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4 Apr 2013

Dr. Sarah Wollaston MP on the Totnes Local Economic Blueprint

Here are the thoughts of Dr. Sarah Wollaston MP on the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint, which was published last week.

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29 Mar 2013

The District Council’s perspective on the Totnes Local Economic Blueprint

South Hams District Council took an active role in the creation of the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint, so I sat down with Richard Sheard, Chief Executive Officer at SHDC and began by asking him why he thought the Blueprint matters.

You can download the Blueprint here, and see the first review of it here.  Have a good Easter.

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28 Mar 2013

Local Economic Blueprint highlights potential of community resilience

bpcovToday sees the publication of what may well turn out to be one of the most important documents yet produced by a Transition initiative.  Over the next few weeks we will be returning to it, to hear a range of perspectives on it, and hope it will generate debate and discussion.  The document is the ‘Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint‘, and you can download it for free here.  The Blueprint is the first attempt that I am aware of to map in detail a local economy and to put a value on the potential benefits of an increased degree of localisation.  If you like, it identifies “the size of the prize” of Transition.

Here Fiona Ward of the REconomy Project introduces the Blueprint:

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12 Mar 2013

The Ghosts of Shoppers Past: why assumptions matter

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Berry Pomeroy Castle near Totnes is famed for supposedly being one of the most haunted castles in Britain. It is said that the ghosts can still be seen of the Pomeroy brothers riding to their doom over the castle cliffs to avoid losing the castle following a siege.  Or there’s the Blue Lady, reputed to be a Pomeroy who strangled the child conceived with her father, or the White Lady, who was supposedly shut up in a dungeon by her jealous sister and whose ghost now walks the walls at night. None of these phantasms has any basis in history though: there never was a siege, the guy who first wrote about the Blue Lady said he had seen her in the Castle even though at the time of writing it had already been in ruins for many years, and the White Lady is the creation of a Gothic tale first published in 1806.  The truth about the castle is less supernatural and exciting but a fair bit more interesting. 

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26 Feb 2013

A February Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

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We start this month’s round-up in Tooting in London.  Transition Town Tooting recently posted this film about their Foodival last year.  Foodival is an annual event which celebrates what local food means in this diverse urban context:

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