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 Mark Jefferys was appointed as the Project Manager to initially run a six-month pilot project.
Thanks to the support of wonderful volunteers, a grant from the Big Lottery Community Fund, the premises kindly offered by Totnes Town Council, and many donations given by community members, we finally opened our doors in April 2017!
In 2018 we relocated to NOW’s office, where we now store our collection over 300+ items.
Find us 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.