The Beehive scoops town council community award

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Honiton Town Council has received a community award from East Devon District Council (EDDC) for The Beehive as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.

The chairman awards ceremony took place in which councillor Stuart Hughes acknowledged the outstanding work carried out by town and parish councils in East Devon for the benefit of local communities.

There were three categories for these awards – community, youth and local services. All of the award winners received a cheque for £100 and a certificate in a freestanding glass frame. In the category of community award – the town council community award was won by Honiton Town Council for The Beehive project, which serves the whole community and helps to bring generations together.

Honiton’s mayor, Cllr Caroline Kolek, said: “The Beehive was proposed by the town council for the community award as it wanted to acknowledge the success of The Beehive and the efforts of Honiton Town Council, the board of directors of Honiton Community Complex, staff and the numerous volunteers at The Beehive, all working in partnership to bring the community together.”

Barry Simmonds, representing The Beehive, added: “This award recognises the vision of the town council and the dedication and enthusiasm of the volunteers who have helped to create and run The Beehive.

“The success and sustainability of The Beehive is a fantastic example of what can be achieved with continued support from the local community and beyond.”