BCC Winter Social Evening – 11th Dec

December 11th is the date of our winter social evening for chamber members. Many thanks to Bay’s Brewery (one of our member businesses) who are hosting the first part of the evening from 5:30 to 7-7:30pm which includes a free tour of the brewery plus beer tastings! Places are limited to 30 so booking is essential; priority will be given…

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English Riviera Tourism Awards 2019

Brixham businesses featured strongly once again at the English Riviera Tourism Awards. Many congratulations to those who sco0ped up very-well deserved prizes this year: Ella’s Chocolate Emporium & Tea Rooms: GOLD – Café Tearoom of the Year Salty Sparrow: GOLD – Restaurant/Bistro of the Year BrixFest: SILVER – Tourism Event & Festival of the Year Driftwood: SILVER – Bed and…

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Boost for the fishing industry

The new Oxen Cove jetty has been officially opened. The ceremony celebrated completion of the £2.25m project funded by Torbay Council and the European Maritime Fisheries Fund. Torbay Development Agency’s engineering team supervised and project managed the works, working with the principle contractor Teignmouth Marine Services. Cabinet member for infrastructure, environment and culture and Brixham town councillor, Cllr Mike Morey,…

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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 none. The project to upgrade…

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Brixham’s Santa Run

A new event for the Brixham Christmas calendar – the first ever Brixham Seaside Santa Run: Sunday 8th December 2019 at 11am. This is an off road 3k fun run for charity, hosted by Brixham Harriers in conjunction with Brixham Soroptomists on flat level paths. The event will start and finish under the historical Old Brixham Fish Market on the…

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England’s Seafood FEAST 2019

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the English Riviera BID are once again cooking up England’s Seafood FEAST, a banquet for all the senses. From 20th September to 6th October, businesses will be showcasing some of the best seafood in the world alongside the very best the English Riviera has to offer. This isn’t a conventional festival…

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Torbay’s FREE Jobs Fair returns

Register your interest for Torbay’s FREE Jobs Fair, the perfect opportunity to talk directly with candidates about the live vacancies you have available. Following the success of the Jobs Fair in March where 700 + candidates and 60 businesses attended, the TDA are pleased to confirm the return of the free event on Friday 27th September 2019 which will be…

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Lighting Up Brixham Competition Winner

Gwen Pritchard-Thomas (aged 7) was delighted to win the competition to design a Christmas light for Lighting Up Brixham. Gwen has won a cash prize of £20 plus £80 for the Spark Creative Studio Brixham. Gwen’s winning design, Decapod Seaweed ‘Monster’, fish and ‘Merry Brixmas’ will be made into one of this year’s Christmas feature lights and she will turn…

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Boris Johnson’s surprise Brixham visit

The Prime Minister bought himself a portion of fish and chips during a visit to Brixham Harbour on 23 August. Boris Johnson paid £7.75 in cash for the hake and chips from the Rockfish takeaway. He posed for selfies with queuing customers in the shop before putting on a pair of Rockfish sunglasses. Mr Johnson was in town to meet…

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Time and Tide Bell Plans

Plans have been submitted to Torbay Council for the installation of a Time and Tide Bell on Breakwater Beach. If approved, and if £20,000 is raised, the Time and Tide Bell will be one of 16 at locations around the country. Rung by the high tide, Time and Tide Bells are positioned around the coast of Britain, sounded by the…

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