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Lighting Up Brixham Competition Winner

Gwen Pritchard-Thomas (aged 7) was delighted to win the competition to design a Christmas light for Lighting Up Brixham. Gwen has won a cash prize of £20 plus £80 for the Spark Creative Studio Brixham. Gwen’s winning design, Decapod Seaweed ‘Monster’, fish and ‘Merry Brixmas’ will be made into one of this year’s Christmas feature… Read More »

Boris Johnson’s surprise Brixham visit

The Prime Minister bought himself a portion of fish and chips during a visit to Brixham Harbour on 23 August. Boris Johnson paid £7.75 in cash for the hake and chips from the Rockfish takeaway. He posed for selfies with queuing customers in the shop before putting on a pair of Rockfish sunglasses. Mr Johnson… Read More »

Brixham Open Art Competition

Subject: ‘Maritime Brixham’ Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 On Saturday 7th September, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Brixham Art Society and the 30th Anniversary of M.D.L. Brixham Marina, there will be an open, free to enter, ‘One Day Art Competition’ . The subject will be Maritime Brixham and the town itself. Any medium (except… Read More »

Prince William under new ownership

The Prince William bar and restaurant by the marina was snapped up by the Greenway Group when it came up for sale recently. The Greenway Group own a number of other successful and popular Brixham businesses including Liberty, Inspirations, Chapter One and Greenway Ferry. Commenting on Facebook, a spokesperson said: “We’re super excited to announce… Read More »

Christmas Lighting Competition

Youngsters in Brixham are being invited to design a new Christmas light for the town, with a deadline for submissions on July 15. In addition to making and displaying the new sign, the winning school will be given a cash prize of £100 by Lighting Up Brixham. The group Lighting Up Brixham, led by Vix… Read More »

‘Bags of help’ fund

Tesco is marking the great British summertime by offering coastal community projects in Brixham the chance to bag their share of a huge funding pot of almost £300,000. Community organisations and charities working to improve Britain’s coastline are being invited to share in the fund during a special round of Bags of Help voting. Bags… Read More »

Keep Brixham Beautiful

Brixham Town Council recently launched a new Keep Brixham Beautiful campaign. To coincide with national Keep Britain Tidy’s The Big Spring Clean, residents and visitors joined town councillors for the inaugural event, held in the Furzeham with Summercombe Ward. The project will see several community led litter collecting events organised by the town council throughout… Read More »

All hands on deck for Pirate Festival!

Brixham Chamber are proud to support once again The Brixham Pirate Festival which will be back this weekend giving the bank holiday a truly swashbuckling feeling. Brixham Pirate Festival, Saturday to Monday, May 4, 5, 6, will see the town transformed with some of the best piratical bands in the world, market stalls, a family… Read More »

Referendum on Neighbourhood Plan

On 2nd May voters in Brixham have the chance to vote on whether they want Torbay Council to consider the Brixham Penisula Neighbourhood Plan along with the Local Plan when they make decisions about developments in Brixham and the surrounding areas: Neighbourhood Planning provides our community with the opportunity to manage development for the benefit… Read More »

Bolton to Birdcage

The Bolton Hotel is closed for refurbishment and will become The Birdcage on completion. Details emerged at a hearing into a review of the pub’s licence requested by the police on the grounds of crime and disorder. Police said licence conditions had been breached and two of the people put forward last year to be… Read More »