If you want to find out more about the Mayor's 2017/18 budget proposals then head over to The Grand Hotel, Torquay on Thursday 1 December 2016.

Two budget events are being held by Torbay's elected Mayor, at 2pm and 7pm, to give members of the public and local organisations the opportunity to hear more about the proposals, ask questions and make comments. There will be a limited number of free parking spaces available from midday at Torre Valley car park for people attending.

A video budget message from the Mayor can now be found on the Budget 201/18 page.

The council is committed to creating a prosperous and healthy bay and a council fit to meet the challenges of the future. It’s a big task; £21.5 million pounds worth of savings have to be made by 2020 - that’s on top of the £62 million already made in the last six years. In total, the cumulative impact of reductions over 9 years from 2011/12 to 2019/20 to achieve a balanced budget will be over £400m.

The required budget reduction for 2017/18 is £7.4 million and everyone is being invited to have their say on the latest proposals for service change, income generation and efficiencies in 2017/18 by taking part in a six week consultation which ends on Friday 16 December 2016.

You can find the consultation on our Consultation page or get a paper copy in all Torbay libraries and harbour offices. Specific consultations are taking place on proposals where individual service users or organisations are expected to be affected.

A short video to encourage people to get involved in the consultation can be found on the Budget 201/18 page and via the council’s social media accounts. Please share to help spread the word.

All feedback from consultation will be considered and will inform the final decisions. These will be presented to Council for approval in February 2017 when the Revenue and Capital Budgets for 2017/2018 will be agreed on alongside Council Tax.

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