Beautiful Days Festival brings economic boost for Honiton

A MUSIC festival, taking place at Escot, has provided Honiton with a much-needed economic boost.

A MUSIC festival, taking place at Escot, has provided Honiton with a much-needed economic boost.

Festival-goers are stopping off in the town en-route to the annual festival, which this year features the Levellers, The Pogues and Hawkwind.

Lace Walk has been particularly busy this morning (Thursday). At 11.30am four tills were open in Co-op (including the cigarette counter).

Visitors were stocking up on food supplies.

Lace Walk car park has been especially busy.

The extra business couldn't have come at a better time for Honiton, which has suffered four shop closures in Lace Walk alone.

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Currently, almost a third of the shopping centre's retail outlets are standing empty.