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Okehampton Town Council has a number of committees which are listed below with their membership. The Mayor and Chairs of the various committees are automatically members of all committees.

The Parks Committee has responsibility for the maintenance of Simmons Park, Kempley Meadows, Clapps Wood and other open spaces, the Town Council car parks, the skate park, the cemetery, some public rights of way, bus shelters and wayside seats. It also has responsibility for reviewing and implementing the Development Plan in respect of parks and open spaces.

The Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing and commenting where appropriate on all matters relating to planning, including individual applications and wider strategic planning matters. We are a statutory consultee in the planning process. It also ensures that the Council's Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy is taken into account in comments in respect of planning applications.

The Policy and Resources Committee has responsibility for supervision and control of the Council's finances, including the allocation of occasional and regular grants to support organisations which benefit the residents of the town. It manages the personnel employed by the Council and oversees the use of IT.

The Property Committee has responsibility for the Civic buildings and property, including the Town Hall, Charter Hall and parts of the Market Hall as well as other smaller items of property owned by the Council.

The attendance of individual Members at scheduled meetings of committees of which they were members and at scheduled full council meetings held between 13 May 2015 and 7 March 2016 is shown as a percentage and can be seen below.

 Cllr Mrs Janet Carpenter  96%  Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh  81%
 Cllr Terry Cummings  69%  Cllr Bob Rush  90%
 Cllr Mrs Val Cushing  91%  Cllr Ben Stephens  81%
 Cllr Mrs Jan Goffey  96%  Cllr Bob Tolley  86%
 Cllr Miss Carole Holt  100%  Cllr Paul Vachon  100%
 Cllr Dr Michael Ireland  90%  Cllr David Weekes  72%
 Cllr Tony Leech  87%  Cllr Mrs Julie Yelland  100%

Policy and Resources Committee

Cllr Ben Stephens (Committee Chair)
Cllr Mrs Julie Yelland (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Terry Cummings
Cllr Mrs Val Cushing
Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh
Cllr Bob Tolley
Cllr Paul Vachon

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Parks Committee

Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh (Committee Chair)
Cllr Miss Carole Holt (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Mrs Janet Carpenter
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland
Cllr Robert Rush
Cllr Bob Tolley
Cllr David Weekes

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Property Committee

Cllr David Weekes (Committee Chair)
Cllr Paul Vachon (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Mrs Janet Carpenter
Cllr Miss Carole Holt
Cllr Antony Leech
Cllr Mrs Julie Yelland

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Planning Committee

Cllr Antony Leech (Committee Chair)
Cllr Robert Rush (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Terry Cummings
Cllr Mrs Val Cushing
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland
Cllr Ben Stephens

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Emergency Committee

Cllr Mrs Jan Goffey (Town Mayor)
Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh (Chair, Parks)
Cllr Antony Leech (Chair, Planning)
Cllr Ben Stephens (Chair, Policy and Resources)
Cllr David Weekes (Chair, Property)

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Tel: 01837 53179

Latest Council News

Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday 24 April 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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