Tourism businesses can re-open from 4th July

On the 4th July we hope that many of our local Tourism and Hospitality businesses will re-open having been shut since March 23rd. This moment has been patiently waited for with Tourism and Hospitality Businesses the first to be closed by Government and the last to be re-opened, pending a final decision by the Government.  We know that there is…

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Christmas 2020 – brighter than ever

Because of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brixham Town Council has been forced to cancel Christmas lights switch on event ‘Lanterns, Lights & ‘Luminations’ which was scheduled for Saturday 28th November. But Brixham’s Christmas lights will not be dimmed – they will be brighter than ever. The Town Council has added to and updated this year’s display in partnership…

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Buy local and support Brixham businesses

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has been reaching out to support traders in the town. So far, chamber vice chairman Alex Foley and his team have spoken to around 125 chamber members and non-members. Alex said: “The main reason is just for keeping in touch and giving some encouragement and support – we’ve had very positive conversations with everyone we’ve called….

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Membership Update

Due to the extreme drop in revenue for nearly all our members, we are introducing a free membership period for all Chamber members. This will be a period of several months, from the start of the lockdown until whatever time most businesses are able to get up and running again. We anticipate 3-6 months. Any members whose membership has expired…

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Brixham mum’s plea ‘Don’t let this happen to you’

Mum Karen Wilson has launched a fund-raising campaign for NHS charities as a thank you to frontline staff for the ‘fantastic’ way they looked after her husband before his tragic death from Coronavirus. She has also decided to tell her story to warn others that the virus is still a deadly threat, pleading with them: “Come out of this alive.”…

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Brief update on Coronavirus support

Business support grants Many local businesses are eligible for a non-repayable grant of £10,000 or £25,000. Speaking to chamber members we know some people don’t realise they are eligible for this, and Torbay council have not yet started chasing the hundreds of businesses who have not yet applied. If you’re not sure, please ask us, we would be happy to…

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Coronavirus business support update

British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall:  “The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on business and economic activity across the UK. “While businesses have welcomed the unprecedented size and scope of the government support packages, our findings highlight the urgent need for that support to reach businesses on the ground as soon as possible. The majority…

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Where can I get practical help?

In these difficult times, we are blessed with a caring  and considerate community where the majority of people are happy to go out of their way to help others in any way they can. Facebook has become a rallying point for notifications of these triumphs of humanity over headlines. If you need practical help locally or know someone in that…

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March meeting cancelled

We have taken the decision to CANCEL our open meeting on March 24th for the following reasons: To reduce unnecessary interactions to help you to stay  ‘fit and well’ and best placed to focus on your own businesses The spread of the virus is clearly accelerating and advice is changing daily; we don’t know what the guidelines will be at…

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Coronavirus update for local businesses

Prepare for unpredictable trade March – June (or maybe longer) Local trade will be limited following Monday’s announcements over Social Distancing, in particular: Encouraging people not to visit public spaces such as theatres or pubs Encouraging everyone aged 70+ and other high risk groups to stay at home for the next 12 weeks. Tourist trade is likely to be even…

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