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Ivybridge is a ‘university’ town SPORT REPORTS

SHARING THE FAITH

TEN TORS TAMED

Cricket, running, rugby + town’s champion teams

The Methodist Church celebrates its bicentenary

Community college students conquer Dartmoor


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SHARING THE FAITH

TEN TORS TAMED

Cricket, running, rugby + town’s champion teams

The Methodist Church celebrates its bicentenary

Community college students conquer Dartmoor

COVER PHOTO Ivybridge Methodist Church, taken by Steven Vincent PUBLISHER AND EDITOR Steven Vincent T: 08454 714413 M: 07773 293467 E: steven.vincent@the ivybridgemagazine.co.uk TO ADVERTISE T: 08454 714413 E: advertising@the ivybridgemagazine. co.uk The Ivybridge magazine is published and produced by: Lily design 6 Claymans Pathway, Woodlands, Ivybridge PL21 9UZ info@lilydesign.co.uk www.lilydesign.co.uk All information, advertised or provided, is accepted in good faith as being correct at the time of going to press. Opinions expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher and editor. The publisher accepts no responsibility for products, goods or services that may be advertised or referred to.

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ariety is, as we know, the spice of life, which is just as well because there has been plenty of it lately. It has been a month for the serious but also the side-splitting, and the routine chores of life in between. Democracy was very much prevalent at the beginning of the month. I dutifully went to the polling station to cast my votes in the council elections and the referendum and then, a few days later, I went along to the new-style annual town meeting at The Watermark. There was a good turn-out to hear the seven groups make their pitch for funds from the town council’s dedicated localism budget and then we could use electronic voting pads to vote for the group(s) we thought should be supported. The instant results on the big screen added to the sense of really being involved. Well done to the council for being brave enough to try something different to engage with residents and, with a few tweaks, I look forward to taking part next year. The annual meeting was on the Monday and I was back at The Watermark on Friday to see the superb Richard Digance. It was a fantastic night. And isn’t it great that we can see such high calibre entertainment in the town? This proves again what an asset The Watermark is. Looking ahead, there are some incredible charity feats by Ivybridge people taking place in June. Mother and daughter Lesley and Victoria Andreassen are free-falling for Families for Children adoption agency at the beginning of the month and Rotary Club president Olly Taylor is walking, unsupported, the 102-mile Two Moors Way over five days from 6 June. Good luck to Lesley, Victoria and Olly and look out for reports and pictures in next month’s magazine. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading another packed issue.

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News Ivybridge is a ‘university’ town Sharing the faith for 200 years Clubs and groups News What’s On in June Pull-out calendar Emma proves that every loser wins

There is a new plaice in town Dentist’s doors opening wide School reports Ivybridge CC students conquer Dartmoor 25 Sport 27 Ivybridge information – helpful phone numbers, rail times & councillors 17 19 20 22

HAVE YOU GOT NEWS FOR ME? Are you doing something amazing for charity? Do you run a group or club in the town and would like more people to know about it? Is there an event coming up that you’d like publicise? If the answer is yes, then The Ivybridge magazine wants to hear from you. It’s easy to submit a story – simply send it to news@theivybridgemagazine.co.uk Deadline for the June issue is Tuesday, 14 June.

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Thinking local for Glanvilles Mill

Town has new mayor

THE OWNERS of Glanvilles Mill are

THERE IS A new team at

thinking local to help it become a thriving shopping area. Levanter Properties are keen to find local businesses to take up units in the shopping centre. Natasha Lodge, who has recently opened The Ivybridge Fish Company in Glanvilles Mill, said: “Daniel Bardiger at Levanter Properties has been very supportive in organising our lease. “If there are any small, local business owners who would like to open a shop in Glanvilles Mill then I recommend talking to him.” Find out more: Daniel Bardiger, Levanter Properties, 0207 495 0750

the top of Ivybridge Town Council. Councillor Trevor Parsons (pictured) has been elected as the town’s Mayor for 20112012, with Councillor Chris Childs successful in his bid for the deputy position. Councillor Parsons, who has lived in Ivybridge for 30 years, has served on the council for a number of years, and has been involved with the work of numerous Committees. “I feel privileged to be elected as the Mayor,” said Councillor Par-

sons. “My priorities for my term in office are to work closely with businesses in the town, to develop relationships with the youth of the town, foster good working relationships with other agencies and, most important of all, with the residents of Ivybridge, and raise awareness of my charity for 2011-12, the Royal British Legion (Ivybridge Poppy Appeal). “I am very passionate about the future of our town and I fight for what I believe in. I do not take the easy road, I take the right road.”

Student’s charity painting at Lime Square

Happy chappies need new home MEMBERS OF Ivybridge Library Knit & Natter Group have been busy knitting Teddies from a charity pattern. Unfortunately, they are having problems finding homes for these happy chappies! If anyone knows of a charity that could make use of these, please contact the library on (01752) 893140. The group meets at the library at The Watermark every Thursday from 3pm. It’s not just for knitters – any needlework is welcome – so feel free to come along.

Community fund – thank you! Members of Ivybridge Theatre Company are really pleased with the £50 win which will be put towards some new equipment to facilitate our productions. Many thanks! We appreciate the magazine, which highlights so many local groups, shops and events. Keep up the good work! 4

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THIS PICTURE, titled Cornwood Maidens by Rosie Jewell from Ivybridge Community College, is on sale at Lime Square in Glanvilles Mill to raise money for the Families for Children adoption charity. Rosie’s friend, Victoria Andreassen, is doing a parachute jump to raise money for the charity and the sale of the painting will go towards her donation. Mark Coombs, of Lime Square, said: “Rosie has produced an exceptional

painting and I am delighted to have it on display in the gallery. “I urge you to come and see it for yourself.”

Walkers needed for sponsored Donkey Walk EST IVYBRIDGE is looking for walkers to take part in a sponsored event with a difference on Sunday, 12 June, at 11am. The Sponsored Donkey Walk is being organised by EST Ivybridge’s PTA and walkers will be accompanied by the centre’s donkeys. With a choice of distances, starting at 3/4 mile, the walk is ideal for youngsters, wheelchair users, pushchairs and the whole family.

Walkers and donkeys will leave the centre at 11am and stroll around the grounds of EST Ivybridge before heading back to the centre for some much needed refreshments. To add to the fun there will also be a donkey quiz to complete along the way. To obtain a sponsorship form, please contact the centre on (01752) 690200 or via est.ivybridge@ elisabethsvendsentrust.org.uk


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Town landmark wins architectural award

BROWNS DENTAL Practice’s new surgery, at Cedar Rise on Fore Street, has been announced as a winner in the 2011 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards for architectural excellence. “Well-designed buildings add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities,” said RIBA President, Ruth Reed, at the awards. Dentist’s doors opening wide – see page 19.

