'Local authorities will never trust Honiton again'
I DON T want to see a penny wasted The view of town and district councillor Peter Halse on the subject of the Beehive Community Centre.
I DON'T want to see a penny wasted" The view of town and district councillor Peter Halse on the subject of the Beehive Community Centre.
Addressing a meeting of electors, he said: "Twenty years ago, I was against this project.
"I didn't believe there was an authority that could keep it going."
He had changed his mind after being impressed by work carried out by the current town council.
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In a stark warning to those who oppose the project, he said: "If you vote it down, �300,000 will go straight back to East Devon District Council.
"Axminster is a go-ahead town. They will take that money and �500,000 of developers' money will go as well."
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Councillor Halse said he was "rather like a tiger in a cage putting my paw out".
"If you turn this down now, okay - on your heads be it," he added, claiming no local authority would trust Honiton again.
l A town poll will be held on a date to be set, but Honiton Town Council is under no legal obligation to act on the result.