Category: News

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

Devon’s Biggest Ever Community Movement Challenge

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning the 6th of July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our local communities and to win great prizes. In overcoming these…

‘A Better World is Possible’

 1st June 2020 On Thursday 25th June, over 60 people walked up Totnes High Street and each solemnly placed a pair of children’s shoes in the Civic Square. The action, ‘COVID today > Climate Change tomorrow > UK Government Act Now’ was co-ordinated by Totnes and District Extinction Rebellion. In sweltering temperatures, demonstrators marched in…

A call for re-instatement of democracy at SHDC

 25th April 2020 Call for re-instatement of democracy after South Hams District Council closes down scrutiny and active involvement of Councillors Tucked away in the depths of Local Government papers, protocols and meetings, South Hams District Council held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday (23.4.20) where a protocol, ostensibly following new Government regulations to enable remote…

Is South Devon democracy under threat?

 24th April 2020 Local councillors are furious with new measures with claims that democracy is being undermined and usual rights that we take for granted are being removed under the cover of the current corona crisis. An extraordinary vote at the ‘full council meeting’ of South Hams District Council yesterday afternoon (the 23rd April), has…

Totnes Renewable Energy Society are looking for a Legal Director. Is that you?

Legal Director/Company Secretary Needed for Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC)   TRESOC develops community-owned renewable energy in Devon with an aim to empower the local community to develop and control its own renewable energy supplies. They garnered awards and have established a sustainable energy company with 550 member shareholders and have a portfolio of renewable…

Corona Virus Advice & Information

16th March 2020 This page will be for providing guidance and local information for Totnes and locality and will be updated with any new information as available. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home…