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.
To become a member of Totnes Community Development Society click here.
To make a donation to Totnes Community Development Society click to support the costs of running the organisation click here.
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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:
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