Town Centre – Page 2

The changing face of Brixham

Over the last six to nine months there has been a considerable amount of private investment going into harbour front and town centre properties in Brixham. A number of businesses have been taken over, undergone major refurbishment and/or had new signage erected, all of which has had a positive impact on the aesthetics of our town… Read More »

TRTBID ballot to take place in the autumn

The Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID) consultation has been happening across Torbay for several months. Sarah Whitaker, TRTBID project manager, gives an update on the timetable. “All 3,000+ Torbay retail and tourism businesses were sent the TRTBID Summary Business Plan which brought together all the views and ideas for projects and services that… Read More »

Brixham Shop wins Fairtrade award

Aardman Animations, partnered with Fairtrade heroes, Divine Chocolate, to present the South West Fairtrade Business Silver Award to Sally Fisher owner of Oats Healthy Living Store & Café, Bolton Street Brixham. The presentation took place in the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 6th March. “I am proud to receive this award in recognition of our… Read More »

TRT BID Workshops

The next stage of consultation for the Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID) is the Business Workshops. These workshops will allow businesses to help identify those projects/initiatives they feel are most important in line with the projected budget which could be available to implement them. This is a very important part of the process… Read More »

Destination Rockfish!

Big plans for Brixham’s new Rockfish restaurant will see it become a tourist attraction showcasing the port’s fish and training chefs of the future. Chef Mitch Tonks has revealed more details for his newest venture which is set to open in the port on April 14. Mitch, who lives in the town, said: “We are… Read More »

Winners – Brixham Christmas Challenge

Many thanks to everyone who entered the inaugural Brixham Christmas Challenge. All completed entry forms were put into a clear jar from which the following winners were drawn in public view at the Old Market House on Saturday 3rd January: 1st Prize: (£250 Brixham Shopping Vouchers) Miss Sammy Fowler of Brixham 2nd Prize: (2 course… Read More »

Quality hotel for town centre?

A ‘quality’ hotel could be built at the heart of Brixham to fill the town centre void left by the collapse of the Tesco supermarket development. Hotel developers have expressed an interest in the ‘black hole’ site. The news was revealed by Pat Steward, Torbay Council’s head of strategic planning, at an English Riviera Tourism… Read More »

‘Welcome to Brixham’ Banner

A large banner saying ‘Welcome to Brixham Harbour’ has been put up on the former Threshers site in the town. The banner, organised by Gordon Gout of Brixham Chamber of Commerce, has been sponsored by Brixham fishing bodies and trawler owners. Donations from the Mayor of Torbay and the harbour authority helped to pay for… Read More »

Brixham’s Christmas Extravaganza

Brixham town centre will come alive with music and entertainment on the evening of Thursday 4th of December when Brixham Chamber hosts its Christmas Late Night Shopping Extravaganza. There will be two performance areas, one at the harbourside and one on Fore Street, featuring local musicians Chris Thomas, Emily Howard and Colin Bache plus magic… Read More »

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

There will be a special meeting hosted by Brixham Chamber at the Berry Head Hotel on Wed 19th November at 6.30pm to outline the proposed Torbay Tourism and Retail BID and provide an update on the process so far. This meeting is open to ALL businesses, Chamber members and non-chamber members. Mo Aswat and Carolyn Custerson will make a full presentation with… Read More »