Welcome to Honiton Town Council

Honiton is a rural town in East Devon approximately 17 miles east from Exeter and 9 miles north from Sidmouth at the heart of the Blackdown Hills and East Devon areas of outstanding natural beauty. It has a current population of approx. 12,000. The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is centred on the Roman Road (Fosse Way). Honiton is renowned for its long history of lace making. Honiton is now a vibrant town in the country; the town retains its character and vitality remaining a friendly and popular place to live, work and visit. Honiton boasts a High Street market three days per week, many independent retailers, public art gallery (Thelma Hulbert Gallery), community venue (Beehive) and excellent communication links to the A303, A373, A375, A30 & A35 also the main line railway and Exeter Airport.


Honiton Town Council has 18 Town Councillors and 6 members of staff. The annual precept for 2022/2023 was £437,375 and for 2023/2024 is £447,979.

Tel 01404 42957  ||  Email: towncouncil@honiton.gov.uk 

Latest News

On Street Parking Charges Survey

On Street Parking Charges Survey

Published: 19 Sep 23

Devon County Council are proposing to introduce pay & display charges for parts of Honiton High Street. Honiton Town Council & Honiton Chamber of Commerce are requesting that members of the public complete our online survey regarding these proposals by 13th October 2023. For details of the draft proposals and to access the survey form please click on the heading. Read More...

Town Maintenance Job Advertisement

Published: 30 Aug 23

Honiton Town Council is looking to recruit someone to undertake Town Maintenance work and provide cover for the Market Superintendent. This is an exciting time to join the Town Council to work with a dedicated group of Council staff and elected Councillors to work in the heart of Honiton's community. The closing date is 12 noon, Friday 22nd September 2023. For further details please look under Council Services - High Street Market - Job Applications. Read More...

Honiton Town Council Newsletter August 2023

Honiton Town Council Newsletter August 2023

Published: 23 Aug 23

Honiton Town Council will be issuing regular bulletins on a quarterly basis through our Newsletter. If you want to know more about any particular issue you can always either contact one of your Ward Councillors or check our website. Please click on the heading to review the newsletter. Read More...

50th Twinning Anniversary

50th Twinning Anniversary

Published: 3 Aug 23

We are delighted that two councillors and their spouses from our twin town, M├ęzidon-Canon, in Normandy, France, visited Honiton from 28th July and stayed for the weekend. Their visit was to celebrate 50 years of the twinning partnership between the two towns. The visit included a Civic Reception, as well as taking part in Charter Day and signing the 50th Anniversary Charter. Read More...

Upcoming and Recent Meetings

Planning Committee

3 Oct 23 - 19:00

Town Council

9 Oct 23 - 19:00

Strategy Committee

11 Oct 23 - 18:00