D-Day looms for town poll decision

Honiton resident, Ken Sherman, urges the public to have their say on whether a town poll should be called over the community centre.

A Honiton resident is urging members of the public to have their say and attend a meeting to decide whether a town poll should be called over the community centre.

Ken Sherman, who is also the chairman of the Northcote Lane Area Residents’ Association, is calling on as many people as possible to attend the public meeting on Thursday (March 29), at 7pm, in Honiton Town Council’s offices in New Street.

He said: “I would ask everyone who possibly can to attend the meeting on Thursday where it can be decided if a town poll should be called.

“This is now the last but one chance you have to tell the council how you feel about this project and it will, whatever the outcome, tell the town councillors and their supporters that the electorate is watching them.”

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The meeting has been called by six electors to discuss the town council’s plan to build the community centre in Dowell Street.

Mr Sherman told the Midweek Herald that he has concerns over whether the town council can keep its promise to cover the loan repayments without having to raise the precept.

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The town council has previously said that it does not anticipate any increase in the precept to pay for the centre.

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