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TCDS Totnes Community

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About Us

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 (at the Elmhirst Building) to support young people to develop spaces for creativity, skills development and positive mental health.

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For more information

You can download a copy of the Totnes Community Development Society Rules here. The latest accounts for TCDS (ending 31st December 2019) are available to download here.

Click on the button for a full document library covering information about how Totnes Community Development Society is governed, the establishment and running of the Mansion, the Atmos Totnes development and Golden Iris at the Elmhirst Building.

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Thank you

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:

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LASTEST NEWS

The Mansion during Covid-19: The Next Phase

Following a period of review with the nursery operating alongside a limited service from the library, Trustees of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation, known as The Mansion, are now seeking to introduce further activities back in to the Mansion on a phased basis.

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A statement on Atmos Totnes

Totnes Community Development Society is in the process of obtaining legal advice on its position in relation to Atmos Totnes and the former Dairy Crest site next to Totnes rail station. Totnes Community Development Society wishes to make clear that it takes all related matters very seriously and, working with the Society’s lawyers, intends to take robust action to protect and advance its position and all legal rights.

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The Mansion Throughout Covid-19

Trustees of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation took the decision on the 17th March 2020 to close the Mansion so as to reduce the risks of transmission of Covid-19. With the national lockdown following shortly after, the Mansion has remained closed with the sole exception of the Daisy and Rainbow Childcare Nursery.

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