Letters to Lino A. Saputo

By |2022-05-04T15:11:49+01:00August 1st, 2021|Timeline|

Direct letters and correspondence to Lino A. Saputo, CEO of Saputo Inc, also go unanswered, in spite of a huge and very well-supported online campaign, co-opting Saputo’s #SaputoPromise hashtag, to bring pressure on Saputo Inc to actually live up to their ethics and to intervene to put right the mess their actions have created in Totnes.

Brian Eno lights up Dairy Crest chimney

By |2022-05-21T16:25:30+01:00July 1st, 2021|Timeline|

Brian Eno’s extraordinary ‘77 Million Paintings’ light show lights up the derelict former Dairy Crest site, accompanied by music composed especially for the event. Hundreds of people attend. Devon Live reports the event here. This video documents the event.

SHDC confirms that Community Right to Build Order has expired

By |2022-05-05T10:58:51+01:00July 1st, 2021|Timeline|

South Hams District Council said it appreciated the strength of feeling around and sought internal and external legal advice before confirming that the order had now expired. This was reported in the Totnes Times here. SHDC issue a statement which states:  “This latest update from SHDC means that the proposed development, which was approved by the Community Right to Build Order, cannot now go-ahead without a planning application … Totnes Community Development Society, had hoped [...]

TCDS write to Saputo Inc.

By |2022-05-05T10:57:20+01:00July 1st, 2021|Timeline|

TCDS write a detailed letter to Saputo Inc. in Canada drawing their attention to the fact that the way the site was sold to Fastglobe and the actions of the COO & UK President Tom Atherton breached their ‘Saputo Promise’ and 5 of the 6 ethical practices they expect from their staff. 

Devon Live Story – ‘Anger as Totnes dairy plant sold to private firm’

By |2022-05-05T11:08:50+01:00May 1st, 2021|Timeline|

Devon Live run a story entitled ‘Anger as Totnes dairy plant sold to private firm’ which sets out all that is known at that point about the sale of the site to Fastglobe and how it came about. This captures the outrage of local people and local elected officials about the situation. This is also reported by the BBC, as news of the sale becomes public.  

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