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
Town Council Office Opening Hours
Whilst there is more and more emphasis on electronic communication, it is also important for members of the public to feel that they are able to pop into the offices and speak to someone in person.
Members of staff are already in the Office throughout the day and so this change will not impact on Town Council staffing levels or increase costs. The office will be open from 9.30 am straight through until 4 pm from Monday to Thursday, except Public Holidays. Appointments outside of these hours can be arranged by contacting the Office on 01837 53179 or be emailing Hilary@okehampton.gov.uk. The change will commence on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
The Office will be closed for the festive season from Thursday 21st December until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Station Road Temporary Prohibition of Parking - 7-23 December 2017
Tel: 01837 53179
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