Community – Page 7

Well deserved success for Pride in Brixham

A summer full of flowers in Torbay was celebrated at the 2014 Bay Blooms awards at the Riviera Conference Centre at the end of September. Pride in Brixham were once again singled out for the exceptional standard of their voluntary projects around the town and won: First in the Community Project category Best Overall award… Read More »

Community in combined effort

A recent collaboration between students, businesses and a local charity for the benefit of the hospital has once again shown that Brixham is working well together. The corner of Bolton Street, where the Threshers building has been demolished is an eye-sore as people arrive in Brixham, so one of the Brixham Chamber members, Mark Choppin… Read More »

Brixham businesses clean up!

Traders in Brixham are taking matter into their own hands to spruce up the town’s streets. Torbay Council’s swingeing cuts mean that the Tor2 lengthsmen team will not be in the port until September, after the height of the tourist season. So members of the Chamber of Commerce are pulling together to organise their own street cleaning… Read More »

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. Former manager Steve Bates said 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 »