Sherford March e-newsletter 
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Welcome to Sherford's March newsletter

If you drive along the A38 you can’t fail to miss the large and impressive new Sherford town sign, proudly putting this new community on the map.

This is the first official Sherford sign using the newly created town logo, as designed by the talented students at Plymouth College of Art, which you can read more about in this newsletter. The sign was created and erected in early March by South West based firm, Eco Signs. 

With this sign making Sherford now more visible and creating greater awareness locally, we know there will be more interest in the build than ever. Our website is constantly growing and through our bi-monthly newsletter, we will make every effort to communicate with you about how Sherford is evolving.

Pictured below, PCA students Allie and James next to their winning logo design.

Earlier this month, we announced that Ivybridge Academy Trust will sponsor the first primary school to open in Sherford. Ivybridge Academy Trust, which includes Ivybridge Community College, has a proven track record of success locally.

Sherford Primary Academy will become a thriving part of the new community, with 420 nursery and primary places available to children between the ages of 2-11 years old. It will be the first of three planned primary schools to be constructed in the town, alongside a secondary school.

Devon County Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, James McInnes, said: "Devon County Council is committed to local schools for local children, so we want to see the new primary school opening as the first families move into the new homes”.

Those interested in their children attending the new school are invited to apply via Devon County Council from September.
The sheer scale of the Sherford site is incredible and our construction teams are hard at work helping the new community take shape. Recently we welcomed a journalist from The Herald newspaper in Plymouth to take a tour of the site and report back to readers. You can read her report here: Inside Sherford: Look around new town on edge of Plymouth with exclusive videos and pictures.

We understand how curious local residents and surrounding communities are about what is going on at Sherford and you can now have a birds-eye-view of the site, thanks to a new aerial video. This is the first glimpse of Sherford from above and we will take further drone videos so that you can see how it is developing – keep checking the website and our YouTube channel for updates. Visit the channel and subscribe here.

To give everyone a better understanding of how Sherford will look, we are busy developing a new illustrated map. When finished, it will go on the website and show the various residential areas, schools, sports and leisure facilities, parkland and main street. We will also share it in a future edition of this newsletter.

To celebrate the official launch of our new Sherford community logo, we teamed up with Plymouth College of Art (PCA) to host an event, titled ‘Designing Sherford’. Two years ago, we provided PCA design students with a commercial brief to create a Sherford logo and strapline, set to be used across the new town and our website. 

Now a major factor in the new community, during the event, winning designers and PCA students, Allie and James, took our partners through the design process, as well as providing insight as to what they believe are the essential elements of Sherford, from its sustainability initiatives, to the design of its homes.

This is a prime example of how we are dedicated to supporting the development of the community, alongside local people. We are continuing to strengthen our regional education and trade links, harnessing the best in local expertise by appointing numerous South West businesses to support this monumental community build.

We were invited by City College Plymouth to speak at its Business Supper Club event, attended by many of the area’s leading businesses. With Sherford the focus of the event, it was an excellent opportunity to answer some of the business community’s questions on the development, as well as finding out what businesses, from independent coffee shops to butchers, they would like to see open in the town.
Sherford is set to bring considerable new commercial opportunities to the area, injecting £2billion into the local economy after its completion. We would like to thank the City College Plymouth students for helping to host and cater for the guests, as well as all those who attended. And we look forward to meeting more local businesses at other events in the future.

Pictured below (from left to right) Wayne Bennett of Bovis Homes, Brian Deacon of Linden Homes and Clare Brimble of Taylor Wimpey
Drive to fill hundreds of jobs at Plymouth's Sherford new town. Read it here

Ivybridge Community College will sponsor first primary school to be built in new town of Sherford. Read it here

Inside Sherford: Look around new town on edge of Plymouth with exclusive videos and pictures Read it here
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