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    Welcome to Ivybridge Town Council

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  • Ivybridge Viaduct
  • 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. 

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.

20 February 2023

Planning and Infrastructure Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Monday 6:00 pm View Details
20 February 2023

Policy and Resources Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Monday 7:00 pm View Details

Latest Town News

Volunteers Wanted!


January 2023
Poster requesting volunteers

Many residents in the Ivybridge area are currently struggling to access essential services due to lack of transport. Please can you help your local community members to get to GP, dental or hospital appointments?

If you have your own car and can spare some time - no matter how little - it would be really appreciated. There is a very real need in your community.

If you can help, please call 01752 690444 or email

Town Council Grant Applications Open - closing date midday 10th February 2023


January 2023
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Closing date midday 10th February 2023

The Council is opening it's General Grant Fund up to applications for suitable groups and organisations to apply for. There is up to £2500 in total available.

Ivybridge Town Council (ITC) is able to award grants in order to:

• Promote or improve the economic wellbeing in the area

• Promote or improve the social wellbeing in the area

• Promote or improve the environmental wellbeing of the area

Grants may be used across the whole or part of ITC’s area, including any land which is owned or leased by ITC and to benefit all or any person resident in ITC’s area, or any person who works in the area, tourists, commuters or travellers.

Normally no grant awarded will exceed 50% of the total budget for grants, so the maximum that can be applied for is £1250.

Applications from ‘for profit’ or political organisations will not be considered. Grants cannot be used for activity such as promotion of political party or religious activity, parties, alcohol, building works and other large scale capital expenditure. Grants cannot be ‘re-granted’ as payments to individuals.

Applications will only be accepted from local groups or organisations that:

A. are governed by an active management committee of at least 3 unrelated people

B. have a bank account in the name of the group or organisation

C. have a governing document such as a constitution, set of rules, memorandum and articles of association

D. have up to date accounts

E. have safeguarding and equalities policies appropriate to the size and activity of the organisation

Full details can be found in the documents attached, in PDF and Word format for electronic submission of an application.

Please contact with any queries.