Unlocking local potential
Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) was established and incorporated as an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community in July 2012.
There are four Directors of Totnes Community Development Society: Dave Chapman, Rob Hopkins, Frances Northrop and Anna Lodge. You can find out more about them here Directors.
Totnes Community Development Society works to bring spaces into community use, management and ownership, including working in partnership with other groups and organisations locally to achieve this and in support of local service provision.
Currently Totnes Community Development Society:
Facilitates Atmos Totnes a community-led redevelopment of the former Dairy Crest site adjacent to Totnes railway station for truly affordable housing, community and work space.
Manages the Mansion on Fore Street in Totnes as a community facility held by the King Edward VI College Site Foundation.
Partners with Golden Iris Productions to support young people to develop spaces for creativity, skills development and positive mental health.
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We are deeply grateful to those whose financial support, large or small, has made it possible for Totnes Community Development Society to reach this stage. While some of those would like to remain anonymous, we would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Over the last two years a dedicated group of young people have been working locally to provide creative spaces for themselves and other vulnerable people in the community. They are concerned by the increasing challenges they see around mental health which as they say “remain invisible to most”.
The aim of the Golden Iris team over the next few weeks is to renovate the building. The doors open on the 18th February for a week of intensive work, skills sharing, training and volunteering to celebrate the start of a transformation that will take several months.read more
There are a whole range of classes, workshops and services run at the Mansion. We are of course also home to the Totnes Library. So if you want to learn something different in 2019, enjoy a new type of dance or exercise, or need support with a problem then we invite you to contact one of the groups and organisations running activities year round.read more
You are warmly invited to become a member of Totnes Community Development Society
At Totnes Community Development Society we are all very excited to now be able to invite the whole community to become members of the Society.
After the fantastic participation of the community in the Atmos Totnes consultation and referendum, and the wonderful Golden Iris Festival of last autumn, we know things have gone a bit quiet from our side and in particular around Atmos. Whilst we have been quiet about Atmos a lot of work has gone on preparing for the construction phase. There is also plenty of other work taking place on other community buildings in Totnes, including at the Mansion on the high street in Totnes.
Membership is free, Join on-line todayread more