Queen's Platinum Jubilee Gift of Honiton Lace
Earlier this year a well-known local lace maker made an image of the Town Crest in Honiton lace. This was sent to Buckingham Palace in recognition of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee as a gift from the town. Honiton Lace was first made in Honiton in approx 1560 and was a great cottage industry in the town until the early 1800's when a net making machine was invented. Queen Victoria gave the industry a great boost in 1839 when she ordered that her wedding dress and veil be made of Honiton lace and her first child Princess Victoria also wore a robe made of Honiton lace for her christening. In previous years the speaker of the House of Commons wore a jabot and cuffs made from Honiton lace.
"Yes 1" Your Energy Saving Conference took place on Saturday, 2nd April 2022. Please click on the headings below to access the presentations given at the event.
ECOE - Solar Energy - The Beehive Case Study
ECOE - Sustainable Warmth - Tackling Net Zero & Fuel Poverty
Trustmark - Government Endorsed Quality Scheme - Property Improvement & Retrofit
Target CO2 - Accessing Government Grants for Heating & Insulation
Nu-Heat Presentation Part 1
Nu-Heat Presentation Par
Honiton Town Councillors sit on the committees of various organisations in the town as representatives of the Council. These organisations are shown below together with a link to their website, if they have one:-
Honiton United Charities
Honiton Chamber of Commerce
Honiton Charter Day
Citizens Advice East Devon
Honiton Community Use Building
Dementia Friendly Honiton
Devon Association of Local Councils
Fair Trade Steering Group
Friends of the Glen
Friends of Honiton Station
Honiton & Axminster Community Safety Group
Honiton Community Complex
Honiton Hot Pennies Ceremony
Honiton Millennium Green
Honiton Twinning Association
Honiton Hospital & Community League of Friends
Primary Care Mental Health
A35 Parishes Group
IRF Coast to Country Project
Please select your subject from the links shown which will give you further details.
If you are looking for beautiful places to visit and stay in Devon, the
Honiton (visitdevon.co.uk), Visit Devon and Devon Guide websites give you all the information you need.
HONITON'S INFORMATION BOARD
For highways information during severe weather for the Honiton area, click on the link below to view their important updates:-
Highways information for your community during severe weather (govdelivery.com)
Devon County Council (DCC) provides a number of Grit Bins across Honiton. Their location can be found by following this link and the DCC map. Should you find a problem with the Grit Bin (eg empty or damaged) please Report that to DCC also using the following page.
Grit Bins map (devon.gov.uk)
Flooding is the responsibility of a range of people and organisations. The Town Council does not have responsibility to prevent or alleviate flooding. Nevertheless, the Council has an Emergency Plan and Flooding specific Action Card. It has also decided to distribute sandbags (provided by and also available from EDDC) and has a small stock of sand at the Beehive, which through prior arrangement, the public can collect.
The Environment Agency informs the Council of Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings together with a map and other information (eg how to prepare for flooding). These can be found at:
Check for flooding in England - GOV.UK (check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk)
People can sign up to receive Flood Warnings from the Environment Agency at:
Sign up for flood warnings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Flood Plan Annex Part 2.pdf (honiton.gov.uk)
SOUTHWEST WATER - SAVE EVERY DROP
In February we launched our “Save Every Drop” campaign highlighting how climate change, increasing population and higher water demand is resulting in challenges for our water resources. Higher demand leads to an increasing risk that what our region needs for drinking water requires us to take more water from the natural environment.
The campaign offers simple tips and advice on how to save water at home and at work and offers a range of simple to fit water efficiency devices. Working on the principle that if we all do a little, it will add up to a lot.
The benefits of reducing our demand are wide-ranging - Save Every Drop focuses on the positives of not having to take so much from the natural environment to meet our demands, but households and businesses on a water meter can also benefit from reduced bills for using less.
This water-saving campaign will evolve to meet changing behaviours and challenges. Throughout the summer we will be promoting this message across radio, billboards, buses, service station media, emails, letters, social media, and digital media targeting residents, businesses and tourists who visit the South West region.
We’re asking for your support to help share this important message with your communities and have developed a range of assets and materials to use as you think best to spread this message.
