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Have your say on dog control orders

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urge them to look at the existing control orders and then let us know what their thoughts are.” Comments received through the consultation process will be considered by the council before its strategy is finalised and presented for adoption.

Hannahs has used an innovative way of recruiting support workers to join the team at their Ivybridge site by producing a fun and inspiring film. There was even a special film première for the stars and their guests. The team in Hannahwood, Hannahs’ young adult provision, were filmed going about their day-to-day lives with the young adults. The film, which was viewed 500 times in the first two days, shows how much fun the support workers and young adults have and how many diverse activities they take part in. “We know that being a support worker at Hannahs is more than just a job and far more than people traditionally associate with the role,” said Nicola Moorhouse, head of marketing and communications. “But it was difficult to get this across in adverts and web listings. “So in true Hannahs’ style, we did something a little different that really showcased the fun and opportunities available, as well as the invaluable support they give to the young people we support at Hannahs. “Whilst the response to the film has been astonishing, we would still encourage anyone thinking of applying to do so as our services, and therefore the need, is continuing to grow.”

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Anne Brooks from Ivybridge Rotary Club visited Stowford School to present Year 5 children with a ‘dictionary for life’, which the children will be able to use to help with their learning for the rest of their time at Stowford and beyond. With beautiful illustrations, the Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary is easy to use and the children are eager to browse through them at every opportunity. Year 5 teacher Mr Nute commented: “It is an incredibly generous gesture made by the Rotary Club each year and we are sincerely grateful to all those involved. The children were excited to receive their own dictionary to use in lessons.”

YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A SAY ABOUT DOGS South Hams District Council wants to hear your views on Dog Control Orders within Ivybridge. The consultation is part of a review of the current Dog Control Orders, which include when and where a dog should be on, or off, a lead, such as in car parks or shopping streets. A six-week consultation period is now open and the council would like to hear views from non-dog owners as well as dog owners.

The council want to know if the current access and facilities available for dog walkers will remain adequate for the next three years. The consultation will also look at which areas dogs should be restricted from, such as enclosed play parks and beaches. Cathy Aubertin, SHDC operational manager for environment services, said: “We want to know from residents if the current control orders in their area are satisfactory. We

PRIMROSE FESTIVAL WILL CELEBRATE UNIQUE PIECE OF TOWN’S PAST A festival celebrating a unique part of Ivybridge’s heritage is taking place this month. The Ivybridge Primrose Festival is being held on Saturday, 25th March (10am-4pm). It will be opened by some of the Ivybridge residents who were involved with the mammoth task of sending out 12,000 boxes of primroses in a very short window of time. Events include a market in Glanvilles Mill accompanied

by various exhibitions. The Ivybridge Heritage & Archives Group has many items relating to the sending of primroses throughout the country to the customers of Wiggins Teape Paper, which will be on display on the day. A competition for children has been circulated in the local schools and the best entry will have souvenir cards produced. Further events are taking place in the library and around the town.

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NEWS (Back row, l-r) Daniel, Josh, Nick, Miss Key, Isabelle, Rosie and Alisha. Front row: Adam, Olivia, Ben, Alice, Harry and Parisa

BMX/SKATEPARK AREA Over the last few years, a small group of enthusiasts have been trying to manage the dirt ramps at Filham Park. This has proved to be quite a challenge, as most of the group are young people and they are unable to commit themselves to doing the repairs and on-going maintenance that such an area needs. Two local residents had expressed interest in trying to work towards the provision of a permanent, concrete, skatebowl, but they are struggling to get enough interest locally to support their efforts. There is funding available for this type of project, but it needs people with commitment to make it happen. If you could help turn this dream into a reality and provide a facility for BMX/skateboarding at Filham Park then please email the Town Clerk, Lesley Hughes (

ANNUAL MEETING The Annual Town Meeting will be held on a Friday this year – 21st April – at The Watermark at 7pm. We are delighted that Gary Streeter MP will be attending to speak. Please put the date in your diary to learn about the work of the Town Council, what is happening in the year ahead as well as being able to ask questions and hear from our speakers.

COMMONWEALTH DAY On Monday, 13th March, at 10am, with the support of the Ivybridge Royal British Legion, we will be raising the Commonwealth Flag at Harry’s Patch on Leonards Road. Our links with the Commonwealth have endured and in future these could be even more important to this country. The theme is young people and some students from Ivybridge Community College will be joining us for the short ceremony. All welcome. Contact Ivybridge Town Council Town Hall, Erme Court, Leonards Rd T: (01752) 893815 E: W:

Stowford School was delighted to receive the Gold School Games Mark Award for a third year running. The mark is an award scheme, launched in 2012, to reward schools for their commitment to providing and developing competition across their school and in the local community. Pupils benefit in many ways from competitive sports, such as aspiring to

improve and challenge themselves, set goals that are realistic, learning sportsmanship and respect for others. PE teacher Sharon Key said: “I was thrilled to receive the award on behalf of Stowford School. It shows how much the children enjoy competing and are proud to represent their school.”

CHOCOLATE FOCUS FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT Fairtrade Fortnight is here! Look out for events across the two weeks in your Fairtrade town, the first in the South Hams to achieve Fairtrade status. Running from 27th February until 12th March, this year the focus in Ivybridge is chocolate. Events will highlight the difference that buying Fairtrade products makes to producers of some of our favourite foods. Two Ghanaian cocoa producers will visit Ivybridge Community College on 28th February to explain to students the positive effect buying Fairtrade chocolate has for farmers in producing

countries. Other events this year include: On Friday, 3rd March, the Coop is organising a Fairtrade Community Evening at the Erme Primary School from 7-9pm. There will be a chocolate-themed stall outside the Co-op in Glanvilles

î Find out more about Fairtrade in Ivybridge on Facebook @fairtradeivybridge

HOUSING SEMINAR HEARS CONCERNS ABOUT MORE DEVELOPMENT Local countryside campaigners CPRE Devon hosted a seminar on new housing and the Plymouth & SW Devon Joint Local Plan on 10th February, at The Watermark. One hundred and sixty people from all across Devon attended the event, which included guest

speakers Gary Streeter MP and Tom Jones, lead planning officer on the joint local plan for South Hams District Council. Penny Mills from CPRE Devon said that the group was pleased to be able to hold the event on such an important subject.

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Mill on Saturday, 4th March, and a Fairtrade service at St John’s Church, Blachford Road, on Sunday, 5th March, at 10.30am. Ivybridge Methodist Church will also be marking Fairtrade Fortnight on 12th March 12th, and there will be a display of Fairtrade books in Ivybridge Library. Ivybridge Fairtrade Group would like local people to help them reach 150 likes of its Facebook page by the end of the fortnight (12th March).