Have you got news for me?

Kids say ‘Stop!’ to park yobs

Typical debris

CHILDREN AT The Erme Primary School are fed up with continued acts of vandalism and dog fouling in Victoria Park, which they use at playtime, and want the local community to help them stamp it out. The young children are having make a proactive change. to take great care in the open To report a nuisance, disturgrass area and play park to avoid bance or vandalism, call the postepping on broken glass, and lice on 08452 777444 regularly find damaged play equipment, large rocks thrown VICTORIA PARK CONSULTATION into the playground, dog mess, The town council wants to know what you would like to see at Victoria Park. It has orfireworks and attempted fires. Parents and the school would ganised an event on Friday, 10 June, 5like the community’s help – by re- 9pm, where people of all ages can tell them porting all acts of vandalism to how the park can be made better. There will the police and campaigning to also be activities, music and refreshments.

Interactive annual meeting a hit Have your say on waste SEVEN LOCAL groups put their Localism fund doubled to landfill site application case for funding from a dedicated localism budget at the town council’s first-ever interactive annual meeting. A healthy turn-out of residents voted for which group(s) should get funding, as well as on whether all the money should go to one group and if a part of the budget should be held back to later in the year. The groups presenting were Citizens’ Advice, Ivybridge Police, Ivybridge Cricket Club, Ivybridge Caring, renewable energy, community projects and Ivybridge Youth Venue. The presentations and voting were videoed and will be

£40k by county councillor

The localism fund has been boosted by £20,000 thanks to one of the town’s county councillors. Cllr Roger Croad was impressed by the exercise in participatory budgeting and has matched the council’s funding from his locality budget. The sum on offer to local groups is now £40,000 thanks to the generosity of Cllr Croad. available on the council website www.ivybridge.gov.uk, as well as being shown to various ‘hard to reach’ groups. A report on public feedback should be presented at the council’s July meeting and a decision on funding made.

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THE VIEWS of Ivybridge residents on an application to operate a waste landfill site at New England Quarry are being sought by The Environment Agency. The application has been made by Viridor Waste Management Ltd and will be part of the resource recovery centre for waste unsuitable for either recycling or energy-from-waste processing. A copy of the application is held at South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes. Comments need to be sent to The Environment Agency, Permitting Support Centre, EP Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield S9 4WF, quoting the application number EPR/PP3133FC/A001, by Friday, 24 June, 2011. Or you can email psc@environmentagency.gov.uk quoting the application number EPR/PP3133FC/A001.

The winners of the £200 Community Fund for the June issue £100 goes to the Rotary Club

£50 goes to Ivybridge £50 goes to Ivybridge Lions Club Garden Association June 2011 THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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“U3A is one of the best things that has happened in Ivybridge”

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group set up in Ivybridge less than a year ago has gone from nought to over 200 members to become one of the biggest organisations in the town. Ivybridge University of the Third Age (U3A) held its inaugural meeting in the Methodist Church last summer. Over 80 people attended and the group has not looked back since. “I was amazed at the turn out for our first meeting,” said Cliff Bennett, chairman of Ivybridge U3A, and who was instrumental in setting up the group in the town. “We publicised the meeting as much as possible and we of course hoped lots of people would come along, but in the back of your mind you do wonder what the response will be. “I needn’t have worried. Not only did we have a great turn out, but those who attended really wanted to get involved and 6

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we were able to set up a committee and start organising group activities, which are at the heart of U3A, from the off.” The U3A is a unique and exciting self-help educational, creative and social movement for people no longer in full-time work – the third “The university bit of the name may age (the first age is childput some people off,” says Cliff. hood and the second age “But please don’t let it. The group full-time employment isn’t about study and taking formal and parental responsibilqualifications, the term university is ity). It was started in used in the original sense of the France in the 70s, spread word: a group of people keen to rapidly throughout Europe, learn, with members and was introduced to not students.” Britain in 1982. It gives members the opportunity to pursue learning for sheer enjoyment and for its own sake, share learning experiences in a wide range of

WHAT’S IN A NAME?


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Tai Chi interest groups and to make new friendships. At the heart of Ivybridge U3A is a wideranging programme of activities. There is currently an eclectic mix of close to 25 groups run each month, which reflects the members’ interests and expertise. Groups available include Tai Chi, beginner’s bridge, a walking group, etymology and patchwork & quilting (see Something for everyone, right, for a list of all groups). If any of the current groups isn’t really for you, then you can suggest a group that you would like to start. The U3A is truly run by its members, so any member can propose and lead a new group. Ivybridge U3A also holds a general monthly meeting, in the Methodist Church on the fourth Monday of each month, which includes a presentation from an invited speaker as well as information and announcements; there is also time for coffee or tea, biscuits and a chat. By joining Ivybridge U3A you become a member of The Third Age Trust, the national representative body for the more than 750 U3As in the UK. Benefits include a national magazine sent directly to each member, summer school opportunities and an international travel group.

“It has been a fabulous first year,” says Cliff. “I have to pinch myself sometimes to make sure I am not dreaming how well

Something for everyone Ivybridge U3A groups: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Card games Drawing & painting Etymology French conversation Garden visits Beginner’s guitar lessons Beginner’s bridge Hand crafted cards Local history Lunch (dining) Natural history Patchwork & quilting Theatre Theology, Philosophy & Psychology Walking Wine appreciation Dartmoor – industrial archaeology Writing Basic digital photography Tai Chi Quiz group Country dancing Coffee morning

s Card game it has gone. We have over 200 members, and we must be close to being the biggest group in the town.” It is of course the members who make Ivybridge U3A what it is, so Cliff leaves the last word to the member who wrote to him saying how much they enjoyed it – ‘U3A is one of the best things that has happened in Ivybridge’.

