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 have noted the increased emphasis on electronic communications over recent years. Equally important is to be accessible for the casual visitor to the Town Council Office during the lunch period.
In order to meet both these objectives, the Office will be open from 10 am straight through to 3 pm Monday to Thursday excepting public holidays. If necessary, appointments outside these hours can be arranged by contacting the office on 01837 53179.
The Town Clerk, Mr Paul Snell, and his team look forward to continuing to meet the needs of the Okehampton community through support to the Mayor and Town Council, office support, park-keeping and building caretaking.
The Wedding Fair held in the Charter Hall on Sunday 3 November 2013 was a great success with 21 companies taking part.
Tel: 01837 53179
Okehampton Town Council Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Town Council will be the Planning Committee on Monday 28 April 2014 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall starting at 7.00 pm.
New Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
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