Okehampton Town Council

Town Clerk
Town Hall, Fore Street
Okehampton
Devon EX20 1AA
Tel: 01837 53179
townclerk@okehampton.gov.uk

Welcome to the official website of Okehampton Town Council

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. 

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are considering their options regarding the future of how and where their services are continued to be delivered from.  This could affect Okehampton, with a reduction in service.  The consultation closes on 22nd September 2019.
The details and consultation documentation can be found at this address:

https://www.dsfire.gov.uk/SaferTogether/ServiceDeliveryConsultation/Index.cfm?siteCategoryId=18&T1ID=211


Deloitte Ride Across Britain 7th-15th September 2019
This multi-day cycle ride across Britain is made up of nine stages starting at Land's End and finishing at John O'Groats.  There will be up to 900 riders on the event each day and each stage starts in the early morning and finishes in the early evening.  The first stage, from Land's End to Okehampton,willl end on the outskirts of Okehampton (Betty Cottles end) on Saturday 7th September, starting again from this location on Sunday 8th going right through the town. 

Town Councillor Surgery - Thursday 19th September
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor between 10 am and 12 noon on Thursday 19th September.


Wednesdays 10 am - 4 pm West Devon Borough Council Staff at the Ockment Centre

Do you need to speak to someone from West Devon Borough Council in person?
A member of staff is available every Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm in the Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton.

 

 

Temporary Rolling Road Closure & Temporary Prohibition of Parking
Devon County Council give notice that there will be a temporary rolling road closure along Fore Street, East Street, Mill Road and George Street, Okehampton and a temporary prohibition of parking on Mill Road for the Mayor's Civic Service on Sunday 15th September 2019 between the hours of 09.30 and 12.30.  Further details available here.

Latest Parish News

Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Property Committee will be held on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee

Mayor's News - July 2019
See the Mayor's July News here

Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 4 pm

Town Clerk
Mrs Emma James

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