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 HONITON TOWN COUNCIL AGREES GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL GROUPS

Each year the Town Council provides financial Grants to local community organisations. At its meeting on 11 January 2021, Honiton Town Council agreed 14 Grants totalling £28,800 plus £15,000 to Honiton Gymnastics Club.

Several local community organisations have found 2020/21 particularly financially challenging because of the impact of Covid-19.

The Town Council has agreed to help these local groups by agreeing financial support, and allocated more money than budgeted. Councillor Phil Carrigan said “it’s essential that the Town Council helps where it can, so allocating more money than was budgeted in February 2020, is the right thing to do; additional money will be taken from Council Reserves “.

To continue financial support, Honiton Town Council is taking the unusual step of requesting other bids for 2020/21 Grant to be submitted by Friday 29 January 2021 for its consideration on 8 February 2021.  Grants requested should be in accordance with the Town Council's grant policy and the law and by completing the Council's application form.

Also, Grant funding bids will be asked very soon for 2021/22

 

Press Release 18th January 2021

Appointment of Honiton Town Clerk

Following recruitment, Honiton Town Council has appointed Mr Stephen Hill as its Town Clerk. Stephen will start work on 18 January 2021.

Stephen said, “I am very pleased to be working for Honiton Town Council supporting Honiton’s local community. It will be an exciting role with plenty of opportunities and experiences to manage. Working with Councillors, the officer team and the community, I will try to make a difference.”

Stephen has the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) and amongst his qualifications is a Fellow of the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC). He comes with a strong local government background and many years of experience working at district councils across Devon and Dorset and in the local council sector at Town Councils in Somerset.

 

COUNCILLOR VACANCIES IN ST PAULS' AND ST MICHAEL'S WARDS

Due to the recent resignation of some Honiton Town Councillors, there are currently ten vacancies on Honiton Town Council.  Four vacancies in St Paul's Ward and six vacancies in St Michael's Ward.  

Under current legislation elections have been requested for these vacancies however, a poll cannot take place until 6th May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commission (Coronavirus - Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

If you would like any further information regarding these vacancies please contact the Honiton Town Council office either by phoning 01404 42957 or e-mailing towncouncil@honiton.gov.uk

Please click on the link here for updated information regarding Bird Flu

Accounts Information for the year ending 31st March 2020

Detailed Income & Expenditure by Budget Heading for March 2020 which also details the actual figures Year to Date - Click Here

Receipts & Payments for October 2019, November 2019, December 2019, January 2020, February 2020 & March 2020 (Please click on the appropriate month for the information)

PLEASE NOTE - These accounts have not been scruitinised/debated or approved by Full Council (5/5/20)

 

 Statement from Honiton Town Council

COVID 19

As from Monday, 30th March the Honiton Town Council Office will be closed to the public until further notice.  If you wish to contact us please e-mail deputyclerk@honiton.gov.uk but please do so ONLY IF THE MATTER IS URGENT, thank you.

Town Council and Committee meetings have now been resumed and are being held via Zoom, details of how to access meetings are given at the beginning of the agenda for that meeting.

As from Monday, 23rd March the Beehive will be a hub advising people on how to get help for vulnerable and elderly people in the local community.  If you would like advice please do not visit the Beehive but contact them by e-mailing manager@beehivehoniton.co.uk or by phoning the Coronavirus Information Line on 01404 384050.  A Honiton Coronavirus Support Group has also been set up and contact details are given here.

We would remind all members of the public and Councillors of the advice to wash your hands with soap and water regularly and to take the time to read the self isolation guidelines which have been issued.

It is for individuals to decide whether to attend public meetings if they have concerns about doing so in the current circumstances.

Heloise Marlow

Deputy Town Clerk


 GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR EVERYONE IN THE UK AND PROTECTING OLDER PEOPLE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS 

If your household is affected by the Coronavirus:-

If your household is affected by the Coronavirus any waste materials that you come in contact with need to be handled carefully before they are collected to help prevent further spread of the virus.

Please ensure you adhere to the following –

  • All contaminated items you produce, including tissues, cleaning cloths and wipes and masks, need to be put into a plastic bag. Tie the top of the bag to prevent escape of the material
  • Put the bag inside another bin liner and tie the top of the bag
  • Keep the bagged waste for a period of 72 hours in a place that cannot be accessed by other people or pets
  • Put the bag in your wheeled waste bin (or gull sack if you use one) for safe collection by our crew. The bagged waste must be contained in your wheeled bin and the bin put out in your normal collection point. Do not put the bag on the kerb-side where people could have contact with it
  • If you have an assisted collection, bag the waste as described above, and put it out in your usual assisted collection point in your wheeled bin or gull sack

 

For NHS Advice about the CORONAVIRUS click here

 

FLOODING ADVICE

With all the excess rain this month there is good advice to found on the East Devon District Council website. The town council website does have sand bags for filling should you need them. Unfortunately you will in the first instance need to contact EDDC's help line. Click HERE.

 

    Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes

Star Consultation Submissions
Star Council Tax Notice 2019/20

Star Markets - Registration Application Form
Star Car Parking - click here for details of Car Parks in Honiton and related information
Star Honiton Library - Information for all & What's on in & around Honiton
Star Walk This Way - health walks in and around Honiton. New leaflets available here.
Star 
Local Information - Link added for MisterWhat.co.uk, and online local services directory
Star Links to useful information on the EDDC website           
Star Town Council Action Plan 
Star Annual Report 2019  
Star Agreed Budget & Precept figures for 2018/19 

Star Reducing the use of single use plastics 

Star Talk of the Town - Annual Report 2018-19

Star  Talk of the Town - Christmas 2019

    

Completed Annual Governance Statement 2019-2020(Part 2) and Notice of Public Rights year ended 31st March 2020

   


Please click here for THE BEEHIVE JOINT PRESS STATEMENT 21/10/19