We have been awarded the Foundation Award for demonstrating that we meet a set of minimum standards to deliver effectively for our communities.
To achieve this award, we have demonstrated that we meet the required standards for operating lawfully and have training policies in place for our Councillors and officers. We are building a foundation for improvement and development.
We are now working towards the Quality Award.
Penzance was voted as the best town in the UK and Ireland in the prestigious 2020 Urbanism Awards.
Judges praised the way the community has taken the lead in the regeneration of the town, both through the Neighbourhood Plan and transformational projects like the Jubilee Pool. We are delighted to receive this award which recognises the positive way in which all parts of the town are working together to regenerate Penzance.
In 2017, Penzance became the first town in the UK to achieve the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free Coastline status.
We are delighted to be working closely with Plastic Free Penzance to continue working towards minimising our town’s contribution to plastic pollution.
Penlee Park has been awarded five stars in the Pride in Parks Award by South West in Bloom, one of eighteen competitions that make up RHS Britain in Bloom.
To achieve this award, we had to meet several assessment criteria including the involvement of our local community; maintenance and development of the gardens; and commitment to maintaining things like park benches and limiting litter.