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 2024/2025 will be £595,225.

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

Latest News

Annual Town Meeting

Published: 15 Apr 24

To all Electors of Honiton - you are invited to take part in the Town Meeting to be held at the Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton and remotely via Zoom (although this is not guaranteed), on Monday 22nd April 2024 at 7.00pm. The Town Meeting will discuss town matters, please click on the heading to view the agenda for the meeting. Read More...

Declaration of Result of Poll

Published: 12 Apr 24

We have received a notice from the Deputy Returning Office for the election of a Town Councillor for Honiton St. Michael's Ward. Please click on the header for further information. Read More...

Election of the Police & Crime Commissioner for the Devon & Cornwall Police Area

Published: 10 Apr 24

A poll for the above election will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2024 between 7.00am-10.00pm. To view the Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices and the Statement of Persons Nominated, please click on the heading. Read More...


Published: 5 Apr 24

Honiton Town Council is looking to recruit someone to undertake the role of Town Clerk's Assistant. This role works in tandem with another Town Clerk's Assistant and is mainly administrative. The role is on average 12 hours per week. If you have the right skills and can make a difference, please send your application to the Town Clerk by 12 noon, Friday 19th April 2024. Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification linked to the header above. To print off an application form please go to Council Services and click on the link provided. Alternatively please contact the Town Council Office on 01404 42957, email towncouncil@hontion.gov.uk. Read More...

Election of Town Councillors - St Paul's Ward

Published: 18 Mar 24

The Returning Officer at East Devon District Council has issued a Notice of Uncontested Election for the two Town Council vacancies in St Paul's Ward, Honiton. Please click on the heading to view the notice. Read More...

The Re-opening of Honiton Police Station

The Re-opening of Honiton Police Station

Published: 22 Feb 24

On Tuesday 20th February 2024, Mayor Tony McCollum and Deputy Mayor Serena Sexton attended the re-opening of Honiton Police Station where they were welcomed by Police Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and ACC Nikki Leaper. The Town Crier Dave Retter was also in attendance and gave a personalised cry for the re-opening. Honiton Police Station will be open to the public 6 days a week between 10am and 3pm. Members of the public will be able to report a crime, give information to the police, get crime prevention advice, and find out about victim services. Please see the link attached to the header for further information. Read More...

Presentation to Former Scout Leader

Presentation to Former Scout Leader

Published: 14 Feb 24

Councillors from Honiton Town Council recently made a presentation to Helen Turner, former Leader of the 1st Honiton Scout Group, for her many years of service. Helen commented "I would like to say a 'big thank you' to Honiton Town Council for the beautiful photo frame which they presented to me. I was with the Scouts in Honiton for 32 years and, for 13 years during that time, was also an instructor in the Honiton Detachment Army Cadets." Read More...

Words from the Chair of Honiton Town Council

Words from the Chair of Honiton Town Council

Published: 12 Feb 24

It is with great pleasure that I take on the role of Chairperson of Honiton Town Council and that of interim Mayor until the next yearly election in May 2024. My role within this Council and Honiton town itself over the last 14 years, has taken me down many roads which have all led to this point, which I consider the greatest honour. Along with my fellow Councillors and staff, we will do our best to move forward and leave the past where it belongs in the past and work for the benefit of our great town and its residents. Cllr Tony McCollum Chair/Mayor Honiton Town Council Read More...

Appointment of the Deputy Town Crier

Appointment of the Deputy Town Crier

Published: 16 Jan 24

Caroline Kolek has recently been approved for the new volunteer role of Deputy Town Crier, to work alongside and learn from the present Town Crier, Dave Retter. Following her appointment Caroline made the following statement:- “I am delighted to be announced as Deputy Town Crier following the selection process. I have worked with our Town Crier, Dave Retter for a number of years as a Town Councillor, previous Mayor and through the Twinning Association. It is always an honour to work with Dave who is so passionate about our town, his role as Town Crier and all things ceremonial, cultural and historical regarding Honiton. For anyone following his footsteps he will be a tough act to follow.” Read More...

Upcoming and Recent Meetings

Town Council

22 Apr 24 - 19:00

Annual Town Meeting