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
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
Resurfacing Works Market Street, Okehampton - 29 March 2017
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
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.
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
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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