We have been concerned since we came across the plans in mid-October that the proposed diversions won’t be able to cope with the volume of traffic (both cars and HGVs).
As we approach the closure date we still fear the impact could be significant but are hoping that our fears will be unfounded as we now have some reasons for optimism.
The points we put to Deeley Freed and Persimmon in recent weeks have been completely ignored. We are appalled at the approach they have taken to this project throughout the planning stages, never once engaging with the community which they are putting at such risk.
We are considering our options and discussing potential next steps within our community and with our fishing and tourism industries, local education providers and other groups.
We the undersigned petition the council to Work with developers to urgently reconsider the proposed 4 month road closure of the Torbay Ring Road.
Follow the links here to sign an e-petition to Torbay Council….
In our open letter last week we asked the developers to respond by 6th December with their conclusions to our three suggestions: That far better analysis of the capacity of their diversions should be provided before Torbay Council should agree to close the road;That a...
There was a palpable sense of incredulity and indignation within the room at your proposals for the road closure and associated diversions, due to both (a) the impact it could have on the lives and livelihoods of thousands and (b) the complete lack of engagement you have had with Brixham businesses, residents or community groups about this.
We were given an update from the developers of the Persimmon Homes estate on Wednesday 16th November. The developers presented us with some improvements to their plans, which they are pushing the council to sign off ASAP so they can start on their scheduled date of January 3rd. We welcome part of the news but still have major concerns.
Torbay Council have opened a webpage with details of the proposed road closure of Brixham Road as part of the Inglewood development. Within this page there is the opportunity to share your views with the council.
We urge all local residents and businesses to add their thoughts to this portal. The more voices shouting about the potential impacts of this closure on our town, the more likely the council is to think twice before signing off the plans.
Our next Open Meeting is themed around the Environment and Sustainability. We have a number of exceptional and inspiring speakers lined up for the evening.
How do seals mate?
How many discarded bags of dog poo can you pick up in a year?
Why is Berry Head so important for Greater Horseshoe bats, migrating birds, and rare flowers?
How can my business reduce its carbon footprint?
For the answer to these questions and more, come and join us!
Courtesy of Brixham Chamber, you can now make a monetary donation online to Brixham Foodbank. It’s a secure, quick and easy process for anyone with a debit/credit card and you can ask the government to add an additional 25% to your donation by means of gift aid at no extra cost to you.
Sunday 04 Dec 2022 11:00, Old Fish Market This is an off road 3k fun run for charity, hosted by Brixham Harriers in conjunction with Brixham Soroptomists on flat level paths. The event will start and finish under the historical Old Brixham Fish Market on the harbour....
We hope you will join us for our next General Meeting on Thursday 24th November at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel.
On the agenda this month:
1. Proposed Brixham Road Closure
2. Brixham Banking Hub
3. Updates fron the Chamber
It was firsts all round as espresso maker Johanna Harakis won her first barista competition - the competition was also the first held by regional coffee roasters Owens Coffee. Johanna, who works at The Guardhouse Café at Berry Head, Brixham, was named the first Owens...