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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...

Buy local and support Brixham businesses

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...

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

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...

Win a luxury cruise

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...

Fit for a king!

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...

New Brixham Seafood Festival

New Brixham Seafood Festival

Some of the biggest names in cooking and seafood will be in Brixham in May 2020 for the port’s first Seafood Festival. Street stalls, live music and a lavish seafood feast raising money for local charities will be part of the new event, which will be run alongside the...

Lanterns Lights and ‘Luminations 2019

Lanterns Lights and ‘Luminations 2019

Brixham is gearing up for this year’s Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations festive celebrations. On Saturday (November 23) residents are invited to join in events running through the day and culminating in the Christmas lights switch on and grand firework display. More...

Driving safer for longer workshops

Driving safer for longer workshops

These FREE Driving Safer for Longer workshops are provided by Red One in conjunction with Devon County Council. The workshops are offered to various community groups throughout Devon and are aimed at keeping older drivers on the road safely for as long as possible....

Brixham’s Santa Run

Brixham’s Santa Run

A new event for the Brixham Christmas calendar - the first ever Brixham Seaside Santa Run: Sunday 8th December 2019 at 11am. This is an off road 3k fun run for charity, hosted by Brixham Harriers in conjunction with Brixham Soroptomists on flat level paths. The event...

Lighting Up Brixham Competition Winner

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...

Boris Johnson’s surprise Brixham visit

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...

Time and Tide Bell Plans

Time and Tide Bell Plans

Plans have been submitted to Torbay Council for the installation of a Time and Tide Bell on Breakwater Beach. If approved, and if £20,000 is raised, the Time and Tide Bell will be one of 16 at locations around the country. Rung by the high tide, Time and Tide Bells...