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Torbay Mayor Gordon's golden giveaway

By GuyHenderson  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

Gordon Oliver

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TORBAY Mayor Gordon Oliver is once again pledging half his annual salary to support groups, organisations and individuals in the Bay.

The fund is applied for annually and priority is given to applications from local groups, organisations and individuals based in, and delivering a service that directly benefits the Torbay community.

Grants of up to £1,000 will be allocated for winning projects that will be progressed in the following 12 months.

Mr Oliver said: “I believe passionately in community involvement and see this as a way of giving back to the community and ensuring that local people are involved in local matters.”

A cross party group has been set up to administer the fund comprising Councillors Nicole Amil, Jackie Stockman and Bobbie Davies, who said: “We are really pleased to support this initiative. The fund is about making a difference to local people’s lives in the Bay and we are looking forward to seeing those projects take shape.”

Community and voluntary sector organisations or individuals, who wish to apply, need to complete the application form which includes the full criteria.

Interested parties can email mayorsfund@torbay.gov.uk or write to the Torbay Mayor’s Fund at Torquay Town Hall to receive a copy of the application form to complete.

Applications must be received by Tuesday 2 April 2013 at the latest.

Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 30 April 2013.

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  • Orientsteve  |  February 27 2013, 7:02PM

    If he believes passionately in community involvement, what about some money for the Brixham Shoalstome Pool?

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  • nicold  |  February 27 2013, 6:58PM

    Obviously he was paid too much in the first place!

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  • Meadfootfan  |  February 27 2013, 6:53PM

    As uquip says Well done Gordon Oliver. This money should help kickstart a number of community projects. Mayor Oliver may have his critics but at least he is trying to help local organisations in a practical way. Bit different from previous Mayor who borrowed large amounts of money which is costing the Council dearly in interest charges. He pocketed all his annual salary and went on expensive cruises and holidays with his 'friends' Meadfoot fan

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  • uquip  |  February 27 2013, 5:55PM

    He is to be applauded in his actions. A man who is putting his money where his mouth is. Well done Gordon Oliver.

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  • DevonJanner  |  February 27 2013, 3:17PM

    all hail the pineapple!!

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