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Ivybridge Walking Club has two walks scheduled for March. The first is a shorter walk, to be followed by the club’s AGM, on 12th March. The second is a fortnight later, on 26th March. To find out more about Ivybridge Walking Club, and further details on walks, see the IWC website –



There was a romantic feel to the February meeting of Ivybridge Flower Club. Members were taken on a journey of love, from the initial meeting, a romantic dinner for two, the wedding and then the honeymoon by Gretchen White, an area demonstrator from Bishopsteignton. She embraced her title, “the abundance of the season”, using a range of lovely, well-conditioned spring flowers and foliage to interpret her designs as she told the story. The next club meeting is on Monday, 13th March, at The Watermark at 7.30pm, when the demonstrator will be Catherine Gardener, a florist from Callington. Visitors are welcome, £6. ¢ Contact club chairman Hilary Newcombe on 01752 892647 Modern spring arrangement – see page 28

AIR AMBULANCE TALK Tony Cannon will talk about Devon Air Ambulance at the March general meeting of Ivybridge U3A on Monday, 20th March, at 2pm in The Watermark. ¢ / / 01364 724700


The people of Ivybridge once again generously supported Ivybridge Rotary Club’s Santa Christmas collections in the run up to Christmas, helping them raise over £5,000. The club would like to thank everyone who helped with its pre-Christmas visits. The ageing Rotarians are indebted to Ivybridge Young Farmers, who they relied on heavily so that every street in Ivybridge could be visited over 12 long evenings. A special thank you also to Tesco Lee Mill, who allowed three days of collections outside their store on the final run up to Christmas. The festive fundraising raised a 6

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The Ivybridge Royal British Legion branch was presented with the Crediton Cup at the recent Devon RBL County Conference. The unexpected award demonstrates how the efforts of the branch, with assistance from local and county councils and other organisations, has not gone unnoticed. The branch’s use of Facebook was mentioned, as were the branch’s events and projects including Harry’s Patch.

total of £5,617, which included £188 raised on one Wednesday evening by Ermington PreSchool, who ‘borrowed’ the sleigh and took it out into the village to raise funds. The money will be divided between President Ann Brooks’ chosen charities, MacMillan Cancer Support and Devon Air Ambulance, as well as other local Rotary causes. ¢ Find out more about Rotary by contacting Adrian D’Cunha at or find them on Facebook


Ivybridge Probus Club is on the hunt for a new venue for its monthly meetings, after the Smithaleigh Hotel, which had hosted the club for over 15 years, announced it was no longer able to. The club’s officers have produced a short-list of three possibilities, and with the co-operation of the venues concerned, it has been decided that the club will meet for the next three months at each of them in turn, before members decide on a new permanent venue. The club’s February meeting took place at Wrangaton Golf Club. After an excellent lunch, President Michael Greaves addressed a number of issues, including a reminder that the deadline was looming for the forthcoming trip to Roscoff. He also offered the club’s congratulations to Paul Jones,

recently awarded the Ivybridge ‘Citizen of the Year’ award. Other announcements included subscriptions remaining the same for 2017, confirmation from Keith Kiddell that the Ladies’ Spring Lunch will be held, as usual, at The Cottage Hotel at Hope Cove on the 26th April, and that the Christmas Ladies’ Lunch would be held at the Moorland Garden Hotel. Howard Webster announced details of a visit to the Devonport Theatre on 27th April to see ‘Company’, a musical set in New York. ¢ Contact secretary Bob Mailing on 01752 892255


Ivybridge Crafters, now in their fourth year, have a number of Easter and spring themed workshops in March. Each Friday, 10am-12noon, they meet at Endsleigh terrace cafe: 3rd - Wire birds nest jewellery. £7.50, 10th - Guest designer Natz Cake we will be making sugar craft roses, £10 per person. 17th - Needle felt eggs and chicks, £7.50. 24th - Embroidery multi-media art, £7.50. 31st - Easter rag rug wreath, £7.50. The Crafters also meet fortnightly on Thursday evenings at The Watermark cafe, 7-9pm: 9th Hand-sewn felt chicks, £10. 23rd - Exploding box card, £10. ¢ Find out more @TheIvybridge Crafters on Facebook or call 07753480423

The Clay Factory Diaries THE SLOW WAKE FROM HIBERNATION It’s hard to imagine that in little over a month’s time the landscape and scenery will be fully awake with spring features; indeed, those with the keenest of eyes will have already spotted the signs of spring that little bit earlier. Rogue daffodils are beginning to spring up from the frosty ground, keen to make those that see them feel that little bit warmer in the last of the winter months. Speaking of warmth, the sun has begun to shine that little bit warmer on the odd occasion it decides to grace us with its presence, tricking human and animal alike into thinking those winter winds and frosts are past. It’s a similar picture up at The Clay Factory, where things are starting to take shape as the building awakens from the winter slumber. Work is well underway on Phase 2 of RedPod Arts as shipping containers, arriving in the dead of night, being ready to be transformed into functional and stylish work space for the next cohort of artists moving into our beloved building. The commercial kitchen is having the finishing touches completed as our RedPod Food chef is itching to get in there cooking up seasonal dishes. If there is one thing we’ve learnt this winter it is that the best laid plans sometimes take a little longer than expected to come to fruition. In life, as in nature, it is sometimes tempting to be the ‘rogue daffodil’ sprouting up before your time is due. Well, with that in mind I guess you could say The Clay Factory is nearly ready to sprout and we hope to be sharing with you our exciting plans for spring and beyond as the seasons change from winter to spring. If you wish to discuss how you could benefit from using our space or have any ideas you want to share with us then contact us at enquiries@ or visit The Clay Factory on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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REGULAR MONDAY South Hams C.A.B. 9.30am12.30pm. Every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays). Drop in at the Community Room, The Watermark. Or call 03444 111 444, Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm. Weigh and Play at the Den, South Brent Primary School. 1.30-3pm. Stay and play session for under 5s with child health clinic on 1st and 3rd weeks. 01803 847626 southhamschildrenscentre@ St John’s Craft Group 7.30-9.30pm. Waterside House, Keaton Road. Ivybridge U3A monthly meeting 2-4pm. Third Monday of the month. The Watermark. Ivybridge. / 01364 724700 / Slimming World 5pm and 7pm. Chapel Place Community Hall. Pop in or contact Leanne on 07930 473542 Arts & Crafts 1.30pm. Evangelical Baptist Church. Contact Ian Macgregor Tel. 01752 923032. M@xs Book Dreamers 3.454.45pm.1st Monday of the month. Ivybridge Library. Reading group for children aged 6-11. 01752 893140. 1st Ivybridge Cub Scouts 6.308pm. Victoria Hall. Ages 8½ -10½ years. 3rd Ivybridge Scout Group 6pm. Scout Hut, Leonards Road. 3rd Ivybridge Brownies 6.157.30pm. Details: 01752 895848. Bridge Sea Angling Club 8pm. Last Monday of month. The Exchange. Prize Bingo 7.30pm. Bittaford Community Hall. Details: 01752 896521. Adult Reading Group 7.15pm. First Monday of month. Ivybridge Library. Details: 01752 893140. Air Cadets Parade times 7.309.30pm. Joint Cadet Centre, Filham Park. Details: 07879 464657 / Abbeyfield Coffee Morning 10.30am-12noon. First Monday of every month. Abbeyfield, Trehill Road. Details: 01752 691567.

Exercise On Referral Ivybridge Leisure Centre. Details: 01752 896999. Hatha Yoga with Meditation 7-9pm. St John’s Church Hall. Suitable for beginners. Join any time, just drop in. Details: Tel. 01548 550612. Ivybridge Flower Club The Watermark. 7.30pm. Every 2nd Monday of the month. Details: 01752 892647. Ivybridge Trefoil Guild Guiding for Adults. 7pm. Meets 2nd Monday. Venue varies. Contact Angela - 01752 892587. Ivybridge Short Mat Bowls Club Sept-March. 7-9.15pm. Ivybridge Community College. Details: 01752 691306 /

TUESDAY Ivybridge Probus Club First Tuesday of the month.12.30pm venue tbc. Details: contact Bob Mailling - 01752 892255. Ivybridge Arts and Crafts 1.304.30pm. Scout & Guide building, Blachford Rd. Details: Gerry 01752 690176 / Hazel 01752 892438. Ivybridge and District Camera Club 7.30pm. 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Bittaford Village Hall. Details: David Rayner on 01752 691260. Ivybridge Walking For Health Level 1. 9.45am for 10am. First Tuesday of the month. Meet inside Ivybridge Leisure Centre. Up to 30mins. Free. www. Ivybridge Walking For Health Level 2 walk. 9.45am for 10am. Every Tuesday. Meet inside Ivybridge Leisure Centre. Up to 60mins. Free. www. Coffee Morning 10am-11.30am. Ivybridge Methodist Church. Tuesday Lunches 12.15-1.30pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Children welcome. 1st Ivybridge Cub Scouts 6.308pm. Victoria Hall. Ages 8½- 10½.. 1st Ivybridge Explorer Scouts 8.15-9.45pm. 1st Ivybridge Scout Hut, Victoria Park. Ages 14½- 18. Details: 0792507443 / 5th Ivybridge Rainbows 5-6pm. St John’s Church Hall. Details: Tai Chi Every Tuesday. 7.30-9pm. 3rd Scout Hut, Ivybridge. Details: 07972 846443 / Beading Group 7.30-9.30pm. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Scout Hut, Ivybridge.

