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 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

Job Vacancy

Museum Coordinator  

Salary £22,183 per annum pro rata – 18 hours per week

Application deadline – 4 August 2021 at 5pm

Full details on our Vacancies page.


Vacancy to be filled by co-option

We have a vacancy in our Liskeard South Ward to be filled by co-option.  Deadline for applications is noon on Friday 6th August with provisional interview date of 10th August.  Full details on our Be a Councillor page.

Beating the bounds

The Beating the Bounds walk will be on Sunday 1st August this year.  The Schedule has details of the timings and route, along with information on the most accessible part of the event for those who use a wheelchair or push a pram.

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: with your booking enquiries for bookings at the Public Hall complex.