Join Ivybridge U3A It is easy to join Ivybridge U3A – Call 01752 892772 Email ivybridge.u3a@gmail.com, or Go along to the next general meeting on Monday, 27 June, at the Methodist Church, which starts at 2pm. Find out more at www.ivybridge-u3a.org.uk June 2011 THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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Sharing the faith for 200 years I

vybridge Methodist Church is 200 years old and the birthday celebrations will be over the weekend of 11-12 June. There will be a historical display, open on Saturday from 10am to 12noon, and almost all day on Sunday. There will be photographs, documents, medals, chapel crockery and such like on display, and on Saturday the café will be open. The Rev Pete Pillinger, chairman of the Plymouth and Exeter District, will preach on the Sunday morning at 10.30am, and in the evening Rev Stephen Caddick, the present minister of the church, will preach. The ‘first Methodist in Ivybridge’ was William Sherwell. This is known from his memorial tablet in the present church. He was a very busy man, working as a tailor, chemist,

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haberdasher, grocer, cutler and draper in Ivybridge. He was also a local preacher, travelling, presumably on horseback, to take services in surrounding villages for over 35 years. One Sunday, he died suddenly on his way to the chapel at Lee Moor. He must have been an inspiring preacher. In the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine there is a reference to a sermon preached by him; listening to it started Philip Luscombe of Modbury on the road to conversion, and he later became a local preacher himself. The original name of the church was Ivy Bridge Wesleyan Chapel. No records exist for the first 40 years of the church's life, and the earliest document is the minutes of the Sunday school teachers' meeting of

September 1851. The Sunday School numbered its anniversaries, and so it is known that it opened in June 1811. It is assumed that the Church started at the same time, meeting in a house, or renting a room somewhere. The first church (which now belongs to the Community Association), was built in 1812, and rebuilt in 1860. The present church was the gift of John Allen (owner of Stowford Paper Mill), and opened in 1876.

I If you have anything relevant to the church’s history, they would be interested to see it. Please contact David Moulder on (01752) 892858.


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Walking club leads way

Lively debate at WI meeting

IVYBRIDGE WALKING CLUB, which is now in of Trail Outdoor have expertise in all

IVYBRIDGE WI had a lively May meeting, when two resolutions were put forward as potential campaigns. Secretary Margaret Lannin put the arguments for and against the practice of factory farming cows for milk, and Pam Rendell, president, presented the case for maintaining the support for local libraries. A lively discussion took place on both issues. As a fun end to the meeting, members were given wool and crochet hooks and shown how to make a chain and a few basic crochet stitches. Most managed the chain, but doubles and trebles ended up with many dropped stitches and a few interesting knots! The WI’s next meeting is on 7 June, when Rosemary Howell will be talking about Lukesland and showing slides, followed by cream teas. FIND OUT MORE: contact Pam Rendell 01752 893851

its seventh year, continues to go from strength-to-strength. Known for being a friendly and sociable group, led by experienced volunteers, it welcomes newcomers and runs a diverse programme of fortnightly Sunday walks. The walks cover differing terrain and range from easy to difficult. “We have something from everyone,” said member Amanda Pellatt. “If longer walks are not for you, look out for the shorter ones.” The club has a partnership with Trail Outdoor in Fore Street. Nigel and Mark

outdoor sports equipment and members are finding that the advice and personal attention provided is first class. The club’s next long walk is on 3 July, a 14 mile moderate walk from Wembury to Ivybridge, on the Plym-Erme Valley trail of lovely winding countryside paths and tracks. It is just £10 per year to join the club and, with suitable walking gear, you are welcome along on any distance walk that suits you. FIND OUT MORE: www.iwc.org.uk

Club walks cover differing terrain

Care and compassion for our most vulnerable residents THE TOWN’S successful volunteer befriending group, which supports elderly people living alone or isolated by illness, as well as offering a sitting service so that carers can have some time for themselves, is now in its second year. Ivybridge Caring has had 54 client enquiries since December 2009 and can boast 28 volunteers who visit, shop, garden, take clients for a walk, help people on their computer and do many other small jobs. Demand for the group’s services is likely to surge in coming years. Projections to 2021 show a staggering 102% increase in the number of people in the town in the 70+ age group, meaning many more people living alone will need extra help. I Ivybridge Caring welcome any new clients or volunteers. Visit them at The Watermark, 2nd Floor Community Room 8, on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. FIND OUT MORE: call 07791 239357 10

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Always showtime for theatre company IF YOU are interested in the ‘performing arts’, whether acting or back-stage, Ivybridge Theatre Company (ITC) would be delighted to welcome you to its weekly get together at Chapel Place Community Centre on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. Rehearsals for Prescription for Murder, a thriller by Norman Robbins, started in May. This full-length play will be staged at The Watermark on 12-13 August at 7.30pm. And it may seem a long way off, but plans are already in place for next February’s pantomime, Snow White... Black Ivy Mysteries (affiliated to ITC) have recently performed two Murder Mystery events locally – ‘Death by Chocolate’ at The Watermark and ‘1920’s Soiree’ at Glazebrook House. The company arrange these for private parties, charity or community events and are looking forward to two more in the coming months. FIND OUT MORE: Ivybridge Theatre Company – call (01752) 893308 or go to www.ivybridgetheatrecompany.co.uk Black Ivy Mysteries – go to www.blackivymysteries.co.uk


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Has your club/group got news?

Lions Club getting set for fantastic Funday THE LIONS CLUB Funday looks set to be better than ever. Organisation is well under-way for this year’s event, which is at the rugby club on Saturday, 2 July, starting at 12noon and running until 11pm. This year’s Funday has been extended by an hour because the rugby club has kindly organised a beer festival to coincide with the day. As well as stalls and the beer festival, there will be fairground rides for all the family, free circus skills and a rocket launch site, where anyone can have a go at launching some rockets. There will be entertainment thoughout the day, and from 5pm some of the area’s best bands will take to the main stage. The line-up includes Six Shooter (covers), The Drifting (Oasis tribute), Supersonic (acoustic) and Platypus (rock). Entry is just £2 for adults and £1 for children – under 5s go free.

Dartmoor secrets to be revealed at garden meeting THE JUNE meeting of the Ivybridge Garden Association’s is on Thursday, 23 June, at the Methodist Church Hall, starting at 7.45pm. Paul Rendell will be giving a talk on “The Secret Nature of Dartmoor”. The association is holding its Summer Show on Saturday, 9 July, again in the Methodist Church Hall, starting at 2pm. For details and copies of the show schedule, contact Mrs Acheson on (01752) 894867.

Fancy a stall at the Funday? Or are you in a band or an entertainer who would like to perform? Contact, after 5pm, for stalls Caron on 07702 188064, for bands or entertainment Adam on 07980 084410. I The Lions Club is also holding a car wash in the Glanvilles Mill car park on 11 June, from 10am until 1pm.

