Next Scheduled Meeting

The next meeting is Full Council on Monday 1st March 2021 this will be a virtual meeting via Zoom, the meeting will be streames live on our Youtube Channel to view the agenda please click the link - agenda

Last meeting: Planning Monday 15th February 2021. This meeting can be viewed on our Youtube channel  

Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021

Elections are scheduled to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021, the following elections will be taking place:

  • Cornwall Council Elections
  • Town and Parish Elections
  • Police Crime Commissioner
  • Penryn Neighbourhood Plan Referendum (this has been delayed to the summer)


Casual Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the West Ward of Penryn Town Council.

Due to being within six months of an ordinary election (Thursday 6 May 2021), the vacancy will not be filled.

Please click the link to view the official notification 

Casual Vacancy Notice

Opening Hours

Please note we are now in National Lockdown.

Penryn Council Offices are closed to the public. However staff are still working at the offices and remotely.

The library is offering a foyer service only for reserved books and returns.

Please note the main Library building is not open to the public until further notice.

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.

2019-2020 Accounts (Audited)

The audit of the Town Council's accounts for the 2019/2020 financial year (ended 31 March 2020) has been completed by the External Auditors PKF Littlejohn LLP.

The Town Council's audited accounts will now be available for inspection, if you wish to view the accounts please telephone (01326) 373086 or email [email protected] to arrange an appointment during our office hours.

To view the official Notice of Conclusion of Audit, External Auditor Report and Certificate, Annual Governance Statement, Statement of Accounts and the 2019/2020 Internal Auditor Reports, please click on the links below.

Previous years audits can be found on the Annual Accounts page.

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

Latest News and Information

Check out some of the recent news and latest information relevant for your area

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 to  be discussed at

December's Planning Meeting.

If you would like to make a written representation regarding these applications, then please submit your comments via e-mail to the Town Clerk by 12.00pm on the day of the meeting, 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.


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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.