Honiton mayor’s report reflects on the last year

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:14 04 May 2016

Honiton mayor, Caroline Kolek, poses next to a portrait of Juanita Phillips. Ref mhh 02-16AW 7172. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton mayor, Caroline Kolek, poses next to a portrait of Juanita Phillips. Ref mhh 02-16AW 7172. Picture: Alex Walton

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Cllr Caroline Kolek summarised the council’s year at the annual town meeting held on Monday, April 18.

Honiton’s mayor has expressed her gratitude to ‘committed, dedicated and hardworking’ town councillors in her annual report.

Cllr Caroline Kolek summarised the council’s year at the annual town meeting held on Monday, April 18.

She also highlighted the work that had been done for Honiton’s residents living with dementia. She added: “We are delighted that Honiton has achieved ‘dementia-friendly’ town status, with 50 per cent of our councillors participating in dementia awareness training in order for us to understand and meet the needs of those in our community.”

Mrs Kolek also highlighted the success of last year’s Christmas lights display, adding that the council has agreed to provide more funds for a ‘colourful and seasonal display of festive lights’.

Several dignitaries were also singled out for praise by Mrs Kolek, including Honiton’s town crier Dave Retter, who she described as an ‘excellent ambassador’ for the town.

Looking to the future, Mrs Kolek said: “We are now working with the community in establishing a Neighbourhood Plan, which will have legal status and ensure our town develops in the way the community desires.

“The success of the plan will depend on the whole of the community planning the future of Honiton together.”


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