There has been a lot going on! We are pleased to be able to update you on the work of Totnes Community Development Society, which many of you have been involved with over the last few months, and more opportunities coming shortly for thousands more people locally to participate, including through opening up membership of the Society this summer…
The King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion) in Totnes are seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in renting office space in the building.
Project architects have been updating designs for the Brunel Building. These show detail on meeting, performance and other spaces for local people, community enterprises and organisations, and are based on the brief provided by Totnes people in 2014 and 2015 during a whole range of consultation sessions, and leading to the Community Right to Build Order for the scheme. Look out for more on this in a later newsletter…
The young co-founders of the Golden Iris Festival, have found their way to the House of Commons, in London, to attend a discussion forum alongside pupils from London as part of a joint inquiry on young people’s mental health by the Education and Health Select Committees.
It has been incredibly busy since our last update, so apologies that this one is coming out later than we would have liked.
As we head towards the end of another year, this briefish update focuses on some of the oldest facilities in our community (the Mansion) coming into community management; some of the youngest members of our community showing some amazing appetite for supporting each other and developing their own talents (the Golden Iris Festival); and some of the investment that is coming into Totnes to support a new way of building new homes, facilities and managing listed assets together for and as a community (the Brunel Building in Atmos Totnes).
A limited number of EARLY BIRD TICKETS are now on sale for the Golden Iris Festival.
A positive and provocative new event, the Golden Iris festival has been designed by a young creative team to provide a space for Totnes to come together as a community and to show off the talents we all have alongside some of the UK’s best and most diverse acts.
The Golden Iris Festival team are looking for vendors and stallholders (including community organisations). If you are interested in a pitch for this years’ event on 7th October please download a brief for vendors by following this link.
The Trustees of the charity the King Edward VI College Site Foundation are seeking to recruit to two Caretaker roles to support in the maintenance of this vital community facility and listed building in the centre of town.
We Totnes Community Development Society do hereby give notice that on 18th August 2017 we applied to the Licensing Authority at South Hams District Council for a new Premises Licence at Elmhirst Building and Playing Field, King Edward VI Community College, Ashburton Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5JX known as The Elmhirst Site.
The application is for a festival, open to ticket holding members of the public from 11:00 – 23:30 on the 7th October 2017. Activities include: sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises from 11:00 to 22:30; regulated entertainment (live and recorded music, performance of dance and other similar activities) from 11:00 to 23:00.
During the period in the run up to the election the Directors of Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) and as Sole Trustee of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion), would like to make it clear that we work on behalf of the community of Totnes as a whole, across the political spectrum. TCDS does not endorse and does not support any political party. TCDS does not have any allegiances with any political party. We invite everyone to get involved with the processes facilitated by TCDS, whatever their political position.