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.

Joint Local Plan
The Plymouth & South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2014-2034 has now been published and the consultation period will run until midnight 26 April 2017.  Please see the following link to view an interactive version of the plan: https://plymswdevonplan.co.uk/policy or http://plymouth.objective.co.uk/portal/planning/jlp/2017?pointld=4055932 to view the document.  West Devon Borough Council have arranged a number of drop-in sessions to explain the Plan, the last one in Okehampton being at the Charter Hall on Wednesday 29 March from 3 pm - 7 pm.

Okehampton and Hamlets Neighbourhood Plan Group are holding a workshop at the Town Hall (Council Chamber) on Saturday 25 March between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm and encourage you to come along to contribute your ideas on how to address traffic and transport; housing and land use; facilities in the Hamlets; town centre development; tourism; jobs and the local economy; and Okehampton as a healthy place to live and work.  The workshop, titled 'When a plan comes together!' is a workshop with different, interactive ways of focusing on solutions. 

Annual Town Assembly
The Okehampton Annual Town Assembly will take place at 7 pm in the Charter Hall on Monday 10 April 2017.
All residents of Okehampton are welcome to attend, but only residents of the Okehampton Town Parish are entitled to speak and (if applicable) vote at the meeting.
This is an opportunity to hear about the Town Council's activities during the past year and to ask questions of your elected Councillors.
We will also be welcoming Francois Smit, the Sports and Partnerships Group Manager from Fusion (the company now managing Parklands Leisure Centre) who will give a brief presentation on developments at Parklands and Fusion's ideas for the future.
If you have written questions for the Town Council, please send them to the Town Clerk at the Town Hall (email townclerk@okehampton.gov.uk) to be received by Tuesday 4 April.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Charter Hall on the night.  Please click here for the agenda.


 




 

Resurfacing Works Market Street, Okehampton - 29 March 2017
between 19.00 and 07.00

Details of the closure and diversion route are shown here.  

Night Time Road Closure Fore Street, Okehampton - 22-25 March 2017

Circumstances and weather permitting on behalf of Devon County Council, SWH will be carrying out the following works under a road closure as shown below:

Type of Works - High friction resurfacing
Location - Fore Street, Okehampton

Date - 22-25 March 2017 (3 nights - 7pm-7am)

Details of the closure and diversion route are shown here.  SWH will endeavour to maintain access to properties and businesses within the closure where necessary, however there may be times when access is restricted/delayed and SWH apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.
Further details of roadworks can be found on Devon County Council's interactive roadworks website at www.roadworks.org.

Wales & West Utilities will be undertaking gas reinforcement works in George Street commencing 3 April ongoing into May.  These will be daytime works and will involve 4-way traffic control at the junction of George Street/St James Road/Mill Road and Castle Road.  Further information can be viewed on www.roadworks.org.  We have been informed that the traffic lights will be manually controlled at peak times.

Tel: 01837 53179

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Town Council Meetings

The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 27 March 2017 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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