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 Company industry update at the…

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‘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 additional scaffolding. The mural commemorating…

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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 and comedy from the ever-popular…

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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 a question and answer session…

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Membership Update

Membership of Brixham Chamber continues to increase month on month, reaching 116 businesses at the end of October 2014, more than three times higher than this time last year. As Membership Secretary Jacqui Shaw said; “Our membership continues to grow strongly from many different sectors of business in the town. I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the Chamber…

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Love Brixham

The Retail and Town Centre team of Brixham Chamber has put together the first phase of an on going campaign with the goal of  increasing the number of Brixham residents who regularly visit, shop, eat and drink in the town. The campaign is branded as “love brixham” and Phase 1 includes: A half-page advert in the October issue of Brixham Signal….

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Saltrock recruiting for Brixham store

Surf and leisure clothing chain Saltrock has announced that it intends to open a store in Brixham in the near future. A spokesman for the company confirmed that it is looking at the unit in Fore Street formerly occupied by Dorothy Perkins — the other half of which is about to become a Costa Coffee shop. The Costa shop is being fitted out at the…

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Great Interior Design Challenge – Brixham

Local artist and Chamber member Lynne Peets featured along with her sisters Janet and Elaine in a recent episode of The great Interior Design Challenge on BBC2. The programme travelled to Brixham, where the three amateur designers were given the task of transforming a bedroom each for the three sisters who live in a row of terraced fishermen’s cottages on…

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Well deserved success for Pride in Brixham

A summer full of flowers in Torbay was celebrated at the 2014 Bay Blooms awards at the Riviera Conference Centre at the end of September. Pride in Brixham were once again singled out for the exceptional standard of their voluntary projects around the town and won: First in the Community Project category Best Overall award for Brixham Special Commendation for…

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In The Guardhouse at Berry Head

Brixham Chamber have welcomed newcomers, Lucy and Alex Foley to the area. They had been looking for a business, where they could start a new life living and working together in a beautiful part of the country and recently bought the Guardhouse Café at Berry Head. Their backgrounds brought some useful skills to running a café – Lucy worked as…

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