Noss Marina redevelopment plans submitted

14th July 2017 Paul Reach 0

Premier Marine have submitted their plans for the redevelopment of Noss Marina. These exciting plans will bring a much needed boost to the economy of Dartmouth and, once approved they anticipate a three year development period. DBNews believes the community (Read more)

Response to Chronicle letters

6th May 2017 Paul Reach 0

Readers of the Dartmouth Chronicle would have seen this week the two letters in response to my comments about the deficiencies in the Marketing of Dartmouth. I was trying to identify what the TIC should be focused on in order (Read more)

The TIC is vital for Dartmouth

5th May 2017 Paul Reach 21

Angie Cairns-Sharpe accuses me in her Dartmouth Chronicle letter last week of inaccuracy in my last opinion piece, but her accusations about my attacks on the TIC are themselves inaccurate. I have never attacked the TIC itself and the volunteers (Read more)

Is our town in safe hands?

6th April 2017 Paul Reach 8

Last Monday I attended the April Council meeting to present my case for joining the Town Council (yes I know, I am stupid!) prompted by Councillor Springett’s challenge to join the council instead of holding them accountable from outside the (Read more)

Rate increase and Parking changes unpopular.

11th February 2017 Paul Reach 6

In a series of letters to the Dartmouth Chronicle residents and visitors have been airing their discontent with the proposed increase in Council Tax and changes to the parking regulations in Dartmouth. Some extracts from these letters are included below. R (Read more)

An economists view on Brexit

27th November 2016 Paul Reach 0

The OBR and the Chancellor got it wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong. Brexit will raise, not lower growth PATRICK MINFORD Telegraph – 26 NOVEMBER 2016 • 11:21AM The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement took its cue from the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (Read more)

Guildhall refurb to cost £350,000

9th November 2016 Paul Reach 1

The minutes of the last Town Council meeting record the answer to a question from the public seats regarding the cost of refurbishment of the Guildhall. The answer given was £350,000! When asked about a business plan for this investment the recorded (Read more)

The Costa Coffee question

9th November 2016 Paul Reach 0

This is another question which has divided the town. It relates to the application made by Whitbread to open a Costa Coffee in Dartmouth on Victoria Road. There are many aspects to this debate but these are the views of (Read more)

Footfall overview September 2016

6th October 2016 Paul Reach 0

Once again the lower street footfall figures show an interesting trend in Dartmouth, somewhat in conflict with the results of our Business Survey. Footfall on lower street appears to have recovered a little especially during June. The August figure looks (Read more)

2016 Dartmouth Business News Survey results

6th October 2016 Paul Reach 0

Our 2016 Dartmouth Business survey had 14 respondents. A low response but the results give an interesting view across several business sectors. Firstly we will print the results as received and then analyse what we believe they mean.   This is a good (Read more)

Our letter to the Dartmouth Chronicle

5th October 2016 Paul Reach 0

In case you missed our letter to the Chronicle I am reprinting it here. Let us know your views, whatever they are! Town’s troubles many and varied Friday, 23 September 2016 in Paul Reach, of Swannaton Road, Dartmouth, writes: Brian (Read more)

Start of a new era in Tourism?

14th September 2016 Paul Reach 1

With the latest development in the TIC story reported in the Dartmouth Chronicle last Friday 9th September by Karen Perrow, DB News feels it is important to ask a few relevant questions about the future of this vital resource for the town. (Read more)

Road closure on the A3122

19th July 2016 Paul Reach 0

The A3122 between Dartmouth and Halwell Cross has now reopened following the earlier diesel spillage. Temporary traffic lights are in place. The road was closed between Bugford Lane End and Norton Park. However Dartmouth Business News would like to urge Devon County to (Read more)

Woofstock gets the go ahead

15th July 2016 Paul Reach 0

As reported by Stuart Nuttall today in the Dartmouth Chronicle SHDC have shown common sense and approved the event to go ahead next August  Dartmouth Woofstock given the go-ahead Thursday, 14 July 2016 By Stuart Nuttall in Events SOUTH Hams (Read more)

Apartments SAILS into Dartmouth.

10th July 2016 Paul Reach 0

New Contemporary Apartments in the Heart of Dartmouth Launch After a prolonged development project SAILS can finally be seen in all its glory. An award winning development of apartments that will greet visitors as they drive off the upper ferry (Read more)

Woofstock – does Dartmouth want it?

9th July 2016 Paul Reach 1

DB News publishes below an article from the Dartmouth Chronicle regarding the planned dog show Woofstock to be held on Coronation Park. We are astounded at the reaction of Town Councillors who put a damper on this event which could (Read more)

TIC seeks further funding.

9th July 2016 Paul Reach 0

In an article in the Dartmouth Chronicle last Friday it was reported that the TIC will receive further financial support from the Town Council to ensure it gets through the summer season intact. The Council has brought forward the payment (Read more)