Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are demanding answers over the shock cancellation of Armed Forces Day this summer.
Paignton councillor and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, Cllr Chris Carter, said: “A number of us saw the social media speculation about this event being cancelled. Despite making enquiries, the first I knew of this cancellation was when I heard it on the local radio. This is a bolt from the blue, and whilst Torbay faces financial challenges it is wrong to axe this celebration of those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.” She went on to say: “I am particularly concerned that the decision appears to have been made behind closed doors and without an opportunity for elected councillors to influence it. I and my Liberal Democrat colleagues will be taking this matter further.”