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BrixFest 2018 – most enjoyable yet.

The weekend began with an apocalyptic weather forecast (which was unsurprisingly wrong), and ended with beautiful sunshine on Breakwater Beach. On Saturday, the festival was officially opened by one of our favourite people – Mary Thomson from Pride in Brixham. Our England’s Seafood Coast Cooking Demonstrations showcased the best of Brixham fish live on-stage. Crowds… Read More »

Middle Street – bucking the trend

It’s the street that Brixham forgot – and now it’s bucking the high street shopping trend in some style. At a time when retail giants such as House of Fraser and Poundland are struggling, a row of independent shops run by dedicated specialists is doing very nicely thank you. Tourists and day-trippers love the shops… Read More »

Devon Delivers – Business Promotion Grants

Applications are being sought for the latest round of Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant. Grants of up to £1,500 are available to help companies looking to reach new customers. The funding, which is offered through a competitive bidding process, is aimed at helping businesses to cover exhibiting costs to promote their products and services… Read More »

Brixham Future – 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Brixham played a crucial role in the liberation of Europe. The American 4th Division departed our harbour and landed on the first beach to be liberated – Utah. Allied forces and refugees were welcomed into our community and many remain in our local churchyard. We intend to hold a major commemoration event on the 75th… Read More »

England’s Seafood FEAST

England’s Seafood Coast will play host to a feast for all the senses between Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 7th October 2018. For 2 weeks you will be able to immerse yourself in England’s Seafood FEAST, eating some of the best seafood in the world and experiencing the very best the English Riviera has to… Read More »

Combating plastic pollution

The English Riviera is being urged to actively support the campaign to ban environmentally devastating single use plastics. Councillors want Torbay Council to sign up to the campaign being run by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and DevonLive/Herald Express so that the resort joins 125 other communities in Devon going plastic free. At a meeting of… Read More »

Middle Street’s chocolate heaven

During the summer of 2017, after a decade of pondering her dream, Tracy Clarke made it a reality by opening Chocella, a small but perfectly presented chocolate haven situated on Brixham’s Middle Street. Tracy put her heart and soul into Chocella, named after her mother Ella, who taught her to bake cakes at a very… Read More »

Make it your Business – 11th April

You  may  be  a  young  professional,  mum,  or  returner.  You  may  be  a  student recently graduated or approaching the end of your studies. Perhaps you have started to think about the option of self-­‐employment.  Maybe you have always held a dream to follow a particular passion. Most likely, you are also attracted  to the idea… Read More »

AGM and Executive Committee for 2018

With the snow continuing to fall outside and the wind rattling the windows, members who braved the elements to attend the AGM on the 27th February heard Chairman Martyn Green present his overview of 2017 and roundly thank the executive and membership for their input and support during the year. The full version of the… Read More »

Love Brixham at Tourism Exhibition 2018

For the second time, Brixham Chamber of Commerce took a stand at the Tourism Exhibition held at the Riviera centre in Torquay.  The main purpose of this was to promote Brixham as a tourist destination and to launch our Brixham Guide for 2018. The guide, which has been produced under the “Love Brixham” brand, was… Read More »