The Reception and office is currently closed to the public, but we are still working remotely responding to calls, emails and dealing with Council business as usual.

You can ring 01579 559565 to discuss bookings or 01579 345407 for anything else or email reception@liskeard.gov.uk during office hours which are 9am – 1pm, Monday to Friday

 

Welcome to Liskeard Town Council

Konsel an dre Lyskerrys a’gas dynergh

Liskeard is an ancient market town in south east Cornwall and is 14 miles west of the River Tamar which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall. The town has the picturesque fishing village of Looe to the south, stunning moorland views to the north and a population of nearly 9,500 people.

The town went through a period of economic prosperity in mid 19th century largely due to the mining industry and today still boasts an abundance of beautiful buildings built under the watchful eye of the well respected Victorian architect Henry Rice. The arrival of Brunel’s railway enhanced the reputation of the town as a key geographic location and the busy mainline station still remains today connecting Liskeard with London and the rest of the country.

Today Liskeard is a vibrant market town that is a healthy mix of independent businesses and larger retail chains. The Town Council with its fifteen councillors, covering the three wards of Liskeard, is there to serve the people of the town. The council meets bi-monthly in the Town Hall and oversees four individual committees that cover Planning, Communications and Engagement, Facilities and Finance and General Purposes. These committees implement various strategies designed to enhance and develop the town, making it a better place to live and work. The council is also responsible for areas such as the Public Hall, the Town Information Centre, allotments and even flowers in the town. Responsibility for other amenities outside of these tend to fall within the Cornwall Council remit which can be found on the Cornwall Council website.

Lastly, as a council, we actively encourage members of the public to attend all council meetings.

Latest News

Passing of HRH Prince Philip

The Mayor, Rachel Brooks, on behalf of Liskeard Town Council and the town of Liskeard expresses her sincere sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  A Book of Condolence is available at the Tourist Information Centre on Pike Street Mondays-Fridays 10am – 12.30, 1pm – 4pm and 10am – 1pm Saturdays should you wish to convey your sympathy and condolences to the Royal Family.

Election Candidates

You can read the Statement Of Persons Nominated for the Town Council and Cornwall Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner Elections on our Become a Councillor page.  If you’re not already on the Electoral Roll the deadline for inclusion on Poll day is Monday 19th April. Cornwall Council’s page can give you all the info about that.

Looe Valley Trails

Here’s the Newsletter for the Looe Valley Trails.  Read about how to join the Design Panel too.

Looe Valley Trails Newsletter

NOTICE OF ELECTION

You can view this and the Notice of Election for Cornwall Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner on our Become A Councillor page.

Notice of Election T & PC

Cattle Market Regeneration

Here is the Spring 2021 newsletter with all the latest information about the regeneration of the Cattle Market Liskeard Cattle Market Spring 2021 Newsletter

Updated Lockdown Regulations from April 12th

Please read the updated  Roadmap out of Lockdown, regulations are starting to ease but some restrictions remain in place.  Further information and support is also available on the Cornwall Council website and our Coronavirus page.

Let’s take this next step, safely.

Recycling Survey

Last October we created a survey to gather feedback from residents aimed at improving recycling in Liskeard. Click here to see the results and what we are doing in response

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Reminder to shop local and safely

Shop Safe poster

Reopening of the Public Hall Rooms

Following the lockdown the Public Hall complex is only available to take certain bookings.  Check https://www.liskeard.gov.uk/services-info/hire-the-hall/ for details or ring Erin during office hours on 01579 559565 or email:  reception@liskeard.gov.uk