Town Centre

Middle Street blooms again

This cheerful crowd are some of  “The Middle Street Traders” who along with the help from Brixham Town Council, The Brixham Chamber Of Commerce and Pride In Brixham have got the funds and organisation together to re-instate the 25 colourful planters along Middle Street, also adding colourful bunting this year, some of which has been… Read More »

Big Bellys reduce mess, deter pests and cut costs

Brixham is to start an extended trial of ‘Big Belly’ bins to reduce litter around the harbour and cut costs. The solar-powered bins compact waste, giving them at least five times the capacity of the current bins. They also sense when they are almost full and send a signal to a control station to request… Read More »

TRTBID ballot under way

The TRTBID initiative has now reached the decision phase. Business Plans and ballot papers have been posted to those businesses eligible to vote. A copy of the Business Plan is also available online here. Around 200 business in Brixham, and 1,500 businesses in total across the BID area, have a rateable value of £7,500 or more and… Read More »

TRTBID – voting dates confirmed

Sarah Whitaker, project manager of the Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID), gives an update on the BID ahead of the ballot which will take place in October. On the 14th October 2015, eligible businesses will be invited to vote in a month long postal ballot to determine whether the Torbay Retail and Tourism… Read More »

The changing face of Brixham

Over the last six to nine months there has been a considerable amount of private investment going into harbour front and town centre properties in Brixham. A number of businesses have been taken over, undergone major refurbishment and/or had new signage erected, all of which has had a positive impact on the aesthetics of our town… Read More »

TRTBID ballot to take place in the autumn

The Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID) consultation has been happening across Torbay for several months. Sarah Whitaker, TRTBID project manager, gives an update on the timetable. “All 3,000+ Torbay retail and tourism businesses were sent the TRTBID Summary Business Plan which brought together all the views and ideas for projects and services that… Read More »

Brixham Shop wins Fairtrade award

Aardman Animations, partnered with Fairtrade heroes, Divine Chocolate, to present the South West Fairtrade Business Silver Award to Sally Fisher owner of Oats Healthy Living Store & Café, Bolton Street Brixham. The presentation took place in the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 6th March. “I am proud to receive this award in recognition of our… Read More »

TRT BID Workshops

The next stage of consultation for the Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID) is the Business Workshops. These workshops will allow businesses to help identify those projects/initiatives they feel are most important in line with the projected budget which could be available to implement them. This is a very important part of the process… Read More »

Destination Rockfish!

Big plans for Brixham’s new Rockfish restaurant will see it become a tourist attraction showcasing the port’s fish and training chefs of the future. Chef Mitch Tonks has revealed more details for his newest venture which is set to open in the port on April 14. Mitch, who lives in the town, said: “We are… Read More »

Winners – Brixham Christmas Challenge

Many thanks to everyone who entered the inaugural Brixham Christmas Challenge. All completed entry forms were put into a clear jar from which the following winners were drawn in public view at the Old Market House on Saturday 3rd January: 1st Prize: (£250 Brixham Shopping Vouchers) Miss Sammy Fowler of Brixham 2nd Prize: (2 course… Read More »