Honiton pensioner’s wish comes true

EDDC removes sign dedicating long stay car park to community centre development.

CAMPAIGNING Honiton pensioner Lilian Lane has got something to celebrate - East Devon District Council has removed a sign which dedicated the long stay car park behind Lace Walk for a community centre.

The council first considered withdrawing its offer of the site last year, but only ratified its decision two weeks ago.

The sign was removed at the beginning of last week.

Mrs Lane, who lives in neighbouring Dunning Court, campaigned against the centre’s development next to the retirement homes.

She had told the Midweek Herald: “I won’t be happy until that sign is gone.”

The district authority has now offered another car park, next to Honiton Magistrates’ Court, to Honiton Town Council for the development of the proposed centre.