Torbay’s Community Builders encourage people of all ages to get involved in their neighbourhood. With extensive local knowledge, your Community Builder can connect you with like-minded people, groups or organisations in your community.

 

We have seen lives transformed when people of all ages work alongside their Community Builder to bring positive changes to the place where they live. We have seen so many new friendships and activities happening in the community: from coffee mornings to social dog walking, IT support groups to crafting workshops, memory cafes to singles nights, and most importantly, neighbours helping each other out on a day-to-day basis.

 

Community Building isn’t so much about looking for problems to solve as finding opportunities to develop, not coming up with barriers to be overcome but ways to move forward. It’s not about ‘directing’ what goes on locally, not imposing from without but encouraging development from within.

 

When asked, ‘What do you mean when you talk about “assets”?’ Jim Diers, a leading academic and community development practioner, said that “assets” were the usable places and, of course, the people in every community.

 

Community Builders help people look at what they can offer and at what’s out there in their neighbourhood – like parks and other usable spaces – to discover what communities might benefit from, and to think creatively about how to achieve what’s wanted.

 

To sum up, Community Building is citizen-led rather than something imposed from above; it’s about people and about relationships between them; it’s not about looking at what’s ‘wrong’ in a community but looking at what’s ‘strong’; its focus is on place, on neighbourhood and location; and finally, while not in any narrow sense political, it’s about social justice – about being human.

Amanda Lynn
COMMUNITY BUILDER LEAD COORDINATOR

07548 704792

Andrew Wade
COMMUNITY BUILDER LEAD COORDINATOR

07971 827026

Theo Tanser
EXTERNAL RELATIONS & TIMEBANK CO-ORDINATOR, HELE, WATCOMBE & BARTON (TORQUAY) COMMUNITY BUILDER

07599 993987

Marianne Parker
LEARNING COORDINATOR, WELLSWOOD (TORQUAY) & CREATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDER

07469 660875

Ash Rangasamy
COMMUNITY BUILDER

07703 715222

Ruth Tshoukas
PAIGNTON & TORQUAY
TIMEBANK BROKER,
COMMUNITY BUILDER

07703 715236

Helen Ambler
COMMUNITY BUILDER FOR BRIXHAM

07469 660873

Joey Damiral
COCKINGTON, CHELSTON & LIVERMEAD (TORQUAY) COMMUNITY BUILDER

07754 609494

Usha Garrattley
ELLACOMBE & PLAINMOOR (TORQUAY) COMMUNITY BUILDER

07702 557723

Helen Kelly
THE WILLOWS (TORQUAY) COMMUNITY
BUILDER

07548 704876

Jennie Langridge
ST MARYCHURCH, BABBACOMBE & MAIDENCOMBE (TORQUAY) COMMUNITY BUILDER

07469 660888

Tracy Pleece
COMMUNITY BUILDER FOR TORRE & UPTON
(TORQUAY)

07977 187138

Ceri Silk
TORQUAY TOWN CENTRE COMMUNITY BUILDER

07931 567885

Marina Zapata
SHIPHAY
(TORQUAY)
COMMUNITY BUILDER

07548 704878

Nina Cooper
PRESTON (PAIGNTON) COMMUNITY BUILDER

07929 335915

Gill Knight
PAIGNTON SOUTH – GOODRINGTON, ROSELANDS, WHITE ROCK, HOOKHILLS, BROADSANDS, GALMPTON AND CHURSTON COMMUNITY BUILDER

07884 887063

Joanna Reynolds
PAIGNTON TOWN CENTRE & CLIFTON WITH MAIDENWAY COMMUNITY BUILDER

07716 074903

Leah Whitcher
PAIGNTON TOWN CENTRE & CLIFTON WITH MAIDENWAY COMMUNITY BUILDER

07703 715235