FREE Community Festival

Saturday 8 June 10.00 a.m. – late

St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD

Celebrate – Discover – Imagine

SHOWCASE OF COMMUNITY GROUPS

Come and chat to local community and activist groups to see what nudges you to get more involved.

Action to Prevent Suicide

We help people recognise and support those at risk, whilst also raising awareness and breaking the stigma.  We would like more volunteers to train as suicide first aiders.

Amnesty

We campaign for human rights world-wide.  We would love more people to join us to write letters on behalf of those imprisoned for their beliefs and to raise awareness of human rights violations.

Atmos Project

We are developing our town centre site for affordable homes and employment projects.  Would you like to help with the ecology surveys needed before the next stage of work?

Beyond Borders

We come together to support refugees and asylum seekers locally and across the south west.   We welcome you to join us to help people deal with the isolation, dislocation, poverty and prejudice they face.

Bioregional Learning Centre

We work to create a flourishing and resilient bioregion in South Devon.   Help us to explore what to include in a River Dart charter covering its use, biodiversity and sustainability.

Bob the Bus

We tackle isolation and reduce carbon running two bus routes around town and the surrounding villages.  We also run a monthly travel club taking members of our community to interesting venues.  And we always need volunteer drivers!

Bridgetown Alive!

We work together to strengthen the community and improve public space in Bridgetown.  If you live or work in Bridgetown, please join us.

Caring Town Totnes

We connect local services and groups that can help you and your loved ones with health and well-being needs.  We offer a myriad of ways for you to volunteer in our caring community.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

We provide free good quality support and advice covering a wide range of problems.  We are keen to recruit more volunteers to give information and advice to clients, help with media or be trustees.

Devon Wildlife Trust

As Devon’s only wildlife and natural environment charity we need volunteers to support the diversity of our wildlife, help people enjoy and care about the natural world and safeguard it for the future.

EMF Aware Totnes

We are a local interest group for the better understanding of the damage to human health and all living beings of Radio Frequency technologies through information, advice, support and campaigns.

Extinction Rebellion

Through non-violent direct action we demand our governments act on the climate and ecological emergency, creating a world which is fit for the generations to come. We welcome all to join us.

The Hillyfield

We restore an ancient Dartmoor woodland and are developing a woodland culture. Join us to get outside to join in to build barns, harvest willow or one of many other rewarding roles.

Inclusive Totnes

We support businesses and organisations in Totnes to be inclusive and accessible to all, whatever their abilities and challenges.  Join us to inform, act and campaign.

Incredible Edible

We cultivate food for all to share in public places in the town. Join us to tend small community gardens, nut groves and orchards, and we would love a new coordinator too!

Jamming Station

We support young people grow creatively through crafting ideas, making music and performing. New members always welcome to meet up, have fun and create music together.

The Living Projects

We are young people with access to land locally for nature connection, learning, enterprise and building community.  Under 30? Please join us to explore the natural world and land-based income generation.

Less is Max

Let’s play a game together! Discover Less is max, probably the best educational game in the world for the wellbeing of society and the planet. Imagine a better community, a better world. Celebrate this vital journey for feeling, thinking and doing.

Make Votes Matter

We are part of the national MVM Alliance, a cross-party organisation campaigning for a change in the voting system to a proportional one. Please join Totnes MakeVotesMatter Group to strengthen our democracy.

Plastic Free Totnes

We campaign and take action to reduce single use and unnecessary plastic, as well as reduce the pollution and litter it creates.  Please join us to take action and spread awareness.

Reconomy Centre

We provide space and support for local businesses to promote a strong, resilient and equitable local economy. Could you offer us any of your time or expertise to help young ethical businesses thrive?

The Restore

We reduce waste and landfill by repairing and upcycling furniture and other items we then sell in our Dartington shop, and run a monthly repair cafe. We urgently need more help to upcycle goods or run the shop.

Rotary Club

We promote friendship and service, setting up schemes such as Shelter Box. With social gatherings, great speakers and fundraising events we support the community here and abroad.

School Farm CSA

We are a community farm growing lovely organic vegetables and herbs for you. We offer great opportunities to learn how to grow more food and just get your hands in the soil.

Share Shed

Borrow tools, camping gear, gardening equipment, sewing machines and so much more from our library of things in Totnes.  Get involved as a member, a donor, a volunteer and help us spread the word.

South Hams Council for Voluntary Service

Do you have ideas to support this vibrant community be more sustainable and resilient?  Would you like to strengthen community spirit by volunteering?  Come and find out how we can help you make it happen.

Student Climate Network

We are young people striking and taking direct action to raise awareness of our climate and ecological crisis and to call for much more government and corporate action to address this.  Please support us anyway you can.

The Woodland Presents

We enrich and expand British woodlands, connecting people with trees and woodland in new ways.  Join our Special Branch team to get involved through volunteering, tree planting or sharing knowledge.

Totnes Caring

We help elderly and vulnerable clients to live independently at home. Our volunteers provide transport, Memory Café, lunch and activity clubs and we urgently need more  drivers.

Totnes and District U3A

We bring together retired and semi-retired people to develop our interests and continue our learning in a friendly and informal environment. Do come and join us.

Totnes Connection Hub

We support people who are in need or homeless to move from surviving to thriving.  Please consider helping at the Food bank, at our Drop In or supporting someone as they finally move into their own home.

The Squash Co-operative

We grow squashes and courgettes with our members. The work is a great social activity and we always share food and drink. All are welcome. Please come and join us on the land.

Transition Town Totnes (TTT)

We catalyse and enable people to strengthen our local economy, reduce our environmental impact and build resilience for a future with less cheap energy and a changing climate.  We always welcome new people and ideas.

Youth Council

We are a new Caring Town young people’s initiative bringing us together to speak up, be heard and take action to improve our lives, support and opportunities.  Let us know how you would love to help.

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Creative: Samskara

"Imagine new ways to take action about the challenges we face, locally and globally"