Flower club meeting was a load of rubbish AT THE MAY meeting of Ivybridge Flower Club Adrienne Blake used as her title “Flash Trash”. Adrienne told members that the inspiration for her demonstration came from a sign she saw when leaving a local supermarket, encouraging shoppers to recycle. This set her thinking and she created containers and accessories from all kinds of different materials, some from skips and others from cast-offs from friends. Together with beautiful flowers and foliage, this combined to make an entertaining and enjoyable evening. Members were thanked for making arrangements placed in local public places, celebrating National Flower Arranging Day on 6 May, which helped to publicise the club. The club’s next meeting is on 14 June at The Watermark, starting at 7.30pm. The demonstrator is Sheila Gibson-Mattinson, and her title will be “From Near and Far”. Visitors are welcomed to club meetings, the cost is £5. FIND OUT MORE: Contact Hilary Newcombe (01752) 892647

French visitors enjoy Royal Wedding THE TWINNING Association welcomed 33 twinners from St Pierre-sur-Dives, France, to Ivybridge during the last weekend of April. As well as a packed schedule of entertainment and events, the French visitors were able to enjoy the town’s Royal Wedding celebrations. On the Saturday of the visit the Ivybridge families entertained their guests during the day, and everyone met for dinner in the Watermark in the evening. Sunday was a visit to Paignton Zoo for those who wished to go. On a recent visit to London, the association’s Clive Hunter was reminded that the coun-

try’s French connections go back many years, further back even than Henry VIII, who is seen in the photograph (above) with Clive. Henry’s sister married The King of France, not to mention The Norman Conquest with William before that. FIND OUT MORE: contact Clive Hunter on (01752) 893726 June 2011 THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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Insuring against the unthinkable happening PERSONAL FINANCE WITH CRIS ILES-WRIGHT Wages have doubled since 1990. Despite the best efforts of a recession and banking crisis we’re still earning, on average, £2.16 for every pound we earned then. Compared with 2000 we’re earning £1.42 for every pound we once earned. Let’s face the reality that if we’re earning that, we must be spending it. Each household depends so heavily on this income that the prospect of the unthinkable seems insurmountable. In other words, if a wage is lost through death, it looks to present impossible personal finances. The possibility lies not just with the death of the earner, but also with the death of a stay-at-home parent, if the earner needs to stop or reduce working to cover childcare. Yet the problems are rarely those that can’t be addressed. If there’s a mortgage, check that it’s covered. Next, consider how much income would be needed if just one of you remained. This income can be provided by a lump sum from an insurance policy, which we can theoretically cut into slices to take each month. An increasingly popular option is for a policy that provides an income on death. This can be surprisingly low cost. A healthy 30-year-old non-smoking couple could arrange cover of £2,000 tax free per month for the next 18 years, costing less than £20 per month. As time progresses, the precautions we take can be drastically eroded as the pound in our pocket erodes and our expenditure creeps up.

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Freemasons help transport group IVYBRIDGE AND District Community Transport Association has received £1,000 from Devonshire Freemasons. The donation was presented to I&DCTA chairman Ivor Martin at the Masonic Hall. The Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Michael Penny, commented: “I am delighted that the Freemasons in Devon are able to contribute to local causes. (l-r) Len Jackman, local freemason member, Ivor Martin, chairman I&DCTA, and Grand Many are run on a shoestring Master of Devonshire Provincial, Right Wor- by volunteers and these doshipful Brother Michael Penny nations provide real benefit.”

Local rockers one step from O2 gig A PROMISING local rock band, whose drummer grew up in Ivybridge, is one step away from the biggest gig of its career. Six Shooter are in the area final of the Live and Unsigned 2011 competition and, if successful, will perform at the worldrenowned O2 Arena. Drummer David ‘Shammy’ Samuels (pictured), who went to school in Ivybridge and played

for local football and rugby teams, said: “We have enjoyed the competition but we want to go one better and represent our county in the national final.” You can catch Six Shooter at the Lions Club Funday on 2 July.

Walkers big thank you to sponsors

New faces on town council

A couple who walked the Two Moors Way for charity would like thank all the people who sponsored them. Keith and Lynn Miller did the 102mile route over Exmoor and Dartmoor as a walking holiday but also raised money for their local church and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. They set off on 17 April and on average trekked 15 miles a day. The couple were welcomed home with a tea with friends on 23 April. At the time of going to press they had raised over £1,000.

THERE ARE four brand new councillors who will sit on the council until 2015. They are:  Dave Amphlett: “I want to use my experience in IT to use the internet to make it easy for people to know what is happening.”  Lydia Farmer: “I want to ensure the views of families and young people get a voice.”  Kate Reville: “As well as ensuring the views of young people are represented, I am keen to see environmental issues high on the agenda.”  Alan Spencer: “I am a great believer in public participation. I will regard my time on council as a success if more voices are heard.” Your town councillors – page 27.


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NURSERY’S OFFICIAL OPENING BILLY WIZ had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the refurbished Jays Day Care Nursery. Billy told the crowd how he had attended the nursery’s Christmas parties for many years and always looked forward to coming, as the children were always very well behaved. Owner Jacqui Aldridge welcomed everyone before inviting people to look around the nursery, chat to the staff and join in the fun and games. Billy stayed on to entertain the children, Helen, a librarian from The Watermark library, read stories to the children and Mervyn Bedford amused everyone with songs, poems and dancing in the new outside play area. There were also craft activities, a cake stall and face painting. The nursery was refurbished over the last eight to nine months, but stayed open throughout thanks to a dedicated team of people. Jays Day Care Nursery accepts children from three months to school age, and holiday club up to eight years. It is open 52 weeks of the year but can accommodate term-time only. It also offers places to children who are eligible for government funding. For more information, phone 01752 894437.

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IN JUNE

Arranging an event? Send details to: events@theivybridgemagazine.co.uk

An evening of sublime music

Donkey Sanctuary summer fair The EST Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair is on Saturday, 18 June, at Filham. There will be a dog show, games and activities, ride demonstrations, barbecue and refreshments. FIND OUT MORE: go to the website www.elisabethsvendsentrust.org.uk/ view/ivybridge or call 01752 690200

Julian Lloyd Webber live @ The Watermark – Friday, 3 June

Shelterbox speaker at U3A Ivybridge U3A is holding its June meeting on Monday, 27 June, at Ivybridge Methodist Church Hall at 2pm. The guest speaker will be from the charity Shelterbox. FIND OUT MORE: contact Anne Kiddell on 01752 893017 Ivybridge is a ‘university’ town – see page six.

Open up a new and exciting pastime There is a one-day drawing and colour pencil workshop at Ivybridge Town Hall on Wednesday, 15 June. The day runs from 10am-4pm and will show you how to use and blend colour pencils, and how to improve your drawing skills. Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied, but please bring a packed lunch. The cost is £37.50 for the day – spaces are limited, so it’s strictly first come, first served. TO BOOK: (01752) 893852 14

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Enjoy an evening of sublime music with Julian Lloyd Webber, surely Britain’s most popular cellist. His career regularly takes him across the world giving recitals and performing concertos with leading international orchestras and he has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians. Tonight’s programme of romantic music for cello and piano includes works by Bach, Bridge, Britten, Faure, Delius, William Lloyd Webber and one of Rachmaninov’s great masterpieces, his passionate sonata in G minor. All tickets £40.