Slimming World 9.30am, 11.30am 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Chapel Place Community Hall. Pop in or contact Leanne on 07930 473542 Ivybridge WI 2.30pm. 1st Tuesday of the month. Ivybridge Methodist Church. Details: 01752 691864. Parents and Toddlers 10am12noon. Ivybridge Evangelical Baptist Church. £1 per session. Details: 01752 923032. Ivybridge Judo Club Every Tuesday. St John’s Hall, Blachford Rd. Junior class (age 8-13) 7.15-8.15pm. First session free. Details: text 07599 111815 / Ivybridge Community Choir Meets every Tuesday. 7.30-9.15pm. Ivybridge Library. Everybody welcome, no auditions. Contact Sheila on 01626 870107 / www. Ivybridge Short Mat Bowls Club Sept-March. 7-9.15pm. Ivybridge Community College. Details: 01752 691306 / Erme Valley Harriers Seniors Training 6pm. Every Tuesday & Friday. Meet Ivybridge Rugby Club. Next Steps Parent/Carer Support Group 10am-12noon. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Beacon Room, The Watermark. Details: contact Jan 07742 609968. The Ivybridge Link (Social Networking for Adults With Learning Disabilities). 5.30-8.30pm. The Exchange. Beat Bounce Fitness Class 6-7pm & 7- 8pm. The Watermark. £5 per session. Details: www. / call/ text Brooke on 07912 895 540. Pilates 6pm and 7.15pm. FREE – voluntary donations to St Luke’s are invited. Westward Inn function room, Lee Mill. Details: Discovery Play at the Den South Brent Primary School. 9.45am11.15am. Messy play session for the under 5s. 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@ Parent Support Sessions 9.30-11.30am. Ivybridge Library. Book - 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@ All Aboard 2-4pm. Ivybridge Library. Board Games club. 01752 893140. Original Christianity 7.308.30pm. The Beacon Room, The Watermark. Non-Denominational. Free and all are welcome. Details: 07780 771021.

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WHAT’S ON WEDNESDAY Foodbank & Cafe 1-3pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church. Details: www.ivybridge.foodbank. / info@ivybridge.foodbank. / 07706 457336 or 07706 457337. Erme Valley Harriers Beginners/ Improvers 5.30-6.30pm. Community Sport Reception, Ivybridge Community College. Tai Chi Every Wednesday. 9.3011am. 3rd Scout Hut, Ivybridge. Details: 07972 846443 / John.H@ Read and Reminisce 10.30am12noon. Beacon Room, Ivybridge Library. For those suffering with memory loss and their carers. Ivybridge Theatre Company 7.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre. Details: contact Ron Davis on Tel. 01752 893308. Erme WI 7.30pm. Every second Wednesday of the month. Ivybridge Library. Details: contact Sheila on Tel. 01752 895875. Royal British Legion Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The Sportsmans Inn. 7.30pm. Details: contact Dermot Roberts on 01752 691645 http://branches. ivybridge Ivybridge Trefoil Guild Guiding for Adults. Meets on 1st Wednesday of every month Abbeyfield House, Ivybridge. 10am-12noon. Details: contact Angela 01752 892587. 50+ Badminton 12.30pm. Ivybridge Leisure Centre. Details: 01752 896999. 1st Ivybridge Beaver Scouts 6-7pm. Victoria Hall. Contact 1st Ivybridge Scouts 7.30-9.30pm. 1st Ivybridge Scout Hut, Victoria Park. Ages 10½- 14½. Details: 3rd Ivybridge Scouts 6.30-8pm. Leonard’s Road HQ. Contact 1st Ivybridge Guides 6.308.30pm. Details: contact Janet Parsons Tel. 01752 897082. Beginner Road Running Club (Sept- April only) 5.30-6.30pm. Meeting point Ivybridge Community College. Free. Details: contact Chris 01752 698315. Indoor Rock Climbing (Sept- April only) Juniors 6.30-8pm. Adults 8-9.30pm. Ivybridge Community College. £2.50 per person to climb, + £1 if equipment needed. Details: contact Chris on Tel. 01752 698315. > The Ivybridge magazine


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WHAT’S ON Stroke Support Group 1.30-3.30pm. 1st Wednesday of the month. Ivybridge Library. In partnership with the Stroke Association. Devon Senior Voice 10.30am12.30pm. Every 1st Wednesday of the month. The Sportsmans Inn. Details: 01752 892191. Ivybridge Table Tennis Group Peverell Hall, Ivybridge Community College. Every Wednesday. Juniors 6.30-8pm, Open Session 8-9.30pm. £2 juniors, £2.50 over 18s per session. Details: 07712 896185. Wednesday Night Church @ St John The Evangelist 7.30pm.For friendship, reflection, silence and prayer, for those of all faiths or none. Erme Valley Ladies Group 10.30am. 2nd Wednesday of the month. Waterside House. Ivybridge Bowls Club 6.30pm. Meets outdoors every week AprilSeptember. Bridge Park Clubhouse. Details: contact David Moulder on Tel. 01752 892858. Ivybridge Rotary Club 6pm. The Henlake Suite, The Watermark. Details: 01752 893245. Booklovers Meeting Alternate weeks. Details: 01364 73793 Coffee Morning 10.30am-12noon. Cornwood Community Room. South Brent Short Mat Bowls 7-9pm. South Brent Village Hall. Details: 01364 73421. Teeny Tots 10.30am-11.30am. Ivybridge Library. Songs, stories and crafts for pre-school children and their carers. No charge. Bookstart 10.30-11.30am, Ivybridge Library. Details: 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@ Hello Baby 1-2.30pm. Ivybridge Library. Group for children aged 0-12months. Details: 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@ Discovery Play Ivybridge Methodist Church Hall. 1.303pm. Details: 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@

THURSDAY Artistik Storytime Every Thursday. 10.30am-12noon. St. John’s Hall, Blachford Rd. For 0-5 years with carer. £1.20 per session. Details: 01752 873089. Diddy Dance 10-11am. St John’s Church Hall, Blachford Road. Ivybridge Walking For Health Level 3 walk. 9.45am for 10am. Every Thursday. Meet inside Ivybridge Leisure Centre. Up to 90mins. Free. 10

