Okehampton Town Council
Okehampton Town Council Chamber The Town Hall in Okehampton The town centre of Okehampton Swiss style chalet, Simmons Park, Okehampton Simmons Park, Okehampton, walks along the East Okement River Adventure play ground, Simmons Park, Okehampton Children's play area, Parklands Leisure Centre and putting green in Simmons Park, Okehampton Band stand, Simmons Park, Okehampton The Skate Park, Okehampton Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton

Welcome to the official website of Okehampton Town Council

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.

December Parking - Simmons Park Car Park
In order to support local shoppers and trading in Okehampton, the Town Council have decided that parking in Simmons Park Car Park will be free of charge on weekdays after 3 pm from 1st - 31st December 2017.
Parking will also be free on Saturday mornings in December - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th - together with the normal provision for free Bank Holiday parking on 25th & 26th December and 1st January.


 

Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic - 22-23 November 2017 - Junction Fore Street/School Way
Devon County Council have given notice that there will be a temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking for friction surfacing work from Wednesday 22 November to Thursday 23 November 2017 between 19.00 and 07.00 at the junction with Fore Street to School Way junction.  Click here for details.

Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic - Thursday 7 December 2017 - Edwardian Evening
Devon County Council have given notice that there will be a temporary prohibition of through traffic for Edwardian Evening on Thursday 7 December 2017 between 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm along Fore Street (between George Street and Mill Road).  Click here for details.

Tel: 01837 53179

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Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday 20 November 2017 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Parks Committee.

Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm

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