The King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion) in Totnes are seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in renting the Pulse building. This is the annex building on the end of the Mansion site that was formerly used by Totnes Progressive School.
An application for a £2.9 million National Lottery grant for redevelopment of the Brunel Building at Atmos Totnes has been accepted by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
As part of its work, as trustee of the Mansion in Totnes, Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) are seeking to recruit a Centre Manager and Centre Receptionist to support a vibrant and well managed future for this important community building.
As of the 1st of January 2017 Totnes Community Development Society has become the sole trustee of The Mansion Charitable Trust in Totnes. Devon County Council has concurrently retired as Trustee.
The results of votes cast in the referendum on 23 November, on whether or not the Community Right to Build Order for Atmos Totnes should be given planning permission are as follows…
South Hams District Council have published formal information relating to the Community Right to Build Order local referendum for Atmos Totnes which will take place on the 23 November 2016. This is important information for voters and supporting documentation relating to the Community Right to Build Order. Totnes Community Development Society encourages local people to visit the South Hams District Council website to help them in registering and making an informed vote.
It is expected that the referendum for Atmos Totnes will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2016. The local authority (South Hams District Council) needs to be satisfied that all of the necessary arrangements for the referendum have been made before the date can be confirmed.
Totnes Community Development Society is committed to supporting those entitled to vote to understand the process and plans that have been developed by this community for Atmos Totnes over the last 2 years.
Having reviewed the representation made by members of the community and statutory organisations to Regulation 16 Consultation draft Order, South Hams District Council have confirmed that they consider that the Community Right to Build Order meets the Basic Conditions; that the Order is compliant and in accordance with planning regulations both locally and nationally amongst other requirements.
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.
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.