Council – Page 2

Brixham wants BigBelly bins back

Angry councillors have slammed the ’embarrassing’ decision to end a trial of BigBelly bins in Brixham just halfway through — and have vowed to fight for their introduction across the Bay. Torbay Council terminated a two-month trial of the large solar-powered, seagull-proof bins on Monday, blaming health and safety concerns of waste collectors Tor2. But… Read More »

Spring Clean for the Queen Day

Brixham Future, Brixham Town Council, Pride in Brixham, Brixham Community Partnership, Brixham Chamber of Commerce with help from the Brixham Public are organising a Spring Clean for the Queen day on Saturday 19th March from 10 to 4pm. The Aim: to combine an Easter clean-up before the holiday starts with a clean-up of Brixham to celebrate… Read More »

Business rates transfer

Chancellor George Osborne announced local councils will set and keep business rates in what he called the “biggest transfer in power to the local government in living memory”, during his speech to the Conservative conference earlier this month. Osborne added that the uniform business rate would be abolished, with local authorities able to cut rates… Read More »

Parking nets council over £3m

Torbay Council made £3,097,000 ‘profit’ from parking in 2013/14 according to figures compiled by the RAC Foundation – the 54th largest amount of more than 350 local authorities in the country. According to the RAC the amount Torbay has brought in from on-street and off-street parking has increased from £2,751,000 in 2010/11, although last year… Read More »

Cuts threaten town’s services

Brixham Museum, Churston Library and Brixham’s two subsidised bus services could be hit by the latest round of cuts being proposed by cash strapped Torbay Council. The authority has already slashed £10m but now faces cutting a further £3.8 million. Among the proposals is the possible closure of Churston Library which would save £105,000; handing… Read More »

ERTC & Proposed Cuts

An open letter from Chris Hart, Chairman of the English Riviera Tourism Board   Dear Tourism Businesses, As Chairman of the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) the official Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) for Torbay and official partner of VisitEngland, I am writing to update you on the position regarding future Torbay Council budgets to support… Read More »

Regeneration revitalized

A new regeneration group for Brixham has been announced. The newly formed Brixham Regeneration Group (BRG) will have a principle objective to investigate the financial viability of projects for ratification by Brixham Town Council (BTC) and partners and then deliver those projects for the benefit of the community and will be the new group and… Read More »

Torbay Local Plan to 2032

Jobs provision is one of the key points in the Torbay local plan. The view for the whole of the Bay over the next 20 years aims to create 600 jobs, 9,000 new homes, revitalise town centres, major investment in Brixham harbour and other Bay harbours and tourism industry, funding for flood protection, better access… Read More »

Council budgets for 2014

Brixham Town Council has set its budget and precept for the next financial year, despite being uncertain whether Torbay Council will pass on a major grant from central government. The budget of £290,180 and precept of £194,300 put forward by the council’s finance and general purposes committee were approved at the full council meeting on… 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 »