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‘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...

Covid-19 grant applications now live

Covid-19 grant applications now live

Businesses across Torbay can apply now for cash grants to cushion the financial impact of the COVID-19 restrictions. Torbay Council, who are administering 7 million in grant funds from national Government for Torbay businesses, has opened up the application form on...

200 sign up for Brixham’s Walk of Fame

200 sign up for Brixham’s Walk of Fame

More than 200 people have already signed up to an initiative to celebrate the lives of Brixham residents. Plans for Brixham’s Walk of Fame are well underway and permission has been granted to put a cast iron walkway and floor panels along the Breakwater. The aim is to...

The show goes on…

The show goes on…

Theatres and the performing arts are, like many industry sectors, experiencing extreme hardship as a result of Covid-19. With Theatres closed, The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, from Brixham have put together a programme of streamed productions which...

A new way to mark Remembrance Sunday

A new way to mark Remembrance Sunday

Brixham town council is preparing for a new way to mark Remembrance Day. Instead of the traditional service and parade, the council has had to rethink how to remember the fallen in both world wars and other conflicts. With the ongoing pandemic, it is unlikely that by...

Christmas 2020 – brighter than ever

Christmas 2020 – brighter than ever

Because of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brixham Town Council has been forced to cancel Christmas lights switch on event ‘Lanterns, Lights & ‘Luminations’ which was scheduled for Saturday 28th November. But Brixham’s Christmas lights will not be...