Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

If Torbay’s tourism and retail businesses united they could run one of the biggest business improvement programmes in the country. The potential ‘T-BID’ partnership to both promote and improve the Bay’s prospects was outlined by project consultant Mo Aswat, of Mosaic Partnership, to a meeting of the Torbay Business Forum at the Riviera International Conference Centre recently. Download Mo Aswat’s…

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Brixham mentioned in dispatches!

Brixham recently featured in Channel 4’s current affairs programme Dispatches. The episode, entitled Supermarket Wars, explored the reasons why Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda no longer dominate the food retail business and have seen their profits slump. Presenter Harry Wallop said the ‘big four’ used to build ‘enormous superstores to accommodate our one-stop shop’ but customer habits have changed. Three…

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The Colours of Brixham

A group of Brixham-based creative people have joined together to create a ‘pop-up’ shop and bring some colour into the retail scene in the town. Initiated by Brixham Chamber member, local artist Lynne Peets, the chance came along to do something positive and give an empty shop a “makeover”. Lynne invited 6 other local art and craft persons to exhibit…

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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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