This afternoon two portaloos that were in place ready for the Golden Iris Easter Monday fun day were deliberately set alight. In turn, the toilets set fire to the Elmhirst building which caused damage internally and externally including to the roof and electrics.

We are really sorry not to be enjoying young musical talents tomorrow at Elmhirst as a result, and the opening of the building will have to be postponed.

Thanks so much to all the support of many volunteers, younger and older, over the past weeks and months who have diligently been preparing the building for the opening and the event tomorrow.

We know what we need to do to ensure today’s damage is repaired. And we continue to welcome support. Please do get in touch to volunteer through the work being done at the Elmhirst building, to open this space up for use by the community.

Thank you

Golden Iris and Totnes Community Development Society