Town Council News
Civic Award 2019
The Community Service Committee recently considered nominations for the Annual Civic Award.
The person they selected has spent much of his working life to the benefit of the Brixham Community. As a local coastal pilot, his invaluable skills and knowledge benefitted both the fishing and shipping community in Brixham and in the bay. He was an ambassador for Brixham in this capacity and was widely respected by his peers and the merchant navy fraternity at a local, national and international level.
Since his retirement he has continued to encourage and support Brixham life through his regular newspaper column in the weekly Herald Express and until recent times in the Brixham News.
The proposer and seconder state this person “has a feel for the Brixham community, expressing the concerns, fears and doubts of the community at large. He has the ear of those in authority and is always willing to express the general focus of opinion to enable our local community to be heard.”
Brixham Town Council today has pleasure in awarding this year’s annual civic award to Captain Bob Curtis.
At the meeting of 16 May 2019, the Town Council awarded grants to the following organisations:
Brixham Future was awarded £1,000 which will cover the buffet at the D Day Reception.
Brixham Junior Sailing Club was awarded £3,600 to enable them to purchase six sets of sails for their youth training dinghies.
Brixham Town Band was awarded £1,000 to enable them to refurbish their trailer, which is fundamental in transporting seating, PA speakers and heavy instruments, and for the refurbishment of some of their more expensive and larger instruments.
Torbay Ward Councillor Elections
Below are the statement of persons nominated for the Election of Councillors for wards of Torbay Council.
Furzeham with Summercombe
Keep Brixham Beautiful
Brixham Town Council are holding a series of community litter picking events throughout the year to help keep Brixham Beautiful.
Click here for the Volunteers Guidance Pack
Notice of Election, Notice of Referendum and Information Statement
Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement
BRIXHAM TOWN COUNCIL WELCOME TORBAY COUNCIL DECISION TO FORM WASTE AND RECYCLING COMPANY
Members of Brixham Town Council have cautiously welcomed Torbay Council’s recent decision to dispense with the services of waste company TOR2 at the end of their contract in July 2020 and replace them with a wholly owned subsidiary.
Pledging to work constructively with the Unitary Authority the council urged Torbay to include the introduction of Solar Powered Bins throughout Torbay as part of the authority’s Transformation Project when the new company is operable.
Speaking on the resolution Councillors commented that Brixham Town Council were cautious in their support at this stage because Torbay Council had not covered themselves in glory with their oversight of TOR2 in recent years.
“We should do all that we can in Brixham to assist Torbay Council as they prepare to make a significant change to the way that waste and recycling issues are managed in the future and demonstrate once again that we are a constructive partner for progress”, said Town Clerk, Tracy Hallett.
“The opportunity to introduce environmentally friendly Solar Powered Bins around the Bay should be at the core of the new company’s strategy under the auspices of Torbay Council’s Transformation Project. We can think of no better way for the company to make a big statement of intent from the outset”, she added
Civic Award Nominations 2019Nominations are welcomed for the Civic Award 2019. Any individual or community group is able to be nominated for this award. We are looking for nominations of people or community groups that have enhanced and improved the wellbeing and welfare of Brixham residents lives. Whether this is as a long standing volunteer of a charity or through exceptional voluntary work in the community. We encourage as many of you as possible to nominate those in the community that enrich the lives of others in Brixham through the work that they undertake. The deadline for nominations to be submitted is 30th April 2019. Further details including award scheme criteria required and a nomination form are available on the below link. http://www.brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk/data/uploads/1604.pdf
Support for Community Priorities to Continue in 2019/20 Budget
Brixham Town Council has set their budget for 2019/20 and demonstrated their continued support for key organisations in the community.
The precept will increase 9.65% compared to 2018/19 and represents a weekly rise of 9p per household based on a Band D property.
Brixham Town Council take over temporary management of Brixham Pannier MarketBrixham Town Council are to take over the management of the town's Pannier Market while they consider the best way forward for it to have a successful future.