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 –

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.

Village Park and Play Area Update  30/06/2020

The vital repair work to the Parks is now underway.

All the various work which is now going on was scheduled sometime ago, however due to Covid-19 this was only able to commence in the last week.

Once all work is completed and safety inspections are made the Park will once again be open to the public.

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

We hope that you can bear with us a little longer and rely on you to follow all current guidelines when using the Park once more.

Keep Safe.

Ipplepen Parish Council.

Clampitt Road Toilets – Update

The Clampitt Road Toilets will be open from Monday 22nd June 2020.

The toilets will be open from 08.00 -17.00 daily. 

Please abide by the current 2m social distancing rule and the toilets are restricted to one person at a time.

Thank you for your co-operation during these difficult times.

Playing Field and Play Equipment – June Update

In line with current Government Guidance and for safety the play equipment remains out of order in accordance with the scientific and medical advice that the Covid -19 virus can remain on metal surfaces for up to 72 hours.

The Parish Council is taking the opportunity to carry out extensive maintenance and repair works to the play equipment and skatepark. The entrance and footpath has recently been relaid to improve access for residents.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who has co-operated and complied with the Government social distancing guidelines and who have helped in supporting our neighbours during the crisis.

We are assessing the advice daily and will open the facilities as soon as it is considered and advised it is safe to do so.

Extension to Local Plan Consultation and Temporary Change to the Statement of Community Involvement

The current consultation on Part 1 of the draft Local Plan for Teignbridge (2020-2040) was launched on 23rd March 2020. As a town or parish council, you will have hopefully received a notification from us in March to let you know about this alongside a paper copy of the Draft Local Plan and the Need to Know Guide.


Since the start of the consultation we have been carefully monitoring the situation regarding Covid-19 social distancing restrictions and the effect that this is having on our ability to consult effectively with our communities. So far, we have been very pleased with, and encouraged by, the number of people who have participated in the consultation and wish to thank all of you who have taken the time to get involved to date.


The government recently suggested that councils should update their ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ to expressly set out the different ways in which people are included in consultations, given that face to face meetings during the pandemic are not possible.


As such, we’re updating the Statement that appears on our website and although this will not affect the substance of the consultation, we will extend the consultation to give people the statutory six weeks to comment after this change is made on 1 June.


Instead of closing on 15 June, the consultation, which launched on 23 March, will now run for a total of 16 weeks, closing on 13 July 2020.


The addendum to the Statement of Community Involvement can be viewed here.


Making the Plan available in your local area

Given the ongoing social distancing restrictions and the current closure of public buildings, it is a challenging time to raise awareness of the consultation for those people without access to the internet. As such, we are asking you, as the local leaders of your community, to help us in spreading the word and making the plan available for people in your communities to view.


Viewing the Local Plan

The Local Plan and its associated documents can be viewed at:

Road Closure – A381 just outside of Totnes during week commencing 03/06/2020

Road closure on the A381 just outside of Totnes during the week commencing 03/06/2020. This is to carry out remedial work to the landslip that occurred earlier this year where traffic lights have been put on. The work is expected to finish on Friday 05/06/2020.

The work will safeguard that section of carriageway from further potential landslip debris/falls.

The official diversion route using roads of equivalent category is to take the A385 to Paignton, A380 to Newton Abbot, and rejoin the A381 out of Newton Abbot and vice-versa

COVID-19 – Update

A quick update following today’s partial lifting of some of the Covid 19 lockdown measures which allows us all more freedom to travel for exercise.

The tennis courts are now available and you will see that fencing has been erected to provide a safe route to them via the kissing gate.

The Tennis Club Committee are responsible for bookings and the use of the courts.

However the remainder of the play equipment on all of Ipplepen sites continue to be closed in accordance with the Government Guidelines because current available evidence shows that the Covid 19 virus can remain on metal surfaces for up to 72 hours.

For personal safety and to prevent infection spread the public toilets also remain closed.

The Parish Council will of course open all facilities as changes to the advice from Government is received.

Thank you again for all of your support around the village and for keeping to the social distancing guidelines.