Dedicated tourist information centre and parking for motorhomes raised with council at Honiton Show

The reinstatement of a dedicated tourist information centre and the provision of parking spaces for motorhomes were among the issues raised with Honiton Town Council at this year’s Honiton Show.

The council invited the public to put forward suggestions for improving Honiton at its stand during the one-day agricultural event last month.

Results of the feedback are due to be considered by members of the council’s Town Management Committee next week.

Other matters raised include clearance of weeds and grass from footpaths, litter, improved CCTV coverage, dogs’ mess, and a bandstand in the Glen.

In total, the council received 62 suggestions during the show.

The authority is currently looking for projects that it may be able to take forward for the benefit of the community.

A tourist information service already exists in Honiton and is located at Allhallows Museum.

The report due to be considered by councillors on Monday states: “Members have indicated that they would like to take the project led approach to developing facilities and activities in Honiton. It has been proposed in a number of meetings that members should clearly identify the projects that they would like to see take place in Honiton.

“They can then either set up a working group or through working with officers look to see what the project might entail.

“Once a project has been identified, then the councillor responsible would look to identify how to make it happen, what it will cost and any assistance that may be required along the way. This will then be presented in the form of a project report to either an appropriate committee or to full council itself.”

The full list of suggestions, include parking for motorhomes, made during Honiton Show can be viewed here.

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