On Monday at Marshlands the Town Council has an extra-ordinary meeting to set the budget for 2017/18. It was originally going to be held in Part B (no public) by the Town Mayor Marcus Hartnell until I informed them that this was undemocratic and illegal. Sense has prevailed and they will now be heard in public. I would like you to have an idea of what is to be proposed but as the last few meeting were held in Part B I cannot. I hope that copies of the draft Budget & Precept are available to members of the public before the meeting takes place after the 7.00pm Planning meeting. Seaton already has the 3rd highest precept in East Devon with only the new Town of Cranbrook & neighbour Broadclyst higher!