JUNE’S THURSDAY NIGHT CINEMA @ The Watermark Films start at 7.30pm ––––––––––––––

Live music @ The Watermark ahab | Saturday, 18 June Enjoy an evening of vocal harmony and instrumental virtuosity with folk-flavoured countryrock quartet ahab. ahab’s music has a laid-back swing but with an undercurrent of indie edginess, and they have an impressive repertoire of self-penned material. The band is fast becoming a favourite on the festival circuit and has played major events around the world and recently featured in a live session on Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 show. Tickets cost £10, concessions £9.

I Support Hospice Tea@3

A Hospice Tea@3, with Teresa Driscoll, is being hosted by friends of Erme and Ivybridge WIs on Wednesday, 29 June, 2.30-4.30pm at the Methodist Church. Cream or plain tea £2.50. Many stalls.

2nd True Grit 9th Tamara Drew 17th Paul 23rd Inside Job

OPEN DAY AT ABBEYFIELD Abbeyfield House in Trehill Road is holding an open afternoon on Thursday, 16 June from 2-5pm. Steve Hopper will be there with his Birds of Prey and cream teas will be served.


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Toybox, Chapel Place Community Centre, 9.30am-11.50am. £1.50 per family. All welcome. Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the IT suite @ The Watermark. Ivybridge Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Chapel Place Community Centre.

Toybox, Chapel Place Community Centre, 9.30am-11.50am. £1.50 per family. All welcome. Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the IT suite @ The Watermark. Ivybridge Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Chapel Place Community Centre.

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Toybox, Chapel Place Community Centre, 9.30am-11.50am. £1.50 per family. All welcome. Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the IT suite @ The Watermark. Ivybridge Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Chapel Place Community Centre. One-day drawing and colour pencil workshop 10am-4pm, Ivybridge Town Hall.

Film – True Grit, 7.30pm, The Watermark

South Hams Connect, The Watermark, 10am-12noon. Film – Tamara Drew, 7.30pm,The Watermark.

3 Live Event: Julian Lloyd Webber 8pm @ The Watermark

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10 Love your Park? Tell us why! A consultation on the uses of Victoria Park 5-9pm.

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Erme Court Saturday Market @ The Watermark 9.30am-12.30pm. Table Top Sale in aid of 1st Ivybridge Cleeve Cubs, 10am-2pm. Glanvilles Mill.

Erme Court Saturday Market @ The Watermark 9.30am-12.30pm.

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Meeting of Ivybridge Town Council, including public participation session, 7pm, The Watermark.

Ivybridge Flower Club, 7.30pm, The Watermark. Ivybridge & District Camera Club Meeting, 7.30pm, New Hall, Bittaford. Visitors welcome.

7 Betty’s Memory Café, Ivybridge Methodist Church, 2-4pm. 01752 893952. Meeting of Town Council Planning & Infrastructure Committee, including public participation session, 7pm, Town Hall. Ivybridge & District Camera Club Meeting, 7.30pm, New Hall, Bittaford.

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18 Erme Court Saturday Market @ The Watermark 9.30am-12.30pm. Bridge Ceremony, 10am, The Ivy Bridge. Ivybridge Rotary Duck Race, 11am, Lower Glanvilles Mill Bridge – Riverside/Waterside. EST Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair, Filham, Godwell Lane. Live Event: ahab 8pm @ The Watermark.

21 Betty’s Memory Café, Ivybridge Methodist Church, 2-4pm. 01752 893952.

Call 01752 892220 or Email info@ivybridgewatermark.co.uk To make sure your event is included in the community diary, please supply details by the 12th of each preceding month

23 Ivybridge Garden Association, 7.45pm, Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street. Film – Inside Job, 7.30pm, The Watermark.

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HOW TO GET YOUR EVENT IN THE COMMUNITY DIARY

Toybox, Chapel Place Community Centre, 9.30am-11.50am. £1.50 per family. All welcome. Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the IT suite @ The Watermark. Ivybridge Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Chapel Place Community Centre.

Ivybridge U3A (University of the Third Age) monthly meeting, Methodist Church Hall, 2pm.

28 Meeting of Town Council Planning & Infrastructure Committee, 7pm, including public participation session, the Town Hall. Ivybridge & District Camera Club Meeting, 7.30pm, New Hall, Bittaford. Visitors welcome.

29 Toybox, Chapel Place Community Centre, 9.30am-11.50am. £1.50 per family. All welcome. Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the IT suite @ The Watermark. Ivybridge Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Chapel Place Community Centre.

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Emma proves that every loser wins AN IVYBRIDGE woman has shown that even the biggest losers can be the real winners after shedding 7st 31/2lbs with Slimming World. Emma Love was a size 26 when, in October 2009, she realised that she needed to do something about her weight and size. It followed a forlorn, depressing search for an evening dress to wear to a gala performance her partner’s daughter was singing in. “I couldn’t find a nice dress that would fit,” said Emma. “I really wanted to look special but I looked awful. It was very upsetting. “Soon after, I bumped into a friend who had lost over two stone by joining Slimming World and I thought ‘if she can do it, so can I’.” Despite really wanting to make the change, Emma concedes that attending that first meeting is very daunting. “It was really scary,” recalls Emma. “I was worried that I’d be the fattest there, that they’d all look at me. But it wasn’t like that at all. Everyone there was like me at one time, they were just a little further on in their journey.” The Slimming World programme is ‘realistic’ according to Emma, which makes it easier to stick to. “There isn’t a big upheaval to the family diet, it is easy to follow,

Ivybridge GROUPS Mondays 5.15pm and 7pm Your Consultant's name is Leanne Telephone 01752 892181 Tuesdays 9:30am Your Consultant's name is Julie Telephone 01752 340104 Tuesdays 4:30pm and 6:15pm Your Consultant's name is Leanne Telephone 01752 892181

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Emma on her wedding day and, inset, before her journey

even when eating out, and you can have the odd takeaway, too!” Emma’s Slimming World consultant, Tasha Lodge (who also runs The Ivybridge Fish Company – see opposite), says it is very rewarding to see the change in members. “People become the real them. They become more confident and are much happier about themselves. It has been a pleasure to help Emma and great to see the change in her.” Emma’s journey had a fairytale ending on 20 May when she married partner Steve Kerr. For this most special of occasions there was no trouble finding the right dress. “Every shop I visited had dresses in my size – which is now a 12 – so I was spoilt for choice,” said Emma. “I just love the dress and, to really emphasise how much I have achieved, it had to be taken in!” STOP PRESS! Emma’s Slimming World consultant, Tasha, is taking maternity leave from her groups in the near future. “I know Leanne Tancock will look after my members brilliantly during this time,” said Tasha. “I will, of course, still attend group as a member to ensure my four-and-half stone weight loss is maintained, as much as possible considering!”

