Town Council News
Brixham commemorates D Day
On Thursday, 6 June 2019, the Town was well represented at the D Day Parade and Service organised by Brixham Future. It was wonderful to see so many people turn out to pay their respects to all those who have served and are serving and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings.
The Town Council would like to thank Brixham Future for organising this wonderful event, Vanity Cakes for donating a spectacular Spitfire shaped cake for the formal reception, and all those who attended, participated and supported the event. The Town Council was pleased to be able to award a grant to pay for the reception and lay a formal wreath in commemoration.
Keep Brixham Beautiful
Brixham Town Council are holding a series of community litter picking events throughout the year to help keep Brixham Beautiful.
The first event took place on Saturday 6th April and coincided with The Great British Spring Clean 23rd March to 23rd April 2019. The event took place in the Summercombe with Furzeham ward.
Dates for your diary:
Saturday 6th April 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Saturday 22nd June 2019
Saturday 21st September 2019
Saturday 11th January 2020
Litter picking equipment will be provided (pickers, gloves, bags and Hi visibility vests)
To register your attendance please contact the Town Council Office on 01803 859678 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please click here for the Volunteers Guidance Pack
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.