Okehampton Town Council have a number of facilities and services which are provided for use by the general public, including the Charter Hall which can be rented for a wide variety of functions and events. The impressive Council Chamber is available for hire and may be used for civil ceremonies. The Committee Room and equipment such as a laptop, projector and screen can also be hired. Wifi is available in all rooms.
The town of Okehampton is situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor in West Devon. Okehampton is an ancient town and was initially settled in the Bronze Age. It lies at the confluence of the East and West Okement Rivers from which it takes its name. Okehampton has been described as the walking centre of Dartmoor. It is also popular with cyclists and walkers taking the Granite Way, a beautiful trail from Okehampton to Lydford.
The town has many attractions including the spectacular ruins of Okehampton Castle which date back to Norman times and the beautiful expansive parkland at Simmons Park with leisurely river side walks, ornamental gardens and a Swiss style chalet, multi sports facilities and playing areas for all ages as well as the Parklands Leisure Centre. The impressive tower of St James Chapel (15C) dominates the main street which in times gone by was the Old London Road lined with coaching inns which can still be seen today. The Town Hall, a handsome building with granite facade built in 1685 adds a touch of elegance to the town centre which also boasts a number of vibrant shopping arcades as well as the acclaimed Museum of Dartmoor Life.
Town Councillors took part in the West Devon Connect Community Morning on Saturday 12 July. Staffing an information point alongside representatives from 19 other community groups, organisations and local government, the Charter Hall and Red Lion Yard venue attracted over 450 enquiries. Councillors were available to respond to enquiries on any aspect of Council business. The combination of Charter Hall and Red Lion Yard made a very effective, traffic-free combination, given the good weather on the day.
Ready for the start of the event and pictured below left are (left to right):
Vacancy for a Councillor (West Ward)
Please click here to view the notice of a vacancy on the Town Council (pdf31KB).
Tel: 01837 53179
Okehampton Town Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Town Council will be held on Monday 1st September 2014 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee.
Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
Vacancy for Councillor
There is currently a vacancy for a Town Councillor. Please click here to view the Public Notice.
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