CAMPAIGNERS protesting about planned cuts to fire service cover in Torquay are heading for Downing Street.
Community leader Susie Colley is leading a delegation to Number 10 on Wednesday September 11.
She will be joined by members of the Torquay fire fighters' crew — Scott Atkins, Matt Hallett and David Crawford — along with Torbay councillors Vic Ellery and Stephen Brooksbank.
Mrs Colley, chairman of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan, is battling to have Proposal 10 — which would see a reduction in full time cover for the town — thrown out.
The delegation will be handing over a petition with 22,000 names — including those from a Herald Express Stop the Fire Cuts protest — to Downing Street.
She will also hand over a letter to Torbay MP Adrian Sanders requesting a formal meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, along with Fire Brigade Union representatives, to discuss alternatives that would prevent the instigation of Proposal 10.
Mrs Colley says: "In the event that this cannot be arranged I am considering that the next option will be to contact the European MP and ask for help from Europe in preventing this debacle from being foisted upon us."
Her letter to Mr Cameron says: "I am appealing to you, as you are a stalwart of democracy and were instrumental in the promotion of Localism, to instruct the Fire Authority to instigate a completely fresh consultation process."