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.


Events Affecting Town

The Deloitte Ride Across Britain Cycle Event will be coming to Okehampton on 5 September.  Starting from Lands End on Saturday morning the first stage will end at Okehampton in the early evening before setting off again on the second leg on Sunday morning.  The organisers inform us that there will be up to 800 riders each day, so it looks like a spectacle to come and see.  This is likely to bring a lot of folk into Okehampton and a great opportunity to support the cyclists.  Please click here for information on the various legs of the tour or see www.rideacrossbritain.com.  Riders will be released in groups of 50 to manage road congestion.

While thinking of roads, we have been informed that Fore Street will be closed to traffic from 7 pm until 7 am from Monday 7 September to Wednesday 9 September.  Please click here for link to Road Traffic Notice.

Devon County Council have passed on the changes to the bus services that will take effect in the week beginning 20 September.  The new timetables for services can be accessed by clicking these links: 
 service 178, service 75 and service 46.
The most significant withdrawal is likely to be the 318 town service.  The following paragraph summarises the replacement measures to be implemented.  Service 318 (Okehampton Town): withdrawn.  Giblands Park and Hunters Gate are served by Service 178.  The North Street/Link Road loop is served by Service 46.  Moyses Meadow is served by Service 75.  Other parts of the former town service are served at certain times by the Ring & Ride .
The Town Council is continuing to look for an effective solution to this service withdrawal both locally and with the County Council, but acknowledges that the bus services are a Devon County provision and there is no immediate prospect for a continuation of the service other than through a reversal of the County's decision.



 




 

 RAIL CONNECTION FROM OKEHAMPTON

One of the Town Council's working groups, Destination Okehampton, has produced a leaflet giving information on rail connections that may be used to get to other destinations in Devon and further afield using the Dartmoor Sunday Rover Service from Okehampton Railway Station.  Click here to view or download this information.

Tel: 01837 53179

Latest News

Town Council Meetings

The next Property Committee meeting will be held on Monday 7 September 2015 at 7.45 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.

Town Council Office Open Hours

Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm

 

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