The battle of the High Street in Torbay is being stepped up with a ‘get tough’ stance on offenders. Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver has found a £50,000 pot of cash to employ a Torbay town centre street warden. The money is also being used to check out the legalities of banning 'prolific offenders' from the English Riviera for a year. The new move comes as Torbay’s High Street issues over anti-social behaviour and homeless and rough sleeper numbers made national headlines.
THE plight of our town centres is well and truly in the spotlight. Highlighting the issues of drugs, begging, homeless numbers, anti-social behaviour and the impact on shops and businesses will have done little to promote our image and profile in the seaside resort stakes. But it simply cannot be ignored and has prompted action. Is, however, all this enough to help resolve the problems that have contributed to the decline of the High Street?
Well, it would appear that yours truly, my sports team and the Herald Express are to blame for the demise of Torquay United. Not only that but we are also in cahoots with, and ‘in the pocket’ of, Gulls owner Clarke Osborne as United continue to plunge towards relegation and the National League South yet he forges ahead with his rape and pillage of Plainmoor and his plans to build a new out-of-town stadium and harvest all the riches that may go with it.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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