The changing face of Brixham

Over the last six to nine months there has been a considerable amount of private investment going into harbour front and town centre properties in Brixham. A number of businesses have been taken over, undergone major refurbishment and/or had new signage erected, all of which has had a positive impact on the aesthetics of our town and its impact on both residents and visitors.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Allsorts: new owners, new business, total refurbishment, new signage
  • Beamers: new external decoration and new signage
  • Bertie & Crew: new owners, new business, new shop fit, new signage
  • Breakwater bistro: total refurbishment
  • Brixham Bouquets: new owners, new signage
  • Brixham Steam Packet Company: new owners, new business, new shop fit new signage
  • Busters: new owners, new business, new shop fit, new signage
  • Colours of Brixham: temporary Arts and Craft shop for season, new signage
  • Doris: new owners, relocated business, new shop fit, new signage
  • Jack ‘n Jills: relocated business, new shop fit, new signage
  • New Quay Inn: new owners, total refurbishment, new signage
  • Picnic Box: new owners, upgraded shop fit, new signage
  • Rock Fish: new owners, total fit out, new signage
  • Ron Campion Interiors: total re brand, new signage, upgraded shop fit
  • Sandy Toes: new owners, new business, total fit out, new signage
  • Sea Dogs: total fit out and new signage
  • Simply Fish Bistro: new owners, upgraded shop fit, new business, new signage
  • Shoals Cafe: new business, new owners, total refurbishment, new signage
  • Susans’ Flower shop: total refurbishment, new signage
  • The Lytehouse: new owners, total refurbishment, new signage

Nigel Makin, Chamber executive lead for retail and the town centre said: “As many towns across the UK continue in their struggle to survive, regenerate and prosper, we should acknowledge and celebrate the fact that so many businesses appear to see a positive future in Brixham and are prepared to invest or re-invest in our town.”

prideNigel continued: “We can’t mention town centre improvements without once more thanking Pride in Brixham for the high standard of work that they continue to carry out around the harbour and further afield. This year they have vastly improved the look and feel of the town square and Fore Street by planting and maintaining flower beds, painting parking posts and lamp posts, upgrading the bus shelter and bins and even laying new stone slabs.”

11825143_577104449094645_3905181181042097101_nOne further issue that the Chamber is pursuing is that of upgrading the public bins in the town. Nigel explained: “There is an ongoing problem of litter around the town and in the harbour area in particular at busy times of year. Our current bins cannot cope but there is a solution which has been successfully implemented in many towns and cities across the UK and worldwide. Big Belly Bins have a built in solar-powered compactor which gives them at least 5 times the capacity of our existing bins. They also have seagull-proof entry hoppers and even call the operator when they are ready to be emptied. We are urging Brixham Council, Torbay Council and Tor2 to take this initiative forward.”