Totnes Pound


Overview

A local economy is like a leaky bucket – wealth comes in and as soon as it is spent at a shop or business that has more connections outside Totnes than inside Totnes, that money disappears. That’s the nature of sterling.

However, local money doesn’t leak through the holes – it bounces around inside the local economy and keeps money in local pockets.

Local money helps us think about our local economy, enquiring where our money goes once we spend it and finding ways to keep it from leaking out.

If we use our money for production and consumption closer to home, we’re going to pay more attention to how those products are made, and the waste streams that result from them. It’s similar logic to the premise that the Bhopal disaster in India would not have happened if the battery factory had been in the back garden of the Chief Exec of Union Carbide.



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Firefly

Firefly, at the top of Totnes high street is a family business. Started from scratch making jewellery from shells on Greek beaches. Now a mini emporium selling a bright and beautiful array of ethnically inspired fashion ware, accessories, jewellery, homewares, luscious textiles and much more. Literally something for everyone whatever your age or taste. Firefly a rare gem, a beautiful place to shop!

Town Market

The independent shops and markets in Totnes are pivotal to the town and have a reputation as some of the best and most unusual in Devon. The general market takes place on Friday and Saturday throughout the year and is held on the Civic Square, just off High Street in the centre of the town. Here you can buy anything from vintage boxes to fresh fi sh from a fishmonger. A collectables and flea market also takes place in the Civic Hall, above the Square, on Fridays. The early bird bags the best market bargains! Seed, food and clothes ‘swap’ events can also take place. One of the best places to try the delicious delights of what Totnes and the surrounding area has to offer is at the Totnes Good Food Sunday Market. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year, this award winning market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers. Whether you’re looking for a tasty souvenir to take home or a unique gift, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds happy. There is no better place to talk food, taste food and buy food! totnesgoodfood.co.uk.

The Shops at Dartington

The Shops at Dartington. A great place for all the family, whatever the weather. With 10 shops, 2 cafes, a beauty spa and several activities and much more we have it all. So whether you're looking for gifts or fine food, come to Dartington with its stunning location, family events and late night shopping at Christmas. We are located 1.5 miles from Totnes in the heart of South Devon known as the South Hams and set within the grounds of the Dartington Hall Estate. Open seven days a week Monday to  Saturday from 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Parking charges apply.