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events / activities / films / music / clubs / groups Crime Book Club 6-7pm. Ivybridge Library. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Details: 01752 862642 / The Wright Group Coffee Morning 10.30am-12noon. The Sportsman’s Inn. Everyone welcome. Details: Watermark Wonders Adult Reading Group 6-7pm. 3rd Thursday of the month. Ivybridge Library. Pop into the library for more information. Taichi Class 7.30-9pm. 3rd Scout Hut, Ivybridge. Details: John Hamlett - 07972 846443 / john.h@ Lions Club of Ivybridge 7.30pm. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. The Watermark. All welcome. Details: contact 0845 833 9834 or Ivybridge Bingo and Social Club 7.30pm for 8pm. The Beacon Room, The Watermark. 18+. Exercise On Referral Ivybridge Leisure Centre. Details: 01752 896999. Baby Bounce and Rhyme Every Thursday.10.30-10.50am. For under 3s and their carers. Ivybridge Library. Knit and Natter Every Thursday. 2.30-4.30pm. Ivybridge Library. Action On Hearing Loss Clinic 2-4pm. Every 2nd Thursday of the month. Ivybridge Library. Working with Derriford Audiology. Details: contact 01752 893140. Credit Union 9.30am-12noon. Every Thursday. Ivybridge Library. Savings and loans. 1st Ivybridge Rainbows 5-6pm. St John’s Church Hall. Details: 2nd Ivybridge Brownies 67.30pm. Details: 2ndivybrownies@ / 01752 894749. Erme Valley Harriers Junior Training 5.45-7pm for under 11s. 7pm-8pm for over 11s. Ivybridge Community College. www. Ivybridge Board Game Nights 6-11pm. Thursday evenings. The Duke of Cornwall, Ivybridge. Details: / 07863 128489. Young Devon Drop-In 2-6pm. Every Thursday. 2nd Floor, The Watermark. Information, advice and support for young people aged 11-25. No appointment needed. Weigh and Play 1.30-3pm. Stay and play session for under 5s, with the child health clinic running alongside. St John’s Church Hall. 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@

Dog and Puppy Obedience 7pm. Bittaford Village Hall. Details: contact Denise Quayle 01364 73259. Come Dancing, Circle Dance 7.309.30pm. Clearly taught, great fun and easy to learn. Yealmpton Community Centre. Details: 01752 880196.

FRIDAY Ivybridge Country Market Every Friday. 9.30am-12.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre. Details: Wendy 07866 138129 / Meg 07951 575568 or meghollomon.icm@ Youth Leisure Night @ Ivybridge Leisure Centre Every Friday. 7.30-9.30pm. Trampolining, Gym, Parkour, Body Combat, Zorbs, Inflatables, Zumba, Swimming, Messy Games, Football. First session Free! Then only £2. Ages 13-19. 1st Ivybridge Beaver Scouts 6-7.20pm. 1st Ivybridge Scout Hut, Victoria Park. Ages 6- 8. Details: contact 1st Ivybridge scout group Over 50s Social Group 10am12noon. 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The Sportsman’s Inn. Details: 07598 781155 South Brent Short Mat Bowls 10am-12noon. South Brent Village Hall. Details: 01364 73421. Ivybridge Business Breakfast Meeting 8.30-10am. The Watermark. 3rd Friday of every month. £8 including breakfast and guest speaker. Details: www. Book: / Stairways Club 9.30am-12.30pm. The Beacon Room, The Watermark. Projects and outings for adults with learning disabilities (18 years+). Details: contact Ann Laity 01752 691648 / Air Cadets Parade times 7.309.30pm. Joint Cadet Centre, Filham Park. Details: 07879 464657 / / 3rd Ivybridge Cubs 6.15pm. The Scout Hut, Leonards Rd. Details: 01752 691366. 3rd Ivybridge Scouts 8pm. The Scout Hut, Leonards Rd. Details: 01752 691366. Bingo 7.30pm. Cornwood Village Hall. Every last Friday. Young Devon Drop-In 1-5pm. Every Friday. 2nd Floor, The Watermark. Information, advice and support for young people aged 11- 25. No appointment needed. Lee Mill Toddlers Together 10am12noon. For 0-5 year olds and parents/carers. £1. Lee Mill Church Hall. Details: 07971 435728.

Friday Club 6-7.30pm. Ivybridge Evangelical Baptist Church. Ages 5-11. Details: 01752 923032 Parent Support Sessions 9.30am. 1:1 advice/support for parents of under 5s. Details: 01803 847626 / southhamschildrenscentre@ Erme Valley Harriers Seniors Training 6pm. Every Tuesday & Friday. Meet Ivybridge Rugby Club.

SATURDAY Ivybridge Farmers’ Market 4th Saturday of every month. 9am1pm. Glanvilles Mill. Build a Story Third Saturday of the month. 10.30-11.30am. Ivybridge Library. Build part of a story with Lego. Under 11s. £1.50. Ermington Sustainable Saturdays The Reading Rooms. 10am-12noon. Every alternate weekend. Locally produced food, crafts and cafe. Details: 07815 627803. Adult Writers Group 10am12noon. Ivybridge Library. 3rd Saturday of the month. £2 per session. Applications from Library counter. Details: 01752 893140. Coffee Morning 10am –12noon Home made cakes, teas and coffee. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Ivybridge Artisan Market 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. 9.30am-1pm. The Watermark. Handmade items and baked goods. Details: Bingo 2.30pm. Every Saturday. Abbeyfield House. Trehill Road. £1 per game including tea and biscuits. St Austin’s Priory, Cadleigh. Holy Mass, 6pm.

SUNDAY Ivybridge Methodist Church 10.30am, Lively family worship with activities for all ages of young people. Varied worship 6.30pm. Ivybridge Evangelical Baptist Church Services at 10:30am (with crèche & children’s group) & 6pm. St Austin’s Priory, Cadleigh. Holy Mass, 10.30am. Ivy Ladies Netball 9.30-11am. Ivybridge Community College. Details: South Brent Short Mat Bowls 3-5pm. South Brent Village Hall. Details: 01364 73421. Disclaimer: Listing compiled by Ivybridge Town Council. Details reliant on community groups providing up-todate information; the town council nor The Ivybridge magazine can take any responsibility for its accuracy.


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Set in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of traditional Devonshire Countryside, Redmount is a quaint family care home offering a variety of care services to our local and surrounding communities. Redmount can offer long term and short term respite stays as well as day care to people living at home. Here at Redmount we pride ourselves on providing exceptional standards of individually tailored packages of care for all our Residents ensuring that not only do people enjoy a safe and supportive environment but also a continuation of their preferred lifestyles and quality of life. We welcome people to pop in at any time for an informal chat and tour of our home or contact us on the details below. We look forward to welcoming you! Email:- Tel:- 01364 642403

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Devon Senior Voice WEDNESDAY 10.30am. The Sportsman’s st Inn. 01752 892191. Ivybridge Memory Café 2-4pm. The Sportsman’s Inn. Quiz, raffle, chat and cake. Musical afternoon with Ukulele Group. Details: 07791 239357. Film @ The Watermark – A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) 2pm and 7.30pm. See panel left.


A STREET CAT NAMED BOB [12A] Wed 1 Mar 2pm & 7.30pm. Based on the international best selling book. Starring Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt and Bob The Cat. 103 mins. NT (ENCORE): SAINT JOAN [12A] Fri 3 Mar 7.30pm. A live recording from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. Tickets: £13/£12/£11. ROH (ENCORE): SLEEPING BEAUTY Sun 5 Mar 2pm. Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, with glorious music by Tchaikovsky. Tickets: £13/£12/£11. SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON [12A] Wed 8 Mar 2pm & 7.30pm. The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Starring Tom Hanks. 96 mins. NT LIVE: HEDDA GABLER [As Live: 12A] Thu 9 Mar 7pm. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Tickets: £16/£15/£14. THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS [12A] Wed 15 Mar 2pm. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. A UNITED KINGDOM [12A] Wed 22 Mar 2pm & 7.30pm. Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. 108 mins. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: THE ARTIST’S GARDEN AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM & THE GARDEN MOVEMENT Thu 23 Mar 7.30pm. 1887-1920 from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. Tickets: £13/£12/£11. ROH (LIVE): MADAMA BUTTERFLY Thu 30 Mar 7.15pm. Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera. Tickets: £16/£15/£14.

