Public meeting to discuss development of sport and activities in Honiton

Honiton Town Council is to host a public meeting to discuss how it can help sports and activity organisations to develop their offer.

It is looking for suggestions and says money is available to support free or low cost activities in the community.

Every sports group in the town is being urged to send a representative to the event.

The meeting is being staged in the Tirard Room, at The Beehive on Tuesday, August 13. Those interested are asked to attend at 7pm.

The Mayor of Honiton, Councillor John Zarczynski, has written an open invitation to local clubs.

He points out: “There are tight guidelines in the way that the money can be used, laid down by central
government. Whilst community Infrastructure levy funds can be spent on buildings and infrastructure, this does not apply to Section 106 funds and, at the moment, S106 is the source of the majority of the funds.

“These funds have to be spent on providing free or low-cost facilities to the community. That does, therefore, have implications on the types of projects that the money can be allocated to.”

Cllr Zarczynski said he wants as many sports clubs and organisations in the town to attend the public meeting.

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