CHANGES will be made to the council’s events programming in a drastic bid to save money.
This will affect Devonshire Park (The Congress and Devonshire Park Theatre), and outdoor events in the town.
The council is now saying it will ‘proceed only with events that do not require council subsidy.’
In the past, the borough council has been able to put on shows that make a loss.
Not so anymore.
Here’s the council warning: “The scale of the financial challenges which are likely to be experienced by the council has meant that additional savings would be required to address the budget gap, particularly in 22/23.”