Okehampton Town Council

Town Clerk
Town Hall, Fore Street
Okehampton
Devon EX20 1AA
Tel: 01837 53179
townclerk@okehampton.gov.uk

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 façade 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. 

Assistant Caretaker Vacancy
Okehampton Town Council is seeking to employ an Assistant Caretaker.
You will be responsible for facilitating events booked in the premises, general repairs and maintenance, security and cleanliness of the Town Hall and associated buildings.  You will need to be available to work outside of normal working hours for stewarding when the premises are in use; this entails evening and weekend working as required and prepared to undertake work in other areas of Council business.
14 hours per week
Salary SCP7 (£16,495 pro-rata) rising to SCP8 on successful completion of probationary period.
For an application pack please telephone 01837 53179 or click here to download the job description and here for the application form.  For an informal chat about the post please contact Emma James, Town Clerk on 01837 53179.
Closing date 12 noon on 28th August 2018.

Town Councillor Surgery
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor on the third Thursday of the month between 10 am and 12 noon:
Thursday 20th September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 15th November 

Community Police Cadets
If you know anyone aged between 13 and 18 who is interested in becoming a Community Police Cadet, click here for information.

Latest Parish News

Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 3 September 2018 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee

Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 4 pm

Town Clerk
Mrs Emma James

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