Community

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 »

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 »