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    Welcome to Ivybridge Town Council

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  • A path through Longtimber Woods

Ivybridge is a bustling, friendly town set on the banks of the beautiful River Erme ideally situated as a base to visit Dartmoor and the South Hams, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, all within easy reach.  The town is known as the 'Gateway to the Moor' and is the start/finish point of the long-distance walking path The Two Moors Way. Look north and visible high above the town is the Western Beacon and to the south, the South Devon coast with its stunning beaches, rolling green countryside and twisting Devon lanes waiting to be explored. In the heart of the town are the beautiful Longtimber Woods, Filham Park, Woodlands Park and Erme Playing Fields.

The town enjoys both a magnificent natural setting and centuries of history as a mill town and a staging post on the London Road. Tumbling from the moors, the River Erme has formed the lifeblood of the town and provided power for three mills, one of which still stands today on Harford Road. You can read more about the town's history on our town heritage page. 

Ivybridge is working towards being a Dementia Friendly town.

There are three tiers of local government with areas of responsibility in Ivybridge:-

Ivybridge is divided into 2 different wards: Ivybridge East and Ivybridge West. 

The Town Council comprises 16 elected members, 8 for each ward, who work for the town in a voluntary capacity. The person acting as Town Mayor is elected annually in May, and Town Council elections are held every four years. 

Visitors are welcome to call into both the Town Hall and into the town's Information Centre located in The Watermark nearby. The Watermark and Town Hall both have facilities that are available to hire for meetings, conferences, weddings etc.

22 July 2024

Personnel Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Monday 6:00 pm View Details
22 July 2024

Policy and Resources Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Monday 7:00 pm View Details

Latest Town News

Community Awards


March 2024
The Mayor and award winners holding the engraved shields and certificates

Ivybridge has many incredible volunteers who do a fantastic job in the town and the Mayor, Cllr Spencer, was delighted to present the 2023 Community Awards at the Annual Town Meeting on 18 March.

We are delighted to announce that our award winners were:

The Salvation Army – The Bridge have been chosen to receive The Nick Cummins Community Group of the Year Award, in recognition of the service they provide to the community, collecting toys each Christmas for the toy appeal, running the café providing a non-judgemental safe place where everyone is welcome, running the Bees baby bank, providing emergency help and white goods and clothing for those in need and at the last minute holding the Christmas Lunch on 25th December for all those in need or alone.

Mavis Sturman was chosen to receive The David Britton Citizen of the Year Award in recognition of all the amazing voluntary work she is involved in, with the Brownies, Guides and Trefoil, with The Bridge, St John’s Church and generally for her smiling, friendly personality and insatiable appetite for helping others over so many years.

The continuing selfless endeavours of everyone who volunteers in the town are very much appreciated. We will be seeking nominations for the 2024 community awards in the autumn so please do watch out for this if you know of someone who deserves to be recognised!

Volunteers Needed!


March 2024
Poster requesting volunteers

We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse, or harassment. 

Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused. Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable. The zero-tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media. 

The council considers threatening behaviour to be:

  • Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff. 
  • The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff. 

This policy applies throughout all Council Meetings, but it also applies to any Councillor or Council Staff away from Council Meetings