Okehampton Town Council
Town Hall, Fore Street
Devon EX20 1AA
Tel: 01837 53179
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.
Town Councillor Vacancy (South Ward)
Okehampton Town Council has a vacancy for a Councillor (South Ward). Please click here to see the Notice of Vacancy.
Scaffolding at the Town Hall
Last year the Council undertook the periodic maintenance and repainting of the windows on the ground floor of the Town Hall's offices. This year, it's time to move 'upstairs' and, to give the safe access needed, scaffolding will be erected at the front of the Town Hall while work proceeds. The scaffolding will be in place for a number of weeks until the windows, fascias and soffits are repainted. Depending on the weather, we shall then look at moving the scaffolding to the Market Street side of the Town Hall and complete the repainting there. Normal access to the Town Hall (and to the County Council's Registrar's Office) will be available throughout. This will help maintain the Town Hall as a well-maintained example of a fine building in the very centre of the town.
Okehampton Festival of Food & Music
On Saturday 24 June 2017 there will be a temporary traffic restriction for through traffic and parking on St James Street from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm for the Festival of Food & Music. Click here for details.
Wales & West Utilities will be undertaking works in George Street and Fairplace Terrace commencing 31 July 2017 ongoing into September. This is a mains replacement scheme and will involve temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking. Click here for further details.
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The next meeting of the Property Committee will be held on Monday 26 June 2017 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.
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