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Okehampton Town Council has a number of committees which are listed below with their membership. The Mayor and Chairs of the various committees are automatically members of all committees.

The Parks Committee has responsibility for the maintenance of Simmons Park, Kempley Meadows, Clapps Wood and other open spaces, the Town Council car parks, the skate park, the cemetery, some public rights of way, bus shelters and wayside seats. It also has responsibility for reviewing and implementing the Development Plan in respect of parks and open spaces.

The Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing and commenting where appropriate on all matters relating to planning, including individual applications and wider strategic planning matters. We are a statutory consultee in the planning process. 

The Policy and Resources Committee has responsibility for supervision and control of the Council's finances, including the allocation of occasional and regular grants to support organisations which benefit the residents of the town. It manages the personnel employed by the Council and oversees the use of IT.

The Property Committee has responsibility for the Civic buildings and property, including the Town Hall, Charter Hall and parts of the Market Hall, the public toilets at Fairplace and in Market Street as well as other smaller items of property owned by the Council.

The attendance of individual Members at scheduled meetings of committees of which they were members and at scheduled full council meetings held between 11 May 2020 and 8 March 2021 is shown as a percentage and can be seen below.

92%  Cllr Julie Yelland

82%  Cllr Michael Ireland

88% Cllr T Abbots (Co Opted 30/11/20)

76%  Cllr Greta Button

98%  Cllr Jan Goffey

86%  Cllr Carole Holt

97%  Cllr Paul Jessop

100%  Cllr Tony Leech

86%  Cllr Christine Marsh

100% Cllr B Matravers (Co Opted 30/11/20)

81%  Cllr David Penna (resigned 12.9.20)

96%  Cllr Deborah Sanger

100%  Cllr Bob Tolley

75%  Cllr Debra Travers

87%  Cllr Marilyn Tucker (resigned 27.7.20)

100% Cllr A Wood (Co Opted 30/7/20)

Policy and Resources Committee

Cllr Bob Tolley (Committee Chair)
Cllr Deborah Sanger (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Greta Button
Cllr Brendan Matravers
Cllr Debra Travers

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Parks Committee

Cllr Christine Marsh (Committee Chair)
Cllr Carole Holt (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Terry Abbots
Cllr Greta Button
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland
Cllr Paul Jessop

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Property Committee

Cllr Jan Goffey (Committee Chair)
Cllr Debra Travers (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Carole Holt
Cllr Deborah Sanger
Cllr Ann Wood

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Planning Committee

Cllr Antony Leech (Committee Chair)
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Terry Abbots
Cllr Paul Jessop
Cllr Brendan Matravers
Cllr Ann Wood

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Emergency Committee

Cllr Julie Yelland (Town Mayor)
Cllr Christine Marsh (Chair, Parks)
Cllr Antony Leech (Chair, Planning)
Cllr Bob Tolley (Chair, Policy and Resources)
Cllr Jan Goffey (Chair, Property)

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings