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

Liskeard Active Travel – please comment

Sustrans has been commissioned by Liskeard Town Council to provide a comprehensive Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan for the town. This will include detailing potential walking and cycling routes and network options to encourage local people and visitors access to the town and its surroundings. The exercise will include analysis of the current situation, consultation with stakeholders and detailed recommendations and plans which can be used as the basis of funding bids.

To be able to engage more fully and inclusively we have developed a digital Community Mapping Tool for the public and stakeholders. Participants are then able to comment on the local area, identifying barriers to walking and cycling. The GDPR-compliant mapping software allows users to leave as many comments as they like, whilst identifying unique participants and other demographic data, for the purposes of evidencing engagement.

If you would like to participate, please click on the link below.

Liskeard cycling and walking network | Sustrans Community Mapping

More details of how to make your comments here

Community Mapping Tool

Reminder to shop local and safely

Shop Safe poster

Booking of the Public Hall Rooms

Ring Erin during office hours on 01579 559565 or email:  reception@liskeard.gov.uk with your booking enquiries for bookings at the Public Hall complex.