Working together has led to a series of projects to make life better for people in Ilfracombe. That was the message from the One Ilfracombe AGM on Friday which reported on the first two years of the schemes bid to bring services and organisations in the town under one umbrella. The aim is to pool effort and resources to work together to bring more benefits to the community and enable Ilfracombe to take charge of its own destiny. Chairman Ron Ley told the AGM it was a celebration of Ilfracombe and its people: Ilfracombe is a special place, we have a strong sense of community here, he said. One Ilfracombe is working with schools, businesses, the voluntary sector, youth groups and is creating a network of community relationships. Mr Ley said working with the public sector had been crucial, as police, fire, councils, North Devon Homes, Job Centre Plus and others combine their efforts. One example of a successful project was the Town Team, which has seen more than 50 frontline staff such as street cleaners, police and parking officers work together to share information and enable a swifter response to issues from littering to crime. Other projects included the Community Connector which directs people to help and services; Connect Online for older people; dementia friendly initiatives; the Out of the Blue cadets course; and Pathways to Work to reduce youth unemployment. The AGM was followed by a Question Time style debate with a range of questions from the audience on everything from parking to employment and cleaning the town.