Category: News

News and reports about events and community in and around Totnes in Devon

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…

Pay to Pee?

Have the pay toilets been tharwted? Not yet. South Hams District Council recently revealed plans to install pay toilet systems at a cost of £50,000 in the 3 public facilities in Totnes. It seems public dunny facilities are funded from central government – not Council Tax and this funding has now stopped, leaving the lavies…

Brexit & how it affects Totnes

Perpetual arguments about Brexit spit forth on social-media often creating more heat than light. So The Totnes Pulse are trying a pragmatic approach to the discussion by asking  4 local businesses the same questions to see what they have to say – with limited success! If you also own a local business, have your say…

Martin Harley’s Captivating Blues

Astounding! Martin Harley and his authentic, soulful blues were surely an experience to remember at The Barrel House on Saturday 8th December. The crowd, seemingly in awe of his talent, Harley possessing the power to both captivate an audience and make them go wild with adoration and excitement, as his increasing passion and mastery of…

Totnes Jazz Workshop

The legendary Jazz trumpeter Dave Holdsworth has been supporting the Totnes Jazz Workshop for years and has finally decided it’s time to concentrate fully on his new project ‘Dave Holdsworth’s New Brew’ following the release of his acclaimed latest album, ‘Wodgi‘. Dave has been playing Jazz in many forms since the 1960’s and is a…