Honiton Forward serves remaining town councillors with final ultimatum

A community movement established in response to certain issues surrounding Honiton Town Council has publicly requested, for a second time, that all remaining councillors resign.

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Honiton Forward serves remaining town councillors with final ultimatum

According to a statement: “This is the last time Honiton Forward will respectfully ask you all to make your own decisions and do the right thing.”

Over a thousand electorates have now signed a petition calling for the current incumbents of Honiton Town Council to step down and allow for a re-election.

“If you continue to treat the people of Honiton with contempt then you will give us no option but to exercise the will of the community and seek to have you removed though the Community Governance Review.

“We write now to urge you one last time to please stop putting your personal interests before the interests of your community and stand down to allow a new election to be held and a fresh start to be made.”

The letter also mentions specific high-profile incidents which have blighted the council recently. Included in this are the yet to be resolved negotiations with The Beehive, legal costs racked up in the apparently failed litigation against Bailey Partnership, the recent announcement from Honiton Chamber of Commerce and allegations made by the former Town Clerk who is threatening legal action.

Individual councillors, of which seven – six active – remain, are addressed with a personal message to each.

Click here for the Honiton Forward Facebook page where the letter can be accessed in full.

Honiton Nub News has contacted Chair of Honiton Town Council for comment and is awaiting response.