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The Town Council's offices are located in the Town Hall, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ.

Tel 01752 893815

Fax 01752 896488

e-mail townclerk@ivybridge.gov.uk

Personal visitors are welcome to call into both the Town Hall and into the town's Information Centre located in The Watermark nearby.

There are three tiers of local government with areas of responsibility in Ivybridge - Devon County Council, South Hams District Council and Ivybridge Town Council. 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.

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Parliamentary Election 2019

Parliamentary Election for the South West Devon Constituency - Please see the attached notices below

Christmas Festival 2019

Please see below for the attached programme of events for the Ivybridge Christmas Festival and events in the run up to Christmas.

Ivybridge Christmas Festival

The Ivybridge Christmas Festival was again a huge success. It began on the morning of Friday 29 November with the popular craft workshop making tree decorations and then dressing the Community Christmas Tree in Glanvilles Mill. The attendees sang Christmas carols and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and biscuits. The Mayor attended, along with members of the Stairways Group which she runs.

The weather remained dry for the evening and the atmosphere was fantastic as hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the Festival. The town was vibrant with many shops staying open, offering discounts and refreshments. The Lions Club had been very busy organising the street market, and Ivybridge Methodist Church provided their well loved traditional advent market.

Andy Dumbiotis delighted the crowds performing music in Fore Street throughout the evening. Elfic the Jester kept onlookers entertained with his juggling act, and Dan Brazier provided fantastic balloon models while Karen Mills, the Bodypainter, produced her enchanting face painting. Entertainment was also provided by Gemma Stockford playing Christmas songs on her saxophone by the Christmas tree in Glanvilles Mill and the Salvation Army band performing carols on Fore Street, while Rowlands funfair amused the youngsters in Glanvilles Mill car park.

The Mayor, Councillor Ann Laity, assisted by the Stairways group switched on the Christmas lights in Fore Street.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue kindly led the parade down Fore Street in their fire engine followed by the South Brent Carnival float and many walkers carrying lanterns including their showpiece lantern replicating the old Ivy Bridge, all of which were made at The Watermark in conjunction with Ivybridge Library. South West Garrison movie characters and Wolferstan’s wolf mascot also took part in the parade, the Ivybridge Donkey Sanctuary brought along their mascot and lantern, the Royal British Legion joined in the Christmas spirit in their festive attire, as did the Plymouth Motorcycle Club who were there to promote Santas on a bike on Saturday 7 December. The Lion’s Club lion also joined in, and last but not least Santa arriving on the Santa Express road train.

Following the parade, the crowds delighted in the snowstorms and laser show from ProSound and Light whilst Santa departed on his tour of the town meeting and greeting the community. The children enjoyed free rides up and down the street on the little train for the remainder of the evening, donations were kindly requested for the Mayor’s charity, the RNIB Transcription Service and just over £50 was raised.

Festivities continued on the Saturday morning with the popular Advent market in Ivybridge Methodist Church, and the return of the splendid cars courtesy of Devon Vintage Car Club outside The Watermark. Meanwhile Emazdad thrilled the children with his amazing balloon creations in the Library.

A huge thank you goes to all participants, volunteers and everyone who helped to make this an enjoyable event, particularly to our sponsors, Wolferstans Solicitors, Stowford Mill, Manning & Co, the iOutlet and Colourbridge.


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