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.
During December, it will be free to park after 3 pm from Monday to Friday. In addition to the usual free parking on Saturday afternoons and bank holidays during December and on 1st January, parking charges will be dispensed with on Saturday mornings for December.
Please note that these provisions only apply to the Town Council's car park at Simmons Park and not to any other town car parks, where other arrangements will apply.
Devon County Council have informed us of other road closures to take place in the near future:
7 December 2015 - Chichacott Road. For details of regulation click here.
21-22 December 2015 - Mill Road. For details of regulation click here.
4 January 2016 - Pikes Mead. Click here for information.
15-19 February 2016 - Mill Road. Click here for information.
Tel: 01837 53179
Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 30 November 2015 at
Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
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