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 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.
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 15th November
Okehampton Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Amendment Order - Simmons Park Car Park
Okehampton Town Council proposes to make an amendment to the parking charges in Simmons Park car park - the addition of a new charge of 3 hours: £1.20. Please click to see Amendment Order and proposed change.
Temporary Traffic Restriction and Temporary Rolling Road Closure on Remembrance Sunday 11th November
Devon County Council has given notice that there will be a temporary prohibition of parking and rolling road closure on Sunday 11th November for the RBL Remembrance Parade and Service between the hours of 10:15 and 13:00. Click here for map and further details.
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.
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Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Town Council will be held on Monday 29th October 2018 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee.
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Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 4 pm
Mrs Emma James
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