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    Welcome to Ivybridge Town Council

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  • Ivybridge Viaduct
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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.

23 May 2022

Full Council Meeting

The Watermark Monday 7:00 pm View Details
30 May 2022

The Watermark Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Monday 6:30 pm View Details

Latest Town News

Aldi Proposals


April 2022
Image of outline plans for the store and carpark

We have been informed that the Aldi application will be published at this link within 24 hours: 

The application will be open for comment by the public straight away, but the Town Council would like to work with the community to discuss and consult on the application so that a structured response can be made to SHDC from the Town Council . The SHDC consultation period will be about 8 weeks, the actual dates will be published at the above link. Details will follow about what the Town Council will organise once the full details of the planning application have been analysed. Look out for consultations and events by the Town Council over the coming weeks. 

If you are submitting a comment as an individual, you are urged to follow the guidance below to ensure your comment has maximum impact on the planning decision making process:

Refugees Welcome


April 2022
Ukraine flag

Ivybridge Town Council declared at it's meeting on 11th April 2022 that...

Ivybridge Town Council welcomes refugees, and will work with the community to support refugees that live in Ivybridge, and the surrounding area, now and in the future.

We have created a page where we will collate links to help and support and will also help to facilitate networking and social events for hosts and t hier guests by offering rooms to meet at the Town Hall.

More details at