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.
Town Councillor Vacancy - South Ward
The Council is looking to fill the casual vacancy for the South Ward by co-option. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th October. Please click here for the Notice of Co-option and here for the application form. Please contact the Town Clerk for further details 01837 53179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A presentation was held in Simmons Park at 10 am on Thursday 12th September to which the press were invited.
Town Councillor Surgery - Thursday 21st November
Remembrance Sunday - 10th November 2019
Devon County Council have given notice that there will be a temporary rolling road closure and temporary prohibition of parking on Sunday 10th November between the hours of 10.15 and 13.00 for the RBL Remembrance Sunday Parade to take place. The details of the roads affected and timings can be seen here.
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Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Property Committee will be held on Monday 21st October 2019 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee
Mayoral Musings - September 2019
See the Mayor's September News here
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Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 4 pm
Mrs Emma James
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