World Book Day Visit THURSDAY nd Ivybridge Library and do something “booky”.


Ivybridge Country Market 9.30am-12.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre. NT (ENCORE) @ The Watermark: Saint Joan 7.30pm See panel left. FRIDAY rd


Coffee Morning SATURDAY 10am-12pm. Ivybridge th Methodist Church Café. Ivybridge Artisan Market 9.30am1pm. The Watermark. 1st anniversary market, with free raffle to celebrate. Details: ivybridge.artisan. Supper and Quiz 6.30pm. Ivybridge Baptist Church. 01752 923032 /


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South Hams Citizens MONDAY Advice Bureau 9.30th 2.30pm. Drop-in at The Watermark or call 03444 111 444. Weigh and Play the Den, South Brent Primary School. 1.303pm. Stay and play session for under 5s  with the child health clinic. Details: 01803 847626.


Discovery Play the Den, TUESDAY South Brent Primary th School. 9.45-11.15am. Messy play session for the under 5s. Details: 01803 847626. Tuesday Lunches 12.15-1.30pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Children welcome.


Film @ The Watermark WEDNESDAY – Sully: Miracle on the th Hudson (12A). 2pm & 7.30pm. See panel left.


NT Live @ The THURSDAY Watermark – Hedda th Gabler (as live) 12A. 7pm.




Ivybridge Country Market 9.30am-12.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre.

Coffee Morning SATURDAY th 10am-12pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Snowdrop planting Saltram. 12.303.30pm. Details: 01752 333500. Comedy @ The Watermark – Jo Caulfield: The Customer is Always Wrong (16+) 8pm. See page 25.




Snowdrop planting Saltram. 12.30-3.30pm. See Saturday.

South Hams Citizens MONDAY th Advice Bureau 9.302.30pm. Drop-in at The Watermark or call 03444 111 444. Planning & Infrastructure Committee 6pm. Ivybridge Town Hall. Policy and Resources Committee Meeting 7pm. Ivybridge Town Hall. Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth 10am. Harry’s Patch, Ivybridge.


Discovery Play the Den, TUESDAY th South Brent Primary School. 9.45-11.15am. Tuesday Lunches 12.15-1.30pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Children welcome.


Ivybridge Memory Café WEDNESDAY th 2-4pm. The Sportsman’s Inn. Quiz’s, raffle, chat and cake. Rob Gidley singing songs. Details: 07791 239357. Film @ The Watermark – The Light Between the Oceans 2pm.


Ivybridge Country Market 9.30am-12.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre. Ivybridge Business Breakfast 8.30-10am. The Watermark. £8. Book: FRIDAY th


Coffee Morning SATURDAY th 10am-12pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Ivybridge Artisan Market 9.30am1pm. The Watermark. Details: Comedy @ The Watermark – Richard Digance: Golden Anniversary Tour 8pm. See page 25.


South Hams Citizens MONDAY th Advice Bureau 9.302.30pm. Drop-in at The Watermark or call 03444 111 444. Weigh and Play the Den, South Brent Primary School. 1.30-3pm.


Discovery Play the Den, TUESDAY st South Brent Primary School. 9.45-11.15am. Tuesday Lunches 12.15-1.30pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Children welcome.


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Film @ The Watermark WEDNESDAY nd – A United Kingdom (12A) 2pm and 7.30pm.


Guided tour of Lukesland THURSDAY rd House 2.30pm. Must be pre- booked - 01206 573948 / Exhibition @ The Watermark – EOS: The Artist’s Garden 7.30pm.


Ivybridge Country Market 9.30am12.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre. FRIDAY th


Coffee Morning SATURDAY th 10am-12pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Primrose Festival 10am-4pm Town Centre. See page 3. Live @ The Watermark – Louise Parker Jazz Night 8pm. See p25.


Lukesland Spring opening 11am-5pm. See advert on page 12. Mother’s Day posy-making 12.303.30pm. Saltram. 01752 333500. Open Garden, Mothecombe House For Children’s Hospice SW. Entry £5, children u16 free. SUNDAY th


South Hams Citizens MONDAY th Advice Bureau 9.302.30pm. Drop-in at The Watermark or call 03444 111 444. Weigh and Play the Den, South Brent Primary School. 1.30-3pm. Planning & Infrastructure Committee 6pm. Ivybridge Town Hall Parks & Open Spaces Committee 6.45pm public participation, 7pm meeting commences. Ivybridge Town Hall.


Discovery Play the Den, TUESDAY th South Brent Primary School. 9.45-11.15am. Tuesday Lunches 12.15-1.30pm. Ivybridge Methodist Church Café. Children welcome.


Ivybridge Memory Café WEDNESDAY th 2-4pm. The Sportsman’s Inn. Quiz, raffle, chat and cake. Speaker: Sign language explained. Details: 07791 239357.


ROH Live @ The THURSDAY th Watermark – Madama Butterfly 7.15pm.


Ivybridge Country Market 9.30am-12.30pm. Chapel Place Community Centre. Live @ The Watermark – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman See page 25. FRIDAY st


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manor pre-School provides a happy, safe and stimulating environment for children from the ages of 2 to 4. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is delivered by experienced and highly qualified staff in a well-resourced, attractive setting where full use

is made of the outdoor environment. Set in the grounds of Manor Primary School in Ivybridge, it operates under the leadership and governance of the school, which was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in February 2016.

SpaceS are currently available for the Summer term for children aged 2, 3 & 4. if you would like to make an appointment to visit and have a look around, please phone on the number below. We would love to see you! The school also offers wrap-around care for children at its popular Kids’ Club before and after pre-school, and in the school holidays.

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At the beginning of February chilboxes. The children were excited dren at The Erme Primary School to share and discuss their work, held a science and DT exhibition to which included experiment writeshare what they had learnt during ups, product designs and their their whole school project ‘frozen’. final product made with a variety The exhibition followed a four of materials, with their parents. week project where children Isaac and Alesha, school couninvestigated the properties of cillors from year 3, said: “It has different everyday materials and been really fun experimenting states of matter. They then used with all of the materials and then this learning to design and make we got to make our own product a product to help keep something using them at the end. It’s nice to Littleon Orchard Nurseries Oct16_Layout 1 14-Sep-16 9:31 the PMparents Page 1 cool a journey to a hot- country, share our work with such as thermos flasks and lunch and everyone else in the school.”

Children from Woodlands Park Primary School took part in a Plymouth Raiders’ basketball clinic at Plymouth Pavilions. The children got tips and techniques from the club’s community coaches during three mini workshops, including shooting, dribbling skills and how to play in a game. The children also got to meet two Raiders’ players for a question and answer session. The afternoon was completed when the children watched the big game between Plymouth Raiders and Leeds, which the Raiders won by 10 points.

