Okehampton Town Council

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Town Hall, Fore Street
Devon EX20 1AA
Tel: 01837 53179

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AIR - Additional needs Information Resource
Facebook Community Group

We are a new Facebook community, set up for parents, grandparents and carers of children with additional needs, with or without a diagnosis in the Cornwall and Devon area.

We aim to provide a single place where you can get support, information, strategies and advice on benefits and grants.
You can advertise local groups, arrange coffee mornings and contribute ideas to help our community thrive.


Bloodwise Okehampton FRG (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research)
This is a small group consisting of family & dedicated helpers who fund raise to help beat blood cancers.We hold book sales, coffee mornings & attend community tabletop sales.
Tel: 01837871541

North Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team
The North Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team (NDSRT) is based in Okehampton. As a Mountain Rescue team it provides a search and rescue service for missing and injured persons on Dartmoor as well as the surrounding rural areas. Currently there are about 40 members in the team. All are volunteers who give their time 24/7 to help those in distress. The NDSRT is a charity and relies on public donation to operate.

Okehampton Fairtrade Group
Okehampton has been a Fairtrade Town for seven years now, the Fairtrade Group worked to gather the evidence to achieve this and now continues to promote Fairtrade in the town so that the status can be maintained. We are a small steering group with supporters who help with promotional events eg serving Fairtrade Hot Chocolate at Edwardian Evening or organising a stand at the Okehampton Show. Annually we organise and support special events for Fairtrade Fortnight in the Spring eg Fair and Local Coffee Mornings and Schools' Fairtrade conferences. We are proud that our Fairtrade Town status has been acknowledged with Fairtrade Town signs as you come into Okehampton from Exeter, Tavistock and Hatherleigh.
Tel: 01837 861194

Okehampton United Charity
Okehampton United Charity makes grants to organisations providing charitable benefits to the residents of Okehampton and its four Hamlets. This can include Community Facilities, Community Support, Sport and Recreation and Education. The Charity will consider applications for capital or running costs.
Tel: 01837 55179

Okement Rivers Improvement Group
We are a group of volunteers who meet on the last Saturday of the month to manage the river banks, clear litter and coppice. We maintain public areas by the rivers, tidy footpaths and monitor river quality.
We meet on the last Saturday of the month by the recycling bins in Waitrose car park at 10 am and finish at 12 noon.
Tel: 07881 802055 or 01837 53114

RAF Association
The RAF Association, the charity which supports the RAF family is looking for caring people to join its team of trained volunteers as a caseworker in Okehampton.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity to help someone in your local community, please get in touch.
Tel: 0800 018 2361

Simmons Homes Charity
Simmons Homes Charity manages thirteen Almshouses in Okehampton.The Almshouses are available to let to residents of Okehampton or its Hamlets who are in need.
Tel: 01837 55179

The Charities of Holditch and Others
The Charities of Holditch and Others are a small grant giving charity which focuses on awarding grants annually to residents of Okehampton and its Hamlets who are over 60 and in receipt of pension credit. Students who are undertaking an apprenticeship and local groups who benefit from one off grants.
Tel: 01837 55179

Torridge, North, Mid & West Devon (TNMWD) Citizens Advice
Torridge, North, Mid and West Devon Citizens Advice is a local Charity that provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on all subjects to members of the local community that require it. We aim to ensure that no-one suffers through lack of knowledge of the rights, responsibilities and services available to them, or through any inability to express their needs effectively. A limited number of assessment appointments are available on a strictly first come first served basis. After your assessment interview, you may require a further interview which may or may not be on the same day.
Opening times: Tuesday 10:00-16:00, Wednesday: 10:00-16:00 and Friday: 10:00-13:00. The office will be closed on all public bank holidays and weekends.
Ockment Centre, Okehampton EX20 1AR
Tel: 03444 111 444

West Devon Community and Voluntary Services
We support local community and voluntary organisations and individuals wanting to volunteer.

We provide advice, offer businesses planning and funding searches for voluntary and community groups, training courses and have equipment available to lend. We support groups by helping them have a voice at a local and county level and act as the hub for networking voluntary and community organisations.

Tel: 01837 53392

Wren Music
Wren Music is a Devon based arts organisation with headquarters in Okehampton and it is all about music and people. The music is people's music, folk music in all its forms: traditional, vernacular, popular and ethnic. The people are all ages and abilities in a range of community and learning settings. Wren Music is a company of skilled, experienced and highly qualified professional musicians of international repute. In addition to their artistic talent they also bring the qualities required by skilled educationalists. Our twin charitable objects are concerned with excellence in the minority genre of folk music and the promotion of social and musical inclusion. Our programme holds these two ideas in balance from promotions of concerts and events featuring professional artists, participatory musical ensembles for all ages and targeted projects with excluded groups.
Tel: 01837 53754

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