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: Rob Hopkins and Frances Northrop. 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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Following a year of pursuing our legal right in relation to the former Dairy Crest site in Totnes, we discovered on Friday 12th March that the site had been sold, by its new owner Saputo Dairy UK Ltd, to Fastglobe Mastics, an Essex-based company, a deal brokered by...read more
Totnes Community Development Society are moving forward to the next phase, working towards the development of the former Dairy Crest site into the planned Atmos Totnes project and the community redevelopment of The Mansion. It has been able to reach this stage thanks...read more
At the start of the new academic year in September the Dart Valley Learning Trust reiterated its decision not to extend the licence to occupy the Elmhirst Building at KEVICC held by Totnes Community Development Society. The Society was asked to leave the premises after fencing was erected around the site.read more