Council to be quizzed on poor state of Torquay town centre

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A councillor whose ward covers Torquay town centre is set to challenge Conservative-run Torbay Council over the poor repair of the Pavilion in Torquay, as well as the lack of uniformed police officers in Torquay, at the Full Council on Thursday 20th  September.   

Liberal Democrat Mandy Darling, who represents the Tormohun ward on Torbay Council said : “Local people are sick of the Pavilion being left to rot by the council and the lack of police protecting them in our town centre, which is a shadow of its former self.  We need to take back control of Torquay by ensuring that the developer comes forward with a more appropriate scheme for the Pavilion and by demanding that there are uniformed officers to protect the public.” 


The two questions set to be put this Thursday are as follows -


(3) by Councillor Darling (M) to the Deputy Mayor and Executive Lead for Planning and Waste (Councillor Mills)


With the development of the Pavilion in limbo, are you confident that MDL Ltd are maintaining the building in accordance with the terms of the lease?


Question (8) by Councillor Darling (M) to the Executive Lead for Community Services (Councillor Excell)

Over recent months I have noted increasing anger from constituents over the failure of adequate resourcing of the Police in Torquay town centre.  Earlier this summer, at a meeting with the Overview and Scrutiny board, the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall and the  Chief Constable gave the clear impression that after an 80% decrease in PCSOs in Torquay local residents could expect an increase in numbers.  When will this happen?

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