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Devon County Council ("DCC") propose to introduce Pay & Display charges for parking on part of Honiton High Street.


DCC says this is to improve turnover, reduce congestion and ensure parking enforcement is efficient and sustainable, with any surplus revenue from operation of pay and display helping fund other areas of transport and traffic management including bus service subsidies.


Parking on Honiton high Street is currently free for one hour, with no return for two hours between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. DCC has said that there would be no change to current arrangements outside of these times or for market days.


The proposed scheme will allow free parking for up to 30 minutes, for which you will have to get a free ticket from the Pay & Display machine.


Paying for one hour’s parking, which DCC has suggested may cost £1, would be by mobile app or cash.


DCC’s draft details of the scheme can be found on the Honiton Town Council website. DCC will advertise the proposals so residents can comment on the scheme, then consider the results of this consultation before any final decisions on the scheme are made.


We would like to hear your views on this proposal to inform our feedback to DCC.


Please complete our brief survey either online at the Chamber of Commerce website ( or by downloading this PDF and completing by hand. Completed surveys should be returned by Friday 13th October 2023. 


Honiton Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce will collect, analyse and retain this information for 6 months for the sole purpose of reporting on the survey. The name and address will be kept confidential and you can ask that it be removed.

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To  complete the short survey simply click on the  image below or scan the QR code

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Honiton Town Council and 
Honiton Chamber of Commerce
High Street Pay for Parking Scheme Survey

PRIDE OF HONITON 2023 - 2024

Honiton Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair, Clare Norris announced the 2023 winner of the Pride of Honiton Award at the winners’ premises, Zest Café. The award celebrates the very best of customer service by local businesses.

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Pictured are (left to right) Jackie Balman, Sonia Banks, Grace Chamberlain and Clare Norris who presented the Pride of Honiton Trophy and Certificate 


In winning the award Zest Café, situated in Black Lion Court, beat 43 other nominated businesses. 

On receiving the award Jackie said:

“I am very happy and grateful that so many of our regular customers expressed their appreciation for the service and food we give in our cafe by taking the time to vote. The loyalty shown by our customers means a lot to us and they can be assured the quality of food, cooked and prepared by myself and Sonia, as well as the friendly font of house service by Grace will continue and they will always be met with a broad smile.”


About this year’s competition, 

“The Chamber is delighted with the large number votes received and as expected the majority were online with customers using QR codes for their phone votes. With so many businesses nominated, 43, several of which were new to the town, this remains testimony that the people of Honiton believe they receive the best service from the smaller local businesses and that is why so many independent shops and businesses thrive in Honiton. The award is entirely in the hands of the public and that gives the competition even more credence and gravitas.” 


The Chamber will be awarding runners-up certificates to Combe Garden Centre and Twin Tigers Martial Arts Club, and a special mention goes to Cottage Interiors who, although only opened in Honiton High Street very recently and entered the Pride of Honiton scheme half way through the voting period for this year, came a very creditable and very close fourth place. 


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Honorary President of Honiton & District Chamber of Commerce, Tony McCollum is seen here welcoming Claire Small, wishing her and husband Luke good fortune and happiness at the opening of their new “Cottage Interiors” premises in Honiton. 

Claire and Luke have been running Cottage Interiors from a workshop in Cullompton and their home farm for ten years specialising in bespoke furniture, home interiors and gifts. The bespoke furniture is strong craftsman-built furniture in perfect condition to which they add their artistic touch using the highest quality furniture paint and wax giving each unique piece a new lease of life. Some pieces can be decorated to order to match existing colour schemes.  The furniture available is complimented by a wide range of homeware gifts to enhance, decorate, and lighten any room.

A few words from Claire and Luke

Whilst we love having beautiful things that look aesthetically pleasing, it’s also very important to us that our home is homely, cosy and practical, especially with a busy home with little people!

With more time now spent at home than ever, it is so important to create an environment that we love and can feel relaxed in. We are confident that our products will help you to achieve this.

We love how we can give an old piece of furniture a new lease of life, and every piece of furniture tells a story to someone! We love the difference we can make and whether it’s a bespoke piece you are purchasing, or we are updating your existing furniture we know you will love the transformation.


61 High Street Honiton EX14 1PW

Tel: 01404 643803



Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9:30 - 4:00

Saturday 9:00 to 5:00

Sunday Closed



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The Hot Pennies celebration has been the historical start to Honiton Fair week and has brought great fun for children and adults alike.


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The Charter  Market Committee are asking shop owners in Honiton to join in the celebration by decorating the High Street and New Street windows with historical artefacts, signs and images.

PRIDE OF HONITON 2023 - 2024

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Relocation -  TRIP are relocating to two shops in the HighStreet from 1st July.
Trustees - we are desperately looking for a Trustee to be Treasurer, preferably an accountant or retired accountant.  It would involve one to two hours per month plus attending a Trustee Meeting every other month on a Monday evening.  
Entrepreneurial/Social Welfare background - a person with other relevant experience would also be welcome as a Trustee.
Volunteer drivers who live in East Devon and those who would like to become Befrienders are always needed too.  So if you have a few spare hours a week and would like to give something back to your community, please ring Noel on 01404 46529.

