Okehampton Town Council

Town Clerk
Town Hall, Fore Street
Devon EX20 1AA
Tel: 01837 53179


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. It also ensures that the Council's Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy is taken into account in comments in respect of planning applications.

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 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 15 May 2017 and 5 February 2018 is shown as a percentage and can be seen below.

 Cllr Mrs Janet Carpenter  87%  Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh  69%
 Cllr Terry Cummings  33%  Cllr Mrs Sally Parkins  78%
 Cllr Mrs Val Cushing  100%  Cllr Bob Rush  77%
 Cllr Mrs Jan Goffey  98%  Cllr Bob Tolley  88%
 Cllr Miss Carole Holt  100%  Cllr Paul Vachon  96%
 Cllr Dr Michael Ireland  83%  Cllr David Weekes  67%
 Cllr Tony Leech  100%  Cllr Mrs Julie Yelland  84%

Policy and Resources Committee
Cllr Mrs Julie Yelland (Committee Chair)
Cllr Terry Cummings (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Mrs Val Cushing
Cllr Mrs Jan Goffey
Cllr Bob Tolley
Cllr Paul Vachon
Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Parks Committee
Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh (Committee Chair)
Cllr Miss Carole Holt (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland
Cllr Robert Rush
Cllr Bob Tolley
Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Property Committee
Cllr David Weekes (Committee Chair)
Cllr Paul Vachon (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Mrs Jan Goffey
Cllr Miss Carole Holt
Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Planning Committee
Cllr Antony Leech (Committee Chair)
Cllr Robert Rush (Committee Vice Chair)
Cllr Terry Cummings
Cllr Mrs Val Cushing
Cllr Dr Michael Ireland
Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

Emergency Committee
Cllr Mrs Janet Carpenter (Town Mayor)
Cllr Mrs Christine Marsh (Chair, Parks)
Cllr Antony Leech (Chair, Planning)
Cllr Mrs Julie Yelland (Chair, Policy and Resources)
Cllr David Weekes (Chair, Property)
Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

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