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)

What does Brexit mean for us?

28th June 2016 Paul Reach 0

After the decisive vote by the UK in favour of leaving the EU what impact will this have on businesses in Dartmouth? Clearly the weakness of the pound will make UK holidays cheaper for foreign travellers coming to Britain so there could be (Read more)

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Why did Dartmouth BID fail?

30th May 2016 Paul Reach 11

With the demise of the Dartmouth Business Improvement District, DB News believes it is important to investigate why it failed. In tough economic times we need all the help we can get, so when we fail to take advantage of one (Read more)

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Result of the BID ballot

12th May 2016 Paul Reach 0

At 4.20pm today the BID Board announced the result of the ballot to decide on closure of the Dartmouth BID company. The content of the Board’s email is extracted below. Analysis of the results by Dartmouth Business News will be (Read more)

Dartmouth BID Decision day today!

9th May 2016 Paul Reach 0

In 2013 over a period of 12 months a dedicated team of local business people prepared a 5 year plan for revitalising Dartmouth’s economy. Driven by the desire to respond to declining visitor numbers and a lack of non-seasonal employment, this team represented (Read more)

TIC sells their website and brochure

5th May 2016 Paul Reach 2

Here is an extract from a press release, sent out by Dartmouth TIC on Tuesday and published today, which shows they have decided to end their partnership with Dartmouth BID Ltd and sell their website to a third party. They have (Read more)

Saving the TIC

25th April 2016 Paul Reach 2

In previous articles we have said that saving the BID means retaining the possibility of saving the TIC. This report speculates on how this might be done .  Dartmouth TIC has been serving the town since 1992 according to Companies House records. (Read more)

Strong comments from DBN readers

17th April 2016 Paul Reach 0

Here are a couple of comments from past posts. They illustrate the strength of feelings around the BID. Colin Monckton APRIL 16, 2016 AT 5:02 AM Personally I think the BID board are totally missing the point and the inward (Read more)