About Us

Penzance Council operates at the most local level of government across the Parish

Your Councillors work for the town and surrounding areas and are supported by a small team of officers based at the Penlee Centre in Penzance. 

As well as Penzance, the distinct communities of Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor, and Gulval are represented by their own elected Councillors…

Our Vision

To maintain and enhance our community for the well-being and prosperity of present and future generations.  

In order to achieve this, we are committed to working closely with all our local communities across the Parish.

Our Mission

To make the community (of Penzance Council) a better place to live, work and grow.

Our Parish

The Parish of Penzance incorporates:

  • Penzance town
  • Newlyn
  • Mousehole
  • Paul
  • Heamoor
  • Gulval
  • Eastern Green
Penzance Town Crest
Penzance Town Crest

What do your Councillors do?

All Councillors sit on the Full Council which meets at least 7 times a year to take major decisions and oversee important civic duties.

Additionally, Councillors are appointed to sit on Committees which make decisions for different aspects of the town and surrounding areas throughout the year:

  • Finance & General Purposes
  • Leisure & Amenities
  • Penlee House
  • Planning

We also have a Personnel Committee who deal with all council staffing matters.

Find out more about the Committees.

We have different responsibilities to Cornwall Council – find out exactly who does what in the Parish.

Who can attend meetings?

Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend all Committee and Full Council meetings.  

You also have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on agenda items at the beginning of the meeting.  

Sometimes there will be confidential agenda items – where possible these will be discussed at the end of the meeting and members of the public will be asked to leave. 

Visit our meetings page for more information including agendas and minutes.

Our Services & Assets

We own and operate different services and assets to Cornwall Council in the Parish of Penzance.

Watch our video below which gives you an overview of what we are responsible for or take a look at our ‘What we do’ page for further information.

Our Partners & Who We Support