Census 2021

On Sunday 21st March, the census is coming! The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years and gives a snapshot of all the people in England and Wales. The information collected is vitally important for government and local authorities as it  helps them plan services such as healthcare, education, public transport, libraries and support services. The data informs other official statistics, and contributes to policy decisions such as local government funding allocations. Filling in the census is crucial to shaping communities over the next 10 years.

Councils have been asked to help spread the word in their communities, to help ensure that as many people as possible take part. The census website has plenty of information about the census, how to prepare and how data will be kept safe. There are also a wide range of downloadable resources that you can use to support the census in your community including social media materials, leaflets and presentations.

Downloadable resources – Census 2021



Ipplepen Skatepark

The latest Annual Play Area inspection report has assessed the safety of Skatepark as HIGH RISK due to severe corrosion.

In order to protect users the Parish Council have now taped off the Skatepark and it is now OUT OF USE. At the meeting held on Tuesday 5th January 2021, the Parish Council unanimously agreed that the skate park should be dismantled in preparation for replacement in the future.

If you would like to be involved in the next phase of the skate park rebuild, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01803 813250 or email ipplepencouncil@btopenworld.com

Contacting your Local Policing Team

have a non-urgent matter that you / they wish to bring to the attention of your / their Local Policing Team, then the easiest way of contacting them is as follows :

Go to this Devon and Cornwall Police web-page here – https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/your-area/

On that page go to the Find your Local Policing Team box.

Fill in either the relevant location or post-code, or use the drop down menu to select the appropriate Neighbourhood.

Click the Search button.

Details of the Local Policing Team will then be displayed, along with a box allowing anyone to send a message to that team.

Village Park and Play Area Update  03/07/2020

Final preparations for opening the Play Area in Tremlett Grove and The Recreation Ground will be completed on the morning of Wednesday 8th July 2020, followed by both opening to the public at midday.

Most of the required maintenance and repair work within the Park has now been carried out. However due to Covid-19 some of the materials required to finish this work has been in short supply, therefore some of the items of equipment will not be in use quite yet. These will be clearly marked and put out of use or taped off.

You will find that various extra notices will be in place around the Park areas to assist all members of the public when using the Park.

Please may we ask all using the Parks to continue to heed and obey all current Government Guidelines.

Keep Safe

Ipplepen Parish Council.