Penzance Council and Covid 19

Penzance Council wants to ensure that everyone stays safe and well during these uncertain times.

We feel that it is essential to be proactive and consider the risks posed by Covid-19, particularly older people and those with underlying health conditions.

Penzance Council will continue to act in the best interests of the community and although the news is deeply disturbing, we feel we are making informed and appropriate decisions to reduce the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.

We have decided to close the council office to callers. If you need to pay your allotment rent  or purchase a car parking permit please ring the office bell and a member of staff will be able to help you.

The public toilets also remain open and our cleaning contractors are devising an enhanced cleaning regime.  (Wherrytown and Princess May Male toilets are closed due to vandalism.)

At this point in time all Committee and Full Council meetings are currently scheduled to proceed but we anticipate there may also be an impact on these.


Date and time

Current situation

Climate Emergency sub-committee

5pm 18 March 2020


Planning Committee

7pm 18 March 2020

Going ahead as scheduled

Personnel Committee

4pm 19 March 2020

Going ahead as scheduled

Private view -Penlee House

7.15 20 March 2020


Penlee House Committee

7pm   23 March 2020

Going ahead as scheduled

Leisure & Amenities Committee

7pm   30 March 2020

Going ahead as scheduled

Finance & General Purposes

7pm    6 April 2020

Going ahead as scheduled

Promenade Ward by-election

2 April 2020

All by-elections scheduled before 7 May continue. If new legislation comes into force we will keep you informed.

Annual Town meeting

20 April 2020

Scaled down to be an ordinary meeting. Reports to be circulated and made available on the website for the public to view.

Informal meeting

27 April 2020

Going ahead as scheduled

VE Day celebrations

8 May 2020

Awaiting national decision/advice

Mayor Choosing

12 May 2020

Held as an ordinary meeting. It is the first meeting of the civic year and so has to be held. There will be no reception and no formal invitation to the community.

It is very important that you are aware of the risks and therefore if you fall within any of the following groups you should seriously consider not attending any council meetings.

Those with: COPD, any other respiratory condition, high blood pressure and those who come into contact with anyone with a compromised immune system or with caring responsibilities for an older person.             

Useful Links

You can get up to date information and advice from:

Public Health England


For advice and support please go to:

Citizens Advice

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Penzance

Volunteer Cornwall