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Change of advice day at Citizens Advice in Central Totnes

The Citizens Advice drop in advice sessions held in Caring Town Information Exchange (CTIE) at the Mansion on Fore Street.  Will be moving from Fridays to every Wednesday from October 3rd.

Teena Barrett, Advice Services Manager at Citizens Advice South Hams says, ”The service will be the same as before, open on a drop- in basis for people to come along with their problems and talk to an adviser although the hours have changed slightly and will now be 9.30am – 12.30pm.

CTIE have made us very welcome and working from the Mansion in Totnes has helped clients who live centrally and find it difficult to travel to Follaton House. The move to a Wednesday is because we have more advisers on hand to help residents with problems such as housing, debt, benefit and disability entitlement. The demand for our services has increased since the introduction of Universal Credit so we have to make sure our advisers are in the right place to help people”.

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. CTIE at the Mansion also has a public access computer available.

Totnes residents can access advice from Citizens Advice South Hams, on line by visiting and typing their problem into the “How can we help” box, by ringing 03 444 111 444 or by dropping into their offices at Follaton House Mon – Thurs 10am – 4pm or CTIE at the Mansion Weds 9.30am-12.30pm

 Tender Opportunity

Totnes Town Council are inviting tenders for the re-surfacing of footpaths in Totnes Cemetery and the removal of unused paths. The work will require approx. 750 m2 of resurfacing and 800 m2 of removal, as well as some patching. 

Please e-mail or phone Christina Bewley on 01803 862147 to request a copy of the specification. 

The tender process will close at midday on the 29th October 2018. 


 Youth Nights at the Pavillions

The Friday Youth nights at the Pavillions are back, and will start on 28th September. Please see below for a timetable of the activities on offer.



Do you need Home Energy Advice?

The South Dartmoor Community Energy Advice Team helps people to save energy and money in their homes, with free and impartial advice. Bring your fuel bills to one of the drop-in sessions to check you are on the best tariff and getting all the support you are entitled to - for dates see the attached link here Advice also available on smart meters, extra support from energy suppliers and grants for heating and insulation.


Table Top Sale, 1st November 

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 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


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).


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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