Brixham Express received over £0.5m of subsidy payments

The total amount of public money that Brixham Express Ltd received to subsidise the now-defunct fast ferry service between Torquay and Brixham has been revealed. Following a Freedom of Information request by DevonLive.com, Torbay Council has revealed that the figure was £506,255. The council also revealed that the last date on which a payment was made was in October –…

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Green light for 1st phase of Oxen Cove development

A £400,000 design project will be the first step towards a new future for Brixham’s Oxen Cove, councillors heard. The design for a new £3.4m shellfish processing unit will go ahead after being given near-unanimous approval by Torbay Council. Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver urged councillors to back the idea of a new shellfish unit which would boost the local industry…

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Executive Elections 2018

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 27th February, Chamber members will be asked to vote on a new executive committee. While the existing committee has worked hard on your behalf, it is crucial that Brixham Chamber of Commerce is represented well throughout the coming twelve months, especially with the proposed changes to parking infrastructure and the other challenges that…

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Your Chamber Needs YOU…

Over the last year, the role of secretary has been performed by the Chairman with a few others lending their support as and when they could. While grateful for such assistance, this arrangement has been difficult to manage and needs to change. The Executive works to the benefit of the Brixham business community, both initiating and supporting initiatives to the…

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New Seafood Coast Food Festival planned for 2018

As a result of the continuation funding secured from the Discover England Fund, managed by VisitEngland work is now underway to stage the English Riviera’s first major Seafood FEAST (Festival) in Autumn 2018. Anna Trant has been appointed as Festival Coordinator and is currently meeting with local Food and Drink Businesses to discuss the many exciting opportunities of working together. Following a…

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Summer/Winter parking split to stay

Brixham Chamber has long been calling for a more equitable approach to parking charges in the bay and has frequently cited East Devon Council’s strategy as a model which we believe would work well in Torbay: Across ALL car parks in East Devon, in ALL towns including Exmouth, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Sidmouth the “entrance” tariff is 50p for the…

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Open letter to Kevin Mowat, Torbay Council

Good morning Mr Mowat Thank you for taking the time to attend the general meeting. Your input was very helpful, especially in terms of advancing people’s knowledge of the possibilities behind the Oxen Cove expansion. Since then I have been in discussion with both residents and local businesses and would share with you the general thrust of those discussions. While…

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BTC Budget Consultation 2018

Brixham Town Council’s consultation presentation for the 2018 budget took place in the Scala Hall on Thursday 2nd November between 3pm and 7pm. The Council would like to know whether you agree with their proposals and whether there any services or new initiatives which you would like to see the Council further invest in or develop for the benefit of…

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Mega mussel farm could transform Brixham economy

Offshore Shellfish Ltd, operating out of Oxen Cove in Brixham, wants to increase the size of its vast farm, six miles offshore in Lyme Bay, to use all of the lease space of 1,540 hectares – about the size of the entire site of Heathrow Airport. The plan is to tap into the European market – selling into main processors…

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Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations 2017

The countdown to Christmas in Brixham starts on 25th November with the ever popular Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations festivities. There will be lots on offer to entertain the whole family. Watch the lantern parade, sample the hot food on offer, pick up a few Christmas presents in the local shops and street market and see the Christmas illuminations switched on….

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