Category: News

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

Album release gig visit from Ben Osborn

British poet, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Osborn returns to the Dartmouth Inn, Totnes on May 4th to present his latest album “Letters from the Border”. Ben is signed up to NonoStar records and created the album with German experimental violinist Alex Stolze at the remote Nonostar Studio on the German-Polish border in the summer…

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…

The Kingsbridge revival…

It’s the oldest pub in town having originated circa 1684. Made from limestone rubble party walls with slate-hung return on west side. Recessed doorways with wrought iron hinges. Mullioned windows massive chamfered ceiling beams and a wide masonry fireplace with scratched graffito “C II R”. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect description of a perfect…

What’s Next for 39 High Street

27th February 2019   Trying to figure out what comes next for the seriously dilapidated and dangerous living space atop 39 High Street is a bit like watching a three-way chess game in which only one party has signalled their strategy. We do know for sure that South Hams District Councillor, John Birch and the…

A festival of kindness…

Caring Town Fair 26th February 2019 Our town of Totnes has an enviable reputation for putting community first and more than 30 organisations are co-operating together to put together the Caring Town Fair 2019, on Saturday 23rd March from 11am – 2pm at the Totnes Civic Hall Looking after your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing…

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…