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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

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Civic Award Nominations 2019

Nominations 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. 

2019/20 Brixham Town Council Budget

Brixham Town Council take over temporary management of Brixham Pannier Market

Brixham 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.

Temporary Management of Brixham Pannier Market

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