Chamber – Page 7

Mayflower Ball

Mayflower 400 is a programme of events on a transformational scale, a platform for an international commemoration of the remarkable relationship between our nations which began with the journey of the Mayflower on 16 September 1620. The Plymouth Mayflower Ball will be one of these prestigious events, to be held annually in the lead up… Read More »

Brixham wants BigBelly bins back

Angry councillors have slammed the ’embarrassing’ decision to end a trial of BigBelly bins in Brixham just halfway through — and have vowed to fight for their introduction across the Bay. Torbay Council terminated a two-month trial of the large solar-powered, seagull-proof bins on Monday, blaming health and safety concerns of waste collectors Tor2. But… Read More »

BCC EU Referendum Survey

The British Chambers of Commerce wish to understand what the business feeling is post the EU Referendum and are asking for you to complete this short survey. Please participate. The referendum held on 23 June 2016 resulted in an overall vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… 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 »

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… Read More »

Quarterly Economic Survey – Q2 2016

The Devon Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey, which forms part of the British Chambers of Commerce national Quarterly Economic Survey, is now open for responses for Quarter 2 2016. The Quarterly Economic Survey is hugely important in giving us an understanding of the challenges that businesses in the county, and across the UK are… Read More »

Change of philosophy needed for parking strategy

Councils all over the country over complicate parking tariffs and car parking strategy. Our own Torbay Council is no exception, with tariffs being constantly reviewed, strategy being amended, battered and sticker infested confusing signage, all leading to bemused visitors, unhappy residents, despondent traders and ever reducing footfall on our high streets. Unfortunately, there seems to… Read More »

Chamber continues to support the Pirate Festival

Chris Slack, who manages the Arts and Craft Market for the Chamber, recently presented a cheque for £1000 on behalf of Brixham Chamber to Pete Beresford, Chairman of the Brixham Pirate Festival 2016. Chris said “The Pirate Festival is hugely important to the town. As the first major festival of the year in early May,… Read More »