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

Consultation Event for Cornwall Devolution Deal

There will be a public consultation on the proposed Cornwall Devolution Deal on 9th February at the Public Hall.  Full details on our Notices page.

Community Champion Award Nominations

If you know an amazing person who deserves a Community Champion Award why not nominate them?  Nomination form and details on our Notices page.  Deadline is 9am on 20th February.

Community Fair Returns

The Community Fair will be held on 1st April.  Full details and application form available on our notices page.  Closing date for applications is 20th February.


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

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

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 for bookings at the Public Hall complex.  Booking forms and information can be found on the Hire The Hall page.