Parliamentary Elections
11 June 2024

A Parliamentary General Election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

Information is available through the South Hams District Council website

Aldi Consultation
23 May 2024

Aldi have now launched a public consultation on the proposal for the town. This is open to comments until Sunday 9th June.

The consultation can be viewed, and you can add your comments, by visiting:

They are also holding a public exhibition on Thursday 30th May from 3.00pm until 7.00pm at Ivybridge Rugby Club, Cross-in-Hand, Filham, Ivybridge, PL21 0LR.

Notice of Vacancy
25 April 2024

Please see attached notice of vacancy on Ivybridge West Ward

An election was not called therefore the vacancy will be filled by co-option. 

Please click the link below if you are interested in becoming a councillor.

Road Closure Notification - Sign of the Owl
16 April 2024

Works are now very close to commencing on the Sign of the Owl (A3121) junction to Venn Cross. Works starting 29 April 2024.

Seeking Volunteers!
18 November 2022

Marie Curie Cancer Care are looking for volunteers to chat to people who have recently been bereaved.  Please see the attached poster for more information.

Get Carbon Savvy
24 October 2022

Please see the attached flyer for tips to increase your quality of life while doing your bit to reduce climate change

Energy Bill Scam Texts
04 October 2022

Action Fraud has received 139 crime reports relating to fake text messages purporting to be from the UK government. The texts state that the recipient is “owed” or “eligible” for an energy bill discount as part of the Energy Bill Support Scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.

You can see screenshots of the text messages on our Twitter post here.

How to protect yourself

Energy Bill Discount : £400 off energy bills for households in Great Britain from October 2022. You do not need to apply for the scheme and you will not be asked for your bank details.

Spotted a suspicious text message? Forward it to 7726 (it’s free of charge). If you forward a text to 7726, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and arrange to block or ban the sender, if it’s found to be malicious.

For more information on how to stay secure online, please visit

27 September 2022

Police are asking everyone to be vigilant against sextortion/blackmail scams after seeing an increase in reports.

Sextortion refers to when people send each other sexually explicit photos or videos and one of the parties threatens to share the content unless the other person pays them money, they may also threaten to share images with family and friends unless a fee is paid and ask for a set amount of money.

Even if you have mutual friends do not trust these people and please protect yourselves by not sharing images. This is taking place on all social media platforms anddating websites.

Do NOT pay any money, as the offender may request further payment.

For any concerns please phone 101, for more advice please see the Devon & Cornwall police website here.

Warning to public to be vigilant following phone scam
23 September 2022

Police are warning residents in Devon to be vigilant following a phone scam in which the caller is pretending to be a police officer.

Officers are currently investigating reports of a scam, one of which led to a woman in her 70s drawing out a substantial amount of money, but thankfully did not hand this over and instead contacted the police.

Another report has been received whereby an elderly man handed over £10,000.

Detectives say they have had an increased number of calls about this scam over the past week - particularly in the South Devon and Tiverton areas.

Detective Inspector Jo Devonshire said: “We are advising anyone who receives such a call not to give any personal information and hang up immediately.

“This type of call can be linked to courier fraud, where victims will be encouraged to withdraw funds from their bank account or give bank cards to a courier, arranged by the ‘police officer’ making the call under the guise of ‘assisting with a police investigation’.

“We will never contact people to ask for banking information or request that they withdraw money from an account to aid an investigation.”

She went on to say: “Fraudsters often target geographical areas where they know elderly or vulnerable people live, so we are asking that if you have family or friends who are vulnerable in any way, that you make them aware of this scam.”

If you have any information that could help the police with their enquiries or know someone who has received a call of this nature, please email [email protected] or call 101, quoting 518 200922.

Police advise on receiving a scam call of this nature to terminate the call, wait five minutes and ensure you can hear a dial tone before calling 101, and then call your bank using the number found on the back of your card. All reports of this nature also need to be reported to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or online