Our Story 

Originally inspired by the Share Frome project, the charity Network of Wellbeing (NOW) decided to explore the possibility of a similar initiative in Totnes (Devon, UK).

After a number of community consultations and surveys, it was clear the local community was very supportive of the idea, so NOW worked for over a year to take the project off the ground. A steering group was formed, and the lovely Mark Jefferys was appointed as the Project Coordinator to run a six-month pilot project.

Thanks to the support of wonderful volunteers, a grant from the Big Lottery, the premises kindly offered by Totnes Town Council, and many donations given by community members, we finally opened our doors in April 2017!

Share Shed opened on Saturday 8th April 2017, with a group of well wishers, including Local MP Sarah Wollaston; Deputy Mayor Rosie Adams; several Town Councillors and poet Matt Harvey. Matt read a poem he had especially written for the event, you can watch the video.

Meet the Team

Steering Group

Steering Group

Roly, Marcus, Dee, & Ben

Mark Jefferys

Mark Jefferys

Share Shed manager

Volunteer Team

Volunteer Team

Dot, Beatriz, Katha, Karen & Matthew


We have received some great coverage in the local press. If you are interested in covering the Share Shed – A Library of Things in the media, please contact us.

Visit Us

We are located at 16 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RY (on Saturdays we have a stall just outside St Mary’s church, opposite our office).

Opening times: Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.

A special thanks to our supporters