Welcome to Penryn

Penryn Fair Day 2019 - Saturday 24th August

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2018-2019 Accounts (Unaudited)

The annual accounts for the 2018/2019 Financial Year (ended 31 March 2019) were approved by the Town Council at the meeting of full Council held on Monday 3 June 2019.  To comply with the current legistlation the accounts are required to be available for inspection for a period of 30 working days which must include the the first 10 working days in July.

The Town Council's accounts will be available for inspection from Monday 10 June 2019 to Friday 19 July 2019 (inclusive), if you wish to view the accounts please telephone (01326) 373086 to arrange an appointment during our office hours.

To view the official Notice of Public Rights (which includes the external auditors contact details), Annual Governance Statement, Statement of Accounts and the 2018/2019 Internal Auditor Reports, please click on the relevant button below.

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.