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TBCN Zoom – 16 Feb

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 16th February from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum. This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business topics, plus breakout rooms so you can contribute and… Read More »

Torbay COVID Update – 14 January 2021

Dr Caroline Dimond, Torbay Director of Public Health, talks about how rates are going up, especially in working age people and we need to act now. She also urges businesses to ensure they are COVID safe and for us all to act as if we have it. In summary: Stay at home wherever possible If… Read More »

Covid closure grants

The latest government support for businesses forced to close due to covid is being paid out by Torbay council. Their website is now updated with the latest info: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/…/businesses-financial-support/ In short: Businesses which received a grant payment for the November lockdown will AUTOMATICALLY now receive two grants: a Tier 3 grant for Dec 31st to… Read More »

Vaccinating Torbay

By David Gledhill, Torbay Community Development Trust People of Torbay give yourself a pat on the back. You are awesome.Within hours of putting out an appeal for more volunteers to help with the vaccine roll out and supporting people shielding, our phones were ringing off the hook. Offers were coming in so quickly we had… Read More »

A year like no other

By Jim Portus, South West Fish Producers Organisation I have been fortunate enough over the last three decades to witness many wonderful industry investments and developments, such as the launch of many new fishing boats including ‘Carhelmar’, ‘Sara Lena’ and ‘Constant Friend’.  The port of Brixham now has a wonderful, state-of-the-art fish market, with the daily auction now conducted on the ‘Cloud’. The grand opening by the Princess Royal of the market was one of… Read More »

‘Our voice has to be heard’

Celebrity chefs and other leading players in tourism and hospitality are calling for a bigger voice in Parliament for their battered industry.   A ‘Seat at the Table’ campaign has been launched in a bid to see a Minister specifically put in charge of hospitality and given a place within the cabinet. A tourism minister currently sits within the remit of the Department for… Read More »

TBCN Zoom – 19th Jan

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 19th January from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum. This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business topics, plus breakout rooms so you can contribute and… Read More »

TCBN Zoom – 15th Dec

The next open meeting of the TCBN will take place on Tuesday 15th December from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum. This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business topics, plus breakout rooms so you can contribute and… Read More »

Parking tariffs – Dec 20

From 3 December to 24 December the following tariffs will apply for parking in council owned car parks in Brixham: Central car park: The £1.40 fee will allow up to the maximum stay of 3 hours: this would normally cost up to £3.50. Freshwater and Oxen Cove Car Parks: The fee of £1.40 will cover… Read More »

TBCN – Zoom Meeting

17th November 4-5pm: The third open meeting of the TCBN will take place on Tuesday 17th November from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum. This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business topics, plus breakout rooms so you… Read More »