Axminster will take Honiton's cash if centre plan is scuppered - claim
I DON T want to see a penny wasted The view of town and district councillor Peter Halse on the subject of the Beehive Community Centre.
I DON'T want to see a penny wasted" The view of town and district councillor Peter Halse on the subject of the Beehive Community Centre.
Addressing a meeting of electors, he said: "Twenty years ago, I was against this project. I didn't believe there was an authority that could keep it going."
He had changed his mind after being impressed by work carried out by the current town council.
In a stark warning to those who oppose the project, he said: "If you vote it down, �300,000 will go straight back to East Devon District Council.
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"Axminster is a go-ahead town. They will take that money and �500,000 of developers' money will as well."
Councillor Halse said he was "rather like a tiger in a cage putting my paw out".
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"If you turn this down now, okay - on your heads be it," he added.