Category: News

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

The South Hams are under threat…

Government proposals to relax planning laws could have a permanent & profound effect on our area. Opinion- 12th September 2020 Updated 18th September 2020 The ‘white paper’ from August 2020 is a consultation which “covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England” Radical reform unlike anything we have seen since…

Totnes Duo, Harbottle & Jonas chosen for Worldwide virtual festival

Global Music Match unites 14 Music Export Programs for a world first! Harbottle & Jonas are one of 96 artists from 14 countries are taking part in what could be the largest online match-making of musicians ever undertaken. Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, ShowcaseScotland Expo and Canada’s East Coast…

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…