Update on the Elmhirst Building

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.

The Mansion during Covid-19: The Next Phase

Following a period of review with the nursery operating alongside a limited service from the library, Trustees of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation, known as The Mansion, are now seeking to introduce further activities back in to the Mansion on a phased basis.

A statement on Atmos Totnes

Totnes Community Development Society is in the process of obtaining legal advice on its position in relation to Atmos Totnes and the former Dairy Crest site next to Totnes rail station. Totnes Community Development Society wishes to make clear that it takes all related matters very seriously and, working with the Society’s lawyers, intends to take robust action to protect and advance its position and all legal rights.

The Mansion Throughout Covid-19

Trustees of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation took the decision on the 17th March 2020 to close the Mansion so as to reduce the risks of transmission of Covid-19. With the national lockdown following shortly after, the Mansion has remained closed with the sole exception of the Daisy and Rainbow Childcare Nursery.

2020 Annual General Meeting

Members of Totnes Community Development Society have been invited to 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Totnes Community Development Society on Monday 29th June at 7pm.

This meeting will be held online and members wishing to attend must register to receive access to the meeting.  

Atmos Totnes update: Reserved matters approval for first phase

Totnes Community Development Society has been granted approval for the first phase of the Atmos Totnes development by South Hams District Council. This follows the application of reserved matters for phase 1a of development relating to the construction of a bat house on the Atmos Totnes site. This phase will develop crucial ecological mitigation required by statutory agencies before any other work can start on site.

Update on the Elmhirst Building – Golden Iris

The Dart Valley Learning Trust at KEVICC has served notice to Totnes Community Development Society requiring the Society vacate the Elmhirst Building by the 15th March. We have been told that the Site Development Committee at KEVICC has considered Totnes Community Development Society’s request for extension of the licence for the Elmhirst Building which is due to expire this month, but that they have made the decision not to allow an extension.