Vandals will love hall in car park
PUBLISHED: 02:01 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:46 15 June 2010
I am in favour of a community centre for Honiton, but not at the present miserable area that East Devon allocated in Lace Walk car park, Dowell Street. First we lose valuable parking, 40-plus spaces, and long, narrow buildings are not economical in desig
I am in favour of a community centre for Honiton, but not at the present miserable area that East Devon allocated in Lace Walk car park, Dowell Street.First we lose valuable parking, 40-plus spaces, and long, narrow buildings are not economical in design. It is not vandal-proof, especially the rear of the premises and dark areas - a vandal's delight. Not a week passes in Honiton where one doesn't see windows boarded up. Vandals never seem to get caught. I also read that a smaller design community centre is being proposed - more waste of money.Many months ago I suggested the Mackarness Hall as a centre. For many years the moving of Honiton Fire Station to Heathpark Industrial Estate has been written about. Geologically, that would make sense - free from traffic congestion in Dowell Street, with full access to all surrounding areas almost by-passing Honiton High Street. Now why not have this ex-fire station site allocated to Honiton Community Centre?The building is already there, with car park facilities. Some slight modifications may be necessary.Maurice Gray Orchard Way Honiton
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