New public facing home for Devon Freewheelers

Written by  Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:49
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The Hub in Honiton The Hub in Honiton

Monday the 31st of July saw the opening of the new Devon Freewheelers Hub in the Lace Walk Car Park, Honiton. The official opening was performed by Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton & Honiton, ably introduced by Honiton Town Crier, Dave Retter.The new office is based in what used to be the Tourist Information Centre in Honiton.

The new office is based in what used to be the Tourist Information Centre in Honiton. New signs around the building, and the story board and photographs on the wall inside, created by sign writer Matt Bond have totally transformed the building.I don’t think anyone could miss that Devon Freewheelers now live here! Having been closed for 2 years, it is now a part of a new chapter in the history of Devon Freewheelers and is now the charities main office.

I don’t think anyone could miss that Devon Freewheelers now live here! Having been closed for 2 years, it is now a part of a new chapter in the history of Devon Freewheelers and is now the charities main office.

The building was brought back to life over a period of 2 weeks by volunteers, family and friends, all of whom were invited to the official opening to say thank you for all the items that were donated for the new building and its opening evening, and for everyone’s hard work.

A delicious buffet was provided by Ali & Di of Thyme Café in Honiton, along with nibbles provided by the Honiton Tesco Community Champion, Vicky, and the building was toasted with a selection of wines and fizz, that was also very kindly donated by an anonymous benefactor.

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As the office is based in a busy car park, it is hoped that the local community and visitors alike will call in to find out about the lifesaving work the charity performs across the county of Devon.In the 2 weeks leading up to the official opening, we had many visitors, locals, tourists and our neighbours on Dowell Street.

In the 2 weeks leading up to the official opening, we had many visitors, locals, tourists and our neighbours on Dowell Street.

The Dowell Street residents were especially pleased to see the building being used once more. Inside the building there is a community notice board for local groups to advertise their events, there will be a photo copying facility available for a donation, the charities items, such as pens, pin badges and mugs can be bought and tea and coffee are available, also for a donation.

We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to the Devon Freewheelers Hub.

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