Community

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 off the hook. Offers were coming in so quickly we had… Read More »

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 boats including ‘Carhelmar’, ‘Sara Lena’ and ‘Constant Friend’.  The port of Brixham now has a wonderful, state-of-the-art fish market, with the daily auction now conducted on the ‘Cloud’. The grand opening by the Princess Royal of the market was one of… Read More »

Parking tariffs – Dec 20

From 3 December to 24 December the following tariffs will apply for parking in council owned car parks in Brixham: Central car park: The £1.40 fee will allow up to the maximum stay of 3 hours: this would normally cost up to £3.50. Freshwater and Oxen Cove Car Parks: The fee of £1.40 will cover… Read More »

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 November restrictions will be relaxed sufficiently to allow… Read More »

Brixham Stronger Together

Brixham Stronger Together has been working with the Brixham Chamber of Commerce to look at ways we can support our local businesses to prosper. We have a lot of small businesses in Brixham who are not likely to have the luxury of an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), these are benefit programs that assists employees with… Read More »

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 dimmed – they will be brighter than ever. The Town Council has added to and updated… Read More »

Buy local and support Brixham businesses

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has been reaching out to support traders in the town. So far, chamber vice chairman Alex Foley and his team have spoken to around 125 chamber members and non-members. Alex said: “The main reason is just for keeping in touch and giving some encouragement and support – we’ve had very positive… Read More »

Brixham mum’s plea ‘Don’t let this happen to you’

Mum Karen Wilson has launched a fund-raising campaign for NHS charities as a thank you to frontline staff for the ‘fantastic’ way they looked after her husband before his tragic death from Coronavirus. She has also decided to tell her story to warn others that the virus is still a deadly threat, pleading with them:… Read More »

Win a luxury cruise

Olivia Sibly from Ledbury, Hertfordshire recently took to the skies in a WW2 Spitfire as the winner of Brixham Future’s D-Day75 prize draw. She said “We had a fantastic day. No cloud and we looped the loop and did barrel rolls over the Needles. Thank you to Brixham Future and we wish you every success… Read More »

Fit for a king!

One of Brixham’s landmark waterfront eateries is being transformed with a complete £250,000 ‘bigger and better’ makeover. The Prince William – on the harbourside off Berry Head Road – is currently being transformed by a team of local craftsmen and women and is due to reopen next month.  Regulars are being updated on the progress… Read More »