Community

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 »

Positive reaction to Brixham ‘micro-regeneration’ murals

A bright blue new mural in the centre of Brixham has got people talking in the fishing port which is fighting the recession by transforming empty spaces and scruffy walls in a wave of ‘micro regeneration’. The colourful wall above the Rowcroft Hospice shop and tattoo parlour in Fore Street is the latest wall mural… Read More »

WW2 Brixham’s lasting legacy

Details have been revealed of a series of information boards which  are to be erect­ed to commemorate Brix­ham’s role during the Second World War. The  project has  been organised by  regeneration group Brixham  Future which is aiming to create  a ‘lasting legacy’. Eight    boards,  to be installed to  mark the  75th anniversary of D-Day, will… Read More »

TV news anchors drop in to Brixham

TV celebrities Michael Burke and John Sergeant stopped off in Brixham as part of a sailing trip around the coast of the UK. The pair were filming for a new series about sailing around the UK and had set off from Lowestoft. After four weeks at sea, they were greeted on their arrival in Brixham… Read More »

Make it your Business – 11th April

You  may  be  a  young  professional,  mum,  or  returner.  You  may  be  a  student recently graduated or approaching the end of your studies. Perhaps you have started to think about the option of self-­‐employment.  Maybe you have always held a dream to follow a particular passion. Most likely, you are also attracted  to the idea… Read More »

Shoalstone Pool recovering from storm damage

Storm-battered Brixham aims to bounce back after a weekend which saw huge waves pounding the port’s vulnerable waterfront. A crowdfunding web page has raised £5,000 in a single day towards repairs to the community-owned Shoalstone Pool. As the combination of high winds, low pressure and spring tides brought havoc to Brixham, the Water’s Edge kiosk… Read More »

Pirate Festival 2018

For anyone who may not have heard, the Brixham Pirate Festival Committee has now announced that they have been able to raise sufficient sponsorship for their festival to go ahead. This is good news and we wish them every success. However, from comments made to Brixham Chamber of Commerce executive members, I think a few… Read More »

Time and Tide Bell

Brixham has been selected as the site for a Time and Tide Bell, one of many located around the shores of the UK and this will be a great opportunity for our local community and tourists to explore our shores and for Brixham to be part of a nationwide network of Time and Tide Bells.… Read More »

Brixham Express received over £0.5m of subsidy payments

The total amount of public money that Brixham Express Ltd received to subsidise the now-defunct fast ferry service between Torquay and Brixham has been revealed. Following a Freedom of Information request by DevonLive.com, Torbay Council has revealed that the figure was £506,255. The council also revealed that the last date on which a payment was… Read More »

New Seafood Coast Food Festival planned for 2018

As a result of the continuation funding secured from the Discover England Fund, managed by VisitEngland work is now underway to stage the English Riviera’s first major Seafood FEAST (Festival) in Autumn 2018. Anna Trant has been appointed as Festival Coordinator and is currently meeting with local Food and Drink Businesses to discuss the many exciting opportunities… Read More »