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Smuggling exhibit at Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum recently reopened with a new exhibition ­featuring true stories about the port’s smugglers. Details about the smuggling ­operations have been uncovered by museum researchers during the ­winter. The tales revealed range from well-armed smugglers, who fired a broadside at a customs cutter, to a smuggler hiding lace inside the ­carcass of a… Read More »

£1.2million cultural boost for Torbay

Torbay has received an award of £1,191,400 from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund’s Great Place Scheme that will put art and culture at the heart of the future vision for the area. The grant will help to fund an ambitious project led by Torbay Culture Board that will make Torbay a great place… Read More »

Brixham Marine Conservation Day

Brixham Marine Conservation Day on 30th May 2017 is bringing together local, national and international organisations concerned with marine conservation. The aims are to raise awareness of marine conservation issues, to educate the next generation and to introduce children to research and survey work. A day filled with interesting and informative talks, interactive stands showing… Read More »

BrixFest’s social history archive project awarded Lottery grant

A mobile phone app in the style of the popular location-based game Pokémon Go is being developed to support the launch of a Brixham social history archive. The BrixFest project aims to gather audio and film testimonies about the port’s traditional industries and events and will also be supported by a film. Local organisations hold… Read More »

Epic Award for South Devon Players

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company are excited to announce that on the evening of March 19th, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Sage conference centre in Newcastle, they were presented with the Epic Award for England. Laura Jay, one of the founders, and Michael Mirsadeghi, who is the head of editing,… Read More »

Wayfinding Project

Brixham Future are trying to make the signage around Brixham as helpful for our residents and visitors as they can. For this they need your valuable input. It would be very much appreciated if you could please spare a few minutes of your time to share your insights and opinions by completing this survey. Hopefully… Read More »

Brixham Future CIC

Brixham Future Community Interest Company has been officially launched at an event in the town. The regeneration company will work with Brixham Town Council and other partners to deliver projects for the benefit of the community. Speaking about the event, interim chairman John Brennan said that it had taken a long time for the new company to… Read More »

RHS Britain in Bloom SW New Town Centre Category 2017

The RHS are proposing to trial a new category for their Britain in Bloom competition, where a defined area can be separated out from a whole Town or City and submitted for assessment. The thinking behind this is due to a number of concerns being raised regarding the current condition of Town Centres and High… Read More »

Neighbourhood Plan out for consultation

The Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan will be out for consultation over 6 weeks from 28th January to 11th March. The Neighbourhood Plan team would very much like to know: whether you can support the plan; or if not what they can do to improve it so you can. You can download both a short summary… Read More »

Man and Boy unveiled

A bronze statue to commemorate lives lost at sea and celebrate Brixham’s fishing heritage was  unveiled in the port at the end of November. As a contributor to the funding for the statue, members of Brixham Chamber were delighted to be invited to the ceremony. The life-size Man and Boy stands on King’s Quay, nine… Read More »