One Okehampton is a collective promoting community inclusion and reducing loneliness. Its volunteers recently organised the festive markets which saw more than 10,000 people come into the town on Sundays during the run-up to Christmas. As part of the more

6 Mar 2018 15:40 Community News

The new school for Okehampton, St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School, has been consulting on its plans. Scheduled to open in September 2018, the new school aims to offer ‘the best possible education and experiences for every child’. more

6 Mar 2018 13:40 Education

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Time to celebrate in Okehampton! Gilbert Stephens solicitors are celebrating one year at their Market Street, Okehampton office with an informal gathering for drinks and inviting clients and fellow professionals to join them. Gilbert Stephens, ... more

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Whether you are a parent, grandparent, babysitter or friend, would you know what to do when a child starts choking? A series of workshops taking place in the Okehampton area during the next two months will offer family members the chance to learn li more

16 Jan 2018 13:21 Community News

Okehampton RFC is having a mixed season so far. At the time of writing the 1st XV are sitting in fourth place in the South West 1 (West) league on 27 points, but with some tough games to come. There have been some outstanding performances in the game more

16 Jan 2018 11:04 Outdoor & Active

This January, Okehampton’s Harvest Workers’ Co-operative are presenting an exciting film screening to start off the new year – a thought-provoking piece that documents positive solutions for a better future. The event will be held at the town’s Ockm more

16 Jan 2018 10:20 Music & Art

Okehampton Camera Club is a small and enthusiastic gathering of photographers with a wide range of interests and abilities. Meeting fortnightly at the Church Hall in Market Street, Okehampton, lectures, workshops or demonstrations are conducted to he more

9 Jan 2018 14:29 Community News

My first year as chamber chairman has been an interesting one, getting to know some of the individual business owners, hearing their concerns and learning what the chamber does for the town. I have worked alongside vice chair Lyn Evans to develop a more

9 Jan 2018 13:59 Community News

Would you like to move in new ways, have fun, feel happier and healthier, meet new people and be able to take on the challenges that life and you want to throw at it? Let 2018 be the year for finding an activity or sport that is right for you. No mat more

9 Jan 2018 13:54 Outdoor & Active

The Okehampton Choral Society is resuming its rehearsals on Monday January 8th, at Fairplace Church, Okehampton -following its busy Christmas schedule, which included three performancesof Handel͛s ͚Messiah͛ and lashings of seasonal music. There are more

9 Jan 2018 13:09 Music & Art

Donalds Menswear is an independent mens outfitter situated in the centre of Okehampton in Devon. The shop is always well stocked with high quality, fashionable brands and products to suit all ages, from young man to classic gent. more

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Hockey is thriving in Okehampton. Both the Men, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and the Ladies, who will be marking their centenary in 2018, have first teams playing at the highest level ever. The Men play in GoCrea8 league South Divi more

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A new headstone in memory of the sister of Okehampton’s greatest benefactor has finally been placed in position at All Saints Church. Sophia Simmons, the sister of Sydney Simmons who left so many legacies to Okehampton, died on June 25, 1869 at the more

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At their meeting on 18th July, Okehampton Labour Party members discussed the imminent closure of the local maternity unit and unanimously condemned this act, in a rural area with so many potentially isolated and vulnerable residents. The meeting hea more

31 Oct 2017 13:50

A BBQ was held recently to celebrate the completion of the first phase of a ‘Men in Sheds’ project in Okehampton. Men in Sheds projects are springing up all over the country and for a long time there have been discussions about getting one up and ru more

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One of many Okehampton public figures who undertook their duties with pride and diligence… A few years ago, Okehampton Town Council discovered in their archives photographs of a large number of mayors dating back to the 1880s. The council subseque more


This autumn has seen the start of something new – an exciting program of education and adventure for local residents in and around Okehampton. The Harvest Workers’ Co-op is a newly established co-operative and social enterprise that operates Harvest more

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Yoga, a practice of spiritual and careful discipline, is now further understood to be an integral part of improving wellbeing, and is widely practised for health and relaxation. It provides an opportunity to alter challenging thoughts, to open a spir more


West Devon Borough Council’s annual Junior Life Skills event has seen its highest ever turnout. The learning event, held every year for Year Six pupils, challenges children in ‘real-life’ scenarios that teach essential safety lessons. 549 children f more


Ashridge Court Farm opened their Great Barn for business with a special launch party. Suppliers and public alike were able to sample great suppliers food and drink and have a tour of the beautiful Barn, parts of which, date back to medieval times. more

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Here are some fantastic films celebrating our area and people