Town 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 consists of more than 300 cameras and includes cover in areas where previously there was… Read More »

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 have carried out a complete refurbishment programme and now offer a bright and… Read More »

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 two of the people put forward last year to be… Read More »

Positive reaction to Brixham ‘micro-regeneration’ murals

A bright blue new mural in the centre of Brixham has got people talking in the fishing port which is fighting the recession by transforming empty spaces and scruffy walls in a wave of ‘micro regeneration’. The colourful wall above the Rowcroft Hospice shop and tattoo parlour in Fore Street is the latest wall mural… Read More »

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 thank you. Tourists and day-trippers love the shops… Read More »

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 mother Ella, who taught her to bake cakes at a very… Read More »

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 Street, also adding colourful bunting this year, some of which has been… Read More »

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 signal to a control station to request… Read More »

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 across the BID area, have a rateable value of £7,500 or more and… Read More »

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 long postal ballot to determine whether the Torbay Retail and Tourism… Read More »