We have undertaken lengthy discussions with our partners regarding Armed Forces Day 2019 and, with the Council’s event budget being cut, it was agreed that we were unable to meet the funding requirements and do an event of this stature justice, as we have in previous years.  

We recognise the significant importance of this event which honours Armed Service personnel both serving and veterans. With this in mind, we are looking into alternative ways of supporting the event and are committed to making it happen. Torbay Council has agreed to provide resources, such as staffing, to support the event and there are also possible options around venues. However, with cuts in funding, it would be necessary to raise £4,000 for additional resources to support the event this year. If you feel as an individual, business or community organisation you would like to help, you are invited to help raise funds, please email events@torbay.gov.uk.

News archive