Area in Honiton used like urinal

PUBLISHED: 11:50 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 15 June 2010

A WALKWAY in between Manor House and Honiton Baptist Church is being used as a urinal and worse". That's the finding of a new focus group, set up to examine street cleanliness in Honiton. The group, set up by Honiton Town Council, held an informal meetin

A WALKWAY in between Manor House and Honiton Baptist Church is being "used as a urinal and worse".That's the finding of a new focus group, set up to examine street cleanliness in Honiton.The group, set up by Honiton Town Council, held an informal meeting earlier this month and identified problem areas.Northcote Lane, Silver Street, Ducks Path and a section of High Street were all singled out for mention.Members of the focus group, town and district councillor Vivienne Ash, former mayor Councillor Sally Casson and Councillor Liz Tirard, also identified Heathpark Industrial Estate as a "huge" problem area.In a report, submitted to the town council last week, they reported that children are using areas behind retail stores on the estate as a playground.Graffiti had been noted as a "big" issue at the site.Other concerns aired during the focus group meeting included dog bins not being emptied often enough and recycling bins overflowing during holiday periods.The councillors blamed lack of available public toilets in the evenings for problems near Manor House.Focus group members hope to work with Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry and businesses at Heathpark in a bid to improve cleanliness on the industrial estate.They have suggested a possible partnership with Neighbourhood Watch groups, which would encourage Watch members to report litter problems to East Devon District Council.

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