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Launceston Town Council


welcome to launceston

Contacting the Council:

The offices are in the Town Hall and are usually staffed from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. The office can be visited or contacted on 01566 773693 or For individual Councillor contact details check the Councillors page of this website. If you would like the Town Mayor to attend an event you are organising please contact the office by email or in writing.

The Town Council - What We Do:

The Town Council provides a democratic and representative voice for the community. Full Council meets monthy (except August). There are seven other committees. To view the minutes and agendas of the Town Council Committees please go to the Committees Pages of this website.

Launceston Town Council is the parish authority for the town of Launceston and is the third tier of government (after Parliament and Cornwall Council).  Its legal powers are granted to it and regulated by various Government Acts. The Town Council supplements the provision of local government services in Launceston, and provides a range of social and recreational facilities, while promoting and representing the town with other national and statutory bodies. The Town Council acts as a consultee and lobbying force with the County Council, and both regional and national government, putting forward the wishes and needs of the local community.  Cornwall Council, which covers the whole of the county, consults with the Town Council on such subjects as the County Structure Plan, Launceston planning applications and the Local Transport Plan.

The Town Council owns or manages the following properties: Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall (Including all bookings for hire), Lawrence House Museum, Launceston Tourist Information Centre, Launceston Cemetery, Dockacre closed cemetery, Allotments - Dutson, Grammers Park and Kensey Vale, Coach Park - Western Road, Multi-storey car park in Westgate Street, Public conveniences - Westgate Street, Race Hill, The Walk, Newport, War Memorial, Southgate Arch, The Roundhouse Newport, The Bandroom (leased to Launceston Town Band), The Green Room (leased to LADS), Launceston Priory Ruins, Grammers Park and play area, King’s Field and play area (Priory Park), Stourscombe public open spaces, The Rest Garden Newport, Windmill Wood, Public seats, Bus shelters, Street lights (3)

Cornwall Council is responsible for matters relating to council tax, education, social services including blue badges, benefits, highways, fire and rescue, strategic planning, the registration service, libraries, development control, environmental health, refuse collection, economic development and major recreational facilities. Cornwall Council can be contacted on 0300 1234 100.

Have you seen our three videos showcasing different aspects of Launceston?
1. Launceston Town Centre       2. Newport       3. The Lawrence House Museum
(Thanks to Launceston Town Council, The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, DEFRA, LEADER, East Cornwall Local Action Group and Cornwall Development Company)

Town Clerk: C W Drake                                    Town Mayor: Cllr Brian Hogan        

Updated November 2016