Torbay votes “Yes” to ERTBID

Torbay’s tourism businesses have given a thumbs-up to the creation of a new Business Improvement District for the English Riviera. With a high turnout of 58 per cent the ERTBID was voted in by a 57.5 per cent majority. In all, 562 votes were cast with 323 in favour, in terms of numbers voting. In aggregate rateable value terms, the…

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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

Brixham Business Show 2016 – Register Now!

The second Brixham Business Show is to take place on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 and will be opened by Mitch Tonks. Mitch has become one of the most respected and knowledgeable seafood people in the country and an acclaimed restaurateur, chef and author in the process. The show is part of a range of initiatives organised by Brixham Chamber of Commerce,…

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Helping Furzeham to flourish

Brixham Chamber of Commerce Chair, Jacqui Shaw, recently presented a cheque for £200 to the Friends of Furzeham Green to help buy additional gardening tools for the group to use on the upkeep of the flower beds and gardens at Furzeham Green, Brixham. Last year the Friends of Furzeham Green group approached the Chamber for support so they could look…

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The Coroner films in Brixham

Brixham’s Berry Head is to star in an episode of the new series of daytime drama The Coroner. The country park was one of the latest South Devon locations to be used as a stunning backdrop by the team for the second series of the show produced by BBC Birmingham. It stars Claire Goose as solicitor Jane Kennedy as she takes over…

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ERTBID – Vote YES before 30th June

Brixham Chamber of Commerce supports the ERTBID and urges all eligible businesses to ‘Vote YES’ before the deadline at the end of June. An open letter from Laurence Murrell Dear Colleague, You should have received your ERTBID ballot paper over the weekend. PLEASE VOTE NOW This vote is so important to our future, that I urge you to vote straight…

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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 emptying. It is claimed this…

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Parking Review and Central Car Park

The subject of parking is on the agenda again. Torbay Council are reviewing parking strategy at the moment and the opportunity remains to influence the outcome before it becomes final. These are the issues our research has highlighted with regard to Brixham Central car park which Nigel Makin on behalf of Brixham Chamber has fed back to the council: Tariffs: have been received…

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Love your High Street

Shop up the High Street are passionate about shopping locally and loving your high street. That’s why they’d love you to be a part of Love Torbay High Street Week, 11th-17th July, a new campaign that celebrates local high street businesses and the positive impact shopping locally has for Torbay. This campaign celebrates not just the traditional high streets of Torbay…

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Bringing the colour back to Middle Street

It was with great pleasure that the Brixham Chamber Of Commerce presented Mary Thompson, founder of ‘The Pride In Brixham’ Volunteers group, with a cheque for £1250 towards the costs to reinstate the hanging baskets on the Middle Street, Central Car park wall. This help has been enormously appreciated. The baskets have been a breath of colourful air for Middle…

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