Spectacular community event

Crowds packed vantage points all around Brixham on 23rd November for the Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations event supported by Brixham Chamber of Commerce and Brixham Town Council. A parade of home-made lanterns and a huge fireworks display were the highlights as the Christmas lights were switched on around the town and on the Heritage vessels and boats in the harbour….

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A welcome addition…

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has erected new ‘Welcome to Brixham’ boards around the town. The information boards aim to make visitors aware of the many attractions in the area and how to find them. Gordon Gout, head of tourism for the Chamber of Commerce, said: “Brixham Chamber of Commerce has now sited six of these welcome boards around town which provide valuable information…

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BCC – business rate freeze/reform

The British Chambers of Commerce has published its Autumn Statement submission, calling on the government to freeze business rates for the next two years. Ahead of the Chancellor’s announcement on December 5th, the business group is urging the government to conduct an extensive review and completely reform the business rates system by 2015, with a new, more responsive and transparent…

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Which lines would you remove?

Some yellow lines on Torbay roads could go as part of a review of parking restrictions being carried out by Torbay Council. The council is inviting residents and businesses to come forward with suggestions on any parking restrictions around the Bay that they believe are not needed. People are being given up to the end of November to submit suggestions, which…

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Brixham businesses pull together

New shop owners, Mark and Jo Choppin from The West Country Deli want to say a big thank you to neighbouring Brixham businesses who came to their aid when their ceiling caved in as a result of the recent heavy rainfalls. Having recently renovated the premises to a high standard, the shop was badly affected by the incident which also…

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Brixham’s flagship store to close

The battle is on to save one of Brixham’s most well-known chain stores which is facing closure after 25 years in the town. Brixham Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Arcadia Group to reconsider its decision to close the joint Dorothy Perkins and Burton clothing store. The outlet in Fore Street is due to close on January 11 when…

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South Devon Enterprise Week

Developed in partnership with 12 local organisations, South Devon Enterprise Week is designed to encourage businesses and people in South Devon to be enterprising – either through setting up their own business or in their work as an employee. A range of activities will take place over the week covering business support, speed networking and special ‘An Audience with…’ events…

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Tourism Awards 2013

Many congratulations to Chamber member Mille and Me and to Fishstock for winning a Silver Award each at the recent  South Devon Tourism Awards. The gems of tourism’s tiara sparkled bright on Friday 11th October for the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism Awards 2013. Successful tourism businesses came together at the Palace Hotel, Torquay, for a night of celebration. More than…

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Parking Update

Motorists using any of Torbay’s 37 award winning council-run car parks will soon pay a single fee of just £2 for all-day parking. The new parking deal is being launched on Friday 1 November, with several free parking offers also scheduled in the run up to Christmas. The £2 ticket will allow motorists to park all day, and as it…

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Keep Trade Local

The FSB is continuing their campaign to encourage people to by their goods and services locally. Small businesses are the heart of the local community. They generate wealth, employment and opportunity. The FSB is supporting small business by lobbying local authorities on the three Ps: Parking Our research shows that seven in 10 small firms think parking is priority for the future…

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