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Your local authority delivering services to Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Your local authority delivering services to Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

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Are you looking for information about the support you can receive to help pay for your #childcare? Here's an overview of all of the government childcare offers for parents and how they can be used. For more info and to check if you’re eligible please visit http://socsi.in/Deklu
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We're delighted to have been nominated for the Large Employer Award at the South Devon College Apprenticeship Awards being held tonight. Two of our apprentices have also been nominated;

▪️ Lauren - Digital Media Apprentice of the Year
▪️ James - Computing Apprentice of the Year.

Good luck to all the nominees!
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WINDY CORNER ROADWORKS – QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Following our post last week about the Windy Corner scheme that is due to start on Monday 11 March, we have now read all of your comments and would like to answer some of the most asked questions.

Firstly, we note a lot of people have concerns that these works will have an impact on traders in Brixham and that there will be a lot of disruption to everyone who uses this road. We want to share that we have taken all the necessary steps to minimise any disruption and can confirm that there will always be one lane into and one lane out of Brixham open at all times. This is exactly the same as what is there now. The first part of the works will only have an impact on Bascombe Road, and when the new carriageway is ready, traffic heading towards Brixham will be directed onto this new road while work starts on the main Brixham carriageway. There will be one week though in June where traffic lights will be needed to enable evening surfacing work.

Another frequently asked question was why is this not being done on the war memorial side. This was the original proposal and was subject to consultation with local residents, but it received a significant number of objections. The Bascombe Road scheme was the preferred option of the local community groups and whilst it is a slightly more challenging scheme, it does deliver the same level of benefit to the traffic flow.

And lastly, a lot of people were asking why we were doing this scheme at the same time as Brixham Road by Sainsbury’s in Paignton. These works were always planned to be carried out at the same time as it was considered not to have an impact, as there will always be two lanes of traffic open into and out of Brixham. It was also considered that the benefits of delivering the Windy Corner improvements prior to the Summer will outweigh any dis-benefits of carrying out the works now.

Our engineers will be working closely with the contractors to hopefully alleviate any delays or extra disruption during the scheme. However, the works are being carried out on roads that have had numerous historical changes. There is always the possibility of finding unforeseen ground conditions, which neither us nor the contractor will have any control over, even though we have carried out a range of pre-construction investigations into utilities etc. before starting this scheme.

We will continue to update you as this scheme progresses and the full schedule of works can be found on our website here: http://socsi.in/jadmc.
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83% of #apprenticeship employers would recommend #apprentices to other businesses - including us! Take a look at the
new website at http://socsi.in/uY52H
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We are delighted to be supporting the launch of the government’s new apprenticeship campaign - shining a spotlight on the fantastic apprentices up and down the country, and the significant value they bring to businesses. Take a look at the website to learn more http://socsi.in/AjSRn
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As part of National Apprenticeship Week there are lots of events taking place across Torbay next week.
#NAW2019 #FireItUp
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Do you live in Torbay and need extra help with your rent or help to move to a new property?
If you get Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Costs you may be able to get extra help through Discretionary Housing Payments if you are struggling financially. Money is available to help with:

▪️ Rent Arrears
▪️ Rent top ups (e.g. if you are affected by the benefit cap or bedroom tax or simply have a shortfall between your benefit entitlement and the rent you have to pay)
▪️ Rent in advance and removals if you have an essential need to move to a new property

More information and how to apply can be found on our website. http://socsi.in/ON5pm.
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Are you looking for information about the support you can receive to help pay for your #childcare? Here's an overview of all of the government childcare offers for parents and how they can be used. For more info and to check if you’re eligible please visit http://socsi.in/tsoZf
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Roadworks at Windy Corner to start on Monday 11 March 2019

The final phase of the Western Corridor improvements will be starting at Windy Corner on Monday 11th March. These improvements will provide an additional approach lane for traffic heading towards Paignton and a new lane to Brixham will be created by using a short section of Bascombe Road.

The first phase of work will see Bascombe Road closed for construction of the new Brixham bound carriageway.

This scheme, along with the works currently taking place on Brixham Road by Sainsbury’s, are scheduled to be completed in time for the main 2019 summer period.

These works will be the final phase of the £16.5 million Western Corridor project and will see improvement to traffic flow and reduce queuing at peak times.

To view the full press release visit: http://socsi.in/2WBmI

To view a map of the scheme visit: http://socsi.in/8jZ7B

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Thanks to everyone who took part in our last two public engagement events on the Community Governance Review. The last one’s in Torquay Library between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 28 February. Hope to see you there. You can also have your say at http://socsi.in/67FhN
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