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 façade 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
Details of the night road closure of Holsworthy Road on 5th October and 10th October 2016 can be found here.
Tel: 01837 53179
Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 3 October 2016 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by an Extraordinary Meeting of the Town Council.
Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
Charter Hall Coffee Morning Vacancy
A cancellation means that there is a vacancy for a charity coffee morning in the Charter Hall on Saturday 8 October 2016. If your local organisation/charity would like to use the Hall from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm at a cost of £30 please contact the Town Hall office - 01837 53179.
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