Honiton’s Beehive centre scoops top community honour
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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.
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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.
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“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.”