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THE IVYBRIDGE FISH COMPANY

A new plaice in town

Tasha and Kev are on hand for cooking and recipe advice

FRESH LOCALLY-CAUGHT and exotic seafood is now available in the centre of Ivybridge. The Ivybridge Fish Company in Glanvilles Mill has been opened by local couple Tasha and Kev, who want to share their passion for all things seafood and encourage more people to enjoy cooking and eating fresh fish. “Fish is undoubtedly best cooked and eaten fresh,” says Tasha. “We would much rather people came in and bought only what they need, when they need it, rather than do a big shop and end up freezing it.” Aware that some people can be a little nervous when faced with cooking fish, Tasha and Kev are happy to give recipe and cooking advice; if you wish, you can take your fish away in a special ‘seal and cook’ bag. Tasha and Kev have a fusion of

fish mongery and retail experience. Kev started out as a de-scaler and fish gutter on the fish quay at Plymouth. He taught himself how to fillet, and worked his way up to become manager of fish shops in Dartmouth and Totnes. Tasha has worked for the family business, Ashridge Cider, where she led the marketing effort and played a key role in the company’s growth.

The ethos behind the shop is very much fresh and local is best. The fish comes daily from Plymouth, Brixham and a group of fishermen in Dartmouth, fruit and vegetables are bought from The Greengrocers, and locally-produced goods for sale come from Ivybridge, Lee Mill and other South Devon producers. The next time fish is on the menu, pop down to your new local fish shop.

Pop in and visit us for some friendly advice and delicious fresh fish!

Did you know that we... Can offer tips and recipes for local and exotic fish? Deliver to homes and businesses locally? Also stock local produce? The Ivybridge Fish Company is a family-run business set up specifically to service the town and surroundings with locally caught and exotic seafood.

We are passionate about bringing you local produce and excellent service.

Telephone: 01752 898646 Opening hours: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm Unit 7 Glanvilles Mill, Ivybridge We are in Ivybridge town centre, opposite Warrens Bakery, a few shops down from Co-op. The main car park is 1 minute away. June 2011 THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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BROWNS DENTAL PRACTICE

Dentist’s doors opening wide

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BROWNS DENTAL PRACTICE is opening the doors of its award-winning, environmentally-friendly surgery to the general public this month in support of National Smile Month. The new practice, in Fore Street, has been named as a winner in the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards for architectural excellence. It was opened in November 2010 but this will be the first chance for people to have a look around. The open day is on Monday, 13 June, and, as well as a chance to look around the building, visitors will also be able to pick up tips on looking after their teeth and preventing gum disease, through a healthy diet and good brushing techniques. Designed by local architect David Sheppard, the building incorporates

sustainable construction materials wherever possible – from the sheep’s wool insulation and chestnut cladding of the exterior walls, to the roof with its sedum covering and solar panels generating electricity. Practice owners, Derek and Lorna Brown, have been providing dental care for all the family in Ivybridge since 1988, previously from premises at Ivybridge Health Centre. The team at Browns Dental

Practice has recently been strengthened by the appointment of Ronan O’Neill, and later this year they will be appointing one of the first dentists to graduate from the Peninsula Dental School. So, if you have wondered what goes on inside the ‘unusual’ building on the hill at the bottom of Fore Street, this is your chance to find out! MORE: www.brownsdentalpractice.co.uk

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Wheelie good fun at Erme CHILDREN AT The Erme Pri-

Advanced maths at Manor A GROUP OF CHILDREN from Manor Primary School have been working alongside a mathematics advanced skills teacher from Ivybridge Community College. For seven weeks, Mr Rainbow came to the school on Thursday afternoons for exciting and extremely challenging sessions for the children – and some of their teachers! Investigations the children carried out included: palindromic numbers, tests of divisibility, recurring and terminating decimals, converting fractions to decimals, rational and irrational numbers and investigating infinite primes! Mr Rainbow also discussed the works of a wide range of famous mathematicians including Alan Turing, Pierre de Fermat Pythagoras and Euclid.

PULP FACT YEAR 3 CHILDREN from

Jemma Stowford Primary School got the chance Ethan to make their very own paper, thanks to the Stowford Papermill. Alastair As part of their work on the Amazon Rainforest, Alistair Munro Hannah from the Mill visited the school to talk Cameron about the different types of special paper made at the Mill and to show the pulp to let the children investichildren how to make their own gate how many different types sheets of paper from wood pulp. of paper of their own they can The Mill donated enough produce.

Clowning around A DAY LEARNING circus skills was the treat for Year 6 children from Stowford Primary School after completing their SATs exams. The pupils got the opportunity to learn some new skills as a reward for all their hard work over the past year. From unicycle to Diablo, there were plenty of things to try and they had to put together acts for a show for the rest of the school. The final show included an impressive range of performances including juggling, dance routines and plate spinning. 20

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mary School were challenged to negotiate a course designed by the Year 6 house captains on either bikes, scooters, roller skates, pram or pushchairs etc to raise money for new playground markings.

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BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE – SATURDAY 18 JUNE Local primary school children will be re-enacting the Battle of the Bridge between the parishes of Ivybridge and Ermington. ‘Battle’ commences at 10am at The Ivy Bridge.

Stowford

ANYTHING KATE AND WILL CAN DO: Foundation children Maisie, Jessica, Summer, Joshua, Alex and Freya enjoying their very own ‘wedding’

ROYAL WEDDING FEVER Manor

Jasmine D’Cunha and Isabelle Holt

Woodlands

THE CHILDREN at the town’s primary schools joined in the celebration for the Royal Wedding. At Manor Primary School pupils and staff came dressed in wedding clothes and enjoyed a picnic on the school field, along with parents who came along to share in the celebrations. Royal wedding ice cream was on the menu at lunchtime at Woodlands Park Primary School, where the Foundation classes made jam sandwiches, paper hats and union jack flags for their picnic. Stowford Primary School was gripped by “wedding fever” as staff and children spent the day celebrating the great occasion. Everyone came to school dressed in red, white and blue and staff brought in their wedding dresses and photos for a unique display that gave the children the chance to see how wedding fashions have changed through the decades. All the children designed and made a wedding hat, which they wore at the school street party in the afternoon and the Foundation classes staged their own wedding, complete with service, reception and cake. Year 4 teacher, Janet Weston, who co-ordinated the day, said: “We wanted to do something special to mark this unique event and it was lovely to see the whole school come together and enjoy the celebrations.” June 2011 THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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Ivybridge CC teams conquer Dartmoor

