Penryn Town Council is sorry to advise that all meetings have been cancelled until further notice in response to the current situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

Notice of Casual Vacancy

Due to the resignation of a Councillor a casual Vacancy has arisen in the West Ward

When a vacancy occurs, the Parish Clerk must notify Electoral Services at Cornwall Council as soon as possible with the details of which Councillor has caused the vacancy.  The vacancy must then be advertised in the Town or Parish, usually on parish noticeboards, for a period of 14 working days excluding dies-non (e.g. bank holidays and weekends).

During this time, an election can be requested by 10 electors from the electoral area in writing to Electoral Services at Cornwall Council. The request must be received by the last date on the notice of vacancy for an election to be held.  If the 14 days have passed and an election has not been requested by ten electors, the Town or Parish Council will be informed that they can co-opt a suitable person onto the council to fill the vacancy.

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Current Planning Applications

Dear member of the public,
Please find below the link to the planning applications that are currently available for comment. If you would like to make a written representation regarding these applications please submit your comments via e-mail to [email protected] to allow them to be considered by the members of our Council.  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

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.

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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.