Your Launceston Town Councillors are listed below. Please do contact them for help, guidance or information on any issues of concern.
MAYOR – Councillor Margaret Young
1 Lower Cleaverfield, Launceston, PL15 8ED
The Mayor sits on all committees. Margaret worked at Launceston College for 32 years as Home Economics Teacher to Assistant Principal, and is now retired. She is passionate about promoting and supporting young people and enjoys catering and travel. Margaret has two sons who both live and work in the Launceston area and a young grandson. Cllr Young represents Launceston Town Council within the Eventide Trust, Launceston Town Youth Council, FLIC (Films Launceston in the Community) and Launceston Municipal Charities. Cllr Young is a School Governor for St Catherine’s Church of England Primary School.
The Deputy Mayor sits on all committees. Dave was born and raised in Launceston and worked for 30 years as a full time fireman until his retirement in 2008. He has been married for 42 years, has 3 children and one grandson. Cllr Gordon joined Launceston Town Council in 2007 and represents Launceston Town Council within the Eventide Trust, Launceston Sports, Launceston Community Transport Partnership (The Little Red Bus), as a Trustee of Coronation Park Trust and is the Chairman of Launceston Carnival.
Councillor Sam Allen
C/O Launceston Town Hall, Western Road, Launceston PL15 7AR
Cllr Allen sits on the following committees: Finance & General Purposes Committee, Planning & Economic Development Committee. Sam moved to Launceston from London in 2011 and works full time as a receptionist in the town. She enjoys walking her 3 dogs and is passionate about her community. Cllr Allen represents Launceston Town Council within Launceston CCTV Committee, Launceston Loyalty Card Scheme and as Police Liaison.
Cllr Bailey sits on the following committees: Estates and Properties, Finance and General Purposes. Helen moved to Launceston fourteen years ago and is employed locally as an accounts manager. She has a son who is still at College and a step-daughter who works in France. Helen’s interests are varied but include volunteering with Lions Club International for the Helen Keller Internet Club as President and is a member of Launceston Inner Wheel Club. Helen and her husband enjoy socialising and spending time family. Cllr Bailey joined the Council in 2017 and represents Launceston Town Council within Launceston Chamber of Commerce and Launceston Matters.
Councillor Paula Bullen
3 Dutson Road, Launceston, PL15 8DX
01566 778768 or 07769173572
Cllr Bullen sits on the Finance & General Purposes committee. Paula has worked for the last 20 years in various roles within education and currently works full time in Launceston College Finance Department. She has lived in Launceston for 5 years with her partner and has 3 grown up children and a grandson. She enjoys food, theatre and music. Cllr Bullen represents Launceston Town Council as a Trustee of Coronation Park Trust.
Councillor John Conway
8 St Stephen’s Hill, Launceston, PL15 8HN
Cllr Conway sits on the following committees: Estates & Properties, Finance & General Purposes, Staffing. John is a retired HM Inspector of Taxes, part time motorcycle instructor and Parish Clerk. He has served as a councillor several times, the first being in 1995. John has served twice as Deputy Mayor. Cllr Conway represents Launceston Town Council within CALC (Cornwall Association of Local Clerks as deputy to Cllr O’Brien).
Cllr Harris sits on the following committees: Estates & Properties, Lawrence House Museum Management, Planning & Economic Development. John moved to Launceston from Bude with his wife Barbara in 1982 and has two children. He has worked in the social housing sector for many years and sits on the board of Cornwall Housing Ltd. His biggest interest is art, both as a painter/sculptor and art history. Cllr Harris has been a councillor since 2008 and represents Launceston Town Council within Launceston Youth Project and Launceston Street Pastors. He is a School Governor for Windmill Hill Academy and sits on the Launceston CCTV Committee.
Councillor Brian Hogan
1 Mount Madford, Bounsalls Lane, Launceston, PL15 9AS
Cllr Hogan sits on the following committees: Estates & Properties, Lawrence House Museum Management, Planning & Economic Development. Brian worked for 47 years as an electrician and 3 years at Bowden Derra and is now retired. He has lived in the Launceston area for 37 years, has four grown up children and one grandson. Brian enjoys watching rugby and an active involvement in community events and projects. He has been a lay trustee of the Eventide Trust since 2007. Cllr Hogan represents Launceston Town Council within Launceston Twinning Association and as a Trustee, Coronation Park Trust.
Councillor Brian Keighley
25 Trecarrell, Launceston, PL15 9DE
Cllr Keighley sits on the following committees: Estates & Properties, Finance & General Purposes, Lawrence House Museum Management, Staffing. Brian has lived in Launceston for 48 years having moved all the way from Lifton and joined the Council in 2006. He has been involved in the Cricket Club for 25 years and Dunheved Bowling Club for 25 years as Past President, Secretary, Match Secretary and in April 2018 he was honored to receive a life membership. Brian is happily married to wife Rhona and has two children and three grandchildren who all live locally. Cllr Keighley is a Trustee of Memory Cafe.
