Community in combined effort

A recent collaboration between students, businesses and a local charity for the benefit of the hospital has once again shown that Brixham is working well together. The corner of Bolton Street, where the Threshers building has been demolished is an eye-sore as people arrive in Brixham, so one of the Brixham Chamber members, Mark Choppin from the West Country Deli,…

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Brixham businesses clean up!

Traders in Brixham are taking matter into their own hands to spruce up the town’s streets. Torbay Council’s swingeing cuts mean that the Tor2 lengthsmen team will not be in the port until September, after the height of the tourist season. So members of the Chamber of Commerce are pulling together to organise their own street cleaning to clear away moss and…

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Chips Ahoy!

Join the Fishstock crew aboard the Fairmile on the 25th July from 7-10pm for Chips Ahoy! a summer evening cruise around the bay featuring fun, food and fantastic views. At only £12 per person with Fish and Chips included in the price and part of the proceeds helping to fund Fishstock, what could be better! There is also a raffle on board…

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Regeneration revitalized

A new regeneration group for Brixham has been announced. The newly formed Brixham Regeneration Group (BRG) will have a principle objective to investigate the financial viability of projects for ratification by Brixham Town Council (BTC) and partners and then deliver those projects for the benefit of the community and will be the new group and contact point for regeneration issues…

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The Fringe is here!

It started as an idea a year ago by Anne George and Jay Fortune… “Why don’t we stage a comedy festival in Torbay?” And it begins on Saturday; the first Riviera Fringe Festival – no longer just comedy, but burlesque, magic, art, martial arts, wrestling, acting, poetry, pottery, circus and tons more. There are shows for all the family, for…

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Food Bank appeals for donations

Brixham Food Bank is appealing urgently for food and/or funds to help families in need in the town. The Food Bank, which is based at the back of Brixham Library, is staffed by volunteers who work six days a week to provide vital supplies to people who are struggling financially. Manager Steve Bates said recent demand at Brixham Food Bank has…

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South Devon Business Festival 2014

Following the success of last year’s Global Enterprise Week, business support organisations from across South Devon are coming together for the South Devon Business Festival on Friday 18 July at the South West Energy Centre at South Devon College. The Business Festival will offer a one-stop shop showcasing different types of business support which are available to those interested in…

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Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2014

We are blessed with a wealth of tourism/hospitality businesses and events in Brixham which are the measure of  any in South Devon and of which we can be justifiably proud whether they enter awards or not. However one way of achieving greater recognition for these and for the town is via regional/national awards. The aim of the Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism…

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Costa confirms conjecture

Costa has confirmed that it is considering the possibility of opening a coffee shop in Brixham. The news has had mixed reactions in the town which already has a large number of coffee shops. A spokesman for Costa said: “As one of the success stories on the UK high street, we work closely with planning departments across the country to…

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Many thanks for your help

Brixham Chamber is always proud to support Pride in Brixham in their efforts to brighten up our town. To this end, another street weeding/cleaning session took place on Wednesday, 2nd July from 6-8am with the focus on Fore Street Nigel Makin of Beacon House, who manages the town centre group for the Chamber said, “Many thanks to everyone who has taken part in…

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