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SCHOOL REPORTS Robins and Wrens foundation children at Stowford School were transformed into characters from well-known nursery rhymes for ‘Once Upon a Rhyme’ day. The Queen of Hearts, Incy Wincy Spider and Old King Cole were just a few of the characters taking part in the many and varied themed activities. These included constructing Hickory Dickory clocks, making marshmallow mice and decorating biscuits to look like Incy Wincy spiders. Wrens also modelled musical Amelia, Hickory Dickory Dock; Aston, Patter Cake; Jack, Incy Wincy Spider; and Coral, The Queen of Hearts

Toby, Jack and the Beanstalk; Libby, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary; Alfie, Old King Cole; Ethan, Grand Old Duke of York; and Esther, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

shakers from junk and played them for The Grand Old Duke of York parade, while Robins created some dazzling hats. Teaching assistant Karen Freeland said: “The children loved cooking and decorating their

biscuits as well as the junk modelling. Several Wrens commented how exciting it was to wear costumes to school and see their teachers in them too! It was a thoroughly fun and busy day full of creativity.”

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Year 3 and 4 children at Manor Primary School took part in a special Anglo-Saxon themed activity day. Pupils came to school dressed in Anglo-Saxon costumes for the fun day of learning. The children learned about runes and riddles, worked with two- and four-figure co-ordinates to make maps, created huge collaborative Anglo-Saxon artworks and cooked cheese and poppy seed scones and vegetable and barley stew. At the end of the day, after listening to a traditional Saxon story, the children took part in a feast, eating the food they had made. Parents were invited to join in as part of a school-wide open day focussing on mastery – the ability to use and apply knowledge, explain thinking and solve problems.

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This month, I want to share with you the biggest objection we get at Devon Fit Camp says Claire Morgan-Hughes People worry about being the most unfit person to have ever turned up at one of our sessions... Walking into a fitness facility/gym – any gym – is really scary; in fact, walking into any room full of new people, doing something we’re unaccustomed to, is scary. When we’ve spent six months, a year, or longer, hiding behind our former fitness levels, or what we looked like at 16, we start to pretend not to know that we can’t carry on the way we’re going…

Stay in your own lane

At Devon Fit Camp, we have a little saying – “stay in your own lane”. This means keep your eyes on the journey you’re treading right now. Like any journey, the most important place you can look is where you are going. At DFC, all of our workouts are overseen by a qualified fitness coach – you are not left to your own devices like you can be at a gym. No matter if you’re the strongest, fittest, un-fittest, fattest, skinniest, workouts are tailored to where you are on your journey. And if there’s anything even remotely technical, our amazing coaches have an awesome way of breaking things down. It is good to talk, too. A member may come in following a poor night’s sleep. After a conversation with their coach, they’ll be given an alternative to the group workout as we can see that they need a little TLC. They will be in their own lane, and learned that it’s totally OK to ask for help, too. So, if you’re scared of being super unfit, or being the biggest person in the room, I say good – at least you’d be in the right room.

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Our couples membership, to encourage you to bring your best friend, partner or someone you’d love to workout alongside, has space for 10 more people. We guarantee a happier, healthier and fitter household – simply quote #couples and you’ll receive one half price membership when you buy a three month membership at DFC. 18

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different concern in life. Please visit and have a browse. Booking in for an initial consultation is a great opportunity to find out how I can help. You can also contact me at or call me on 01752 710277.

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LET LIGHT INTO YOUR LIFE Is it just the dark, cold winter days making you feel down ask Yvonne and Diane of Ivy Counselling / Brighter Futures


You may have seen them in the gym. You may have even seen people rolling on them! But what do they do? Nic Costiff explains Foam rollers are becoming an increasingly popular fitness accessory and many people report great improvements in their performance when using them. But how do they make a difference? Every day postures, such as sitting at a desk or driving for a long time, as well as sport and gym work, place increased demands on our bodies. Muscles become overloaded and respond by developing tension points and stiffness. This is where foam rolling can help. By rolling over the areas of tension, you can with recovery after training, reduce the risk of injury and relieve muscle tension. Peak Performance magazine highlights a scientific review in 2015 reporting that foam rolling has several benefits. Firstly, it has been shown that they are effective at increasing joint range of movement by releasing muscle tension. In a recent study, knee joint range of movement increased by 10% following five sets of 20 seconds rolling at the front of the thighs. A second benefit is the reduction in post-exercise muscle soreness 24-48hrs after a session or race. Along with compression garments and ice baths, foam rolling has also been used to reduce this muscle soreness. If you want to try foam rolling, have a look at my website - where you can view some great workouts to help reduce muscle tension and relieve muscle soreness after exercise. If you have an injury, you are advised to

seek physiotherapy advice prior to foam rolling. Give it a go, and see the benefits for yourself.

FACE YOUR FLYING FEAR Fear of flying can make people dread a holiday, but it doesn’t have to says Tiffany Armitage It’s the time of the year when many people are beginning to book their holidays. We all need that important break in routine, with time away to relax and have fun. Sadly, for some the thought of flying can make them dread a holiday, ruin trips, and even stop them visiting loved ones. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to start booking and even looking forward to your next trip? If this is you, perhaps Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help. As a hypnotherapist, I help people feel calmer, confident and more relaxed about that next flight. It’s such a joy to receive a postcard from a client who’s been able to enjoy their holiday, visit to family, or even emigration, without worry. And it makes it so much easier for those travelling with them, too. In some cases, fear of flying can take just three or four sessions to get on top of. I use specific techniques to target the phobic response, allowing the brain to process the experience in a new, more helpful way. In some cases the person may require a few more sessions – for example when the person is also suffering from a more generalised anxiety that is contributing to the fear of the whole travel experience. SFH is professional, modern and safe tool. It may be that while reading this you are wondering if I could also help you with a

Has it really been the dark, cold and grey days of January and February that are leaving you feeling below par, low in mood, depressed or anxious? Or is there an underlying reason that you do not want to face, or do not recognise as being the real cause of why you are struggling at the moment?

Is it really the time of year? This is a common conversation that we find ourselves having both inside and out of the counselling room – people blaming the time of year and the weather for their mood – when all too often this is a mask for what is going on in their lives, the real root cause for their symptoms. What can you do about it? The answer is simple – look deeply within yourself; are you happy with your life as it is? Is something having an impact on the way you are feeling or behaving? Are you finding it difficult to motivate yourself, trouble sleeping, etc? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these, or you have other thoughts or feelings that are not normal for you, then counselling could be your way forward to a happier and brighter spring. Ivy Counselling - 01752 891929 / ivycounselling / Brighter Futures - 01752 891929 / /

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Devon County Council’s new stateof-the-art Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ivybridge will open at around 11.30am, on Wednesday, 1st March. The new Ermington Road facility, situated opposite Ivybridge FC and the tennis centre, will serve communities including Ivybridge, South Brent and Modbury, as well as surrounding villages like Yealmpton, Brixton and Wembury. It will replace the facility at Bridge Court, which is too small to serve the needs of the community. The new site’s split-level layout will make it easier to access the waste containers and the site is designed to allow for the waste containers to be changed over

COUNTYMATTERS By Ivybridge’s County Councillor Roger Croad without the need to temporarily close the site, which caused extensive delays and queuing at the old facility. A long access road will mean that vehicles will no longer queue along Ermington Road during peak periods of activity or when containers are being changed – this has been time-consuming, annoying and unsafe for other road users. The new facility is expected to receive in excess of 5,000 tonnes of household waste per annum. The facility includes a dedicated sales building and yard area, where re-usable items can be


purchased; it’s amazing what some people throw away! Dedicated facilities will be available for householders to recycle glass, paper, cardboard, cans, textiles, wood, garden waste and plastic bottles. Clean mixed plastic packaging, engine oil, vegetable oil, and lead-acid batteries, domestic batteries, fridges, televisions, fluorescent tubes, domestic appliances and electrical equipment, mobile phones and gas cylinders can also be recycled. From October to end of March the site will be open 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10amseeking to help a large outdoor/ garden project for the year. We have people power and plants available and are inviting proposals from local schools, organisations or good causes who need help with development. Please contact Matt Pollard or myself at Endsleigh on 01752 898989 for further details. We can also offer support, in the form of gift card donations for fundraising purposes to local schools, community organisations and registered charities. Please get in touch to see if we can help.

