Committees

Here you can find out more about our Committees and what they do

Finance & General Purposes

The Committee is responsible for managing financial matters and good governance for Penzance Council. This includes:

  • Dealing with all Finance and General Purposes matters related to Penzance Council
  • Dealing with all matters relating to the council’s day-to-day administration and corporate governance
  • Considering grant applications from community groups
  • Scrutinising the annual budget prior to it being considered by Full Council

Finance & General Purposes Committee Terms of Reference

Membership:

  • Cllr Zach Lawlor (Chair)
  • Cllr Pengelly (Vice-Chair)
  • Cllr Beveridge
  • Cllr Bosworth
  • Cllr Broadhurst
  • Cllr Crago
  • Cllr Davis
  • Cllr W Elliott (Deputy Mayor)
  • Cllr McKenna
  • Cllr Reynolds (Mayor)
  • Cllr Tonner

Leisure & Amenities

The Committee is responsible for the upkeep and running of Council assets and their associated maintenance budgets. This includes:

Leisure & Amenities Committee Terms of Reference

Membership:

  • Cllr Broadhurst (Chair)
  • Cllr Power (Vice-Chair)
  • Cllr Axford
  • Cllr Beveridge
  • Cllr Crago
  • Cllr Durrant
  • Cllr W Elliott (Deputy Mayor)
  • Cllr How
  • Cllr Jackson
  • Cllr Lawlor
  • Cllr Marrington
  • Cllr Reynolds (Mayor)
  • Cllr Sorrell
  • Cllr Young

Arts & Culture

The Committee is responsible for dealing with all Arts and Culture matters falling within the purview of Penzance Council, and the management and effective control of all budgets, including for:

Arts & Culture Committee Terms of Reference

Membership:

  • Cllr Beveridge (Chair)
  • Cllr Young (Vice-Chair)
  • Cllr Axford
  • Cllr S Elliott
  • Cllr W Elliott (Deputy Mayor)
  • Cllr How
  • Cllr Reynolds (Mayor)
  • Cllr Sorrell
  • Cllr Tonner

Co-opted Advisors:

  • Arwen Fitch
  • Trevor Thorne
  • John Swarbrooke

Planning 

Penzance Council is a consultee for all Penzance Parish planning applications. The Planning Committee meets every three weeks to discuss new applications, these range from the redevelopment of neglected sites to home extensions.

Planning Committee Terms of Reference

Membership:

  • Cllr S Elliott (Chair)
  • Cllr Jackson (Vice-Chair)
  • Cllr Bosworth
  • Cllr Davis
  • Cllr Durrant
  • Cllr W Elliott (Deputy Mayor)
  • Cllr Pengelly
  • Cllr Power
  • Cllr Reynolds (Mayor)

Personnel

The Committee deal with all council staffing matters and meet on an ad hoc basis when specific matters arise.

Membership:

  • Cllr Young (Chair)
  • Cllr Beveridge (Vice-Chair)
  • Cllr Broadhurst
  • Cllr Crago
  • Cllr Jackson
  • Cllr McKenna
  • Cllr Reynolds (Mayor)

Personnel Committee Terms of Reference

Upcoming Meetings:

Committee meetings are held in either St Piran’s Room, Penlee Centre, Penlee Park, TR18 4HE or The Alverne Room at St John’s Hall, TR18 2QW, although they can sometimes be held at different locations across the Parish from time to time. Please check the meeting agenda for the confirmed venue.

Full Council meetings are usually held in the Alverne Room, St John’s Hall, TR18 2QW.

Please check our full timetable of meetings for upcoming dates or visit Our Meetings page, where you can find full agendas and reports and, once the meeting has taken place, draft minutes.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor sit on all four Committees.

Previous Meetings:

The minutes from previous meetings held in previous municipal years are available on our previous minutes page.  If you need access to minutes from meetings earlier than those shown, please contact our office.

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