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TCDS is a Charitable Community Benefit Society run by its Members
TCDS is perhaps best known for leading the Atmos Totnes project, facilitating the community in proposing the designs for the redevelopment of the former Dairy Crest site in Totnes. It is demonstrating how a community can be creatively engaged from the outset in a development project, and is already being seen by some as national best practice. Atmos Totnes is following a new route to planning – the Community Right to Build Order.
TCDS is rooted in its community. Its Directors are local residents and those working in many different aspects of life within the local community. TCDS and our team and partners have come together to enable the processes connected with the Atmos Totnes initiative, committed to fulfilling the brief of the community.
Totnes Community Development Society has been busy across the three community sites recently: The Mansion, Elmhist Building and Atmos Totnes. Here is a brief update on what is going on.read more
During the period in the run up to the election the Directors of Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) and as Sole Trustee of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion), would like to make it clear that we work on behalf of the community of Totnes as a whole, across the political spectrum.
TCDS does not endorse and does not support any political party. TCDS does not have any allegiances with any political party. We invite everyone to get involved with the processes facilitated by TCDS, whatever their political position.read more
Mansion Open day: 36 Fore Street, Totnes
Saturday 12th October 2019 | 10am – 1pm
The open day is an opportunity for you to see inside the Mansion. Existing Mansion users have been invited to showcase the services and activities they offer, including some taster session.
Members of Totnes Community Development Society, the community organisation that runs the Mansion, will also be available to discuss how the building works. They will run tours of the building and will be sharing opportunities for volunteering and the site wide renovation plans.read more