METERS: Honiton campaign will continue

PUBLISHED: 17:04 09 January 2011

Colin Wright with the protest poster.

Colin Wright with the protest poster.


People power won the day, according to chamber chairman. But Colin Wright says it is vital shoppers and traders continue to sing from the same hymn sheet.

A CAMPAIGN to halt the introduction of on-street parking charges in High Street, Honiton, will continue - even though Devon County Council has put the scheme on hold.

More than 2,000 people signed a petition opposing the charges following a polished campaign by Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was strongly supported by Honiton Town Council.

“People power has won the day,” the chamber’s chairman, Colin Wright, said today (Sunday).

“A vast majority of people in Honiton were against the charges. I can’t see how the county council can go for it now.

“I do think there is a chance we have won this campaign.”

However, Mr Wright isn’t taking any chances.

“We have all got to stand together and sing from the same hymn sheet,” he warned.

“Traffic keeps moving in Honiton and we don’t have a problem that needs addressing with meters.”

Update to follow from Seaton’s mayor, Councillor Bob Palacio. Revisit this website shortly.

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