‘Outsiders’ blasted at public meeting

Honitonian says town lacks a sense of community.

Where is the ‘community’ in Honiton?

That was the question posed by carnival committee member and Honitonian Mike Tucker at a public meeting in the town.

He was addressing the meeting, called by six electors, before a vote was taken on whether or not a second town poll should be held over plans for a �2million community centre.

Mr Tucker pointed out not a single member of the public attended the carnival’s recent annual meeting.

Referring to the community centre, he said: “You haven’t got any support.

“There will be bits of this and bits of that in it and then people will drift away.

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“There is no community in Honiton - it’s all outsiders coming in.”

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Midweek Herald for extensive coverage of the meeting.