Share Shed - A library of Things

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!

The Share Shed believes that:

  • By collaborating we are stronger
  • We have the duty to care for the Earth’s natural resources
  • Sharing our ‘stuff’ allows those who can’t afford to buy these things to access them
  • Connecting with others improves our wellbeing
  • Sharing is fun!


With these values in mind, we aspire to be a sustainable community-led project, and we’re very grateful for all the support we’ve received.

If you’re interested in knowing how we work, please click here. For further information, feel free to contact us.

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 Share Shed Totnes in the media please contact us.

Visit Us

We are located by Guildhall Yard (behind Saint Mary's Church), off Totnes High Street. We're open from 10am to 1pm every Saturday.

Share Shed Totnes

Supported by:

Without the help of the following organisations, this project wouldn't have been possible.