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 at www.cornwall.gov.uk.
Lastly, as a council, we actively encourage members of the public to attend all council meetings.
Administration Assistant – 1 year maternity cover – closing date noon on 21st June
Full details can be found on our Notices page: https://www.liskeard.gov.uk/vacancies/
COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND PARISH/TOWN BOUNDARY REVIEW
Liskeard Town Council is proposing to request a change in its boundaries with both Dobwalls & Trewidland Parish and Menheniot Parish, to simplify matters for future development and town planning.
Local residents and businesses which would be affected by the proposals have been identified and contacted, and we welcome comments from any interested parties.
Further details can be found in the documents below: