Town Council News
Grit BinsAs we are currently going through a cold snap, with more to come no doubt, we thought it was a good time to remind all residents of the grit bin locations in Brixham. Southdown Avenue, Maple Road, Huccaby Close, Ocean View Drive, Vicarage Road, Deep Dene Close, Cudhill Road, Copythorne Road, Pillar Avenue, Overgang Road, Garlic Rea. Further information is available on the Torbay Council website
Wall Park AllotmentsWith the prolonged wet weather we have been experiencing, the lengthsmen have asked that allotment holders for Wall Park please do not drive on the grass area between the allotments as the ground is too soft. Also, if possible, minimise vehicle use in the car park and for the timebeing use the football ground parking please. Thank you.
News Release - Brixham Town Council 2020/21 Budget UpdateBrixham Town Council have set their budget for 2020/21 following a period of consultation and demonstrated their continued support for key organisations in the community.
#2 Minute Litter PickerGreat News! We have ordered our first litter picking station which is due for delivery in early February. We hope that our residents can enjoy helping keep Brixham clean and tidy by using this great facility. More details to follow.
Lantern, Lights & 'Lumingations TenderLantern, Lights &'Luminations for 2020 - 2022 is out for tender. If you are interested in bidding for the tender please download the document below.
Christmas Lights TenderChristmas Lights tender is now out for 2020 - 2022. If you are interested please download the document for more information.
Lost Mobile PhoneDuring our Keep Brixham Beautiful event on Saturday one of our volunteers found a mobile phone in the Copythorne Road area, If you have lost a phone or know someone who has, please call 01803 859678.
Civic Award Nominations & Outstanding Sports Achievement AwardThe Civic Award is for an individual or Community Group who has, in the course of the year and through their activities, furthered the welfare and / or improved the quality of life of Brixham people. The Outstanding Sports Achievement Award will be presented to an individual or a team who has gained a significant success or excelled in terms of sporting achievement bringing credit to Brixham. For more information, you can download the application form and criteria from the Town Council website or call into the office for a hard copy. The deadline for nominations is 1st February 2020.
Vacant Allotments for ResidentsWe still have a couple of allotment plots available at our Wall Park site. Averaging 130 sq metres and costing between £29 and £34 per annum, an allotment is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, grown your own produce, stay fit and meet like-minded people. If you are a resident of Brixham and don't already have an allotment please call us on 01803 859678 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Brixham BeautifulFantastic turn out for the Keep Brixham Beautiful event on Saturday morning. Over 20 people braved the cold wind and helped clear an enormous amount of litter from the streets in the Furzeham area. Huge thank you to the local businesses who rewarded volunteers with a complimentary drink; Oats Healthy Living Store, Costa Coffee, The Berry Head Hotel, Liberty's and Flour Flower. Keep Brixham Beautiful is also supported by TOR2 but the real hero's are the people volunteering and helping to keep our little part of the world special.
Brixham Town Council Gardening Assistance SchemeNew Brixham Town Council Gardening Assistance Scheme - launch of the pilot will start in April, register your interest now. Brixham Town Council have announced that they will be launching a pilot Gardening Assistance Scheme for the elderly and disabled in April 2020. The scheme will be an extension of the Lengthsman programme and is aimed at providing rudimentary gardening assistance for disabled persons or elderly residents who are over the age of 70 and do not have an able bodied person living on their premises or access to any other similar scheme that may be provided by a Landlord. Assistance will be available at a rate of £10 for the first hour with an additional £5 per hour for any additional work, with a minimum of one to a maximum of 10 hours per annum for each household that registers with Brixham Town Council for any work to be carried out. Presenting the project Chair of the Community Services Committee, Councillor Paul Addison, told a recent Full Council meeting that the pilot scheme seeks to build on the success of the Lengthsman programme. “The public have embraced the role that the Lengthsman has played in keeping reported areas of the community well managed by performing such tasks as grass cutting and hedge cutting and has been hugely popular”, said Paul. “Assisted Gardening Schemes are very popular in many parts of the country and the Council believes that adding this work to the Lengthsman programme is a logical addition to the range of services being provided and we are confident that those who are eligible will take the opportunity to sign up to have work done at their properties”, he added. A registration form can be found in the Brixham Signal or email email@example.com to have one sent to you or collect at the office.
Keep Brixham BeautifulJust a reminder that Keep Brixham Beautiful is holding a litter picking event next Saturday, 11th January 2020. We would love as many volunteers as possible to come along and help make this important event a success. If you are not on our register of volunteers please get in contact. We meet at Furzeham Primary School, Higher Furzeham Road at 10am. All equipment is provided and when you return you will be rewarded with a drinks voucher. Children (as long as accompanied by a responsible adult) and dogs are welcome! The weather is forecast to be dry 😄 For further information please call 01803 859678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.