Ide virtual shop

Volunteers are working hard to make sure that no one in ide village is unable to get basic supplies during this crisis.
If you are asking Ide angels to help with shopping, over the telephone, you can use

On this page you can see pictures of the shelves to remind you of the normal stock. The pictures are not updated, and not all items will be available right now. Ide shop is not offering an online or delivery service, this is simply to help people working with Ide Angels.
Sorry this first version looks a bit rough, but it is an emergency and we are keen to get it out.
Andy Swain

Ide Angels

We recognise that this is a very difficult time for all and as a community we want to make sure that everyone is cared for.  

In response to the Covid 19 crisis, a small working group with representatives from different sections of our community, led by the Parish Council, met up with the primary objective of ensuring help and support is available for everyone – especially those who may be vulnerable or might be self isolating.
Ide Parish Council are now working in partnership with our Ide Community Shop and Ide Angels – a volunteer group led by the brilliant Sophie Caunter, who has recruited volunteers through social media and her network of friends and neighbours. We have had a fantastic response to the request for helpers and now have about 30 volunteers who are already providing support to local residents. 
At the moment we are ensuring people have help with their grocery shopping and errands, but we’re open to supporting you further as the need arises.
We’ll be distributing flyers through the village with details of this service and how to access it.
If you need groceries you can phone the Ide Community shop directly on 01392 410035. Orders,  payment and delivery time can now be arranged and made over the phone. Our amazing shop has been working incredibly hard with suppliers to ensure we are well stocked!
Or alternatively you can send your request through to our dedicated email account and an Ide Angel will pick up your request and respond.
For more information or if you wish join our volunteers please contact
Lastly I would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to everyone who has made this possible, by responding so quickly and helping us to put this in place.
Paula Burton Perrett

Community walk to West Exe School

There was a great turn out for the first accompanied walk from Ide to West Exe school. A big Thank you to Chloe Fox and other Staff, students, parents and All others who supported it.

The purpose is

  • To raise awareness that this road is no motor vehicles except for access at all times.
  • Teach the students to ride and walk defensively, and encourage them to walk and not be driven.
  • Record any drivers who are rude, aggressive or antisocial.
It was great to be able to use this road safely this morning, and to promote this beautiful route which is being used each year by more and more illegal traffic trying to bypass congestion on the main roads. If we lose these lanes as safe cycle and pedestrian routes, Ide will become cut off as an island community accessible only by car. That is not the future we want for our village or our expanding city and it is not the way to respond to climate emergency declarations.

ITV News 19/11/19

Devon County Carbon Plan

DCC have opened up an invitation for ideas for the Devon Carbon Plan

The Task Force has issued a call for evidence and will be conducting a series of hearings, to help gather views, evidence and data which will be used as a foundation from which to develop recommendations for the Devon Carbon Plan.

The Devon Carbon Plan Recommendations developed by the task force will be put to a Citizens’ Assembly. The assembly will comprise a representative sample of Devon’s citizens from different social backgrounds, including young people. They will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions and collectively discuss and review policy recommendations on decarbonising Devon.


In April, Teignbridge District Council voted unanimously to declare a Climate Emergency for a Carbon Neutral Teignbridge by 2025, so –

What is happening?

climate cartoon

Thursday 4th July 7pm-9pm

Coombeshead Academy Theatre, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1PT.

Join Cllr Jackie Hook and other speakers to find out how we can work together. Please bring your ideas. All welcome! Light refreshments. Parking available.

To book your free ticket please follow this Eventbrite Link or find the event on our Facebook page: Teignbridge Climate Emergency Action Group