This website will provide visitors with an explanation of how the Council works, how it is funded, what it is responsible for, and who the Councillors and employees are. There is information about where and when Council Meetings are held, and who to contact if you have questions about any aspects of what the Council does. If you would like to read more about local Councils, including the role of local Councillors and what you need to do if you would like to stand as a candidate in local Council Elections, please click on the below link.
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Launceston Town Council is the parish authority for the Cornish town of Launceston. It is the most local tier of government after parliament and the county council. Click here to find out about us and what we do.
The Council was delighted to achieve Quality Council Status in 2011; The Quality Parish and Town Council Scheme was launched in 2003 following the Government's Rural White Paper, 2000. The aim of the Scheme is to provide benchmark minimum standards for parish and town councils.
Many people do not realise that the Town Council does not receive any revenue support from central government, unlike the County and District Councils, neither does it receive any funding from local businesses and retailers via their payment of the non-domestic rate. Find out where we get our money from and how we spend it.
Contacting the Council - If you wish to contact one of the Councillors you can do so via the Town Clerk's Office in the Town Hall, or check the Councillors page of this website for individual Councillors' contact details. The office is open to visitors between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday.
If you would like the Town Mayor to attend an event you are organising please contact the office either by email or in writing.
TOWN CLERK - Rita Skinner DEPUTY TOWN CLERK - Frances Nally
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)