Totnes on the Move is a community-led project; funded by Department for Transport, sparked by Devon County Council and managed by a group of community volunteers, the TotM Community Board.
Does that sound incredibly dull? It’s not!
What it means is that the town of Totnes could be a “People First” town, safer for residents and visitors – pedestrians and cyclists – and less polluted. We will also have achieved a new and collaborative way of working with our county council and we’d be happy to share our experience with other communities ready to take a hard look at transportation. If we want to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, the transportation sector will have to decarbonise by more than 50%. Each community has a responsibility to do its bit, and that means us!
We welcome participation from local residents. The Community Board usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Transition Town Totnes office on Fore Street.
Help Bob get a new bus!
Bob the Bus has been shortlisted for the Big Lottery Local Papers Programme for a grant of 30K towards a new bus. The application was for setting up a Tuesday Summer Service running from Totnes to Stoke Gabriel calling at the campsites and bringing more people to the town.
To be successful BOB NEEDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO VOTE!
Voting coupons will be in the Herald Express on 5th and 12th Sept. and need to be sent in by 16th Sept.
Download this poster, print and post it!
Hop on a “5-star”, low-emission coach
From 30th September 2013, Stagecoach South West will run two brand new ‘Stagecoach Gold’ routes operating every 30 minutes, 7 days a week between Torquay, Paignton and Totnes. The routes will then connect the English Riviera to either Dartmouth or Plymouth via Ivybridge, with each location benefiting from an hourly service. The high spec buses with free Wi-Fi will be fitted with Scania Euro 5 EEV (Enhanced Environmental Vehicle technology) engines that have even lower emissions than those required by the highest current Euro standard, making them amongst the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the road.
Town Meeting focuses on transport
All residents and business owners in Totnes are invited:
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 7.00pm in the Civic Hall
Tea and biscuits will be provided.
Totnes Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting will focus on transport in and around Totnes. The Mayor of Totnes, Pruw Boswell, said: ‘I urge everyone to come along and air their views. This is a valuable opportunity to have your say on a very important aspect of the town life. I look forward to meeting everybody on the night’.
Members of Totnes on the Move and Totnes Traffic & Transport Forum will be there. Feedback from this meeting will be sent to Devon County Council.