Group photograph of the Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor, elected councillors, the Town Clerk, Deputy Town Crier and Mace Bearers for 2019/20


We operate at the most local level of government, with twenty councillors elected for a term of four years each.

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, Paul, Mousehole, Heamoor, and Gulval are represented by their own elected councillors – find your Councillor.

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.

What do we do?

Your Councillors attend Full Council meetings six 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

Find out more about the Committees.

Who can attend meetings?

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

You will 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 Partners & Who We Support