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 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. 

Simmons Park Car Park Charges
Following consultation during November the Council has approved the addition of a new charge for 3 hours parking at £1.20 in Simmons Park car park.  This new charge will take effect on 1st January 2019.

Charging Times:
Monday to Friday 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday 8 am - 12 midday
Bank Holidays FREE
Disabled drivers park for free

Daily Charges:
30 minutes    30p
1 hour           50p
2 hours         70p
3 hours     £1.20
4 hours     £1.80
24 hours   £3.00

Season Ticket Prices for Simmons Park car park:
3 months   £40
6 months   £75
1 year      £150
Season tickets are available for purchase from the Town Hall

Fairplace Toilets, Okehampton
Okehampton Town Council is pleased to be able to announce that the public toilets and garden area at Fairplace, Okehampton is in the process of being transferred from WDBC to the Council's ownership.  It is the intention of the Council to keep the toilets at Fairplace open for use.
The Council was prepared to also accept the transfer of the public toilets in Market Street, but the offer was withdrawn recently by WDBC.
Also being transferred is an area of grassland behind Lidl and a strip of roadside verge at West Bridge, which the Council has already been maintaining for several years.


Town Councillor Surgery
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor between 10 am and 12 noon on Thursday 17th January or between 6 and 7 pm on Monday 28th January 2019

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 in March, June, July & August 2019.  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. 

 

 


 

Tel: 01837 53179

Latest News

Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday 21 January 2019 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall

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

Town Clerk
Mrs Emma James

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