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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 facade 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.
Rowlands Fair will be in Simmons Park and Car Park on Sunday 20th June until Monday 28th June.
Hanging Basket Competition 2021
Please click to see poster for the Hanging basket competition
Job Vacancy - Horticulture Apprentice
The Town Council has a vacancy for a Horticulture Apprentice from September. This is a full time position with a mix of off the job training at Bicton College and working with the Parks Team.
For more details please visit this website or contact James, the Park-Keeper, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Emma, the Town Clerk on email@example.com, 01837 53179.
Information about Okehampton
Visit Okehampton and Visit Dartmoor
For more information on Okehampton's shops and businesses visit https://www.visitokehampton.co.uk/
For more information on Dartmoor- what to do where to stay visit https://www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/
Okehampton Neighbourhood Plan
More information about the Neighbourhood Plan can be found at
Town Council Meetings
Face to face meetings of the Council resume on Monday 17th May 2021 and will be held, for the time being, in the Charter Hall, Market Street Okehampton. Agenda's for upcoming meetings can be found on the Agenda and Minutes page of the website.
Members of the public are welcome to attend, but are advised that numbers will be restricted and available on a 'first come, first served' basis. Anyone attending will be required to wear a face covering, provide contact details for the NHS Track and Trace system and adhere to the guidelines.
The next meeting is that of the Property and Resources Committee on 21st June 2021 at 7pm, followed by meetings of the Full Council on 28th June in the Charter Hall, Market Street, Okehampton.
Town Council Office Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4pm
Mrs Emma James
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