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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. It also ensures that the Council's Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy is taken into account in comments in respect of planning applications.

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 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 15 May 2018 and 25 February 2019 is shown as a percentage and can be seen below.

 Cllr Janet Carpenter  70% Cllr Christine Marsh   83%
 Cllr Terry Cummings  33% Cllr Sally Parkins (resigned 17/12/18)  45%
 Cllr Val Cushing  96% Cllr Bob Rush  72%
 Cllr Jan Goffey  91% Cllr Bob Tolley  94%
 Cllr Carole Holt  100% Cllr Paul Vachon  100%
 Cllr Michael Ireland  87% Cllr David Weekes  56%
 Cllr Tony Leech   81% Cllr Julie Yelland  97%

Policy and Resources Committee

Cllr Bob Tolley (Committee Chair)
Cllr Marilyn Tucker (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Greta Button
Cllr Deborah Sanger
Cllr Debra Travers

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Parks Committee

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

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Property Committee

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

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Planning Committee

Cllr Antony Leech (Committee Chair)
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Jan Goffey
Cllr Paul Jessop
Cllr David Penna
Cllr Marilyn Tucker

Agenda and Minutes of 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)

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Tel: 01837 53179

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Town Council Meetings

Mayoral Musings - February 2020
See the Mayor's February News here

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

Town Clerk
Mrs Emma James

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