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 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.

Park-Keeper
Okehampton Town Council is seeking to employ a Park-keeper.
You will need to have a suitable horticultural qualification.  You will be responsible for the horticultural management, maintenance, upkeep and administration of the Council's external facilities and green spaces, including Simmons Park and Clapps Wood.  You will need to ensure that the areas are kept to a high standard in accordance with the expectations of the Council and for the benefit of the residents and visitors and have excellent customer relation skills.
Full-time - 37 hours per week.
Salary SCP28 rising to SCP29 on successful completion of probationary period (£25,463 to £26,470 p/a).
For an application pack please telephone 01837 53179 or download the job description here and application form here.
For an informal chat about the post please contact Emma James, Town Clerk on 01837 53179.
Closing date 12 noon on 20th July 2018.

 

Town Councillor Surgery
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor on the third Thursday of the month between 10 am and 12 noon:
Thursday 19th July
Thursday 20th September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 15th November

 

 

 


 

Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic & Parking - North Road, Okehampton
Devon County Council give notice that from Monday 16 July to Thursday 19 July 2018 between the hours of 19.00 and 07.00 North Road, Okehampton will have traffic restrictions.  Click here for details.

Tel: 01837 53179

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Councillor Surgery
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor between 10 am and 12 noon on Thursday 19th July

Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Town Council will be held on Monday 23rd July 2018 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee.

Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 4 pm

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