Bolton to Birdcage

The Bolton Hotel is closed for refurbishment and will become The Birdcage on completion. Details emerged at a hearing into a review of the pub’s licence requested by the police on the grounds of crime and disorder. Police said licence conditions had been breached and two of the people put forward last year to be premises supervisors were not “suitable…

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Breakwater plan put forward for funding

A plan to build a new breakwater to protect Brixham Harbour has been backed by councillors. The £14m scheme for a high-tech floating northern breakwater had been proposed by harbourmaster Adam Parnell. A meeting of Torbay Council backed the scheme to go forward for Government funding. Councillors supported a call from Brixham councillor Vic Ellery for officers to prepare a…

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Executive Elections 2019

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26th February, as part of our democratic process we will be asking Chamber members to vote on a new Executive committee for 2019. If you have an interest in business issues and our local community, can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to be part of a dynamic and…

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Positive reaction to Brixham ‘micro-regeneration’ murals

A bright blue new mural in the centre of Brixham has got people talking in the fishing port which is fighting the recession by transforming empty spaces and scruffy walls in a wave of ‘micro regeneration’. The colourful wall above the Rowcroft Hospice shop and tattoo parlour in Fore Street is the latest wall mural to decorate the town. Some…

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Christmas Parking Concessions

The Council have agreed to offer free parking from 6-9.30pm on Thursdays 6th, 13th and 20th December in the car parks mentioned below. The Council have also agreed to run a promotional pay for an hour and park (shop) all day on Sunday 9th, 16th and 23rd December also at the car parks mentioned below. Brixham Central – the three…

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The Trinity Sailing Foundation

The Trinity Sailing Foundation operates a small fleet of historic sailing vessels. The three Brixham Trawlers — Leader (1892), Provident (1924), and Golden Vanity (1908) — are owned by the charity and used to change the lives of disadvantaged young people. Our not-for-profit organisation is part-funded by offering Cruises, RYA Courses, Duke of Edinburgh Residentials and Expeditions. Visit www.trinitysailing.org for more information.

The Salty Sparrow

We are a small and cosy bistro cafe located in the heart of Brixham, close to the harbour. Our ethos is good quality food and wine with the emphasis on classic and modern food served in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. We offer a freshly made menu with the best of ingredients sourced locally and seasonally where possible. We have comfortable relaxed seating inside as well…

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Christmas Social: 3rd Dec, 8pm, the Lytehouse

We are experimenting this winter with a social & networking evening, to be held at one of Brixham’s very best restaurants, and one of the Chamber’s newest members – the Lytehouse (Monday 3rd December at 8pm). Tickets (£15 per person) need to be booked in advance by emailing hospitality@brixhamchamber.co.uk. But you can pay for them on the night, and this…

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WW2 Brixham’s lasting legacy

Details have been revealed of a series of information boards which  are to be erect­ed to commemorate Brix­ham’s role during the Second World War. The  project has  been organised by  regeneration group Brixham  Future which is aiming to create  a ‘lasting legacy’. Eight    boards,  to be installed to  mark the  75th anniversary of D-Day, will feature different aspects of wartime…

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New parking charges from November 1

Torbay Council has approved a new set of parking tariffs to be introduced from November 1 2018. Commenting on the changes, Nigel Makin who has led the Chamber’s parking lobby for the last three years, said: “There are positives and negatives to the new tariffs structure. The big negative is that we didn’t manage to secure a 50p entry level…

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