Plans by Conservative-controlled Torbay Council to close Torquay Connections are set to be challenged at the next Full Council meeting by Torbay Liberal Democrat group leader Steve Darling.
The Watcombe councillor said: “It would appear that, despite over 60% of users of this shop front of the council choosing to use the Torquay office, the council are hell bent on closing this down and only allowing people to engage with the council on a “face to face “ basis in Paignton. The not so hidden agenda is that the Mayor has reverted to his roots in estate agency and found a tenant for the office space in Torquay. If this is going to be forced through, the council should consider using one of the units that they own under Tor Hill House as an opportunity for the council to engage with the community.”
The question to be put on the 3rd February is as follows:
“It would appear that Torbay Council is hell bent on closing down the Connections office in Torquay What investigations have been made into providing a shop front for “face to face” contact with the public in Torquay town centre? “
Cllr Steve Darling