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.
The King Edward VI College Site Foundation (the charity, known as the Mansion) in Totnes is pleased to announce that expressions of interest are being invited from organisations interested in renting space in the Mansion (36 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RP).
Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) is inviting appropriately experienced and qualified contractors to tender for the Atmos Totnes Brunel Building refurbishment & extensions with new build Energy Centre.
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.
Part of the programme in preparation for commencement of development includes putting in place the strategy for protecting various species of wildlife currently on the site. Between now until the middle of May our ecologists will be undertaking some of the earliest stages of this work in green spaces across the site. This period will be focused on relocating reptiles from the Atmos Totnes site to another location in Totnes prior to demolition and construction on site. This will involve clearing of foliage so that the animals can be spotted and appropriately collected by our trained ecologists….
A form has been put together to enable collaboration through the Elmhirst Building; to establish where there are other activities within the community, already underway or planned, that can support the Golden Iris team in opening up the building for the benefit of young people and other vulnerable individuals in the community, and make best use of the space in line with the vision of the Golden Iris team.
The Golden Iris team are pleased to invite you to a Bank Holiday Monday of fun (11am – 3pm) at the Elmhirst Centre, opposite KEVICC. All are welcome.
Over the last two years a dedicated group of young people have been working locally to provide creative spaces for themselves and other vulnerable people in the community. They are concerned by the increasing challenges they see around mental health which as they say “remain invisible to most”.
The aim of the Golden Iris team over the next few weeks is to renovate the building. The doors open on the 18th February for a week of intensive work, skills sharing, training and volunteering to celebrate the start of a transformation that will take several months.
There are a whole range of classes, workshops and services run at the Mansion. We are of course also home to the Totnes Library. So if you want to learn something different in 2019, enjoy a new type of dance or exercise, or need support with a problem then we invite you to contact one of the groups and organisations running activities year round.
You are warmly invited to become a member of Totnes Community Development Society
At Totnes Community Development Society we are all very excited to now be able to invite the whole community to become members of the Society.
After the fantastic participation of the community in the Atmos Totnes consultation and referendum, and the wonderful Golden Iris Festival of last autumn, we know things have gone a bit quiet from our side and in particular around Atmos. Whilst we have been quiet about Atmos a lot of work has gone on preparing for the construction phase. There is also plenty of other work taking place on other community buildings in Totnes, including at the Mansion on the high street in Totnes.
Membership is free, Join on-line today