Christmas Party 2017

We have asked for some places at the Berry Head Hotel Christmas Party night on Friday 22nd December, 2017 to be held open for us. Every year the hotel puts on a lovely meal with dancing and entertainment afterwards and it would be nice for chamber members, and their invited guests, to be able to take advantage of this. The…

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BTC Budget Consultation 2018

Brixham Town Council’s consultation presentation for the 2018 budget took place in the Scala Hall on Thursday 2nd November between 3pm and 7pm. The Council would like to know whether you agree with their proposals and whether there any services or new initiatives which you would like to see the Council further invest in or develop for the benefit of…

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Summer/Winter parking split to stay

Brixham Chamber has long been calling for a more equitable approach to parking charges in the bay and has frequently cited East Devon Council’s strategy as a model which we believe would work well in Torbay: Across ALL car parks in East Devon, in ALL towns including Exmouth, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Sidmouth the “entrance” tariff is 50p for the…

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General Meeting – Tues 28th November

The next meeting of the Chamber is on Tuesday 28th November at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel. Our guest speakers this month are: Brixham Harbourmaster’s Office – Oxen Cove Development Mike Laukkanen and Jim Parker – Herald Express 2018 Business Awards Nicki and John Holmyard – Development of the Mussel Farm Councillor Robert Excell will also be present to…

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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 – selling into main processors…

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New Seafood Coast Food Festival planned for 2018

As a result of the continuation funding secured from the Discover England Fund, managed by VisitEngland work is now underway to stage the English Riviera’s first major Seafood FEAST (Festival) in Autumn 2018. Anna Trant has been appointed as Festival Coordinator and is currently meeting with local Food and Drink Businesses to discuss the many exciting opportunities of working together. Following a…

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Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations 2017

The countdown to Christmas in Brixham starts on 25th November with the ever popular Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations festivities. There will be lots on offer to entertain the whole family. Watch the lantern parade, sample the hot food on offer, pick up a few Christmas presents in the local shops and street market and see the Christmas illuminations switched on….

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Small Business Saturday – 2nd Dec

Small Business Saturday, due to take place on Saturday 2 December, will be the fifth year running for the campaign. That’s good news for small and medium-sized enterprises up and down the UK, which need all the help they can get in the face of challenges ranging from extortionate business rates to disruptive online competition. Big business tends to get…

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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 30 next year, blaming a…

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Devon Chamber update

Dear All, Many apologies for my silence, staff shortages here have meant that some key communications have not been done and that includes a regular communication to you. I hope things are going well in your part of the county and your Chamber is in good heart! Please be aware that Suzi Cumberland has now left the Chamber and Lesley…

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