Okehampton Town Council
Town Hall, Fore Street
Devon EX20 1AA
Tel: 01837 53179
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 fašade 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.
'Free After Three' December Car Parking in Simmons Park Car Park
In order to support local shoppers and trading in Okehampton, the Town Council have decided that parking in Simmons Park car park will be free of charge on weekdays after 3 pm from 2nd-31st December 2019.
Parking will also be free on Saturday mornings in December - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th - together with the normal provision for free Bank Holiday parking on 25th & 26th December and 1st January.
Simmons Park News
Fantastic News - Simmons Park has been awarded 'Much Loved' status in the Fields in Trust UK Best Park 2019 awards, having been placed within the top 20% of nominations UK-wide.
In total, 28 parks across the South West were nominated; Page Park in Bristol chosen as the best park in this region and 3 others achieving the 'Much Loved' status including our beautiful Simmons Park.
A big thank-you to those who took the time to vote for and support the park.
Devon County Council is looking for micro businesses, sole-traders and freelancers!
Devon County Council has launched a new trial looking at how to better support rural micro businesses in Devon. If you run a micro business in a rural area, help to shape the future of business support by joining their Engaging Rural Micros research trial. Businesses can sign-up until the end of December 2019 at www.engagingruralmicros.com
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The next meeting of the Town Council will be held on Monday 16th December 2019 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall
Mayoral Musings - November 2019
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