Okehampton Town Council

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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.

Mayor's Coffee Morning

Saturday 31st July 10am-12:30pm in the Charter Hall in aid of the Mayor's chosen charity, Dream-A-Way.  To book a table call 01837 53179 or admin@okehampton.gov.uk.

July-August Newsletter 

The next edition of the Okehampton Town Council newsletter is available from the link on the righthand side of the page.  Why not subscribe to it to get it delivered straight to your inbox - just click the subscribe button at the top of our home page.

Summer Trail Sheets

Two free trail sheets are available this summer one around the town and one in Simmons Park. They can be downloaded from the website or printed copies available in the Town Hall.

                                                   Town Trail Sheet     Simmons Park Trail Sheet

Weddings in the Council Chamber

As of 19th July 2021 guests for weddings in the Council Chamber will be increased to 14 plus the Bride and Groom. We ask that masks be worn to protect the Registrar, Council Staff and wedding guests.

Civic Service

Okehampton Town Council's Civic Service is scheduled to take place, all being well, on Sunday 19th September 2021.  There will be a parade from Fore Street along East Street and Mill Road to Fairplace Church where the service will be held. Further details will follow in due course.

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 okehamptonneighbourhoodplan.com

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, although this is being reviewed at a meeting on 26th July.  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 requested to wear a face covering, provide contact details for the NHS Track and Trace system and adhere to the guidelines.

The next meeting is Full Council at 7pm on 26th July in the Charter Hall, Market Street, Okehampton.

Town Council Office Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4pm 

Town Clerk

Mrs Emma James


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