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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Farewell ‘Captain’ Brian

Brixham has lost the ‘captain’ of its Pirate Festival, Brian Pearce, who passed away on Tuesday 14th October following a short illness. Brian, who died peacefully at home, had been chairman of the Brixham Pirate Festival for the past two years and ran his own business, Smiles Fun Shop, in Fore Street. Brian and his team of volunteers spent many hours…

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The Plymouth & South West City Deal

Many thanks to Cate Taynton who gave an overview of the Plymouth and the South West Peninsula City Deal at our General Meeting in August. Download a copy of Cate’s presentation here. The Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal is a ground-breaking deal with government to deliver economic growth in the south west in exchange for the government devolving…

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Confidence in Brixham

With the sun shining and many happy tourists flocking to Brixham, it seemed to be perfect timing for Simon and Sarah James to demonstrate their commitment to the thriving town by buying the freehold of Hobb Nobs – a quality gift shop located around the harbourside. Simon said; “ We both love Brixham passionately and believe it is worth investing…

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Cuts threaten town’s services

Brixham Museum, Churston Library and Brixham’s two subsidised bus services could be hit by the latest round of cuts being proposed by cash strapped Torbay Council. The authority has already slashed £10m but now faces cutting a further £3.8 million. Among the proposals is the possible closure of Churston Library which would save £105,000; handing it to the community to…

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