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 PRESS RELEASE - 22ND FEBRUARY 2021 

Beehive Car Park

Honiton Town Council has agreed to lease its car park at The Beehive to East Devon District Council (EDDC) so that parking can be managed.
Councillor Carrigan (Chairman of Finance & Policy committee) said “this is welcome finalising the planned changes to the car park”.
Permits will be provided to the Honiton Community Complex; pay and display parking will be introduced; free parking for those displaying a disabled “blue badge “ will be provided; a loading bay will be secured; electric vehicle charging points should be installed; and coach parking continued.
Councillor Paul Hayward, EDDC’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economy, Asset Management and Regeneration added “I am delighted that successful negotiations between the councils have come to an end and as a result, the District Council can now take over the operation of the Beehive Car park as per the terms agreed for the mutual benefit of the Beehive, the Town Council and car park users alike.”
The next step will be to complete the lease agreements for the two Councils to sign and EDDC to set up the car park changes.
ENDS

 PRESS RELEASE - 16TH FEBRUARY 2021 

Allotment Plots

Honiton Town Council has secured £68,000 for the provision of allotment plots. The Council has previously secured land at Battishorne Way and it has inevitably taken some time to get to this stage as 2020 was disrupted by lack of Council staff and Covid-19.

The financial contribution has been provided by developers of new housing as required by East Devon District Council’s planning policy.

The Town Council will next contract building of the allotment plots which will then be let to those gardeners on the waiting list. There is a Council Working Group drawing on experience of people who are not Councillors including Terry Darrant as Chairman. It is planned to open this Spring.

Terry Darrant (Chairman of the Working Group) said “these will be the first allotment plots provided by the Town Council which is even more important at the moment; cultivating allotments can be a welcome social occasion, provides natural locally grown healthy food, promotes our mental health and helps our fitness and wellbeing.”

 

PRESS RELEASE - 15TH FEBRUARY 2021

Town Council Grants

The Town Council considered further Applications for Grant funding at its Full Council meeting held on 8 February 2021. The Town Council had extended its Grant Application window to 29 January 2021.

The Town Council agreed in January 2021 to Grant £40,000 to local organisations for 2020/21, to support local organisations during a particularly challenging year. The Council has agreed in excess of its £18,0000 budget; Grants were agreed on the basis that local organisations have experienced financial difficulties this year arising not least from Covid-19.

At its meeting 8 February 2021, the Council decided that it unfortunately could not award further Grant in 2020/21. This is because the Council financial outturn 2020/21 will not be known until year end and reserves to be reviewed.

Councillor Carrigan said “the Council would like to continue to financially support local groups. There may be other sources of funding that the Council (and perhaps others, eg EDDC) can direct organisation to, for funding. The Council will explore using other funding including S106 financial contributions, CIL payments and other Council revenue budget.”

It is likely that the Council will open its Grant bids round for 2021/22 from April 2021, which would provide another opportunity for local organisations to secure Council Grant funding.

 

2021 CENSUS IS COMING - SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 

 

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)

Please see at this link the East Devon Residents Coronavirus Update for East Devon residents and businesses providing information which we hope will be of interest to you.

 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.
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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

   


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