Community & charity news By Christine Pascoe – Endsleigh Charity Champion

Establishing links and working with our local community is important to us. Currently, we are actively


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4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. From April to end September the site will be open until 5pm. I’m absolutely delighted to be able to deliver this modern facility to make the process of disposing household waste much more convenient and much safer – it should also up the recycling rate from around 60% to over 80% (about 1,000 tonnes to be sold on rather than burnt , at a cost). This is my third major pledge to come to fruition during my time in office – a new library, no more landfill for South Devon, and now a new Household Waste Recycling Centre. ROGER Contact me: roger.croad@devon. or 01752 892223 Our intrepid team was also at Ivybridge Fun Day and the Cornwood Show, manning stalls where children were encouraged to paint a pot and plant a flower for Marie Curie. Looking ahead to 2017, we have set a target of £8,000 for Marie Curie and have made a great start in January, already raising £632 from your donations. The Great Daffodil Appeal is running throughout March, with fresh-cut and potted daffodils for sale in support of this campaign. There is a new book sale and swap shop for readers of all ages located on the way into the store, and of course there is our ever-popular Wishing Well. Watch this space for many new fundraising activities and events we have planned for the year.

We are delighted to report that we raised an amazing £6,552 in 2016 for Marie Curie, our national charity partner. This equates to 36 hours of nursing care, and surpassed our target of £5,000 – an incredible result for only our Finally, I would like to take this second year in the partnership. opportunity to say a huge ‘thank Money was raised from a variety you’ to all our customers, because of events and activities held at without your generous donations Endsleigh, from soft toy and we would not be able to support hamper raffles to sunflower and Natures Larder - Feb15_Layout 1 15/01/2015 16:55 Page 1 charities such as Marie Curie. bulb planting competitions.

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Advance (medical) directives • What are they? • Who needs one? David Richardson, founder of Richardsons Legal Services

An advance medical directive, also known as a ‘living Will’, gives instructions to your hospital about treatment you do not wish to have. One copy is lodged with the hospital who keeps your medical records, one copy is kept with your GP and one by yourself. Further copies can be supplied to you to give to trusted friends. A living Will can state that you refuse to have invasive treatment, as well as relate to conditions such as: “No reasonable likelihood of substantial recovery from illness involving severe pain and distress with a very limited life expectancy”, or, “to be in a state of unconsciousness or coma and being unlikely to regain consciousness”, or, “lasting brain damage from injury or stroke”. It will then go on to say what

treatments you are unwilling to accept, such as “invasive resuscitation”. A living Will is a document that any qualified Will writer can write, and they are not overly expensive. These days, most people over 60 have already got, or are planning to get, a Lasting Power of Attorney to give someone they trust the authority to deal with their finances and fight their battles for health and care should they lose mental capacity. This is very important, but it must be remembered that if you have an advance (medical) directive, a full Lasting Power of Attorney will invalidate this if made after the directive written and a new one will have to be made. Making an advance (medical) directive after a Lasting Power of Attorney, however, does not invalidate the LPA. For more information contact Richardsons Legal Services on 0800 014 8031. Fully qualified, insured and regulated.

MONEY MATTERS with Ivybridge Accountants Ltd Taking on your first employee is an exciting step. But there are plenty of things to bear in mind, says Simon Jilks

Employing your first worker hopefully means things are going well and you need help to meet demand. But there are a multitude of issues to contend with when you become an employer. It is against the law to pay below the national minimum/living wage rates. These are going up this April 2017 to: apprentice £3.50; under 18 £4.05; 18-20 £5.60; 21-24 £7.05; and finally the living wage to £7.50, which applies to over 25s. When you employ someone, you must create a PAYE scheme with HMRC. Every time you pay your staff you must run payroll, giving them a payslip, calculating any deductions, such as tax and National Insurance, and report this to HMRC online. You must

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then pay over any deductions you have made to HMRC by the 22nd of the following month. It may be that you have employees who are not earning enough to suffer deductions, but you must still report their wages to HMRC every time they are paid. Therefore, it may make sense to pay staff monthly, rather than weekly! It is also becoming mandatory for every employer to offer pensions under auto-enrolment rules. This is a whole topic in itself, but, in essence, it will mean that every employee will have the right to enrol into a work-place pension and you may end up contributing to it. My wife is a HR officer and she is always reminding me staff have rights too! They are entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Sick Pay and holiday pay (minimums apply) to name a few. It is important contracts are in place. I hope this hasn’t put you off potentially employing anyone. We offer payroll services should you want any assistance. Initial meeting free.

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Jo Caulfield

Have you ever noticed that even when you’re right, you’re wrong? From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things like booking a holiday, or joining a pub-quiz team – nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be. Jo Caulfield is determined to get things back on track with her tour aptly entitled ‘The Customer Is Always Wrong’ on Saturday 11 February. Award-winning standup comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them (and, in some cases, how to make everyone else suffer with you). This is a 90 minute laugh-out-loud show, full of razor-sharp observations; sharp, witty and insightful, Jo will make you think as much as she makes you laugh – you won’t be disappointed. As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC Two) and Have I Got News For You (BBC One). Age 16+.

@ The Watermark led to a BAFTA Nomination and The British Academy of Composers Gold Award. 31 albums, music for Bill Bryson’s audio book and over 3 million YouTube views prove it was a successful journey. He is supported by acoustic duo The Broadside Boys on their first British tour as they promote their new album Plenty More Fish In The Sea. Prior to his concert Richard will be exhibiting his paintings in the Henlake Suite and there will be an opportunity to meet Richard and purchase the paintings if desired.

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Enjoy an evening of jazz and a light supper with the superb voice of Louise Parker on Richard Digance Saturday 25 March. A big hit on Join Richard on Saturday 18 the festival circuit and a regBill Lomas Dec16_Layout 1 17-Nov-16 PM Page 1 of Jazz, March for a- celebration of his 50 ular8:04 on Radio 2’s Best years of songs and stories that Louise Parker is a powerful live

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers return to The Watermark on Friday 31 March. Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an ever-evolving eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. An obvious dedication to their craft mixed with the acute ability to draw a listener effortlessly and intimately into their world has led to their shows being described as “an absolute masterclass in how to do it right.” – With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with


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THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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he Battle of the Somme raged through July, August and on into the autumn of 1916; it dominates this month’s piece and September’s too. As the casualties mounted, people at home began to receive news of loved ones killed, missing or injured. News of extreme gallantry also reached south Devon. In late July, Private Theodore Veale from Dartmouth, who was serving with the 8th Devons, risked his own life on a number of occasions as he went out into ‘No Man’s Land’ trying to rescue one of his officers, Lieutenant Eric Savill. Eventually, Veale was successful in bringing the badly wounded officer safely back (a full account of this appears in my book South Devon in the Great War). For these actions Veale was promoted to corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross; one of only two VCs awarded to the Devonshire Regiment during the whole war. No doubt news of his gallantry helped to


cheer people when it reached home. There is more to this story than first appears, however. Last month, I wrote about Lieutenant Savill’s quick thinking and initiative which saved the lives of many C Company soldiers on the first day of the battle. Was Veale from C Company and, if so, does this help explain his immediate willingness to try to rescue Savill? I would like to think so, but so far no evidence has been found to support this idea. After the war, Theodore Veale became a fireman in Dartmouth – local people say he was always first up the ladder! Eric Savill graduated from Cambridge University, became a surveyor and eventually took the post of Deputy Ranger of the parks at Royal Windsor. He was knighted in 1955. Both men died in 1980 and the Veale-Savill garden in Dartmouth was opened in 2002. Next month, I shall write about some of the Ivybridge soldiers and their role in this battle.

