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

Press Release

Published: 23 May 22

The Future of the Beehive. Both HTC and HCC recognise the importance of ensuring that the services provided by the Beehive for local residents can continue well into the future. Read More...

The Queen

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Published: 13 May 22

Events happening in Honiton that have been arranged by the Honiton Queen's Platinum Jubilee Committee. Lighting the Beacon - on Thursday 2nd June at 2pm the Town Crier will make a Proclamation at St Paul's Church and the lighting of the Beacon will take place on Roundball Hill from 9-10.45 pm. Events on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th include a Street Party, Fun Run, Street Disco, Jubilee Parade and Big Tea. Should you need further information please contact the committee via email at honitonjubilee@gmail.com or click on the heading for the programme of events. Read More...

A casual vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor on the Town Council of the Town of Honiton (St Michael's Ward)

Published: 12 May 22

The period during which any ten electors can give notice requiring an election to fill the vacancy will expire on the 31st day of May 2022. Read More...

Town Councillor Vacancy

Published: 11 May 22

A casual vacancy now exists on St Michael's Ward, Honiton. Any ten electors for the electoral area may give notice requesting that an election be held to fill such vacancy within fourteen days of the date of the attached notice. Read More...

Planned Tree Works - Monkton Road, Honiton

Published: 29 Apr 22

A robina tree on land under the responsibility of Devon County Council on Monkton Road in Honiton has been inspected and deemed unsafe by National Highways. The present condition of the tree is confirmed to be poor with dieback in the crown and cavities in the stem. It is also noted that there is a Cherry tree growing between stems. It is the intention of DCC to fell the tree to ensure the safety of the highway and footpath is maintained. The timescale for works will likely be within the next few weeks and no later than within 6 months. For further enquiries please contact National Highways by clicking the link on the header. Read More...

New Town Information Board

New Town Information Board

Published: 22 Apr 22

Honiton Town Council working with East Devon District Council are pleased to unveil the new Town Information Board situated in the Lace Walk car park. We hope that this will assist visitors to the Town and highlight some of Honiton's finest events and attractions. Pictured are Cllrs Sexton, McCollum and Fowles and Heloise Marlow, the Deputy Town Clerk. Read More...

Queens Platinum Jubilee Oak Tree

Queens Platinum Jubilee Oak Tree

Published: 20 Apr 22

To mark the occasion of the Queens Platinum Jubilee an oak tree has been planted in The Glen. Pictured are Cllr McCollum, Mrs Fran Keene, Ivy (the dog) and Cllr Kate Cloke. Read More...

'Yes1' Your Energy Saving Conference took place on 2nd April 2022

Published: 4 Apr 22

To view the presentations given at the event please click on the title. Read More...

Beehive Future

Published: 25 Mar 22

“The Beehive discussions begin: Town Council and Community Complex Read More...

Upcoming and Recent Meetings