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 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.

Joint Local Plan
The Plymouth & South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2014-2034 has now been published and the consultation period will run until midnight 26 April 2017.  Please see the following link to view an interactive version of the plan: https://plymswdevonplan.co.uk/policy or http://plymouth.objective.co.uk/portal/planning/jlp/2017?pointld=4055932 to view the document. 


 




 

Wales & West Utilities will be undertaking gas reinforcement works in George Street commencing 3 April ongoing into May.  These will be daytime works and will involve 4-way traffic control at the junction of George Street/St James Road/Mill Road and Castle Road.  Further information can be viewed on www.roadworks.org.  We have been informed that the traffic lights will be manually controlled at peak times.

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Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday 24 April 2017 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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