No town poll over community centre decision

PUBLISHED: 09:03 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:58 16 June 2010

Dennis Cooper.

Dennis Cooper.

THERE will be no town poll in Honiton to gauge the public s support for new plans for the Beehive Community Centre.

THERE will be no town poll in Honiton to gauge the public's support for new plans for the Beehive Community Centre.

Councillors rejected calls for a referendum, saying extensive public consultation has been carried out over many years.

Among those to call for a poll was Honitonian and local historian Dennis Cooper and Ken Sherman, chairman of the Northcote Lane Area Residents' Association.

They urged a special meeting of Honiton Town Council on Monday night to vote for a town poll.

Mr Cooper said: "In view of the cost, does the council consider it has a mandate from residents to go ahead?"

Mr Sherman said, if the council agreed to a town poll, "at least you could say you knew what you were voting for".

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