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 for visitors at the most common arrival points.

“Overall Brixham continues to attract visitors in increasing numbers, particularly when the sun shines and there is space for them to park. However, it is disheartening at the height of the summer to see visitors arrive at the central car park and, finding nowhere to stop, heading straight out of town again. The parking issue is still one of  great concern for the town and one which the Chamber continues to address for Brixham businesses particularly with the Tesco build scheduled to begin in Spring 2014.”

With Carolyn Custerson, chief executive of the English Riviera Tourism Company,  on hand to launch the boards, Gordon continued “The Chamber thanks Carolyn and her team at the ERTC for their continued support of Brixham as a visitor destination. The recent Brixham micro site was a very welcome addition to promotions for the town.”

At the recent Chamber meeting, members in the town reported a good summer of trading with revenues up by 20%-25% over the period. However this has to be taken in the context of a generally poor Easter and the traditional Autumn/Winter slump.