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An educational roadshow to help Dogs Trust Girl education visit the stands, which will be being ridden by a Land on and cominform both dog and non-dog manned by locality engagement munitynear officerTotnes Gemma Lewry said: the Quantick farm, owners about some of the dog-re- officers from SHDC, together with “Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest lated issues faced by the district a member from the Dogs Trust. dog welfare charity with expert council is coming to Ivybridge. At the stand you can find out how knowledge in dog behaviour. Our South Hams District Council to befor ‘Dog Smart’ and how to be and a hope is thatsoldiers simple advice wo Ivybridge residents at a talk I didhas recently the British Empire whosuch as Dogs Trust, the “Is responsible dog owner. died, from never leave your child alone with recently spoke to meteamed aboutup with Ivybridge U3A: it true,” I was all causes, the comparThree years ago, Martin UK’s largest dog welfare charity, “The council is determined to ad- any dog, never tease a dog, don’t in the Great War. “that more horses ison inseemsapproach accurate. So, as Sibleyhorses wrote a monologue for a series ofasked, educational roaddress thethan dog-related issues a dog youtwice don’t know The relative R Sfollowing soldiers thewe encourage many menand died as horses. withfirst, songsacalled Little of Captain shows, up theirwere cam- killed theduring district and always ask the owner before Blue Dress, which along to overcome to comeas along to theThe road-statistics you approach a dog could prevent Hawker, told me about onepaign of the war?”dog-related I answered, you truthfully hide another interwith an actor and singers, issues within the district. show to find out more about more dog attacks. Hawker’s horses that was comever, that I didn’t know the statisesting factor that occurred to me was performed at a The roadshow will be at Ivybridge dogs,” said SHDCs portfolio “We all remember the Green mandeered for military service tics, but I had always assumed following the question: a want soldier successful evening at Cross Code andifwe Be Dog Market on Thursday, 25th August, holder for commercial services, Lukesland Smart to be just it aswas well known.” and everyonethat is welcome to the early in theHouse. war, but survived. was the case. Cllr Rufus Gilbert. broke a leg, assuming a

We are really excited about our Fairtrade and Community event on Friday, 3rd March, at Erme Primary School. The event will run from 7-9pm and representatives from Ivybridge Fairtrade committee, the Co-op and Erme Primary School will be giving talks on Fairtrade and community work. There will also be lots of Fairtrade tasters and drinks on sale to raise funds for the Friends of Erme Primary School, as well as a raffle with the chance to win some Fairtrade wine. It will be a really exciting event and we hope we see you there!



Martin would like putthe household Apparently, onetoof Then I looked up the stats – clean break without complicathe show on again, and is went to France at the end of Wikipedia says that “over the tions or infection, he would looking for two singers, Heating fund stand open theonewar rescue it and bring it course of the war, Britain lost over a good chance of making a full maletoand one female, for applications aged from early 20s to‘War Horse’ The first-ever484,000 horses, Ivybridge Summer onepainting, balhome. A warming horse magic for shows and recovery. The same injury to a early 30s. Don’t wait for winter – CosyDeFete is being held this September. loon modelling. Ivybridge’s local story if ever there was one. every two men”. With 1,118,264 horse, and it would probably be You must be able to sing von Central Heating Fund is Miss Ivy Events and the Ivytheatre group will be in costume The second asked a question being the estimated number of put down. across a range of styles open for applications. bridge Chamber of Commerce to promote their next production,

Get set for the Ivybridge Summer Fete

(eg 1930s musical, blues, are organising the fete, which will and some vibrant dancers will be pop, soul etc). take place on Sunday, 4th Sepsure to get you in the groove. It will be an amateur tember, 10.30am-4.30pm. Delicious refreshments, served production which Martin There will be an array of amazing by local businesses, will be availhopes to be putting on in artisan and gift stalls, fabulous able throughout the day, and Ivythe autumn. bridge’s great shops will be open ‘make-do-and-mend’ workshops To find out more, and and supporting the event. and a vehicle display. The Watermark Amateur Photoexpress an interest, email Musical entertainment will be pro- It’s set to be a great day to soak graphic Competition 2017 isvided nowby the wonderful Becky Martin - martinsibleysongs up the atmosphere and support Brine, alongside to keep thriving local Youplenty will need a glass the vase – it can becommunity. open for entries. î the children amused, as face a cube, such tall vase or rectangular – a pot This year’s theme is Ivybridge:


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Throughout February we ran a ‘Blind Date with a Book’ fundraiser in aid of Moorvision, who provide support and activities for blind and visually impaired children. We are pleased to announce that, as of 11th February, we had already raised £90. Thank you to everyone who donated, wrapped and read the books! Other involvement includes donating fruit weekly to Artistik Storytime Children’s Playgroup and also saving up all of our black flower buckets for Newton Ferrers Primary School, who need them to help with a potato growing project. Next month, we will be announcing our next three membership charities so you can choose where your 1% goes!

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By Kim Taylor-Lewis, Community Champion Part of my role as community champion is to utilise the store to enable local groups to fundraise. This can be offering a raffle prize, bag packing, awareness days, even carol singing at Christmas. We had two bag packs in February, which raised over £800 for the respective groups . We also hosted a charity cycle with Ivybridge Police to raise money for Crimestoppers, cycling over 200 miles and raising more than £200. Eat Happy project Tesco Lee mill sponsored Woodlands Park Primary School’s ‘Handa’s Surprise’ fruit salad making. I hope the reception children and their parents enjoyed making and eating their lovely fruit salads. Sixty children from Yealmpton Primary School came to the store for the sustainability trail this month, which links with the curriculum, so lots of learning and lots of fun.


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time of 29.32, Two young followed by Erme Valley Russ Mogridge Harriers ath(33.26) and letes excelled his wife Katy at the January (46.49). Armada AthletBecky Lee had a ics Winter 3K good run in the Series in CenNewquay 10K tral Park, with with a time of Sam Yearling 52.47. 4th (10.48) and In the Exeter Liam Hallows Half Marathon, Liam Hallows and Jean Baptiste Rouvelin 19th (12.06). Alison Thorn Hallows did even better in the was 2nd lady in a very good time February event, as he was over of 1.23.50, whilst Neil Moffatt also a minute quicker (11.02) and had a good run (1.37.10). achieved the accolade of ‘Junior Meanwhile, endurance athlete Athlete of the Month’. Jean Baptiste Rouvelin completed Three athletes tackled the ‘Oh one of his hardest challenges My Obelish’ race, which covers to date by finishing the ‘Arc of 11 miles with plenty of mud and Attrition’. hills! Tom Packer did really well This point-to-point coastal race, and was 12th in 1.22.57. Sarah from Coverack to Porthtowan, Hirons was 4th lady in 31st place takes in 100 miles of stunning (1.31.20) and Richard Lane 115th and dramatic Cornish coastpath. in 1.55.20. Rouvelin was 10th overall in a At the Fulfords 5, Tom Packer time of 27hrs 28m – well within was the first Harrier home in a the ‘cut off’ time of 36 hours.

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The Ivybridge magazine - March 2017  

The community magazine for people living in and around Ivybridge, the biggest town in the South Hams in Devon

The Ivybridge magazine - March 2017  

The community magazine for people living in and around Ivybridge, the biggest town in the South Hams in Devon