Transition Town Totnes


Overview

Totnes is recognised as a town where sustainability is a local priority. Dig deeper and find out what lies at the heart of Totnes and what makes it so special?

Totnes has a worldwide reputation as one of the founder towns of the global Transition Network. Transition Town Totnes (TTT) is a dynamic, community-led and run charity that exists to strengthen the local economy and build resilience for a future with less cheap energy, financial uncertainty and a changing climate. TTT has started or helped develop a wide range of projects that actively build community around local food, the local economy, housing, energy, transport, the arts and health and wellbeing.

Many people come to Totnes wanting to find out more about TTT and meet the people involved. The best way to do this is to come to an event, or join a walking tour where you can visit some projects and gain a fun and interactive insight into the world’s first Transition Town.

To find out more or to book one of the unique Transition Tours, email info@transitiontowntotnes.org or call 01803 867358. You can also see a comprehensive list of TTT events held throughout the year on their website.



You may be interested in...

Conker Shoes

Conker is a small family-run business with a team of friendly shoe fitters and of course, our highly-skilled shoe makers. Combining leather and rubber soles of high quality we use traditional techniques to make our shoes for men, women and children. Our workshop is located behind our High Street shop and when you visit us you are welcome to look around. Our shoes can be made to order in around 50 different colours so you can be as creative or as classic as you want. We also have a large range of shoes available to buy off the shelf, if you simply can't wait! Our shoes can also be resoled and repaired meaning you get more out of your shoes and lessen your environmental impact. We also specialise in beautiful fair trade, natural fibre clothing from the likes of People Tree, Beaumont Organic, Monkee Genes, Skunk Funk and Earth Kind Originals .We stock a very wide range of tights from European companies Cecilia De Rafael and Falke. Plus beautiful socks, made in England by Pantherella and Scott Nichol. Alongside our leather shoes we have a variety of exquisite handmade leather bags from The Last Bags Company which are beautifully handmade in Devon with English leather and copper rivets, 100% leather belts with solid brass/silver buckles and bags made by us. As one would expect we also stock a very comprehensive range of quality shoe care products to keep your Conker Shoes looking their best. You can also find us on Instagram and watch a short video of the production process here.

The Shops at Dartington

The Shops at Dartington, set within the grounds of the Dartington Estate, is rich with history and remains as popular now as it has ever been. With a selection of 15 shops and restaurants, there’s good reason why this one-stop shopping village has been a much-loved family destination for over four decades. Here, you’ll find a vibrant food hall dedicated to regional food and drink, a kitchen shop for the latest gadgets, inspiring objets d’art crafts to include a wool shop, Dartington handmade crystal and glassware, a gallery, fashion beauty gallery, a treasure trove of toys and games, and two tempting cafes spilling out onto the pedestrianised pavement and garden. The Devon Gin School located in the Food Shop, not only makes Elmhirst Gin for The Shops at Dartington, but also offers bookable sessions to make your own bespoke bottle of gin See website for details. Book a pottery class for a hands-on experience or check out the calendar of family events. With plenty of parking available, there is something for everyone. While you’re here, the Dartington Estate is a lively day-out for kids and adults alike with beautiful gardens, the historic Deer Park, an all-natural wild play area, a range of bookable workshops, not to mention picturesque walks across the estate. Open 7 days a week - Monday - Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and Sundays 10am-5pm. Visit our website www.dartington.org/shops, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news, competitions and offers.

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!