisure team - we are a big organisation looking for big personalities. 

Teignbridge Leisure has three leisure centres at Broadmeadow (Teignmouth), Dawlish and Newton Abbot,  one outdoor seasonal pool, Teignmouth Lido, and the 18-hole Shaldon Approach Golf course. Each leisure facility has its own unique offering, from the gym and swim to exercise classes and indoor sports. 

A genuine smile and an ability to connect with others is a great start. You'll love dealing with different types of people and are ready to work as part of a team. High levels of energy are vital. You’re efficient at getting things done, but that doesn’t mean you skip on the details. You like to get things right – every time.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.  

Details of all the job opportunities are on our website.

Celebrate with your local market LYLM2022

Love your local market

For the next fortnight, The National Association of British Markets is running its annual “Love Your Local Market” campaign

#LYLM2022 aims to celebrate markets, highlighting the opportunities for new businesses and reminding residents of the important role markets play at the heart of communities

So if you are not a regular visitor to the market in Newton Abbot, why not pay it a visit?  Explore the indoor market or wander around the outdoor one on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or enjoy a cuppa and cake with friends at at one of the lovely cafes.

You can find a fantastic selection of fresh food at the delicatessen, butchers or fruit and vegetable stall and there is a range of services from a seamstress, an eco-friendly shop where you can bring your own containers to refill with a great range of product!

Mother and daughter sitting next to one another using different devices

Further chance to join highly successful online event for parents

Parents of teenage children will now have a second chance to attend a trailblazing series of webinars piloted earlier this year. 

The ‘Let’s Talk Teenagers’ webinars were set up to help parents and carers understand and support their teenagers to navigate the challenges of today’s world.  The first sessions were sold out and with demand so high a second series has now been planned to run next month (Wednesdays June 15, 22 and 29).

The ‘Let’s Talk Teenagers’ webinars were designed by the South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership and rolled out across Devon in partnership with other local organisations that work together to keep children and young people safe, support parents and reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.

Places for the free courses were initially limited to 200, but a staggering 749 parents and carers attended one or more of the sessions in total, and the feedback received was highly positive.

The 90-minute sessions will be delivered on Teams, and a free booklet will accompany the online event, which will be sent out to delegates afterwards. You can sign up to attend via Eventbrite.

You can find out more and what parents and carers who attended the first courses thought of them on our website.

Cllrs Jackie and Gordon Hook trying out the new table tennis table at Baker's Park

New table tennis table installed

Baker Park’s recently built pavilion now boasts a new outdoor table tennis table which local people and visitors can enjoy.

The funding for the new table and its installation came from the councillor community funds of Newton Abbot councillors Jackie and Gordon Hook who decided to demonstrate their table tennis skills by testing it out.

After a friendly (if slightly competitive!) game, Cllr Jackie Hook said:  “I hope that visitors to Bakers Park will have as much fun as Gordon and I did playing table tennis on the new table.

“It is great to have different activities that people can do in the park and so when the idea of a table tennis table came up we were very happy to use our community funds to contribute to the cost.”

Those wanting to have a game can get free use of bats and balls from the Pavilion kiosk, with a £5 deposit

Dawlish underpass

Underpass at Dawlish to be closed while construction work carried out

Access to the beach and King’s Walk promenade at Colonnade underpass in Dawlish is due to be suspended this summer as Network Rail reaches the final stages of construction for the new sea wall that will help protect the railway and town from storms and rising sea levels.

The closure, due to start on Monday 13 June for up 12 weeks, is needed to ensure public safety while work takes place to install foundations for the bridge that will link the two sections of new, accessible promenade.

Network Rail says that every effort will be made to complete this work sooner and if there are times during the construction when access can be safely reopened, it will be.

During this time, the beach and Kings Walk promenade (opposite Marine Parade) will remain open and access will be via the stepped footbridge at Kennaway Tunnel.

Network Rail plans to install signs on the hoardings at Colonnade with a diversion map and clear signage will be in place on the diversion route. Weekly signage will advise if and when access is available and regular updates will be posted on the South West Rail Resilience Programme’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

The Network Rail information hub on Marine Parade will open for public engagement sessions – times will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Residents, businesses and holiday parks will be informed by letter.

Artist impression of new link bridge and Dawlish Water stilling basin

Network Rail artist impression of the work when completed.

Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan – Pre-Submission Consultation

Ipplepen Parish Council is currently consulting on the Pre-Submission version of the Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan

If you live in Ipplepen, you have until 15 June to email your comments or posting them to the Parish Clerk at 17, Fairview Road, Denbury, TQ12 6ET.  Once the consultation is complete and comments considered, the plan will be formally submitted to us for consideration.

Residents will then have a further opportunity to comment before an independent examination and public referendum.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee logo

Growing number of Jubilee events being planned

The Platinum Jubilee website now has more than 3,000 events listed nationally and to support communities planning celebrations, a Platinum Jubilee celebration toolkit is now available.  

It includes lots of useful information and resources that will support any event including printable bunting, recipes from well-known celebrities and a Spotify playlist.  

If you are planning an event please add it to the platinum jubilee interactive map

Grants available for children's summer activities

Grants of up to £1,500 are available from The Hilden Charitable Fund and Bristol-based charity Social Farms and Gardens for Children's Summer Activities.

Applications must be submitted by noon on Monday 30 May 2022 and the grants are open to UK registered charities and voluntary and community groups with an annual income of less than £150,000.

The two organisations are particularly interested in receiving applications that demonstrate how summer activities will reach children and young people who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or who have disabilities. Activities can be solely funded by the grant or it can contribute to a larger scheme or initiative. 

Further information, guidance and an online application form is available on the Social Farms and Gardens website

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