This consultation is now closed. The final date for feedback was Friday 24 January 2020.

The Cabinet's draft proposals for the Council’s revenue and capital budget for 2020/2021 has been published.

We cannot pretend that the development of these budget proposals has been easy. We have a statutory duty to balance the books, and the Council still needs to identify £10.5m of savings, efficiencies and income to balance the budget in 2020/21.

The Partnership has a vision of Torbay as a place of ambition, drive and opportunity – where we will have turned the tide on poverty, where our residents will have a good quality of life with access to outstanding schools, affordable housing and great local amenities, and where the place will achieve our economic potential, be well-connected with skilled individuals, a diverse economy and high quality, well paid jobs. We will minimise our impact on the environment, safeguarding it for future generations. Significantly we will be an organisation that our communities can trust, enabling them to help themselves and we will provide efficient and effective services and be open and transparent with our communities.

The tide is turning in Torbay - and as a Partnership we are proud to be leading this. But we need to balance our ambitions with the practical reality of balancing our budget each year and we have had to make some really difficult decisions. We truly welcome everyone’s thoughts on these proposals - if you do not agree with some, please include realistic alternative proposals, as we do need to set a balanced budget.

Cllr Steve Darling
Leader of Torbay Council

Cllr Darren Cowell
Deputy Leader of Torbay Council

For more information on the draft budget visit the Budget 2020/21 page.