Our structure

The structure of Transition Town Totnes has been through several evolutions over the years as the project has gone from a small number of committed individuals operating on voluntary basis, to a significant community organisation managing a number of funded projects. The diagram below sets out our structure more clearly:

 TTT Organisation diagram June 2012


Theme Groups  (in red pen) focus on a particular area and put on events and hold regular planning and discussion meetings. Theme groups also act as initiating and coordinating groups for related projects, where the practical ‘hands on’ work of Transition takes place.

Projects (in green) may range from a one off event or gathering, to a group that forms its own incorporated organisation, raising funds or trading.

Theme groups and projects are self-determining and self-organising within the legal structures and responsibilities of the organisation but are asked to ensure the following:

  • A representative attends Core group.
  • It has a minimum of 3 active members.
  • It holds regular open meetings i.e. at least every three months.
  • It updates the website on the groups activity.
  • It has been endorsed by the Core Group.

Central projects  (in blue) are projects strategically seeded from the centre with external funding.  These are Food Links, Transition Streets and the Energy Descent Action Plan.

 TTT Services (also blue) is a team of people that supports the activities of the theme groups and their associated projects. This includes a manager, Frances Northrop (paid), an office administrator, Nicola Lang (paid) and accountant, Sally (unpaid). TTT services is based in the TTT office which incorporates a meeting room, providing a point of contact, a regular bulletin, coordination of a quarterly programme of events and undertakes other tasks as necessary to support the work of the organisation. Our manager carries responsibility for internal management and support, income generation and strategic influencing.

The pie chart below shows how our central costs are spent (this does not include any separate finding pots for the manager's role, or for separate funding pots for other projects - e.g. Transition Streets or Food Link project manager).

Transition Town Totnes Ltd is a charity registered in the UK (no 1138865) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no 06287039).  43 Fore St, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN Tel.01803 867358.