Tuesday 27th February, 7-9pm, Berry Head Hotel
Join us for our latest open meeting, which will also include our AGM. On the agenda this month:
- During 2023, our centenary year, we distributed £15,000 to local organisations to invest in projects the categories of commerce, community and development. We will be hearing from some of the recipients of these awards about the way the money has been spent and the difference it is making for local people.
- Brixham Park and Ride has now been taken over by the operators of adjacent Cayman Golf and Battlefield Live. Dan Leins will be speak to us about the plans they have to improve the site and increase its usage, which should have a positive impact on the parking situation in our town.
- Brixham Breakwater Development. The talk of the town over recent months! We will be updating members on our understanding of the latest plans for the site, including the petition to make the beach into a Village Green. NB. Once firm plans are in place we will (once again) invite the developers to address members and residents at a future our open meeting.
- AGM: our annual general meeting, where we report on the last 12 months of the Chamber. This is also an opportunity for members to join the exec committee. If you are interested in putting yourself forwards please contact email@example.com in advance of the meeting.
Our open meetings are open to everyone (although only paid-up members may vote at the AGM). You might be a member, or a non-member business, or a local resident interested in the topics under discussion. If you plan to come, it is helpful to let us know in advance, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
We hope you will join us for our autumn open meeting: 7-9pm, Tuesday 19th September, at the Berry Head Hotel.
This month’s speakers include:
1. Windy Corner Roadworks
We all remember the long closure of Brixham Road at the start of this year for construction at the entrance to the Inglewood housing site. But there are further works scheduled at Long Road and Windy Corner, starting late September.
Iain Neary, from Deeley Freed, the developers behind the Inglewood housing development, has offered to come to talk to local businesses and residents about their plans and the potential impact it could have.
2. Centenary Awards Update
In our 100th year, the chamber is making £15,000 of grant funding available for local organisations to develop our town. Phase 2 is coming to the close, there is a 3rd phase, and we look forward to updating you on the progress so far, and hopefully inspiring some new applications!
There will also be details of the Centenary Gala Dinner which will be held on November 17th.
3. More details to follow!
Our Chamber meetings are open to all – non-members are welcome. Please let us know you’ll be coming, at email@example.com
Come and join the Chamber’s next open meeting on Tuesday April 18th at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel. Our open meetings are a chance to hear the latest news from the Chamber, network with local business owners, and each month we have a series of guest speakers on topical themes.
The schedule for April 18th includes:
1. The Brixham Chamber Centenary Awards: The Official Launch!
2023 is the 100th year a Chamber of Commerce has operated in Brixham. To commemorate this centenary we are organising a special project this year: The Centenary Awards. Aaron Dowling will be unveiling the details this evening.
2. Shoalstone Pool: Problems and Plans
Shoalstone faces a significant challenge due to damage to its foundations that have worsened in recent years. Dave Barter of the Shoalstone Pool CIO will talk to us about the Save The Waves campaign
3. Festivals & Events
In the coming spring and early summer months there are many festivals, new and old, taking place in Brixham and Torbay. Speakers will update members on what to expect.
4. BATS: The Steps of Brixham
Brixham Art & Theatre Society are creating a special resource for Brixham. Called Brixham Walks, it will be an interactive online map that will feature many different aspects of our lovely town; the first aspect of this is an online walk up and down our many steps, with historical guides along the way. Cecelia Kean will be introducing this map.
5. Brixham Development Academy / Brixham Town FC
Over the last few years Shaun Langdon has built a new business on North Boundary Road, primarily teaching & supporting our young people via opportunities to play football. Brixham town FC play on the same site… except right now they don’t, because of rules about on-site changing facilities. Shaun will talk about his Development Academy and the help he needs from local businesses and residents.
Our open meetings are open to everyone, including non-members. There is no need to book, but if you plan to attend it is helpful to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next General Meeting is the AGM on Thursday 2nd February at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel.
The agenda is as follows:
- AGM (around 30 minutes) (Matt Crabtree)
- Brixham Road Closure update (Alex Foley/Matt Crabtree)
- 2023 Tourism update (Liz Pippett/Matt Crabtree)
- Boosting Christmas Trade – ideas for the future (Frances Robinson)
- Member Presentation: Scymaris (CEO Stephen Derrington)
- Q&A session with MP Anthony Mangnall
General Meetings are your opportunity keep up to date with key business and community issues, to voice your opinion and to make a difference. Please make the effort to come along and to encourage others to do so.
Entry is open to all (free of charge) – member businesses, non-member business owners and staff, general public. Please arrive for a prompt start at 7pm.
Please register your attendance in advance with email@example.com
We offer all member businesses the opportunity to make a short, informal presentation about themselves and their businesses at our open meetings.
We have a very wide range of business types within our Chamber and it benefits us all to share our knowledge and experiences and to foster local promotion and trading. In recent meetings we have heard presentations from a cleaning chemicals company, a registered nurse and a Brixham-based science firm who use DNA testing to identify which animals are present in certain areas.
If you would like your business to feature at a future meeting, please email Alex Foley – firstname.lastname@example.org