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 façade 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 Surgery - Thursday 18th July
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor between 10 am and 12 noon on Thursday 18th July.
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.
Saturday Coffee Mornings 2019
If you would like to hold a Saturday coffee morning in the Charter Hall for your charity/local organisation we have a few dates available - Saturday 13th July, Saturday 20th July, Saturday 24th August. For a fee of £30 the Hall is available from 8.30am to 12.30pm on Saturdays. Please telephone 01837 53179 or contact Hilary@okehampton.gov.uk for available dates and booking forms.
Fairplace Terrace, Okehampton
Devon County Council give notice that through traffic and parking will be prohibited on Fairplace Terrace, Okehampton from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2019 for service renewal. Further details and alternative routes can be seen here.
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The next meeting of the Property Committee will be held on Monday 1st July 2019 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee
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Mrs Emma James
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