The Town Council has two vacancies, one for Penryn West and one for Penryn East


As of Monday 1 October 2018, the opening hours of Penryn Library and Penryn Town Council will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  9am to 5pm

Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Please note:  The last time for accepting Cornwall Council payments (e.g. Council Tax/Rent payments) will be 4.30pm (Mon to Thurs) and 4pm (Fri)


Saturday 1st December

9.00am - Penryn Temperance Hall
St Gluvias Church will be holding their annual Christmas bazaar until 12.00pm

5.00pm - Penryn Temperance Hall

Penryn Tanya's Courage Trust Shop Inspired by Sasha Watson will host a Penryn Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre

Please click here for the Facebook Event

  Penryn Tanya's Courage Trust Shop Inspired by Sasha Watson will also be home to Santa's Grotto all evening.

Find the Facebook Event here

6.15pm - Penryn Christmas Lights Switch On

Father Christmas, Invited guests, Porthleven Town Band, The Suitcase Singers, Penryn Primary Academy Choir and the lantern parade will parade from the Memorial Gardens, Quay Hill, to the Methodist Chapel for the Switch on Ceremony.

Click here for the Facebook event and here for the evening's schedule.

Sunday 2nd December

6.30pm - Christmas Concert

The annual Christmas Concert with performances by City of Truro Male Choir, Jazz Harbour, The Chorus and Kirsten Mulcahy.


Find the Facebook Event here



The external audit of the Town Council's accounts was completed on 8 September 2018

To view the official notice of conclusion of audit and the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the 2017/18 financial year, please visit the Annual Accounts page.


Penryn Town Council has sixteen Councillors with its offices based in the heart of the town, at Penyn Library in St Thomas Street.

Penryn was founded in 1216 and has had a Mayor since 1621 when the town received its Royal Charter. It is one of Cornwall's most ancient towns with a wealth of charm, character and history. 

Standing at the head of the Penryn River, it occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century.

 Medieval Penryn owed its existence to its harbour as its promontory site sits between two river channels on a branch of a tidal estuary. 

It was a planted town designed to stimulate economic activity and was already a thriving port, with lively markets and fairs in the main square, by the late 16th century while neighbouring Falmouth was only beginning to develop. 

With the founding of Glasney College in 1265 by Bishop Bronscombe of Exeter, Penryn became a seat of learning until its dissolution and demolition in 1549. Penryn has now come full circle with Cornwall's first university campus at Tremough which plays host to Exeter and Falmouth Universities. 

 Little remains of the original Glasney College, but in 2015, the 750th anniversary of its founding, a project for the Penryn Arts Festival led by Penryn based artists Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge, recreated the original footprint on the site of Glasney College. 

Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany, France.