Economy

Mega mussel farm could transform Brixham economy

Offshore Shellfish Ltd, operating out of Oxen Cove in Brixham, wants to increase the size of its vast farm, six miles offshore in Lyme Bay, to use all of the lease space of 1,540 hectares – about the size of the entire site of Heathrow Airport. The plan is to tap into the European market… Read More »

Is it curtains for Brixham Theatre?

The future of Brixham Theatre is hanging in the balance after the society that runs the much-loved venue decided to bring the curtain down on its work there. Brixham Arts and Theatre Society (BATS) has given notice to Brixham Town Council that it is handing back the lease on the theatre with effect from April… Read More »

“It’s about time!” on airport decision

Commenting on the government’s decision to approve the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Put simply, it’s about time! Successive governments have prevaricated for far too long in the face of a blindingly obvious need for more runway capacity. Businesses will… Read More »

England’s Seafood Coast Launch

Amongst stiff competition, the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) has secured funding for an exciting new project from the Government’s three year £40million Discover England Fund. Following a rigorous application process, England’s Seafood Coast is one of a number of successful projects to benefit from the Discover England Fund, which aims to: grow tourism in… Read More »

South Devon Jobsfair – 7th Oct

Following the success of the Jobsfair in March, with over 600 job seekers and 40 businesses attending, the TDA are pleased to announce they will be having another event on Friday 7th October, 9am-2pm in the Assembly Rooms, Torquay Town Hall. The Jobsfair will provide you with the perfect opportunity to recruit Christmas and temporary staff, as… Read More »

Brixham losing business through traffic chaos

Brixham businesses are losing significant amounts of money due to ‘unacceptable delays’ caused by roadworks and traffic lights, according to Brixham Chamber of Commerce. The organisation has spoken in support of local councillor Jackie Stockman’s recent comments about Brixham traffic issues in the Herald Express. The Chamber Executive claims that the delays caused by the… Read More »

Boatyard plan for Oxen Cove

Boat building could be returning to Brixham for the first time in decades after an internationally-successful business confirmed it was considering a move to the Bay. Torbay Council has revealed it is in ‘well developed’ talks with an undisclosed company to re-locate part of its catamaran-building business to Oxen Cove. If agreed the deal would… Read More »

Public Fish Market

One of the Chamber’s new projects for 2015 is the creation of a regular fish market open to the public to help increase footfall in Brixham. The 14th April is the tentative start date, which coincides with the opening date for the new Rockfish Restaurant. The market is planned to take place every Tuesday morning on the harbour… Read More »

Confidence in Brixham

With the sun shining and many happy tourists flocking to Brixham, it seemed to be perfect timing for Simon and Sarah James to demonstrate their commitment to the thriving town by buying the freehold of Hobb Nobs – a quality gift shop located around the harbourside. Simon said; “ We both love Brixham passionately and… 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 »