Mayor's cash handed out to good causes
TORBAY'S mayor has announced who will be getting half of his first year's salary.
Gordon Oliver is giving away £30,000 to successful recipients of the mayor's fund who attended a special ceremony in Oldway Mansion.
Mr Oliver has pledged £30,000, half his annual salary for the next four years to give one-off support to groups, organisations and individuals in the Bay.
Mr Oliver said: "I believe passionately in community involvement and see this as a way not only of giving back to the community but also ensuring local people are involved in local matters.
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"It was wonderful to meet the groups and individuals who had bid for the fund this year at the ceremony and to hear how the money will make a difference to their projects and to the Bay.
"I would also like to thank the Cross Party Group; Cllrs Nicole Amil, Cindy Stocks, Jackie Stockman and Bobbie Davies who helped administer the fund this year for all their hard work and organisational support."
Those receiving cash are:
Seeing — Supporting People with Sight Loss £750; Torbay Dementia Action Alliance £1,000; Friends of Victoria Park Chelston £1,000; Friends of Victoria Park Paignton £1,000; Watcombe Community Centre £1,000; Chelston Community Association £1,000; Olympic Cricket Event £500; Torbay Branch National Coastwatch Institution £500; Lady Cable Trust £1,000; 11th Torbay (Barton) Sea Scout Group £750; Torbay Sailability Ltd £1,000; The Disabled Sailing Association £900; St Andrew's Community Centre £1,000; Preston Baptist 'messy Church' £750; Milly Molly Mags' (St Mary Magdalene Church Baby and Toddler Group) £750; St Peter's Centre, Torquay £1,000; Riviera Christian Centre ROC Café Great Parks QED £750; Steps Charity £750; Action for Children Sure Start Torquay Children's Centre £750; Woodend Project £1,000; Play Torbay £500; Foxhole Unique Neighbourhood £500; Shekinah Mission £500; Friends of Brixham Library £400; Torbay Film Club £250; Torbay and South Devon Music Centre £500; Torbay Older Family Carers' Initiative (MENCAP) £750; Coalition of Disabled People South Devon £1,000; Headway Devon £500; Torbay Deaf Social Club £1,000; Access to Community Education (known as ACE) £1,000; Brixham Does Care £750; Brixham Pirates Festival Committee and Brixham Buccaneers £500; Brixham Battery Heritage Group £400; Brixham Heritage Museum and Historical Society £600; Pride in Brixham Volunteers £500; Brixham Community Speedwatch £400; Samaritans of South Devon £1,000; Brixham Gig Club £500; Children's Art Project £500; Riviera FM Community Radio Station £500; Torbay and District Cats Protection £300.
The fund can be applied for annually.