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Mayor's cash handed out to good causes

By Herald Express  |  Posted: June 23, 2012

SALARY HANDOUT: Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver with the successful recipients of the Torbay Mayor's Fund 2012

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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.

"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.

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  • source  |  June 23 2012, 5:53PM

    why not resign so the rest of your salary can go to good causes

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  • nicold  |  June 23 2012, 3:36PM

    Wouldn't it had been more appropriate for the Council to have paid Oliver half the salary to start with (plenty to live on) and for them to have paid out to the good causes?

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  • themightyflea  |  June 23 2012, 3:24PM

    Well done Mr Oliver. I imagine the remaining £600 a week will supplement your pension and other public purse payments enabling you to keep the wolf from the door.

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  • themightyflea  |  June 23 2012, 3:23PM

    Well done Mr Oliver. I imagine the remaining £600 a week will supplement your pension and other public purse paments enabling you to keep the wolf from the door.

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