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Electoral Review of Torbay – Warding Arrangements

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has formally commenced an electoral review of Torbay Council. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the review and seek your views on future ward boundaries for the council. The Commission is carrying out a review to deliver electoral equality for voters across Torbay. At… Read More »

Brixham Means Business – 29th June

Brixham Means Business –   breakfast networking club, 29th June 7.30-9.00am at the Berry Head Hotel. This month’s guest speaker is Barry Cole who will be talking about Leadership in Business. Book here

BCC call again for fundamental reform

Government plans to cut business rates for small retailers have been dismissed as “just a sticking plaster” by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The measure, previously announced in the Autumn Statement, offers £300m to save 300,000 small retailers £1,000 off their next tax bill. Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government,… Read More »

George O’Hagan – Memories

I am very sorry to report the passing, on Tues. 3rd December, of George O`Hagan. Prior to retirement, he and his wife Rosemary owned The Harbour Pot Shop on Middle Street and Memories on The Quay. To older members of the Chamber, George is remembered as a long standing member of Brixham Chamber through the… Read More »

‘No Boss’ Christmas Lunch

The Brixham Sea Works will open on the 12th December with a ‘No Boss’ Christmas Lunch. Having secured investment from the European Regional Development Fund and Coastal Communities, Torbay Development Agency are now putting the finishing touches to this  brand new ‘Works’ space in Brixham. It has  been designed largely for home based businesses to… Read More »

Keep Trade Local

The FSB is continuing their campaign to encourage people to by their goods and services locally. Small businesses are the heart of the local community. They generate wealth, employment and opportunity. The FSB is supporting small business by lobbying local authorities on the three Ps: Parking Our research shows that seven in 10 small firms think parking… Read More »

90 and going strong

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has a long and proud heritage and in November 2013, it is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Since 1923, the Chamber has been working with Brixham businesses of all sizes and sectors, providing organisations with practical support, useful connections and representation in local, regional and national issues. As part of a recent… Read More »

Proud to support Pride

Pride in Brixham is a volunteer group that sets out to help upgrade and maintain the environment in and around Brixham, focussing its efforts on painting and gardening schemes around the harbour, from the Marina Walkway to Oxen Cove. The group is one of many local groups to benefit from a donation from the Chamber… Read More »

£50 Parking Permit “free after 3”

Brixham businesses have welcomed new council parking permits to encourage shoppers back into the town centres. A ‘free after three’ permit costing £50 has been introduced at the request of local businesses and following the Herald Express ‘Fairer Parking’ campaign. ​ Together with new hi-tech cashless parking system in all car parksTorbay Council is hoping the… Read More »

Coach stop moves

The current National Express Bus Stop in Bank Lane is a shared loading bay/bus stop which is utilised by delivery Lorries (before 10.00am and after 16.00pm), Country Bus Services 15 and 16 and National Express Services. Bank Lane is an extremely busy area and there are times when the National Express Coach cannot serve the… Read More »