Brixham Future

Building Better Tomorrows Today

Delivering small scale, quick win, low cost, fundable micro-regeneration projects or events

Town Centre Murals

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Shadows - WWI

The Shadows project was completed to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War 1 in 2018. It is decorated with 216 poppies, one for each person lost in the town during the 1914-18 war.

About us

Brixham Future Community Interest Company (BFCIC) is a `not for profit` organization. The Company does not conduct business for private gain: any surplus or assets are used principally for the benefit of the community

Established in November 2016 we are entirely volunteer run from local retired or semi-retired professionals.

We are committed to self help and partnership working, addressing local issues such as decline in our town centre. We are interested in delivering small scale, quick win, low cost, fundable micro-regeneration projects or events that benefit Brixham and wider Torbay.

Our Board holds bi-monthly Board Meetings: It has adopted the NCVO Code of Good Governance (26th April 2017). We have a Constitution, Standing Orders, Business Plan and standard policies including Financial, Volunteers, Health & Safety, Risk Management and Safeguarding.

We publish minutes and accounts here on our website, copies below.

We hold public Annual General Meetings.

We seek to be open, transparent and accountable.

The objects of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to:

1. Regeneration

a) Promote heritage-led regeneration to encourage the restoration of original, historical and sentimental character to heritage assets that, in turn, will encourage the expansion of the economy and the development of jobs for local people.
b) Encourage development of local arts and culture as a tool to stimulate regeneration.
c) Develop projects that contribute to improve the quality of architectural design and the built environment.

2. Environment and sustainability.

a) Develop projectsthat will encourage the preservation of the natural environment.
b) Facilitate behaviours that encourage sustainable development.
c) Encourage preservation of the urban landscape.

3. Health and wellbeing

a) Encourage the wellbeing of local residents by promoting community initiatives.
b) Support existing, local, health and social care initiatives by working on complementary projects.

4. Employment, training and volunteering

a) Ensure all projects chosen promote and encourage training, skills development and employment.
b) Encourage volunteers to participate in any of these defined areas as appropriate


If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

Dr Martin Luther King


John Brennan BSC (Hons), Tech IOSH
John’s career has spanned public, private and voluntary sectors over 35 years including 3 posts as a Director / Chief Executive. He has wide experience of business planning, regeneration, finance and risk, care, support and health based services, staff management, building and property services.

He has successfully delivering on varied challenges including: leadership and strategic direction; major new build projects; developing new care, health, housing or eco services/projects; raising new resources from the public, private and charitable sectors, ensuring conformity to legal and regulatory codes; devising and delivering detailed budgets; resolving management problems; building stakeholder relationships; motivating and managing varied technical and specialist teams.

John has considerable networking experience. He has been a regular conference speaker and addressed diverse audiences including in the House of Commons. He has lobbied government Ministers and been published in reputable journals. He has a Mayor of London award for making an `Outstanding contribution to life in London`. He is passionate about social enterprise as a vehicle for resolving socio-economic problems. He has undertaken new projects to high eco quality bstandards within budgets. His experience encompasses varied organizations up to 1000 staff.

John is focused on developing new quality services or specific projects. He has undertaken major regeneration programmes working in both England & abroad. He has created projects for a wide range of need groups including elders, young people, disabled, mental & physical health, & parents.

John holds qualifications from the University of London, the Institute of Housing, and the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety by examinations. He has lived in Brixham for over 10 years.

Keith Dodd C.Eng, FCIBSE
Born in Brixham, Devon, Keith qualified as a Chartered Building Services Engineer and moved to work in consulting engineering with practices in the Bristol area. He returned to South Devon after gaining experience on major projects both in this country and abroad.

In 1991 he formed his own Building Services consultancy in Plymouth and developed the practice employing a team of 30 professional engineers. The practice worked on a wide range of projects including schools, hospitals, military sites, industrial projects and many accommodation schemes.

In 2007 the practice joined a multinational practice (Scott Wilson now AECOM) and Keith managed the Building Services team in Plymouth and Bristol until he retired.

During his career Keith has worked in different parts of the construction industry gaining experience in contracting, quantity surveying and as a mechanical services designer. He is a skilled designer of all forms of mechanical services for buildings and their sites. He has been involved in energy conservation schemes over many years including surveys and assessments of large Defence Estates sites and the subsequent improvement works.

Since 2002 Keith has been an advisor to the Diocese of Exeter Diocesan Advisory committee for care of churches and is now a committee member. The role involves giving advice regarding work to listed church buildings and its suitability to maintain the character of the buildings which have special architectural and historic interest.

Sally Lord BSc(Hons) BA FBIS
Originally from Gravesend in Kent, Sally has lived in Brixham since 1998.  Sally’s 41-year career has been mainly in administration for a variety of organisations including the US Embassy, Equity the actors’ trade union, BOAC/British Airways and several international pharmaceutical companies, finally retiring after 10 years as Administrator at Coleton Fishacre, a local National Trust property.

She has worked with individual directors and also with large teams on many projects including clinical trials involving both the private sector and the National Health Service.

Sally has many local interests, volunteering for the National Trust as a gardener at Coleton Fishacre and for the RNLI as a member of the Torbay Lifeboat Fundraisers.

She has been Chair and is currently Secretary of the Brixham Community Partnership.

Frances Robinson LLB (Hons)
Throughout her career Frances has been a planning and development solicitor working for several London Boroughs then at the Greater London Authority and most recently in private practice.

She has been involved in planning at local and strategic level and has a very good understanding of planning policy, development principles, local government procedures and practices and the needs and requirements of developers including viability.

Whilst at Beachcroft she acted for a variety of developers including Crest Nicholson and TW, health Authorities, commercial clients including Waitrose and for several local authorities. Over the years she has dealt with and advised on most areas of planning and development law, policy making and application together with highways and environmental issues.