Cllr Nancarrow sits on the following committees: Planning & Economic Development and Tourism & Information Services. Jane was born at Duke Street, St. Stephens and went to the National School where she was taught by poet Charles Causley. She attended Launceston College and trained as a teacher of English in Derby. She returned to Cornwall and taught in Bodmin College for 30 years in the English Department. She also spent time as a supply teacher in Special Needs and at Launceston College. She started writing short stories and then novels, and her debut novel ‘Stones and Shadows’ was published in 2010. She was a church warden at St. Thomas Church for 10 years, where her family have a strong connection. She became a Town Councillor for Launceston North in 2013 and is a committee member of the Causley Trust. Jane is married and has a daughter, a son, and a step-daughter. She is very proud of her Cornish roots and has recently been initiated as a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow for services to Cornish Literature, taking the bardic name Scrifores Nans Karow, (Writer of the Valley of the Deer). Cllr Nancarrow represents Launceston Town Council within the Charles Causley Festival.
Councillor Nolan is a retired Finance and Information Technology Manager who has had a varied career in a variety of businesses both within the UK and abroad. Ian moved with his wife Angela, from the West Midlands to Launceston in 2016 to be nearer their family which includes three young grandchildren. Ian enjoys reading and is an active member of Launceston Golf Club and represents the seniors section of the golf club in inter club matches. Cllr Nolan was co-opted into office on 18 December 2018.
Cllr O’Brian sits on the following committees: Estates & Properties, Finance & General Purposes, Lawrence House Museum Management and Staffing. Cllr O’Brien is a retired Sussex Police Officer who moved to Launceston in 2001. As a former senior officer in the Police Federation he has an interest in how organisations work and are constituted and concerns himself with Launceston Town Council rules and Standing Orders. Cllr O’Brien is a member of the Andaras Multi Academy Trust and represents Launceston Town Council within Launceston Community Network Panel as vice chairman, CALC (Cornwall Association of Local Councils) as Chairman and also as Chairman of the CALC Larger Councils Committee.
Councillor Leighton Penhale
Penglair, Landlake Road, Launceston, PL15 9HP
Cllr Penhale sits on the following committees: Estates & properties, Finance & General Purposes, Tourism & Information Services. Leighton is a retired farmer who was born on his family farm at Piper’s Pool and went to school in Launceston. Leighton and his wife Gillian farmed together at Trekelland Lewannick were they brought up three children. He has three young grandchildren and his family are very important to him. Leighton was an active member of Launceston Young Farmers and went on to be Chairman of the Launceston branch of the National Farmers Union. He is a past President of Launceston Rotary Club and enjoyed many Saturday afternoon’s supporting Launceston Rugby Club. He is a trustee of Launceston Memory Café, trustee of the Coronation Park Trust and a member of Launceston Methodist Church. He and his wife also find time to travel, which they enjoy very much.
Councillor Rob Tremain
Gwel an Castel, 2 Park View, Launceston PL15 9AJ
Cllr Tremain sits on the following committees: Lawrence House Museum Management, Planning & Economic Development, Staffing. Rob was born and raised in Launceston and attended Pennygillam Secondary School and Launceston College. He married his beloved wife in 1976 and they have three children and two grandchildren. Rob has been a member of St Mary Magdalene Parish Church since childhood, he has sung in the choir and is still an Altar Server and Sacristan at the Church. He has served on both Deanery and Diocesan Synods. Rob is a Member of Royal Institution of Cornwall and President of Launceston Old Cornwall Society. In 1995 along with his father, he organised the re-introduction of the ‘Silence’ on November 11th in Launceston, and is proud that the ceremony grows year by year. Rob organised the first St Piran’s Day ceremony at Launceston Castle in 1999, and was involved in getting permissions for the St Piran Flag (which he presented to English Heritage) to fly from the Castle during its opening times. Rob was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh 1998 and took the Bardic name Cryor an Dre Lanstefan. Cllr Tremain represents Launceston Town Council within Friends of Launceston Priory and Launceston Municipal Charities. Cllr Tremain has been Launceston’s Town Crier for 40 years and was elected to the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers in 1982.
Councillor Jessica Williams
C/O Launceston Town Hall, Western Road, Launceston PL15 7AR
Cllr Williams sits on Planning and Economic Development Committee. Jessica was co-opted as a member of Launceston Town Council in 2017. Cllr Williams represents Launceston Town Council within Launceston In Bloom and Launceston Matters.