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, Economic Development & 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 Town Council is seeking suitably qualified and experienced specialists to undertake a Demand and Implementation Assessment for the provision of sports pitches and related recreational facilities.  The deadline for submissions is 12 noon Tuesday 31 January 2023. More details on the Tenders Page

Consultation by Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council are asking for your views on a Service Hub for Liskeard.  Let them know your views here by 30th November.

Winter Support In Liskeard

Find out about the winter warmth support available in Liskeard on our support page.

Allotment Availability

Applications welcomed for allotments at Pengover.  Read all about it on our Allotments page.

poster offering allotments

Boundary review

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) are consulting on proposals for revising parliamentary constituency boundaries. There are NO changes proposed in the South East Cornwall constituency.  Find out more on our notices page.

Visit to Quimperle

The Mayor and Town Clerk visited Quimperle recently to re-establish twinning links with the town.  Read all about it on our Notices page.

dignitories on balcony


Volunteers Needed to Light Up Liskeard this Christmas 2022

It can’t happened without you. Let us know by 3 October 2022

Who is needed ?

Adopt a Street

Do you love where you live and would like to help keep it looking clean and tidy?

If yes, then this campaign is for you. We are encouraging residents of Liskeard to adopt their street, park or other public space and pledge to keep it looking great. We all need to do our bit for the environment and what a great place to start. Your own street! Find out more information on the Adopt a Street page

Booking of the Public Hall Rooms

Ring Erin between 9am – 1pm Monday – Friday on 01579 559565 or email:  reception@liskeard.gov.uk with your booking enquiries for bookings at the Public Hall complex.  Booking forms and information can be found on the Hire The Hall page.