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.
Totnes Community Development Society Directors would like to update the community on the situation regarding the purchase of the land from Saputo UK (formerly Dairy Crest). The Society has been informed that another organisation, FastGlobe (Mastics) Ltd, may be seeking to buy the former Dairy Crest site. At this stage the Society understand that the land has not been sold and that Fastglobe (Mastics) Ltd have taken a lease from Saputo UK for the land and that the Society no longer have access to the site. The Society is unaware of the intentions of Fastglobe (Mastics) Ltd and is seeking confirmation.
Totnes Community Development Society has been awarded a £2,576,400 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore the Brunel Building. New facilities will also be added to make it a vibrant space for community enterprise, events and local services. The renovation has been designed by the community of Totnes as part of the Atmos Totnes process, and the extensive redevelopment of the old 8-acre Dairy Crest site.
Totnes Community Development Society has been busy across the three community sites recently: The Mansion, Elmhist Building and Atmos Totnes. Here is a brief update on what is going on.
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.
Mansion Open day: 36 Fore Street, Totnes
Saturday 12th October 2019 | 10am – 1pm
The open day is an opportunity for you to see inside the Mansion. Existing Mansion users have been invited to showcase the services and activities they offer, including some taster session.
Members of Totnes Community Development Society, the community organisation that runs the Mansion, will also be available to discuss how the building works. They will run tours of the building and will be sharing opportunities for volunteering and the site wide renovation plans.
Directors are pleased to invite TCDS Members to the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Totnes Community Development Society.
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).