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.
Okehampton Town Council Groundsman Vacancy
You will assist the Park-keeper and other members of staff in maintaining the Council's facilities and green spaces including Simmons Park and Clapps Wood. Ensuring that the areas are kept to a high standard in accordance with the Town Council's expectations and commitment to the community for the benefit of the residents and visitors.
Permanent part-time - 32 hours p/week 1st March to 30th September and 24 hours p/week 1st October to end of February.
Salary SCP7 rising to SCP8 on successful completion of probationary period (£19,554 to £19,945 p/a) pro-rata.
For an application pack or informal chat about the post please telephone 01837 53179. Click here to download a job description and here for an application form.
Closing date 12 noon on 10th May 2019
Election of Town Councillors for Okehampton Town Council on Thursday 2 May 2019
The Returning Officer has announced that the persons nominated for Okehampton Town Council (North Ward) and Okehampton Town Council (South Ward) have been elected without a contest. Click here for North Ward Councillors and here for South Ward Councillors.
Election of West Devon Borough Councillors on Thursday 2 May 2019
Click here for the Notice of Poll for Okehampton North Ward and click here for the Notice of Poll for Okehampton South Ward
The Victory Grand Tour Cape to Cape Classic Car Rally 2019
On Saturday 18 May between 40 and 50 classic cars will be arriving in Okehampton in the closing stages of their week-long rally from Cape Trafalgar in Spain, following The Trafalgar Way in reverse for part of its route. The event is part of the group's fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support. Click here to see details of the event and the Okehampton postcard design appeal
Wednesdays 10 am - 4 pm West Devon Borough Council Staff at the Ockment Centre
Do you need to speak to someone from West Devon Borough Council in person?
A member of staff is available every Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm in the Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton.
Saturday Coffee Mornings 2019
If you would like to hold a Saturday coffee morning in the Charter Hall for your charity/local organisation we have a few dates available - Saturday 11th May, Saturday 25th May, Saturday 15th June, Saturday 20th July, Saturday 3rd August and Saturday 24th August. For a fee of £30 the Hall is available from 8.30am to 12.30pm on Saturdays. Please telephone 01837 53179 or contact Hilary@okehampton.gov.uk for available dates and booking forms.
Park Row, Okehampton - Works to Drain - 22-26 April 2019
Devon County Council give notice that there will be a temporary prohibition of through traffic & parking on Park Row, Okehampton for a new combined drain from Monday 22nd April to Friday 26th April 2019. Click here for full details.
Ten Tors Challenge - Friday 10 May - Sunday 12 May 2019
Devon County Council give notice that there will be parking restrictions on Station Road, Tors Road and Camp Road from Friday 10 May - Sunday 12 May for Ten Tors 2019. Click here for full details.