Honiton’s Beehive centre scoops top community honour

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:24 02 January 2018

The work of volunteers at The Beehive was recognised at the Devon Community Honours 2017. Picture: Contributed

The work of volunteers at The Beehive was recognised at the Devon Community Honours 2017. Picture: Contributed

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The centre, in Dowell Street, was awarded ‘Community Centre of the Year’ award in Devon Community Honours 2017

A Honiton community centre which has welcomed nearly 60,000 visitors in the last three years has scooped a top award.

The Beehive, in Dowell Street, was awarded ‘Community Centre of the Year’ award in Devon Community Honours 2017.

The award recognises community groups and organisations running a community centre with the help of volunteers.

Honiton Community Complex Charity, the team running The Beehive which includes more than 100 volunteers and staff, aims to create a vibrant and stimulating centre that engages, challenges, entertains, supports, educates and encompasses the whole community.

Since opening in 2014, The Beehive has welcomed over 59,000 people to the building each year - it is also used by more than 80 community organisations and special interest groups.

Chairman Barry Simmonds said: “Winning this award is an amazing accolade.

“It’s fantastic that everyone who gives up their time to volunteer at The Beehive has been recognised for their hard work.

“I’m proud of what we have achieved as a community.”


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