For more information, please visit our campaign website: Save Every Drop
To download Save Every Drop materials, please visit: Save Every Drop Campaign materials
For enquiries, further support, additional materials or ideas on how to improve Save Every Drop, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSED ON STREET PARKING CHARGES
Devon County Council is proposing to expand its on street 'pay to park' scheme to other places in the County including Honiton, and have produced a report intended to explain the reasoning behind this. Please click here to view the report.
To find out where the nearest defibrillator to you is located, you can click on the link below which takes you to the national database website:-
Defib finder – find the defibrillators nearest you.
To use a public
defibrillator, you should call 999 during which call they will tell
you the code needed to gain access to it (this is to deter vandalism). However, some defibrillators are not registered with the national
database and they may require you to follow other instructions in order to unlock them, such as call a
specified number on the defibrillator unit itself.
COMMUNITY SERVICES IN DEVON
You may be interested in Community Services in Devon, or you may like to visit the Devon Communities Together Training Hub Programme at http://www.devoncommunities.org.uk/
Click on the following link to view Devon Communities Together Pick 'n' Mix Training Menu http://www.devoncommunities.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/social-enterprise
Click on the following link for benefits and financial support: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/financial-support-and-advice/help-with-household-bills/#article-content
Click on the following link for information from Devon County Council regarding help for people struggling with rising costs of food & energy: More help for people struggling with rising costs of food and energy; be safe and respectful this Halloween and road users reminded to ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ as clocks go back (govdelivery.com)
A new programme from Devon Communities Together (Community Council
for Devon) starting immediately in the new year is offering support for
community projects/enterprises. This may be of interest for those with village halls, aspirations for community-run shops, pubs, or even
Community Land Trust.
Enterprise Support: New Start Devon Project | Devon Communities Together
Please contact Devon Communities Together direct (via the contact in the link above) if you wish to find out more or express an interest.
HONITON RING & RIDE
Click here for details on Honiton Ring and Ride April-June 2023
Searching for local business's is made easy by clicking on the following link: http://www.misterwhat.co.uk/
The Beehive, Honiton’s new Community Complex is now open. For more information on how to book any of the facilities at The Beehive, or for details of events, please go to http://www.beehivehoniton.co.uk/
Honiton Town: Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter:-
Rural Affairs: East Devon Policing Newsletter:-
If you need to report a matter or make an enquiry to East Devon District Council regarding recycling, council tax or benefits or a maintenance matter regarding roads/pavements/streetlights to Devon County Council you can do so via the links given below:-
East Devon District Council
Report a Missed Collection
Report abandoned vehicle - East Devon
Report Fly Tipping
Report Dead Animals
Report a Damaged Bus Shelter
Reporting Overgrown Grass
Reporting Suspected Tenancy Fraud
Report Light Pollution
Report a Full Litter Bin
Devon County Council | Services and information for Devon residents
SUSPECTED BIRD FLU IN EAST DEVON
Devon has seen a recent increase in the number of birds, of different breeds, with bird flu, and the current guidance is to not touch dead or visibly sick birds (or allow dogs near them).
You can make a report on the EDDC website here: Report a dead animal - Animal details
Any reports of sick or dead birds are dealt with quickly, and often on the same day. The EDDC team are fully trained and equipped with the correct PPE to deal with suspected cases of bird flu.
A press release on the latest details was sent out last week and can be read here for your information: 7 September 2022 - Bird flu cases in Devon prompt warning - East Devon
October 2022 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared by the Government
across the whole of England - see below a link to the published leaflet. This was because of the increased number of cases
of the disease across the country.
details of what is required can be found on the government website - www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#AIPZ
For severe weather warnings and the weather in general for the UK visit the Met Office website on the link given below:-
Weather and climate change - Met Office
Met Office Community Resilience Leaflet
COUNCIL TAX NOTICE - 2023/2024
Please click on the link - Council Tax Notice 2023/2024
FIND YOUR NEAREST DENTIST
Search for your nearest dentists and find dentists taking on new patients. Find NHS dentists and private dentists with Dentist Near Me:-
Dentist Near Me - Find NHS Dentist & Private Dentists
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