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t was 7am on Saturday, 14 May, and perfect weather for walking, much to the relief of 36 Ivybridge Community College students who were lined up at the start at Okehampton camp about to set off for this year’s Ten Tors. The Ten Tors challenge is to walk 35, 45 or 55 miles in two days. The distance walked depends on ability, experience and age and the teams plan their own routes in order to reach specific check points. The teams also have to cook for them-

selves, carry heavy kit and navigate their way across Dartmoor. Ten Tors was founded in 1960 by three army officers: Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Gregory, Major Parker and Captain Joyner, who led 203 boys and girls up onto Dartmoor so they could experience its challenges. Since then, it has grown into a huge phenomenon, a rite of passage for many teenagers, and thousands of people are now involved. This year, six teams made up of students from Ivybridge Community College took part and

PHOTOS BY ANDREW MITCHELL

Ivybridge Community College students at Okehampton camp preparing for the Ten Tors challenge

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thanks to their excellent training and preparation they all completed this huge task. “If it wasn’t for Ten Tors I probably wouldn’t have taken the career path I have chosen,”’ said Victoria Andreassen, who will start on Outdoor Education Diploma at Bicton College in September and led a team in the 45 mile walk. “I just want to say a big thanks to Jack Barker, Andrew Mitchell and all the other volunteers who helped to train us and give up a lot of their time to make Ten Tors possible for everyone at the college.”


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45 MILES

MANON LAMBERT

MATT PINE

FRED STITSON

DAN RICKETTS

VICTORIA ANDREASSEN

JOSH WILKINSON

35 MILES

ELIZA TILBURY

ALICE HOWE

ZOE ROUGHLY

ZENNETH MAY

HARRY PADLEY

MAX STACEY

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JOE PARTRIDGE

PHOEBE RHEAD

ELLIE CALLCUT

JAMES ROWE

JAGO BURRIS

HANNAH WALTERS

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ALEX MEILEK

FRASER BROWN

LUKE HONEY

DAISY BURRIS

RACHAEL HUTCHINGS

HEATHER BROWN

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HEIDI CARR

LILY BATTERSHILL

LUCIE BONNEY

STEVE CRIMP

JOE FREEMAN

PETE MOGRIDGE

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SAM TRIGG

JAMES MOUSLEY

JAMIE DOUGLAS

TOM PEARSON

ED SMITH

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Got a sport report? Send it to: sport@theivybridgemagazine.co.uk

Cricketers looking to up their game

Catch some cricket in June at Filham Park 1st: 3rd: 4th: 6th: 7th: 8th: 9th:

AFTER SOMETHING of a shaky start to the season, Ivybridge cricketers are looking to up their game for the June matches. The club will be bolstered by the return of some of the younger players, who have been away at universities around the country, which will add some youthful zest to the teams’ performances. The bowling attack will be strengthened by the addition of Adam Warden, a much improved pace bowler who has captained the club’s Plymouth & District team in the past, and Pete Abrahams, another paceman with plenty of 1st XI experience behind him and the son of former 2nd XI skipper Andy Abrahams. Lloyd Thomas, a lively bowler with real allrounder potential and whose father Nick was once 1st XI skipper, is also set to return. A good addition to the batting order will be David Eadie, a solid upper order batsman who has been working on his leg-spin bowling between studies at university.

Alan Hoskin

Action at Filham Park captured by junior Ivybridge CC player Andy Statton

Family club The club encourages the whole family to play a part. Father and son combination Peter and James Boast are regulars in the Saturday and Sunday teams, and the 1st XI is captained by Gareth Andrews, son of Ivybridge CC legend Bob Andrews. For the Lancaster family, cricket really is a family affair. Mum Jackie helps manage the U/15s (as well as scoring for the senior sides), daughter Gemma is a stalwart of the U/15 side, younger son Neal worked his way up through the junior teams and is now a 2nd XI regular, and oldest son Tim is club secretary and a 1st XI batsman.

11th: 17th: 18th: 19th: 20th: 21st: 24th: 25th: 27th: 28th:

v. Roborough (P&D), 6pm v. Plymouth (Twenty/20), 6pm 2nd XI v. Ipplepen, 2pm U/13 v. Whitchurch, 6pm U/11 Falcons v. Plymstock, 6pm U/15 v. Tideford , 6pm U/11 Eagles v. Plymouth Mount Wise, 6pm 1st XI v. Clyst Hydon, 2pm v. Plymstock (Twenty/20), 6pm 1st XI v. Hatherleigh, 2pm v. Countess Wear (SDL), 2pm U/11 v. Yelverton (Cup), 6pm U/15 v. Whitchurch, 6pm v. Civil/Roborough (Twenty/ 20), 6pm 2nd XI v. Axminster, 2pm U/13 v. Lewdown, 6pm v Plymouth (P&D), 6pm

The club welcomes spectators – refreshments are available in the clubhouse. New players are always welcome, too. FIND OUT MORE: • Adult cricket – contact Gareth (07944 978570) or Des (07984 456060) • Junior enquiries – Stafford (07941 247207) or Dave (07979 542155) •Alternatively, email jonsparkes1974 @aol.com

10k a great success ERME VALLEY Harriers’ annual road race was again a great success. There were 621 finishers in conditions which were good for running with a light breeze. The race, which starts at Ivybridge Station car park and takes a route out towards Bittaford and Wrangton before finishing at Ivybridge Rugby Club, was won by Jim Cole in a time of 32.48. It was a particularly impressive run

from Jim, who has only been back running for five weeks after a nine-month lay off. Second place went to Stuart Hall, who has won the race on three previous occasions. In the ladies race, Anne Luke, of Tamar Trotters, won for the third year running in a time of 38.10.

pressive runs by Jessica Harvey (39.08) and Alison McEwing (39.35). Matthew Brown (37.08) was the first Harrier home, with Alan Hoskin (39.04) also having an impressive run. The next Harriers’ event is the Relay Race on the evening of Friday, 1 July.

Harriers Harriers’ ladies came in FIND OUT MORE: second and third after im- www.ermevalleyharriers.co.uk June 2011 THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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MANSTOW U16s (above) celebrate winning the Howe League Championship in the Devon Junior Minor league. Team manager David Miller said: “After two difficult seasons the team deserved this title win. It went right down to a winner-takes-all last game – we had three influential players out but still managed to dig in and get the win. A large squad of players has each played a significant role in getting here. We have only dropped eight points all season.” The players, officials and fans of the club wish to thank the club’s generous sponsors, Rodgers of Plymouth, Atlas Group, Newquay, and Gordon Foot. IVYBRIDGE RUGBY CLUB U15s won the Devon Cup at the home of Premiership side Exeter Chiefs in May with a comprehensive 31-0 over Kingsbridge. It was the third time these two teams have met in the Devon Cup final – the win moved Ivybridge ahead with two finals wins to Kingsbridge’s one.

