Garage is not just for lorries

PUBLISHED: 09:34 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

I wonder if you could pass on to Honiton Town Council concerns by local people, who drive lorries, that they won't be able to purchase diesel in Honiton.

I wonder if you could pass on to Honiton Town Council concerns by local people, who drive lorries, that they won't be able to purchase diesel in Honiton. Many local farmers, livestock dealers and horse owners have lorries. We own a horsebox and we find that the BP garage is the only one that we can get easily in and out of, having enough space around it and the pumps. Tesco and the Jet garage do supply diesel, but have they ever tried to manoeuvre a long lorry in and out of there - impossible! I think our lorry may get into there, but a lot of lorries are very high too and may not be able to get under the canopy. A lot of lorries make use of the rest facilities and Smiley's cafe in the vicinity, in addition to stopping for diesel. They do not then travel up the High Street but continue back out onto the A30, thereby not affecting the local residents. If the council does decide that the BP garage can be demolished, I feel they should seriously think about providing another lorry-friendly garage in Honiton, perhaps somewhere else at Heathpark or outside Honiton at the other end. It is a very long way to go to Ilminster or Exeter to get diesel for us! Andee Hall Honiton


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