I work part time for a business/charity/social enterprise on the estate – can I be a part of the DCN?

Yes! We’d love you to join. You can do that by clicking here.


No, we’re afraid not. But you could consider a concessionary rate membership which gives you access to many of the benefits of the DCN. Click here for details.


No, we’re afraid not. But you could consider a concessionary rate membership which gives you access to many of the benefits of the DCN. Click here for details.

I’m leaving a business/charity/social enterprise on the estate – can I keep my DCN membership card?

Sorry, we’re afraid not – because the DCN is for our enterprise tenants. We’d appreciate it if you could please return your membership card to the Welcome Centre. However, if you’ve enjoyed the benefits of being a member of the DCN and live in the local area, you may qualify for a concessionary rate membership. Please click here for details.

My DCN membership has expired – what should I do?

Membership claimed through the DCN is valid for one calendar year and must be renewed annually. We’ll send out a reminder one month before your card is due to expire with a link to re-register. Alternatively, you can pop into the Visitor Centre and re-register in person. It only takes a couple of minutes and it helps us to make sure you’re getting all of the benefits of being part of the DCN! Please note, the cards are made from recycled plastic and can also be recycled.

Can I give my DCN card to a colleague or friend to use?

‘Fraid not. Please be aware that Dartington is a charity – we offer a very good package of discounts because we believe in supporting our enterprise tenants, but we lose revenue if people misuse the cards. We will take it very seriously if we realise cards are being misused.

How can I prove that I’m business/charity/social enterprise on the estate?

When you register to be a member of the DCN and collect your card from the Visitor Centre, you may be required to prove that you work for a business/charity etc. on the estate. You can do this a number of ways: register with your work email address when you apply to become a member (probably easiest!), provide a business card, a headed letter from your employer or a copy of your tenant contract.

I want to leave the DCN and have my name taken of the email list/ database.

No problem at all. Just drop your card in to the Visitors Centre or return it by post to Carla Faulkner, Membership Services, Higher Close, Dartington Hall Trust, Totnes TQ9 6EL and we’ll remove you from the database. Also, you can click on the link at the bottom of any email communication and opt out of any future DCN communications.

How can I become a member of the DCN steering group?

The DCN steering group consists of staff from the Trust and volunteer tenant representatives. The group meets quarterly to help shape the program of DCN events and communications. If you would like to join the steering group, please email karen.jonas@dartington.org.

How can I share my ideas for DCN?

Our vision is for the DCN become as democratic and accessible as possible – a distributed network of tenants and Trust staff who are able to communicate and collaborate together. This is a work in progress and we are exploring ways to realise this vision. Already we have a number of ways for tenants and staff to get involved:

  • Breakfast meet-ups and socials: meet other tenants and share ideas over a croissant or cup of coffee. Details to follow.
  • Facebook Community Noticeboard: an open user group for sharing ideas, events etc.
  • Send your ideas to the steering group: if there is a topic or idea that you’d like the steering group to consider, you can email dcn@dartington.org

Who do I contact if I have a problem with my contract, bills, parking or building?

The DCN does not deal with day-to-day landlord/tenant issues which inevitably crop up from time to time. If you do experience such an issue, please contact the Property team at Dartington by emailing jasmine.northcott@dartington.org who will be happy to help!

Can I get a parking permit through the DCN?

No. Tenant parking permits are purchased through the Property department of the Trust. Contact carparking@dartington.org to apply for your parking permit.

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