The Totnes Pulse

Who are Totnes Caring?

You will have seen the vans around town often enough and sometimes volunteers rattling collecting boxes outside Morrisons, but if you you’re not familiar with one of the most important support groups in Totnes, here’s more… Set up in 1987 to provide support for the patients of the two GP practices in Totnes, over years…

Totnes Labour on Wollaston quitting Tory party

The following is a statement from Totnes and South Devon Labour Party responding to Dr S Wollaston’s recent action and commentary (emphasis added by Totnes Pulse). “Totnes and South Devon Labour Party welcomes Sarah Wollaston’s resignation from the Conservative Party. We agree with Sarah Wollaston that the Conservatives and their policies have been disastrous for…

Dr Sarah Wollaston Quits the Tory Party

20th February 2019 Dr Wollaston MP Resigns the Conservative Party Whip Dr Wollaston MP for the Totnes Constituency resigned the Conservative Party whip today and will now sit as an independent MP.  Dr Wollaston has switched to the new centre grouping of independent MPs: https://theindependent.group/ Dr Wollaston said: ‘It is with great sadness that I have…

Totnes Gives You XXtra

Totnes XX is a brand-new boutique festival combining music, film, comedy, art, debate and workshops, and taking place in multiple venues across the town over the weekend of 7th-10th March to coincide with International Women’s Day 2019. The packed programme of events kicks off with a special edition of the popular Chapter 12 Comedy Club in…

Learn Devon @ The Mansion

New year – New you? Learn Devon are based in the Mansion on Fore Street and are putting forward the new courses for this year. Learn Devon “seek to deliver high-quality learning experiences to support the personal, social, health and economic development of individuals and communities creating a safe and healthy place where people have…

Renovation by The Golden Iris

12th February 2019 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…

Homelessness, Begging & Drugs

Over the last 50 years, drugs, always illegal, have moved from the groovy colourful 1960’s, through the grungy 1990’s to blissed out 2000’s rave scene, through to now. An underground criminal industrial underbelly that polite society would rather ignore? There have been increasing concerns over the drug culture here and as part of a Totnes…

Vire Island in Jeopardy?

They’re coming to take it away!Vire, twin town of Totnes has warned they are making preparations to take back Vire Island following Brexit by the UK. The lovely idyllic outcrop was gifted to Totnes in 1974 to great excitement when the entire town stood on the harbour to welcome it’s arrival by tugboat. The specially…