 Honiton Chamber Breakfast Network Meeting
Wednesday 14th June 2023

    Informative and Fullfilling 

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Nick Smy ACA
Partner at 
01404 540054 -- 07970710983

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Nick was the guest speaker at the chamber's first network meeting of 2023, and delivered a very intuitive and eye opening talk on preparing for inheritance. Nick's talk covered all aspects from trusts to income use, from early disposal to joint and separate allowances and their best use.  However, the audience, having listened intently to the delivery had to be stopped after more than twenty minutes of question time so that all attendees could have their two minute introduction on their own particular business. 

Hats off to Sonia and Jackie from Zest Cafe who catered for the Breakfast Meeting with copious amounts of fresh coffee and tea at the same time attempting the Guinness Book of Records for how much bacon you could get into a bap.

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 Honiton & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry
     Chairman, Paul Fudge welcomes Erhan Kacar
& Desire Jewellery to Honiton       

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Erhan, who has been in the jewellery business for many years with premises and workshops in Hatton Garden opened the third of his west country shops at 119 High Street, Honiton in February of this year with the other two being in Exmouth and Sidmouth; all under the name of "Desire".

Erhan, having kept his workshop at Hatton Garden not only retails high quality jewellery but designs and manufactures jewellery items to order  according to customer specifications as well as undertaking repairs,  

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If you are unable to attend please consider sending an employee and don't worry if you miss this opportunity, all those who email and are not in the first 20 to respond will be given the first option to attend the August meeting.

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1972 to 2022

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Peter Betteridge - Your Bed Expert 


115 High Street Honiton EX14 1HS


Tel:  01404 549992


Our Award-winning family business offers excellent customer service, quality products and competitive prices. Purchasing the right bed is one of the most important decisions you will make and which for many people is life changing. At Peter Betteridge - Your Bed Expert we have 50 years of successful history in providing essential guidance and product knowledge to ensure our customers enjoy many nights of restful sleep. All our staff are trained to the highest standards both in-store, by our manufacturers and suppliers, to ensure their knowledge is consistently up-to-date and accurate They can respond to any enquiries and assist with purchasing the right bed whether it be in-store or on-line. We remain in touch with you the whole way from purchase to delivery to ensure we get things right together.

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All Hallows Museum Receives 
70th Jubilee Beacon of Queen Elizabeth II 

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Pictured above are Honiton's Mayor, Councillor Serena Sexton accompanied by Councillors Kate Cloke and Tony McCollum presenting the Beacon especially commissioned to celebrate the Queen's 70th Jubilee in 2022 to museum personnel, extreme right Margaret Lewis, Curator and 2nd from right Rosemary Connett, Chair of All Hallows Trustees. .

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The Chamber Committee encourages any member or potential member of the Chamber of Commerce to attendIn particular, anyone willing to spare a few hours a month to help as a member of the committee in promoting Honiton as a unique shopping and tourist destination, as a place for small businesses to grow, for new and established businesses to flourish and to help by supporting those businesses wherever possible

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          A Sunday Well Spent  


Pictured here are members of the Honiton Chamber of Commerce Committee having completed a good days work adorning the High Street with flags and bunting in preparation for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Left to right are:
Tony McCollum - Hon. President, Joseph M Furneaux-Gotch - Vice Chairman and
Paul Fudge - Chairman


Honiton Chamber of Commerce wish all at Bests of Honiton the greatest success for the future for many more generations to come

About the Chamber


We are a progressive and active Chamber, keen to influence decision making within Honiton for the well being of all businesses.  All our efforts centre on one goal: to maximise all the opportunities to promote and advance Honiton at every opportunity and at every level.

We work with many of the other local groups actively involved in developing a positive business environment within the town.  The Chamber is highly proactive in liaising with the Town and East Devon District Council on issues affecting the town and the business community.

Our Committee and officers unrivalled knowledge and contacts are at the service of members.

The Honiton Chamber has served the Towns traders since 1938, and are still actively engaged in promoting tourism within the County, and Honiton.

We are the largest Chamber in East Devon.  Members are encouraged to express their views on local issues and take part in the Chambers activities. 

If you would like to become a member please go to our members application page and complete the form.

Some of our activities include;


  • Lobbying the Town, District and County Council on all issues affecting the commercial life of Honiton.

  • Monitoring the Town's facilities (e.g car parking, Police, street cleaning, refuse collection etc).

  • Publicity and marketing of the town as a retail and business centre. 

  • A Christmas Marketing Campaign.

  • Organising the Christmas lights and Christmas Tree.

  • Attending committees and working parties to further the town's commercial interests. 

  • Decorating the Town Centre with National Flags during summer months.

  • Organising the annual Pride of Honiton Award. 

  • Membership of East Devon Chamber.

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