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Tourism BID only viable option

Tourism BID only viable option

By Laurence Murrell I am the managing director of TLH Leisure Resort which comprises the Derwent, Victoria, Carlton and Toorak hotels in Torquay. I have worked in the tourism and hospitality industry locally for more than 30 years and am currently a director of the...

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Your chamber needs you!

Your chamber needs you!

It is coming up to that time of year when the Chamber Executive Team seeks new blood to invigorate and help lead Brixham Chamber in 2016. This is vital to the ongoing success of Brixham Chamber of Commerce. Do you care about local business and Brixham ? Do you have a...

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Big Belly Bins

Big Belly Bins

The need to upgrade the public bins in the town is an issue that the Chamber has been advocating for some time. 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...

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Brixham traffic survey

Brixham traffic survey

Roundabouts and synchronised traffic lights were just two suggestions made by traders in response to cries for improvements to traffic chaos into and out of Brixham. Brixham Chamber of Commerce carried out a survey of its members on the back of complaints about...

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Sign initiative moves forward

Sign initiative moves forward

Improved signage around Brixham has won the backing of town councillors. They have agreed to support the initiative which was originally looked into by members of Brixham Chamber of Commerce. It is generally accepted that many of Brixham's signs could be much clearer....

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Brixham charity seeks mentor

Brixham maritime heritage and sail training charity the Trinity Sailing Foundation is looking for someone with broad business experience to advise and mentor its small office team on a voluntary basis.  The charity’s Trustees are actively involved in overseeing it’s...

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Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2015

Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2015

More than 300 people gathered at Torre Abbey on 15th October for the South Devon and English Riviera Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2015 which recognises, rewards and celebrates excellence in tourism and hospitality. The Gold Award for Tourism Event of the Year went...

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Business rates transfer

Business rates transfer

Chancellor George Osborne announced local councils will set and keep business rates in what he called the “biggest transfer in power to the local government in living memory”, during his speech to the Conservative conference earlier this month. Osborne added that the...

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Windy Corner

Windy Corner

Improvements to the Windy Corner junction are to be carried out almost 10 years after they were first discussed. Funding to the tune of between £200,000 and £300,000 is now available from the Western Corridor scheme, which includes a number of improvements between...

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A resounding success

A resounding success

The first Brixham Business Show, organised by Pauline Neal on behalf of Brixham Chamber and Brixham Means Business and was held at the Berry Head hotel on 22nd September and was a resounding success, with over 60 delegates chatting about business with the 32...

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TRTBID Ballot Result

TRTBID Ballot Result

Torbay Retail and Tourism Businesses have voted against the proposed Business Improvement District with the following result: Number of  businesses: 259 votes cast in favour out of 549 votes cast (47%) Rateable value: £12,377,100 aggregate rateable value of each...

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