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 is also available for hire for meetings. 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 is 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 fašade 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.
Duty Planner Service
Annual Return 2015/16
The Town Council's Annual Financial Return to the Auditors for the year ended 31 March 2016 is being finalised. An integral part of the process is notification to the public through our website. By clicking on this link you will access the following items of information:
The last one gives opportunity for a local government elector to view the Council's accounts. Arrangements can be made through the Council Office at the Town Hall to view the accounts during the period specified, and specifically on Monday to Thursday (inclusive) between 10 am and 3 pm or otherwise by specific arrangement with the Town Clerk.
Sunday Rover Rail Service
Devon County Council's Dartmoor Sunday Rover service is once again in operation between Okehampton and Exeter railway stations and running 4 trains each Sunday until 11 September. The Town Council's Working Group 'Destination Okehampton' have also produced a leaflet showing possible 'Sunday Day-Out Destinations' from Okehampton. Please click here for the information.
Devon County Council have informed us of restrictions applying to Tors Road, Okehampton in June and July. For further details please click here.
Tel: 01837 53179
Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday 27 June 2016 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.
Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
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