Some support for raising council tax
RESIDENTS in Torbay could be asked to pay more council tax to soften the blow of the swingeing cuts facing council services.
There was some support for raising council tax to minimise the impact of the up to £10million cuts among more than 40 people who attended Torbay Council's budget first consultation event at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
They also supported looking into other ways in which the council can generate income.
The council is proposing savings of some £2million from administration, for example by moving out of Oldway Mansion and Roebuck house in Abbey Road.
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Cllr Alan Tyerman, executive lead for finance, said: "I'd like to thank the members of the public that attended and gave us their valuable feedback and again encourage as many local people as possible to come to future budget consultation events."
Residents unable to attend budget consultation events are encouraged to log on to www.torbay.gov.uk/budget where a summary of council services can be found and residents can complete the online budget survey.
Residents can also get involved via social media on Twitter following #TCbudget or on Facebook.
The council's policy, performance and review team can be contacted on 01803 207227 for further information, ideas and comments can also be sent to email@example.com