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.

Simmons Park Car Park
The Town Council is mindful of supporting and encouraging residents, visitors and local businesses and, to that end, has agreed to relax car parking charges at Simmons Park Car Park as follows:

During December, it will be free to park after 3 pm from Monday to Friday.  In addition to the usual free parking on Saturday afternoons and bank holidays during December and on 1st January, parking charges will be dispensed with on Saturday mornings for December.

Please note that these provisions only apply to the Town Council's car park at Simmons Park and not to any other town car parks, where other arrangements will apply.

Events Affecting Town

Revised Bus Service Provision
Devon County Council have passed on the changes to the bus services that will take effect in the week beginning 20 September.  The new timetables for services can be accessed by clicking these links: 
 service 178, service 75 and service 46.
The most significant withdrawal is likely to be the 318 town service.  The following paragraph summarises the replacement measures to be implemented.  Service 318 (Okehampton Town): withdrawn.  Giblands Park and Hunters Gate are served by Service 178.  The North Street/Link Road loop is served by Service 46.  Moyses Meadow is served by Service 75.  Other parts of the former town service are served at certain times by the Ring & Ride .
The Town Council is continuing to look for an effective solution to this service withdrawal both locally and with the County Council, but acknowledges that the bus services are a Devon County provision and there is no immediate prospect for a continuation of the service other than through a reversal of the County's decision.



 Devon County Council have informed us of other road closures to take place in the near future:

7 December 2015 - Chichacott Road.  For details of regulation click here.

21-22 December 2015 - Mill Road.  For details of regulation click here.

4 January 2016 - Pikes Mead.  Click here for information.

15-19 February 2016 - Mill Road.  Click here for information.

Tel: 01837 53179

Latest News

Town Council Meetings

The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 30 November 2015 at 
7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by meetings of the Property and Policy & Resources Committees.

Town Council Office Open Hours

Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm


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