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South West Water Update

South West Water Update

Brixham update - 17th May 2024 We would like to reassure customers that we are continuing to work closely with the UK Health Security Agency and other public health partners to urgently investigate the source of the contamination. Our ground teams are working hard,...

Cryptosporidiosis Information

Cryptosporidiosis Information

Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by microscopic germs – parasites called Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium can be found in water, food, soil or on surfaces or dirty hands that have been contaminated with the faeces of infected humans or animals. What are the...

Thousands sign up to protect Breakwater Beach

Thousands sign up to protect Breakwater Beach

A petition calling for Brixham’s Breakwater Beach to be protected from over-development has been submitted in the House of Commons. It's feared ambitious plans for a £25million mixed-use scheme for the area would blight the beauty spot. More than 2,000 people signed...

A Greener Way for Our Bay – Have your say

A Greener Way for Our Bay – Have your say

A Greener Way For Our Bay is Torbay Climate Partnership’s new framework and plan for reducing the Bay’s carbon footprint and preparing for a changing climate. The Partnership is made up of a wide range of organisations in Torbay from the public, private, community and...

Make it Net Zero Torbay

Make it Net Zero Torbay

Make it Net Zero Torbay is a free support programme designed to help local businesses with reducing their carbon emissions and saving money on their energy bills. Participating businesses will benefit from a bespoke package of support to help them assess their current...

Headstone Histories filming in Brixham

Headstone Histories filming in Brixham

A documentary is being made in Brixham charting the efforts to track down the living descendants of a historically influential Brixham resident. The pilot episode of a new TV show called Headstone Histories will be centred around Sidney Hellyer - a pioneer of steam...

‘Cheeky’ Mermaids  Calendar 2024

‘Cheeky’ Mermaids Calendar 2024

A group of sea swimmers from Brixham has produced a naked calendar in support of the Shoalstone Sea Water Pool. “We swim every week of the year and the benefits of our cold water dips, both physical and mental, are enormous.”  says Jane Rudge, January Mermaid,...

Feed a Child Torbay

Feed a Child Torbay

FACT (Feed a Child Torbay) is a a 'not for profit community project' established in 2017 to feed children during school holidays - initially as a temporary measure until the new Universal Credit benefit system, was modified and IMPROVED to help families - rather than...

Time and Tide Bell installed

Time and Tide Bell installed

The beautiful day of Tuesday, June 6 2023 saw, at long last, the installation of the bell on Breakwater Beach.  It was a triumph for the sustained effort, over five years of Pauline Neal and her team.  It could not have taken place without a great deal of hard...

Clear direction for Shoalstone

Clear direction for Shoalstone

Shoalstone Seawater Pool is navigating its way toward a new season with the addition of a bright new Compass. Structural problems at the pool keep raising their heads. In addition to the compromised North West Wall, the tides have recently created a void beneath the...

Shoalstone in full swing for the summer

Shoalstone in full swing for the summer

Shoalstone Seawater Pool, Brixham  is now bustling with summer activity. Brixham College recently held their end of term party down at the pool, an annual tradition back in full swing after a lapse during Covid years. Shoalstone Trustees continue to meet...

Leaky Finders!

Leaky Finders!

A Brixham company is celebrating after being short-listed in a competition to find the funniest business name in the country. The competition by SME insurance provider Simply Business was launched to celebrate the wit, creativity, and humour of the nation’s small...