LEARN RUGBY AT THE FRIENDLY CLUB IF YOUR YOUNG child wants to learn matches every Sunday throughout to play rugby, mini rugby at Ivybridge Rugby Club offers a fun, friendly and safe environment in which to do so. The club’s mini rugby section attracts healthy numbers and it regularly fields two teams on a Sunday, and its inclusive policy means that coaches work hard to develop all the children, whatever their stage or level of ability. The club has a strong coaching team, all of whom are volunteers, and the continued progress of players every season is testament to their knowledge, dedication and commitment. Players are required to attend training sessions every Friday and 26

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the season (September to May). For most people, it becomes a commitment that embraces the whole family. There is a real camaraderie amongst players. Rugby doesn’t finish as you come off the pitch; there is always a meal for the players after a match, once a year there is a tour and each age group has its own annual presentation to celebrate the season’s achievements. The children make new friends, learn to be supportive of their team mates, offer only positive comments and be team players – all skills that will stand them in good stead later in life.

Amongst the parents too, there is a real bond; after all, when you have stood together regularly in pouring rain and freezing winds to cheer on each others’ children friendship is inevitable. Last season was the first when the club played contact rugby, as opposed to tag. It was highly successful and culminated with the club winning the Paignton Festival but losing narrowly to local rivals Kingsbridge in the Devon Festival final. If you are interested in registering your child, becoming a social member or would like to know more about the club, visit the website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/ ivybridge


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i Your Town Council Mayor Cllr Trevor Parsons Deputy mayor Cllr Christopher Childs Town Hall, Erme Court, Leonards Road Tel: 01752 893815 E: townclerk@ ivybridge.gov.uk www.ivybridge.gov.uk

Your councillors FILHAM WARD Cllr Christopher Childs Ermecote, Exeter Road Cllr Mrs Bridy Malin 28 Sumner Road, Bittaford Wood Cllr Trevor Parsons 7 Paper Makers Lane Cllr Mrs Frances Reeve 37 Mill Meadow Cllr Eric Robbins 3 Harford Road Cllr Mrs Elizabeth Silsbury 22 Brook Road CENTRAL WARD Cllr David Amphlett 39 Fernbank Avenue Cllr Phillip Dredge 34 Cole Lane Cllr Melvyn Vincent 27 Western Road WOODLAND WARD Cllr Lydia Farmer 128 Cleeve Drive Cllr David Gray-Taylor 24 Julian Road Cllr Anthony Khong 71 Trematon Drive Cllr Jim Lloyd 57 Holtwood Drive Cllr Mrs Katie Reville 39 Boringdon Park Cllr Alan Spencer 7 Claymans Pathway

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INFORMATION Helpful numbers, your town councillors and rail times

Helpful numbers  EMERGENCY Police Ambulance Fire ......................................999 Gas ........................................................0800 111999 Electricity............................................0800 365900 Water ................................................0800 1691144 RSPCA ..............................................08705 555999 Police – all station enquiries..08452 777444 Women’s Aid Refuge................01803 524594  HEALTH CENTRES/HOSPITALS Ivybridge Health Centre ........01752 690777 (24 hours) Highlands Health Centre........01752 897111 (24 hours) Derriford Casualty ......................0845 1558155 Plymouth Eye Infirmary..........01752 315125  LOCAL INFORMATION Ivybridge Town Council ..........01752 893815 The Watermark............................01752 892220 Youth Centre..................................01752 893040 Ivybridge CC..................................01752 691000 ICC absence line..........................01752 891777 Social Services, Ivybridge ......01752 891030 Age Concern..................................01752 691883 Royal British Legion ..................01752 892782 Chapel Place Community Centre ........................ ..............................................................01752 894394

The Seamoor Children’s Centre .......................... ..............................................................01752 896356 RNIB Transcription Unit..........01752 690092 South Hams District Council ..01803 861234 Trading Standards......................01752 304580 Employment Job Centre ........01752 336800 National Rail Enquiries ............08457 484950  COUNSELLING Samaritans ....................................01752 221666 Ivy Cottage Counselling..........01752 897224 Rape Crisis Line............................01752 223584 Childline ..................(freephone) 0800 111111 Alcohol and Drug Abuse ........01752 267431 Narcotics Anonymous..............07071 224017 NSPCC Child Protection helpline ........................ ......................................(freephone) 0800 800500 South Devon Women’s Aid Helpline ................ ..............................................................01364 644088  Ivybridge Library ................01752 893140 Monday ............................................9.30am – 7pm Tuesday ............................................9.30am – 5pm Wednesday ....................................9.30am – 1pm Thursday ..........................................9.30am – 7pm Friday..................................................9.30am – 5pm Saturday ..........................................9.30am – 1pm

RAIL SERVICES FOR IVYBRIDGE WEEKDAYS from 23 May - 9 September 2011 Ivybridge to Plymouth Des 07.59 PZ 09.05 PZ 10.27 PZ 12.26 PL 15.19 PL 16.28 Lisk 17.21 PL 19.12* PZ 23.11* PL Plymouth to Ivybridge Des 08.06 08.21 EX 08.53 09.08* PDN 09.48 10.03* PDN 13.41 13.56 NA 15.08 15.23 NA 16.57 17.12* PDN 17.45 18.02 EX 18.44 18.59 EX 21.25 21.40 EX

SATURDAYS from 28 May - 10 September 2011 Ivybridge to Plymouth Des 07.56 PZ 09.03 PZ 10.19 PZ 13.50 PL 16.47 PL 17.10* PZ 18.51 PZ 19.11* PZ Plymouth to Ivybridge 08.06 08.21 09.33 09.48* 12.00 12.15* 12.35 12.50 15.32 15.47 17.38 17.53 18.56 19.13 21.15 21.30

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SUNDAYS from 22 May - 11September 2011 Ivybridge to Plymouth Des 10.09 PZ 13.04 PL 17.08 PZ Plymouth to Ivybridge Des 14.06 14.21 EX 15.49 16.07 EX 16.38 16.53 BRI * High Speed Train | PDN-London (Paddington) | NA-Newton Abbot PL-Plymouth | EX-Exeter (St Davids) | PZ-Penzance | BRI-Bristol Lisk-Liskeard | All eastbound trains call at Totnes. Information courtesy of Ivybridge Rail Users’ Group (IRUG); to contact the group call 01752 892220; or www.irug.com Full and mini timetables available from the Watermark Information Centre; National Rail Enquiries - see above or www.nationalrail.co.uk; First Great Western www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk


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