Welcome to Penryn

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Public consultation on The Penryn Neighbourhood Plan is underway

From Saturday 18 January to Monday 2 March 2020 we invite you to give us your feedback on the polices that have been developed in the neighbourhood plan. This is your plan, and your opportunity to give us your feedback and let us know if we've got the policies right.

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2020 Events

VE Day | 8th May

Penryn Week | 6th to 12th July

Penryn Town Fair | Saturday 29th August

Tour of Britain Penryn | 6th September

2018-2019 Accounts (Audited)

The external audit of the Town Council's accounts has been completed.  The audited accounts which includes the External Auditor Report and Certificate and the notice of conclusion of audit links can be found below.  Previous years audits can be found on the Annual Accounts page.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday  9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Latest time for accepting Cornwall Council payments (e.g. Council Tax/Rent payments) is 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and 4.15pm on Friday

About Penryn

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.