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 and equipment such as a laptop, projector and screen can also be hired. 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 it 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 facade 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.
And the good news is ... the Town Council have approved a reduction in parking fees at Simmons Park Car Park during December!
With effect from 1st December until 31st December 2014, it will be 'Free after Three'. This means that on weekdays there will be no parking charges after 3 pm and in addition parking on Saturday mornings will also be free on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th December, with the normal Bank Holiday parking free on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. A little incentive to encourage you to enjoy Okehampton - shopping and socialising - as we approach the festive season.
Office Closure During Christmas and New Year
The Town Hall Office will close at 1 pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will re-open at 10 am on Monday 5 January 2015. The Town Mayor, Councillors and Staff wish all members of the Okehampton community a happy Christmas and a healthy and rewarding New Year.
Tel: 01837 53179
Okehampton Town Council Meeting
The next Committee meetings will be the Planning and Property Committees on Monday 5 January 2015 starting at 6.30 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.
Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
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