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 5 members of staff. The annual precept for 2022/2023 is £437,375.

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

Latest News


Published: 30 Jan 23

No increase to Town Council Council Tax. The Town Council recognises the burden of increasing household bills. So not to burden people with even more costs it decided 17 January 2023 not to increase its Council Tax for 2023/24. Chairman Councillor Serena Sexton said “Now would be the wrong time to increase household bills so the Town Council Tax will not increase”. The budget reflects the public consultation December 2022. Nevertheless, the Town Council has an ambitious programme of work for the year including recruitment of staff to care for the Town’s maintenance, replacing another bus shelter, new Town entrance sign and supporting the Market. The Town Council continues to support an active programme of events in Honiton during the year including the King’s Coronation, Hot Pennies, Gate to Plate and Charter Day. The Town Council plans a budget of £42,000 grant aid to local organisations. Read More...

Town Orderly & Market Assistant Vacancy

Published: 19 Jan 23

Honiton Town Council is looking to recruit a Town Orderly & Market Assistant to undertake maintenance work and provide cover for the Market Superintendent. The role will attract somebody who has a passion for making Honiton an even more vibrant town, an exciting place to visit and contributing to the economic vitality of the town, attracting more traders. Please see the High Street Market page for further details and an application form. The closing date is 12 noon, Friday 24th February 2023. Read More...

Highways Surgery

Published: 18 Jan 23

The Neighbourhood Highways Officer will be holding a surgery on Thursday, 26th January 2023 at the Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton between 12.30-2.00pm. If you would like to refer any queries concerning local highways to him, please come along to the Beehive. There is no need to make an appointment. Read More...

Energy Advice Clinics in Honiton

Published: 16 Jan 23

Energy advice drop-in clinics are being held over the winter to help residents in Honiton reduce their fuel bills. The next clinic is being held on Monday 23rd January 2023, from 10.00am-12 noon at Dunning Court. Please click on the heading for more information. Read More...

Warm Spaces in Honiton for Winter 2022

Published: 9 Dec 22

Please see the attached information regarding Warm Spaces, where you can enjoy a hot drink, a friendly chat and some warmth whilst turning down the heating at home. Read More...


Published: 27 Oct 22

Starting from 1st November 2022, Honiton Community Centre is opening up as a warm space on Tuesdays between 1-5pm at the Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ. All are welcome to come along and join them for free tea and coffee. Please click on the above link to see further details. Read More...

Upcoming and Recent Meetings

Strategy Committee

8 Feb 23 - 18:00


Town Council

22 Feb 23 - 19:00