Christmas Parking Concessions

The Council have agreed to offer free parking from 6-9.30pm on Thursdays 6th, 13th and 20th December in the car parks mentioned below. The Council have also agreed to run a promotional pay for an hour and park (shop) all day on Sunday 9th, 16th and 23rd December also at the car parks mentioned below.… Read More »

New parking charges from November 1

Torbay Council has approved a new set of parking tariffs to be introduced from November 1 2018. Commenting on the changes, Nigel Makin who has led the Chamber’s parking lobby for the last three years, said: “There are positives and negatives to the new tariffs structure. The big negative is that we didn’t manage to… Read More »

Summer/Winter parking split to stay

Brixham Chamber has long been calling for a more equitable approach to parking charges in the bay and has frequently cited East Devon Council’s strategy as a model which we believe would work well in Torbay: Across ALL car parks in East Devon, in ALL towns including Exmouth, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Sidmouth the “entrance”… Read More »

Open letter to Kevin Mowat, Torbay Council

Good morning Mr Mowat Thank you for taking the time to attend the general meeting. Your input was very helpful, especially in terms of advancing people’s knowledge of the possibilities behind the Oxen Cove expansion. Since then I have been in discussion with both residents and local businesses and would share with you the general… Read More »

Sign the petition to stop excessive parking charges

A petition calling for the rise in Torbay’s parking charges to be reversed collected more than 600 supporters. Summer parking charges were introduced to Torbay Council car parks and to on-street spaces recently and it now costs £1 to park for just 30 minutes. Click to sign the petition The petition Stop Parking Rises in… Read More »

How to kill off a dying town

An open letter from Nigel Makin on behalf of Brixham Chamber to Robert Excell and Kevin Mowatt, Torbay Council. I’m writing to you on behalf of the Brixham Chamber of Commerce, Brixham residents, Brixham visitors and potential investors in Brixham. The “subject” title originates from Brixham trader and resident Jake Fairall of Fairall’s Fruit &… Read More »

Torbay Council Consultation: New Parking Strategy

Since the Review of Parking consultation earlier this year, a strategy has been developed. We are now consulting on the new Parking Strategy between 18 July and 26 August 2016 “To provide a fair and consistent approach to the way we manage parking while supporting the Council’s ambition to create a ‘Prosperous and Healthy’ Torbay”… Read More »

Parking Review and Central Car Park

The subject of parking is on the agenda again. Torbay Council are reviewing parking strategy at the moment and the opportunity remains to influence the outcome before it becomes final. These are the issues our research has highlighted with regard to Brixham Central car park which Nigel Makin on behalf of Brixham Chamber has fed back to the… Read More »

Parking policies hitting Brixham businesses

Parking policies are killing business in Brixham, it has been claimed. Business owners say ‘poor decision-making’ by Torbay Council has had a ‘detrimental effect on trade’ in the town — putting some businesses at risk. Members of the public using the Brixham central car park have two choices — pay 50p to stay for 30… 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 »