Town Centre

The Hanging Gardens of Brixham

The Hanging Gardens of Brixham

The TDA has been awarded Local Government funding to proceed with plans for up to 70 town centre “affordable homes” as part of a mixed use development on the site of the central car park. This funding is for “enabling groundworks” for a currently unconfirmed scheme....

Virtual High Street Guide

Virtual High Street Guide

Torbay Council are pleased to reveal a new virtual High Street Guide that provides live connectivity from local businesses, as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project. The High Street Guide enables shoppers to see businesses near them and view their social...

New £420,000 high-tech CCTV centre

New £420,000 high-tech CCTV centre

Police have launched a new £420,000 high-tech CCTV centre covering Torbay. The Torbay system is the first of its kind in Devon and replaces ageing analogue cameras and wiring with state-of- the-art, high-resolution digital cameras. The mostly wireless network now...

Ella’s comes to the Fore

Ella’s comes to the Fore

The former Fore Seasons cafe on Fore Street has been transformed into a taste bud-tantalising chocolate emporium and tea rooms. Iain and Tracy Clarke have taken over the premises, reinventing the business as Ella’s Chocolate Emporium & Tea Rooms. Iain and Tracy...

Bolton to  Birdcage

Bolton to Birdcage

The Bolton Hotel is closed for refurbishment and will become The Birdcage on completion. Details emerged at a hearing into a review of the pub’s licence requested by the police on the grounds of crime and disorder. Police said licence conditions had been breached and...

Middle Street – bucking the trend

Middle Street – bucking the trend

It's the street that Brixham forgot - and now it's bucking the high street shopping trend in some style. At a time when retail giants such as House of Fraser and Poundland are struggling, a row of independent shops run by dedicated specialists is doing very nicely...

Middle Street’s chocolate heaven

Middle Street’s chocolate heaven

During the summer of 2017, after a decade of pondering her dream, Tracy Clarke made it a reality by opening Chocella, a small but perfectly presented chocolate haven situated on Brixham's Middle Street. Tracy put her heart and soul into Chocella, named after her...

Middle Street blooms again

Middle Street blooms again

This cheerful crowd are some of  "The Middle Street Traders” who along with the help from Brixham Town Council, The Brixham Chamber Of Commerce and Pride In Brixham have got the funds and organisation together to re-instate the 25 colourful planters along Middle...

Big Bellys reduce mess, deter pests and cut costs

Big Bellys reduce mess, deter pests and cut costs

Brixham is to start an extended trial of 'Big Belly' bins to reduce litter around the harbour and cut costs. The solar-powered bins compact waste, giving them at least five times the capacity of the current bins. They also sense when they are almost full and send a...

TRTBID ballot under way

TRTBID ballot under way

The TRTBID initiative has now reached the decision phase. Business Plans and ballot papers have been posted to those businesses eligible to vote. A copy of the Business Plan is also available online here. Around 200 business in Brixham, and 1,500 businesses in total...

TRTBID – voting dates confirmed

TRTBID – voting dates confirmed

Sarah Whitaker, project manager of the Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID), gives an update on the BID ahead of the ballot which will take place in October. On the 14th October 2015, eligible businesses will be invited to vote in a month...