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.
You can download a copy of the Totnes Community Development Society rules here.
The King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion) in Totnes are seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in renting office space in the building.read more
The young co-founders of the Golden Iris Festival, have found their way to the House of Commons, in London, to attend a discussion forum alongside pupils from London as part of a joint inquiry on young people’s mental health by the Education and Health Select Committees.read more
It has been incredibly busy since our last update, so apologies that this one is coming out later than we would have liked.
As we head towards the end of another year, this briefish update focuses on some of the oldest facilities in our community (the Mansion) coming into community management; some of the youngest members of our community showing some amazing appetite for supporting each other and developing their own talents (the Golden Iris Festival); and some of the investment that is coming into Totnes to support a new way of building new homes, facilities and managing listed assets together for and as a community (the Brunel Building in Atmos Totnes).read more