Councillor Glanville Rickard

Penryn Town Council are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of one of their current serving councillors Glanville Charles Rickard.

Councillor Rickard a longstanding member of the Council, is fondly remembered by all staff and councillors.

A minute's silence was held in respect at Monday night's Planning Meeting.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this difficult time.

Penryn Town Council


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Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021

Cornwall Council elections will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021, due to the reduction in the number of Councillors at Cornwal Council, and a recent boundary review, the areas covered by your Cornwall Council representatives have changed significantly.

Below are the notices of the poll, which gives the names of the candidates, along with the proposers and seconders.

Notice of Poll - Penryn Electoral Division

Notice of Poll - Mylor, Perranarworthal & Ponsanooth Electoral Division

Penryn Town Council will not have elections, the fourteen members who applied to be Councillors will be 'elected uncontested' and take office on 10 May 2021.

Result of Uncontested Election - Penryn Ward

The two vacant positions on the Council, will be co-opted, the process for the co-option will be agreed by the new council...and further information will be available after 10 May.

Opening Hours

The Penryn Town Council Offices, Penryn Library and Information Service* are now open again to the public. 

Please abide by Covid guidelines and wear a mask in the building.

Normal office hours are 9am-5pm (Monday-Thursday) and 9am-4.30pm (Fridays)

*Please Note: Penryn Information Service is no longer taking Cornwall Council payments. Alternative ways of paying are PayPoints or with Cornwall Council by online, telephone and direct debits.

Don't forget that the Penryn Community Network is here for you during Lockdown.

If you have any needs or concerns during lockdown please contact us on 07724 717 310 or email: [email protected]   More details can be found at:

Current Planning Applications

Dear member of the public, please follow the link below to view the list of planning applications received by Penryn Town Council discussed at the Planning Meeting.

If you would like to attend the meeting regarding any of these applications, then please contact the Town Clerk by 12.00pm on the day of the meeting.

Please note: the final decision is made by Cornwall Council with the Town Council acting as statutory consultee, it is therefore recommended that you also submit your comments to them.

About Penryn

Penryn Town Council has sixteen Councillors with its offices based in the heart of the town, at Penryn 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.