Okehampton Town Council
Okehampton Town Council Chamber The Town Hall in Okehampton The town centre of Okehampton Swiss style chalet, Simmons Park, Okehampton Simmons Park, Okehampton, walks along the East Okement River Adventure play ground, Simmons Park, Okehampton Children's play area, Parklands Leisure Centre and putting green in Simmons Park, Okehampton Band stand, Simmons Park, Okehampton The Skate Park, Okehampton Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton

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. 

'Free After Three' December Car Parking in Simmons Park Car Park
In order to support local shoppers and trading in Okehampton, the Town Council have decided that parking in Simmons Park car park will be free of charge on weekdays after 3 pm from 2nd-31st December 2019.
Parking will also be free on Saturday mornings in December - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th - together with the normal provision for free Bank Holiday parking on 25th & 26th December and 1st January.

Simmons Park News
Fantastic News - Simmons Park has been awarded 'Much Loved' status in the Fields in Trust UK Best Park 2019 awards, having been placed within the top 20% of nominations UK-wide.
In total, 28 parks across the South West were nominated; Page Park in Bristol chosen as the best park in this region and 3 others achieving the 'Much Loved' status including our beautiful Simmons Park. 
A big thank-you to those who took the time to vote for and support the park.

Town Councillor Surgery - Thursday 21st November
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

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.

 

 

Edwardian Evening - 5th December 2019
Devon County Council have given notice that through traffic and parking will be prohibited along Fore Street, between George Street and Mill Road, between the hours of 17.45 and 21.00 on Thursday 5th December for Okehampton Edwardian Evening.  Further details can be seen here.

Tel: 01837 53179

Latest News

Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 18th November 2019 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall

Mayoral Musings - October 2019
See the Mayor's October News here

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

Town Clerk
Mrs Emma James

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