TCDS shortlisted for social investment prize

Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS), has been shortlisted for a Social Investment Award run by the Cabinet Office in partnership with Nat West. TCDS are jointly shortlisted with UK social investor CAF Venturesome that has invested finance in the pre-development process taking place at the community-led development facilitated by TCDS, Atmos Totnes.

Together TCDS and CAF Venturesome are shortlisted for the Institutional social investment award, which will award and show-case the Institutional investment deal or product that has created demonstrable social impact at scale.

The Mansion, Totnes

Devon County Council (DCC) is currently preparing for a potential transfer of trusteeship of the Mansion to Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS).

This follows business modelling undertaken by TCDS through the Town Council Steering Group last year and a call from the Steering Group for groups interested in taking on management of the Mansion to come forward on behalf of the community. The aim of this work has been to establish a way that the building can remain in community use into the future.

A big thank you from Atmos Totnes.

A big thank you from Atmos Totnes.

The Atmos Totnes Hub was open every day between 2nd November and 20th December for Regulation 14 consultation on the draft Community Right to Build Order (Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012). Totnes Community Development Society would like to thank all residents and businesses who took the time to view the draft Order and supporting material and for their contributions through formal input into the process.

Atmos Hub Podcast: 12 September 2015

Atmos Hub Podcast: 12 September 2015

When the Atmos Hub was open last month, over 150 people passed through and left their thoughts and comments. We caught up with a few people as they were leaving, and here is a podcast which captures some of their reflections