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.
The gusty winds at the weekend brought down a number of branches and a whole tree. While the Park staff are dealing with the fallen tree, the paths above Chalet Treloar have been closed for safety reasons. Please observe the warning notices and barriers - they are there for your safety. As soon as all the work has been completed - which will be shortly after Easter - the paths will be re-opened.
At lower levels, there are large numbers of bulbs and bushes that are just waiting for a warm spell to burst into flower - it's a great time to explore Simmons Park. And if you have your dog with you, please exercise it responsibly and use the special dog bins that have been provided.
Tel: 01837 53179
Okehampton Town Council Meeting
The Property Committee will meet on Monday 27 April 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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