Category: People

Local Activist and Councillor David Mathews hopeful of MIU reopening…

28th December 2020 …but vows to keep up pressure on efforts to fight healthcare centralisation in local authorities. The strained situation surrounding the reopening of the Minor Injuries Unit in  Totnes community hospital seems to be coming towards a potentially  promising resolution. Local Councillor and activist David Mathews, who is leading the attempts to reopen…

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…

A call for help on the Greek Islands

We’re raising money to buy fishing kits for refugee families on some of the Greek islands most effected by the crisis. We fly out there on the 27th February to distribute fishing rods, lines, hooks and all the kit needed, to refugee parents struggling to feed malnourished children in the overcrowded camps in the Greek…

The Bright Lights

Totnes is no stranger to a good lantern festival… …but this one is planning to be slightly different. The focus is specifically on the crisis we now face regarding the alarming awareness of species extinction. Steve Nayar is a local artist who has dedicated his work to highlight endangered species and works closely with WWF…

Young, gifted and learning disabled. 

Fifty young people are coming together to make an inclusive arts festival this half term. The festival called Ordinary Extraordinary is for disabled and non-disabled young people and their families and is taking place between 24th and 26th October at Dartington Hall. The festival is bringing the community together to talk about loneliness, well-being and…