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Former mayor steps down

08:57 30 May 2014

The ex mayor of Honiton David Foster. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 0185-21-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

The ex mayor of Honiton David Foster. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 0185-21-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24


The former Mayor of Honiton has announced that he will be standing down from the town council but says he will continue to play an active role within the community.

Councillor David Foster has been the town’s first citizen for the last two years and has served on the town council for five years.

He said: “It is with much sadness that I am resigning from my seat on Honiton Town Council. Serving my community as a town councillor has been a great honour, a pleasure and an experience I will always treasure.

“I would like to thank my fellow councillors for their hard work and dedication to our town and its community. Thanks also to all the council staff past and present for their dedication to their roles for which they have my respect and utmost admiration.”

He told the Herald that he wanted to focus more on his family and his other commitments in the town. Mr Foster was recently involved in organising Honiton’s very first Sausage and Cider Festival, which raised more than £9,000 for local causes in the area. He is also involved in fundraising efforts for Christmas lights.

He added: “I would like to highlight that although I’m standing down from the town council, I will still be playing an active role within our community as chairman of the Christmas lights committee, chairman of the Honiton Foundation, one of the organisers of the Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival, and continuing my support of the new hospice day care centre being built in Honiton.

“I would like to wish every success to the town council and to both Peter Halse and John Zarczynski. I know there are still many large decisions ahead for the town council but I have every confidence that the right decision will be made with our community members’ best interests at heart.”


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