£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 »

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 »

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 »

Brixham wants BigBelly bins back

Angry councillors have slammed the ’embarrassing’ decision to end a trial of BigBelly bins in Brixham just halfway through — and have vowed to fight for their introduction across the Bay. Torbay Council terminated a two-month trial of the large solar-powered, seagull-proof bins on Monday, blaming health and safety concerns of waste collectors Tor2. But… Read More »

Spring Clean for the Queen Day

Brixham Future, Brixham Town Council, Pride in Brixham, Brixham Community Partnership, Brixham Chamber of Commerce with help from the Brixham Public are organising a Spring Clean for the Queen day on Saturday 19th March from 10 to 4pm. The Aim: to combine an Easter clean-up before the holiday starts with a clean-up of Brixham to celebrate… Read More »

Business rates transfer

Chancellor George Osborne announced local councils will set and keep business rates in what he called the “biggest transfer in power to the local government in living memory”, during his speech to the Conservative conference earlier this month. Osborne added that the uniform business rate would be abolished, with local authorities able to cut rates… Read More »

Parking nets council over £3m

Torbay Council made £3,097,000 ‘profit’ from parking in 2013/14 according to figures compiled by the RAC Foundation – the 54th largest amount of more than 350 local authorities in the country. According to the RAC the amount Torbay has brought in from on-street and off-street parking has increased from £2,751,000 in 2010/11, although last year… Read More »

Cuts threaten town’s services

Brixham Museum, Churston Library and Brixham’s two subsidised bus services could be hit by the latest round of cuts being proposed by cash strapped Torbay Council. The authority has already slashed £10m but now faces cutting a further £3.8 million. Among the proposals is the possible closure of Churston Library which would save £105,000; handing… Read More »

ERTC & Proposed Cuts

An open letter from Chris Hart, Chairman of the English Riviera Tourism Board   Dear Tourism Businesses, As Chairman of the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) the official Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) for Torbay and official partner of VisitEngland, I am writing to update you on the position regarding future Torbay Council budgets to support… Read More »