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Carnival 2021

Thank you from the Mayor and Mayoress to the Carnival Committee

I would just like to thank Karen and all of the Carnival Committee for organising and executing a first-class carnival this year under difficult circumstances.

I would also like to thank those participating, both young and old, for dressing up and getting involved, and all those organisations that facilitated it’s smooth and safe transition through their stewarding and traffic control.

Jill and I, during both processions, were delighted to see so many people with smiling faces. During the course of the evening procession, aside from hearing young voices saying ‘Its Father Christmas’ or ‘Is he a King’, the thing we heard the most was the laughing voices on happy faces of cheerful people, enjoying their communities’ traditional activities, celebrations and silly antics.

It was great to see some normality again. So, to the committees, participants, stewards, spectators and Okehampton, well done. 

Bob & Jill Tolley

OkeRail 150th Anniversary

The Mayor of Okehampton was joined by the Mayor of West Devon during the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Okehampton's Railway. On Saturday 2nd October 2021 the Mayor read a proclomation and there was an exhibition of artwork from the local school children. On the Sunday a ceremonial key was presented at the Railway station

Civic Service 2021

The Civic Service 2021The Civic service was held on the 19th September in a reduced format due to Covid. The Mayor with the Mace Bearers Basil Jones and David Piper lead the Councillors and dignitories to Fairplace Church.

Mayors Coffee Morning

At the end of July Mayor Bob Tolley held a coffee morning in aid of his charity Dream-a way. Representatives from the charity came to the event adn explained what the charity did.

New Putting Green

On a very wet July morning serveral of the Councillors and Town Council staff came out to try the newly referbished putting green by the Leisure Centre. A fun time was had by all even if a change of clothes was needed afterwards.

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