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Battery power for Vigilance

Battery power for Vigilance

Andy Wilson of Brixham has come up with a novel way of using dead car batteries to power Vigilance, the heritage sailing trawler based in Brixham.  He is appealing to anyone in the Torbay area with redundant car, van, lorry, boat or tractor batteries to get in...

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Chamber Meeting & AGM

Chamber Meeting & AGM

Tuesday 22nd March, 7-9pm at the Berry Head Hotel (and via zoom, if we can arrange this) At last we are back with a face-to-face meeting, the first for over two years. We are very much looking forward to getting together in person once more after such a long break. On...

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Brixham sculptor wins public vote

Brixham sculptor wins public vote

Elisabeth Hadley from Brixham won the public vote to make a permanent tribute in Torquay to "one of its most famous daughters, Dame Agatha Christie", Torbay council said. The bronze creation of the author sitting on a bench with her dog will stand in The Strand as...

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ERBID2 Update

ERBID2 Update

In June 2021 a positive majority vote was secured allowing the English Riviera Business Improvement District (ERBID) to continue for a second 5-year term (2022-2027). The key objective of the ERBID is to invest money raised through the compulsory Levy Collection from...

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Omicron Support Grants update

Omicron Support Grants update

The Government has released guidance for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 Omicron variant. There are three new business support schemes available. Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant (OHLG) - Grants between...

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Vigilance ship-shape once more

Vigilance ship-shape once more

Following winter maintenance, chamber member Vigilance of Brixham is now ready to take locals and visitors on tours around the bay once again. Volunteers working to raise the top mast of the Vigilance were warned: “If it falls it’ll pierce the deck like a harpoon -...

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Banking Hub Survey

Banking Hub Survey

Brixham is one of 5 communities across the UK to receive a ‘Banking Hub’ following the success of the ‘Community Access to Cash Pilot’ scheme.  Banking Hubs are a dedicated banking space open to customers of all the major banks and will have a counter...

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Volunteers needed – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Volunteers needed – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Brixham Future have been working on the organization of a programme of free public events from 2nd-5th June 2022 to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To deliver a safe, secure series of activities including the central parade they need several public minded...

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FREE Smart Skills Courses for 2022

FREE Smart Skills Courses for 2022

Smart Skills helps Devon based small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and other organisations to identify skills gaps in their existing workforce and provide the skills training they need to become more resilient. It also helps adults who are employed and looking for...

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Brixham defies Brexit and Covid storm to smash fish sale record

Brixham defies Brexit and Covid storm to smash fish sale record

Brixham Fish Market has posted Brexit-beating, record-breaking sales figures of £43.5m for the year 2021. The port’s best-ever year for sales came amid predictions from pro-EU campaigners that leaving the European Union would destroy the UK’s fishing industry. “We...

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Business support grants – 21 Dec

Business support grants – 21 Dec

The government is introducing a new grant scheme to support businesses that are experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron variant, and the dual impact of staff absences and lower consumer demand. Hospitality (defined as accommodation, food & beverage...

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Brixham to pioneer banking ‘hub’

Brixham to pioneer banking ‘hub’

Brixham has been chosen to pioneer a new banking system which helps small towns cope with the closure of their High Street bank branches. It will be one of just five towns in England and Scotland to take part in the project, with the announcement being hailed as a...

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