Around 60 people living in Sutton attended a public meeting to discuss the future of the borough.
Those who went were warned changes will be introduced for the council to shave £40m off its annual budget.
Council leader Ruth Dombey said the priority was ensuring the cuts would not harm the most vulnerable people in the community.
She said: “The changes we make now will shape future council services for the next decade and beyond. Therefore, it is vital that people have the opportunity to have their say on how we make £40m of savings.
Residents were also told that the council would find new ways of generating income, through initiatives such as the new housing development company and the energy from waste recycling plant.
The council’s annual budget currently stands at £152m.
The meeting took place on Wednesday, July 30, at the council's civic offices.
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