Could Honiton be throwing a Pride celebration in April 2019? Deputy mayor is keeping his lips sealed!

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:40 08 August 2018

Could Honiton hold its own Pride parade like this? (Pictured: Exeter Pride) Photo: Alan Quick

Could Honiton hold its own Pride parade like this? (Pictured: Exeter Pride) Photo: Alan Quick


Honiton’s deputy mayor has hinted that there could be an event to celebrate pride and diversity held in the town next year.

Councillor Duncan Sheridan-Shaw, who is a self-termed proud LGTBQ, said ‘nothing concrete’ has been decided, but discussions have been held behind the scenes with interested parties.

The revelation comes less than three months since Cllr Sheridan-Shaw threw his weight behind the idea of holding such an event in Honiton.

Speaking at the time, he said: “We need to understand what all aspects of our community wants.

“It’s about Honiton becoming up-to-date and inclusive - pushing the boundaries. It’s a good thing!

“Everywhere else has a Pride event and we have as much to be proud of in Honiton as anywhere else does.”

If Honiton was to hold such an event, Councillor Sheridan-Shaw has earmarked April 2019 as the month to stage it in.

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