Open session in the Mansion on Saturday 7th March 10am - 1pm.
Since last autumn a working group, established by the Town Council, has been looking into the feasibility of the town taking over the trusteeship and management of the Mansion building and the land in which it sits.
A structural and condition survey was commissioned and also research into a possible business model for the long term financial sustainability of this much loved, but currently underused, town asset.
This debate was initiated through the work Transition Town Totnes, Totnes Caring and others have been doing with Devon County Council on the development of Caring Town Totnes and the potential of the Mansion as a community hub.
What emerged from this feasibility work was that there is quite some way to go to make the building fit for purpose and able to generate enough income to cover its costs. However, the working group believes that it is may well be possible for the people of our town to come up with some inspiring solutions and ideas which could make the Mansion into the building many of us have thought and hoped that it could be.
To bring this asset into town ownership would be an incredible thing but it will need many friends to make it happen. There will therefore be an open session in the Mansion on Saturday 7th March between 10am and 1pm. The purpose of this session will be to inform all interested on what has been discussed and discovered so far and to sign up people who are interested in helping to take the work forward
Come along if you have an interest in the future use of one of our most significant buildings!
Presentations on the working group findings so far in the hall (opposite the library) at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30
Tours of the building: 10,11 and 12. Meet in the caring Town Totnes room (formerly the reception)
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