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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.

12 December 2022

Full Council Meeting

The Watermark Monday 7:00 pm View Details
19 December 2022

Planning and Infrastructure Committee

Ivybridge Town Hall Monday 6:00 pm View Details

Latest Town News

Dementia Friendly Town


October 2022
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Ivybridge Town Council is working towards Dementia Friendly status. For this recognition by the Alzheimer's Society, we can all do something straightforward by working through a 5 minute video available at: 

You'll see the paragraph following encourages you to take up a 45 minute session too.

A significant step for the town will be to establish a Steering Group to identify contacts, processes and actions. The initial work is being led by a town councillor, assuring longevity with a Town Council archive and the continued involvement by one or more councillors. Would you join a Steering Group?

For a discussion on progress to date and your own involvement, please email or phone Victor Abbott on 07757 262 919

Community Awards


July 2022
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Ivybridge Town Council is once again delighted to announce that it is seeking nominations for The David Britton Citizen of the Year Award 2022 and The Nick Cummins Community Group of the Year Award 2022.

These awards are presented to the unsung heroes whom the Council feels are deserving of recognition, those who have made a real difference through their involvement in the town. There are many unsung heroes who work hard, often behind the scenes, who are making an impact on the community. Please help us identify these people or groups by sending in your nominations.

The awards are open to individuals and groups who volunteer within the community and as in previous years the award does cover people living outside the town although they must have provided a service valued by people in Ivybridge.

If you know of any person or group you feel deserves to be nominated please write to Ivybridge Town Council, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ, or email the information to giving full details of name/group, their address and the reasons why they should be put forward to receive such an award and also include your own name and address. Please provide as much information as possible as this will help the Council to make their decision.

The nominations will be considered by the Town Council and the winners will receive their award from the Town Mayor at the Annual Town Meeting in 2023.

All nominations must be received by 31 December 2022.