Topsham to get budget input

Topsham people will get the chance to have their say about Exeter City Council’s finances.

The council is holding two public consultation sessions on November 5, the first at the council’s Customer Service Centre in Paris Street between 11.30am and 12.30pm, and the second in Bedford Square between 1pm and 2pm.

Residents will be able to talk to the council’s six portfolio holders, including council leader Pete Edwards, ahead of next year’s council budget, which is expected to include spending cuts.

Cllr Edwards said: “Last year, we had to find cuts of �2.4 million, an enormous amount off our budget. It should not be as bad this year, but we really do have to look at everything and that might include raising charges for some services.

“I am mindful that, if you put charges up too much, then you price people out of using them. I’m looking forward to hearing people’s views.”

Those unable to attend the sessions can give their views online at, or collect a response form from the Customer Service Centre up to November 28.