Torbay Council to vote on fire service rethink

Torbay Council is to vote this evening whether to call on Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to rethink reducing full time cover at Torquay.

There are fears this and other cuts to save the £5.5million required by the Government would put safety at risk.

A motion has been put forward asking the council to get the service to come up with other savings.

It also calls for a complete rethink of the proposals because of lack of consultation with council staff.