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Brixham in Bloom take Gold

Brixham in Bloom take Gold

In the Portman Cup, part of the RHS South West in Bloom Competition 2021, Brixham in Bloom faced strong competition from the likes of Keynsham, Wellington, Tiverton in Bloom, Penzance and Babbacombe Bay. At the awards ceremony in Weston-Super-Mare on October 7,...

Lanterns, lights…..2021

Lanterns, lights…..2021

Brixham Town Council and Diverse Events CIC are delighted to announce details for the forthcoming Lanterns, Lights & 'Luminations event on Saturday 27th November 2021 - see leaflet below..... They are always looking for volunteers to help with the event, if you...

Last bank closes on ‘sad day’ for the town

Last bank closes on ‘sad day’ for the town

Businesses in Brixham have been shocked and saddened by the closure today of the last bank in the busy fishing port. Lloyds Bank in the Fore Street shopping precinct has been the sole remaining bank since the closure of Santander. There are now two town centre ATM...

Simon grasps the nettle and expands his business

Simon grasps the nettle and expands his business

Brixham's Simon Akeroyd makes wine from foraged plants and markets them under the Yarde brand. Since being featured on Channel Four’s ‘Devon and Cornwall’ programme, sales of Yarde of Cockington’s Sparkling Nettle Wine have soared. Yarde have now completely sold out...

Thanks for local NHS staff

Thanks for local NHS staff

Local NHS staff have been treated to a cruise thanks to the people of Brixham. The lucky Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust staff - who were involved in the organisation’s Covid-19 response - were thanked for their efforts with a cruise around Torbay. The...

‘Our voice has to be heard’

‘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...

Star rating for Brixham toilet saved by people power

Star rating for Brixham toilet saved by people power

A Brixham toilet that was saved from closure by people power has been given a coveted loo award. The public toilet at Fishcombe Cove was threatened with closure last summer as Torbay Council ran out of funds to keep it going. But the public rallied round and backed a...

Torbay COVID Update – 14 January 2021

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...

Covid closure grants

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...

Vaccinating Torbay

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...

A year like no other

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...