Community – Page 7

Food Bank appeals for donations

Brixham Food Bank is appealing urgently for food and/or funds to help families in need in the town. The Food Bank, which is based at the back of Brixham Library, is staffed by volunteers who work six days a week to provide vital supplies to people who are struggling financially. Manager Steve Bates said recent demand… Read More »

Many thanks for your help

Brixham Chamber is always proud to support Pride in Brixham in their efforts to brighten up our town. To this end, another street weeding/cleaning session took place on Wednesday, 2nd July from 6-8am with the focus on Fore Street Nigel Makin of Beacon House, who manages the town centre group for the Chamber said, “Many thanks to everyone… Read More »

Shop local, shop Brixham!

We all have a choice about where we spend our hard-earned cash but how often do we stop to think about the effect of our purchasing decisions on our own local economy right here in Brixham? We are blessed with a wealth of shops that are independently owned, employ local people and stock a wide range… Read More »

Ciaran’s ‘Walk to Work’

Over May and June 2014 I am completing a charity ‘Walk to Work’ on behalf of the RNLI, Devon Air Ambulance and Plymouth & District Leukaemia Fund. My target is to raise £5,000. I am working as a teacher at Kingsbridge Community College until the 23rd of May. I start my new job as Beach… Read More »

Pirate Festival Programme 2014

The programme for the three days of the Brixham Pirate Festival is now available online together with information about road closures. Pirate Festival Programme Road Closures Brian Pearce said “I fully agree with the concerns raised by chamber members at last nights meeting and am delighted to say our web site now features more up-to-date… Read More »

Inquiry into right of way

A public  inquiry is to be held into the closure of a public right of way in the centre of Brixham. The walkway between Middle Street and Fore Street has been the subject of protracted ncgotiations involving Tesco, Torbay Council and the Department for Transport. The existing right of way would run right through the proposed… Read More »

Heston’s Great Brixham Food

Brixham  featured in the first episode of chef Heston Blumenthal’s new television series Great British Food, which focused on fish and chips. In the hour-long programme, Heston discovered how the industrial age fuelled the proliferation of chip shops by allowing fish to be transported quickly inland by train. Most of the filming, which was done over two… Read More »

AZ donates labs to Plymouth University

AstraZeneca has announced that it plans to donate its Environmental Laboratory in Brixham, South Devon, to Plymouth University. The donation of the facility and its equipment will ensure that the laboratory continues to serve scientific and research purposes, benefitting the region and beyond. Plymouth University plans to use the site to create a global research… Read More »

Tesco car park details

Reply from Torbay Council to Keith Williams, Brixham Chamber Vice-Chair regarding clarification of car parking arrangements within the proposed Tesco development.   Dear Mr Williams Thank you for your letter of 25th November, I apologise for the delay in responding. Firstly, please let me assure you that the Council and Tesco are working hard to produce… Read More »

BTC to lead regeneration

Brixham Town Council could be set to form a new group to work with them on regeneration matters. That is the recommendation from a conference looking at the future of the port. Brixham Community Partnership hosted the full-day public ‘What next for Brixham?’ conference at the Berry Head Hotel. It was designed to discuss how the… Read More »