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.

Latest News

Emily Hobhouse Craftivism Project – Call for lead artist.

For more information see Vacancies

Liskeard Together’s Money Box course is running from 17th September.  It’s free and is a great help to people 16+ who are not in paid work.  Check out how to book here: Money Matters Course 17.9.19

Boundary Review

Public engagement meeting about potential changes to parishes will be held on 23rd September.  Full details on Community Governance Review Poster and


Liskeard Unlocked – What’s On for free

Liskeard Unlocked 2019 Poster

Liskeard Unlocked Programme of Events don’t miss the walk from the Looe Valley Line on Saturday 21st.

Recordings to Keep Liskeard’s Memories Alive