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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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:
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
Directors are pleased to invite TCDS Members to the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Totnes Community Development Society.read more
Alongside its wider activities, over the past few years the Totnes Community Development Society has been developing detailed plans for redevelopment and refurbishment of a range of buildings, including the Mansion in the centre of Totnes and the Brunel Building as part of the Atmos Totnes site next to the railway.
If you would like to talk to staff and Directors of Totnes Community Development Society about the work it does, and see the plans for the Mansion and the Brunel Building, then we will be running two open house events on the times/dates below. Further dates will be provided across the summer.read more