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Introducing our Community Design Team

January 30, 2015

This Friday and Saturday sees the Atmos Totnes Hub opening its doors to the community for feedback on the work we’ve done thus far.  More on that here.  The consultation days were preceded by two weekends in which the Atmos project team was temporarily expanded to include 20 people from across the community.  Here is […]

New film: ‘May a thousand brilliant ideas flourish!’

January 22, 2015

We are delighted to unveil a new film which we’ve called ‘Atmos Totnes: may a thousand brilliant ideas flourish’.  Made by Totnes filmmaker Chris Watson, it tells the story so far, and captures the energy around the project.  We really hope you enjoy it.  You may indeed be in it.  Please tweet it, Facebook it, […]

Your feedback is needed at Atmos Totnes

January 19, 2015

We need your feedback… The Atmos Totnes Hub is open for drop-in sessions on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January.  Read on… You are invited to drop-in sessions at Atmos Totnes: Hear how it is going See early concept plans Feedback on the work so far Celebrate the contribution of the community Friday 30th January […]

Thank you Totnes, and see you in 2015

December 19, 2014

2014 has been the year in which Atmos Totnes moved from an idea, a possibility, into a fast-moving live community project. That’s only been possible thanks to the support of thousands of people in this town, and we’d like to express our gratitude to you all.  It’s been quite a year for Atmos Totnes. We […]

Tom Jenkins on the culture of pride at Unigate/Dairy Crest

December 15, 2014

One of the many visitors to the Atmos Totnes Hub was Tom Jenkins.  Tom worked at the Unigate/Dairy Crest site between 1980 and 1989. Here he recalls the beginnings of the Social Club and how its foundations came to be, taking in 100,000 gallons of milk per day and making 50 tonnes of clotted cream […]

Dairy Crest’s Duncan Good on Atmos: “I’m staggered by the response”

December 11, 2014

Duncan Good of Miles Commercial Investment, who represents Dairy Crest, called in to the Atmos Totnes Hub last week to meet with some of the Totnes Community Development Society team.  While he was visiting, we took the opportunity to ask him, as one of the key partners in the development of the former Dairy Crest […]

Matthew Monaghan on working behind the bar at the Social Club

December 10, 2014

Matthew worked behind the bar at the Social Club for 3 years, and his dad worked on the Unigate/Dairy Crest site for 30 years.   Here he shares some memories of working there.  “It was manic” he says.  “I was gutted to see it go.  It was such a lovely place with a skittles alley […]

“You can’t help but participate”: Atmos Totnes Podcast 6/12/2014

December 8, 2014

Saturday was the last day of the Atmos Totnes Hub’s current incarnation.  180 people passed through the building during the day, at some points it was standing room only.  It was an inspiring conclusion to a remarkable process, and we’d like to thank everyone who has come along.  Here is a little video taste of […]

“I’ve loved it”: Atmos Hub Podcast 29/11/2014

November 30, 2014

It’s been our busiest Friday/Saturday so far, with lots of people both bringing their stories and memories to the Past, and their great ideas to the Future. Here is this week’s podcast, in which we asked various visitors how they found the experience of visiting the Hub. We are proud to have received funds from […]

From Totnes Times: Tunnel under rail lines rediscovered

November 27, 2014

A lost tunnel that runs beneath Totnes has been rediscovered. And it could end up being reused as a unique pedestrian link with a developed Dairy Crest site. The old tunnel was built by Brunel 166 years ago as a railway bridge over the town leat which was then used as a mini canal bringing […]

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