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Fred Bates - Brixhams' Oldest Man Celebrates 105th Birthday

Fred Bates - Brixhams' Oldest Man Celebrates 105th Birthday

Yesterday saw Fred Bates, Brixhams' Oldest Man celebrate his 105th Birthday with many thanks going to Brixham Future CIC for organising his birthday party in the Scala Hall. Fred enjoyed a family lunch occasion in the Birdcage with friends, fellow British Legion Members and people who have helped him over the years. He also enjoyed the Town reception ,the giant Birthday Cake, Singalong and seeing townsfolk who came to wish him well. Our Chairperson, Councillor Paul Addison was honoured to be at the party.

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BRIXHAM TOWN COUNCIL CREATES NEW TASK AND FINISH GROUP TO OVERSEE THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Brixham Town Council has voted to create a Task and Finish Group to oversee aspects of the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan and is inviting members of the public to join in the work to protect our green spaces and develop new ideas for the future. The group will make recommendations to BTC’s Planning and Regeneration Committee on planning applications across our community, including the villages of Churston, Galmpton and Broadsands, consider how the plan can be updated, and investigate ideas within the plan for projects that will enhance our communities. Speaking after the recent Full Council meeting, Planning and Regeneration Chairperson, Councillor David Blackmore thanked the now disbanded Neighbourhood Forum for the exceptional work that they have done over many years, developing and steering the Neighbourhood Plan to its adoption following a referendum in May 2019. “Brixham Town Council wants to ensure that the villages within it remain properly represented in its deliberations about all aspects of the Neighbourhood Plan, and have concluded that the Task and Finish Group, as well as being in line with the policy of the Council, is the best framework in which this can be achieved”, said Councillor Blackmore. “The Council intends to build on its long standing good relationship with the residents of the villages, and get to work refreshing the plan”, he added.. “We are inviting members of the public in Brixham, Churston, Galmpton and Broadsands to contact the Council if they wish to volunteer to represent their communities on the Task and Finish Group, either by telephoning 859678, or writing to info@brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk”.

Brixham Town Council & Committee Meetings

All Council meetings are open to the public and have been accessible during the pandemic via Zoom up to and including our Full Council meeting last week. However, with the easing of restrictions, Brixham Town Council is legally obliged to enable members of the public to attend our meetings in person. Torbay is seeing a high level of COVID cases and the Council has a duty to protect its Staff, Councillors and members of the public as well as ensure that the Council can continue to operate. Therefore, should anyone wish to attend a meeting in person, they will need to register at least two days prior to the meeting by contacting the Council offices. We will continue to use Zoom and members of the pubic are encouraged to join the Council meetings in this manner and the Zoom meeting link can be found on the agendas. In order to protect our staff, Councillors and those that wish to attend the meeting in person, the use of face coverings, hand sanitiser and track and trace will remain as a must when visiting the Town Hall.

EXCITING NEWS!

Brixham Town Council has resolved to employ a Facilities Services Operative Apprentice. The Council is currently making the necessary arrangements prior to advertising the position. If you are interested in an Apprenticeship or know someone who is, keep an eye on our social media and website for further details on how to apply.

Keep Brixham Beautiful - Community Litter Pick 12th June 2021

Keep Brixham Beautiful - Community Litter Pick 12th June 2021

With a promising forecast for the weather tomorrow, what better way to enjoy the sunshine than joining in with our litter picking event. Meeting outside Furzeham Primary School, our Lengthsmen have all the equipment you need including gloves, litter pickers and bags. If you can come along and give up just an hour or so of your time it would be greatly appreciated.

If you haven't registered and received your Volunteer Guidance Pack please call 01803 859678 or email; info@brixhamtowncouncil.co.uk.

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