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Community Development

Land Development

About Us

Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) incorporated as an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community in July 2012 with five Members. They are are Ed Vidler, Dave Chapman, Rob Hopkins, Frances Northrop and Anna Lodge. You can find out more about them here Directors.

TCDS was set up with 6 objectives:

  1. Identifying opportunities to obtain land and buildings, within Totnes and the surrounding area, which have the potential for viable community use
  2. Working with other organisations to develop such opportunities to ensure they are brought into community use
  3. Undertaking these development opportunities in a manner that will ensure their environmental and financial sustainability over the long term
  4. Ensuring that the maximum value from these development opportunities, during construction and thereafter, is retained within the local economy
  5. Ensuring the democratic control of these development opportunities by the community through the establishment of an appropriate level membership of this Society
  6. Providing an opportunity for public-spirited people and organisations to contribute financially to the community, with the expectation of a social dividend.

You can download a copy of the Totnes Community Development Society rules here.


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Centre Manager and Centre Receptionist Roles

As part of its work, as trustee of the Mansion in Totnes, Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) are seeking to recruit a Centre Manager and Centre Receptionist to support a vibrant and well managed future for this important community building.

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