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. 

Town Council Elections
Now is your chance! Do you care about Okehampton and want to help it grow in a good supportive way, then why not stand for Election in May.
Election Nomination Forms have been published and there are some copies available from the Council office in the Town Hall.
Deadline for submissions is 4pm on 3rd April, so don't delay if you are thinking of standing for Election to Okehampton Town Council

Annual Town Assembly - Monday 1st April at 7pm in the Charter Hall
The Annual Town Assembly will be held in the Charter Hall, Market Street on Monday 1st April 2019 at 7pm.  This is an opportunity for Okehampton Town residents to ask questions of the Town Council. 
There will also be a presentation by Mr Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, on the Crediton Road Archaeological Dig.
Light refreshments will be available.
Click here for Annual Town Assembly Agenda.

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 6th July, 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. 

 

 

Beacon Down Hill and Holsworthy Road, Okehampton
Devon County Council give notice that there will be a temporary prohibition of through traffic & parking for resurfacing works on Beacon Down Hill, Tavistock Road, A30, A386 and vice versa on Thursday 21st March & Friday 22nd March 2019.  Click here for full details. 

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.

Tel: 01837 53179

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Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Town Council will be held on Monday 25th March 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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