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Clearing out your cupboards? Come along to our 2nd hand goods Tabletop Sale at the Civic Hall on Thursday 1st November, tables £10.00 each.  Contact Mairead on 01803 862147 for more information

Totnes Christmas Shopping - on Tuesday 4th December, there will be a Christmas Market in the Civic Hall 3.00pm to 9.00pm.  Come along and browse a variety of unique gift ideas for Christmas.   Sellers please contact Mairead on 01803 862147 for more information 


Statement from Cllr Judy Westacott MBE, Mayor of Totnes

Representatives of Totnes Town Council met with SHDC Leader John Tucker and 2 SHDC officers on Monday 9th July 2018.

The meeting was informal in nature and was focused around the aspirations for the Town in broad terms. Absolutely no details on current concept ideas were relayed due to commercial sensitivity but it was proposed that the same Town Council representatives would sit down again in the Autumn to engage with anything being considered by SHDC members.

Key messages expressed by us at the meeting regarding any changes in the town:


  • There cannot be any loss of town centre car parking spaces.
  • The unique vibrancy of the high street must be protected with serious consideration would have to be given to any business premises development so as not to interfere with town centre trade.
  • The need for affordable housing, to buy and to rent is essential but the town has seen too much market price development.
  • The town infrastructure, especially traffic, roads and air pollution is already under strain. The environmental setting and Bridgetown green corridor needs to be protected.
  • Any proposals should dovetail with the JLP and Neighbourhood Plan and ensure the well being of the Town and its inhabitants.


Town Councillors are elected to represent local people and as soon as we have anything we can share we will do so. At the moment there is nothing to consider, we await further dialogue in due course and hope to have a seat at the table when any matters pertaining to Totnes are being developed.


Totnes Market Square Improvement Consultation

COMPLETED - Monday 11th June 2018 at 7pm-8.30pm – open evening for anyone to view the concept design options and to have your say (in the Guildhall).


·       COMPLETED - Tuesday 12th June - Friday 22nd June 2018 - public consultation on the concept designs and workshops hosted by Harrison Sutton with English Heritage, TOTSOC, Councillors, members of the public, Market traders. The deadline for comments ended Friday 22nd June.


·       COMPLETED - Monday 25th June 2018 at 4pm - Operations Committee in the Guildhall (and other Councillors who wish to attend) to consider the 2nd round of feedback and the elements of design that are most important. The committee will also consider costings for detailed design work post decision day.


·       Tuesday 26th June - Monday 3rd September - Harrison Sutton rework important elements into one design for Full Council to vote on.          


Monday 3rd September at 7pm - Full Council in the Guildhall consider the final concept design and vote on whether to accept it. This will be followed by any required reworking of the design plus detailed specification provided by Architect.

This is a public meeting and people are encouraged to attend.

·         Mid-September onwards – Planning and tendering process for materials and installation.


·         Works to be completed in January/February 2019

The deadline for commenting on the Market Square design is now closed, but the original ideas can still be viewed via the links below:



Please send comments and questions to


 Network Rail - Vegetation Management Notification 

Network Rail will soon be completing some works on the railway that may have an impact on residents in the local area, we will be sending letters and leaflets to the residents living near the railway.

I have attached the documents to this email so you are aware of the works.

Vegetation management leaflet.

Shaun McEvoy

Community Relations Executive
Western Route Electrification & Crossrail

M: 07730362229
24hr Network Rail National Helpline: 03457 11 41 41
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @networkrailwest



Communities Together Fund 

For 2018/19, the previous Town and Parish (TAP) Fund, has been relaunched across the County as the Communities Together Fund.

The aim of the Communities Together Fund is to encourage communities to work together; identifying new ideas for their mutual benefit. Applications are welcome from community projects benefiting, enhancing and making a difference to communities.

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 14th December 2018. Decisions on grants will be made at a meeting of local SHDC and DCC Members held in January 2019 (it should be noted that all applicant groups will be eligible to attend the meeting).

SHDC Communities Together Fund guidance for 2018_19 final

South Hams Communities Together Fund_App Form final


Totnes Town Ranger - Contact Details

 The Town Ranger for Totnes is now in post. if you have any issues about the town, for example unsafe hand rails, graffiti or cleanliness, please contact him on or via the Town Council Offices (01803 862147).


Citizens Advice is coming to the Mansion from 6th April

Citizens Advice South Hams has extended its existing advice services to the people of Totnes in to the Mansion in the Caring Town Information Exchange (CTIE).  The service will be open on a drop- in basis for people to come along with their problems every Friday, Citizens Advice advisers will be on hand to talk to clients from 10.30am – 2.30pm. All information and advice given by Citizens Advice South Hams is free, independent, impartial and confidential. Advice is also quality assured and meets the Advice Quality Standard (AQS), all debt advice is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.



A Cultural Strategy for Totnes has been launched and the document can be found at the following link:




Problem on the Roads? 

Don't forget you can report any of the road problems listed below on this DCC page:

Flooding & blocked drain
Street light
Hazardous or fallen trees
Overgrown vegetation
Trip hazard
Broken manhole cover
Public rights of way
Debris or obstruction
Defective road markings or signs
Retaining walls
Traffic lights
Fences & barriers
Lit signs & bollards








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