Launceston Town Council Information


A calendar of meetings, along with agendas and minutes for all Town Council Committees can be found on our website here – Read more

Full Council meets monthly, on the third Tuesday of the month except August and May – Read more

Planning and Economic Development Committee meets every three weeks. Members of the public are welcomed to speak with regard to any planning application on the agenda – Read more

Cornwall Council is responsible for matters relating to: council tax and business rates, benefits, refuse and recycling collection, roads, highways and parking, the registration service, education, social services including blue badges, fire and rescue, strategic planning, development control, trading standards and environmental health.

Cornwall Council can be contacted on 0300 1234 100

You can report a range of issues online by visiting Cornwall Council’s website.

Launceston Town Council provides a range of services, manages several properties and sites of historical interest and provides a number of social and recreational facilities for Launceston.

The Town Council acts as a lobbying force with regional and national government, appoints councillors to sit on outside organisations and works to promote and support Launceston.

Launceston Town Council has 16 councillors elected for a term of four years. The next Town Council elections are in May 2021.

Latest from Launceston Town Council

Visiting the Town Council Office

The Town Council Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm. Officers can be contacted 9am to 5pm via email at or via phone 9am to 1pm 01566 773693. We politely request that visitors to the Office wear a face covering whilst in the building.

Father Christmas’s Tour of the Town!

Father Christmas Tour of the Town

On Thursday 23 December, look out for Father Christmas, listen for the Christmas bells and come and see him in his sleigh! He will be going around the town – Route to start at Town Hall at 5pm then Newport, St Stephens, Duke St, Roydon Rd, Lanstephen, Broad Park, Dutson Rd, Ridgegrove, Kensey Valley Meadow, Stourscombe, Chesnut Drive, Longfield Rd, Trecarrell, Hurdon, Woburn, St Johns Rd, Upper Chapel, Meadowside and back to the Town Hall by approximately 7.30pm

Cornwall Transport Plan

Cornwall Council are refreshing Cornwall’s Transport Plan and want to know what you think about it.

Since the Plan was first published in 2011 some big changes have happened to our society. Most notably, the Covid-19 pandemic and a recognition that we face a Climate Change crisis. These and other factors will affect how people travel and goods are moved. Cornwall Council need to update the Transport Plan to take these changes into account, so that transport is well planned for the next decade.

For more information and to complete the short survey to give your views on the draft Cornwall Transport Plan please visit: The survey will close on 24th December 2021

COVID-19 Latest News

To keep up to date with information and guidance relating to Covid-19 please visit the Cornwall Council website  This page includes links to the very latest updates from Public Health England and advice from the National Health Service.

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The 2015 Local Government Transparency Code sets out the data that local authorities should publish in the public domain. It was issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. Information can easily be found by navigating to relevant pages on this site. Some information which is harder to categorise has been grouped here for your convenience. Please follow the links below to find the data quickly and easily:

Launceston Town Council Accessibility Statement 2020

Annual Report

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18

Local Authority Land

Statement of Internal Control

Strategic Plan 2015-2019

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018/19

Annual Governance and Accounting Statements 2018/19

External Audit Report and Certificate 2018/19

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019/20

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20

Annual Governance Statement

External Auditor Report & Certificate 2019/20

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020/21

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/21

External Audit Report and Certificate 2020/21

If you are looking for something specific which you cannot find on this website please call the office.

Launceston Town Council Accessibility Statement


Launceston Town Council strives to ensure that its services are accessible to all and we aim to provide a website that is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, as every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.


Our website makes use of an Accessibility Widget to allow us to improve compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The Accessibility Menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the right hand side of the website.

Here For You

If you are experiencing difficulty with any content or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.


Website Documentation

We are aware that, as per the Accessibility Regulations of 2018, that scanned PDF documentation is not in compliance. Launceston Town Council holds alternative formats of the documents which are able to be provided on request.


We continue in our efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of this site and services to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use for those of us with disabilities.

However please be advised that some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

Contact Us

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact Launceston Town Council as follows; Email

Telephone 01566 773693

Office opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm

September 2020


Launceston Town Hall is open and the diary is open to booking enquiries. To find out more about rescheduled dates for events and new events to look forward to visit the Launceston Town Hall page of this website.

Following a major refurbishment and benefiting from sustained investment and improvement, Launceston Town Hall is the largest and most exciting venue in North Cornwall for live music, theatre, comedy, cinema, markets and shows. Launceston Town Hall is an award winning building with state of the art lighting and sound systems, it is fully licensed, adjacent to a 128 space multi-storey car park (which is free after 6pm), and even boasts under floor heating to ensure the 450 capacity Main Hall is nice and toasty on the darkest winter nights! For box office for most events, or general enquiries please call Launceston Visitor Information Centre on 01566 772321.

Johnny Cowling
Wednesday 8 December: Johnny Cowling Christmas Concert. In aid of Launceston and District Friends of Cancer Research UK
baba yaga
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9th, 10th and 11th December: Oksigen Theatre - Baba Yaga's Panto. A family show combining the fun of a pantomime with traditional Russian story characters. A present from the ‘Real’ Father Christmas for all children!
Polar Express
Tuesday 21 December: Polar Express Pyjama Party. The festive family traditon returns. Come along in your pyjama's for hot chocolate, sweet treats and a screening of the Christmas classic The Polar Express.

Launceston Town Council's Venues and Locations for Hire

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