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Skate Park, Simmons Park, Okehampton


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. 

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, the public toilets at Fairplace and in Market Street 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 11th May 2022 and 27th March 2023 is shown as a percentage and can be seen below.

95%  Cllr Bob Tolley

91%  Cllr Christine Marsh

90% Cllr B Matravers

89% Cllr J Yelland

49% Cllr A Wood

87%  Cllr Carole Holt

88% Cllr Dr M Ireland

69%  Cllr Jan Goffey

73%  Cllr Tony Leech

88% Cllr Caleb Botton

93% Cllr Allenton Fisher

85% Cllr Terry Abbots

30%  Cllr Greta Button

81%  Cllr Paul Jessop

90%  Cllr D Sanger

89% Cllr D Travers

Policy and Resources Committee

Cllr Julie Yelland (Committee Chair)
Cllr Bob Tolley (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Laura Bird
Cllr Christine Marsh
Cllr Simon Weekes

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Parks Committee

Cllr Carole Holt (Committee Chair)
Cllr Christine Marsh (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Michael Harding
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland
Cllr Lynne Rogers
Cllr Bob Tolley
Cllr Simon Weekes

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Property Committee

Cllr Antony Leech (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Richard Colman
Cllr Michael Harding

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Planning Committee

Cllr Antony Leech (Committee Chair)
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Laura Bird
Cllr Richard Colman
Cllr Terry Cummings

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings

Emergency Committee

Cllr Allenton Fisher (Town Mayor)
Cllr Carole Holt (Chair, Parks)
Cllr Antony Leech (Chair, Planning)
Cllr Julie Yelland (Chair, Policy and Resources)

Agenda and Minutes of Committee Meetings