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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.

13 December 2021

Full Council Meeting

The Watermark Monday 7:00 pm View Details
14 December 2021

Parks and Open Spaces Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Tuesday 6:45 pm View Details

Latest Town News

Volunteering - Filham Park Tree Maintenance


November 2021
Collage of photos showing maintained hedgerows

This Tuesday I was joined by Rosemary to help maintain the hedge we had planted two years ago. The trees we had planted came from a 420 free community tree pack from Woodlands Trust and an additional 300 trees purchased by Ivybridge Town Council. These were planted with volunteers from Dartmoor Community Energy and with our weekly Ivybridge volunteers group over two days.

This is the last weekly Ivybridge Town Council task for a while, if interested in volunteering in the future then please email

Volunteering - Longtimber Woods Boardwalk Repair


November 2021
Collage of mended boardwalk and team at work

Last Thursday Lou and I were joined by 4 volunteers to carry out boardwalk repairs and non-native invasive species vegetation control along a section of footpath 6 in Longtimber Woods. We had a new volunteer join us, Matthew, who kindly got stuck in and helped me carry the sleepers down to the existing boardwalk below the viaduct. We then cleared the soil around the boardwalk and installed 4 new sleepers. We will need to return with another two in the near future to complete the task. This makes the boardwalk section wider and earlier to access. We also cleared non-native species such as pheasant berry and laurel, which left unchecked will spread and shade out native plant species, from that section of the path.

Thanks to all the volunteers for helping, if you'd like to get involved then please let me know. Our next volunteer task is being held on Tuesday 23rd November at Filham Park - hedgerow maintenance, this task will involve clearing and weeding around the base of the hedge we planted two years ago, we will meet at 10am at the car park in Filham Park and finish no later than 2pm.

Andrew - Park Ranger