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Wednesday 22nd May saw the new Mayor of Liskeard elected.  Councillor Christina Whitty was elected Mayor and Councillor Julian Smith elected Deputy Mayor.  During the evening presentations were made to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and PC Alexander Willmott by the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Simon Cassidy.  The Air Ambulance was his chosen Mayor’s Charity for the last year and a cheque for £555.84 was presented.  PC Alexander Willmott was presented with a certificate commending his bravery during an incident in the town earlier in the year.

Councillor Whitty presented the George Vaughan-Ellis Trophy to Sioux Dunster following her nomination by the previous recipient.

Rose Ramwell and Ethan Mort were appointed Mace Bearers and did an excellent job on the evening.

During the evening I Thought I Couldn’t Sing performed four songs whilst the mayoral party retired for photographs.  The group are regular hirers of the Public Hall and their performance was enjoyed by everyone.  They also led the performance of Trelawney to end the evening.



Liskeard’s Mayor attends the International Mayors Summit 2024

On April 11, 2024, Councillor Simon Cassidy, Mayor of Liskeard will be in Dănceni, Moldova to attend the International Mayors Summit 2024, a gathering that underscores the essence of collaborative progress in urban and rural development. Organized by the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) and supported by partners such as Primaria Mea, Comunitatea Plus, CIPE, and Cities 4 Cities, the Summit promises to be a milestone event with a special focus on rewarding exemplary city partnerships through the inaugural Power of Partnership Award.

This year, the Summit introduces the Power of Partnership Award, specially crafted by Petro Gronsky, an Ukrainian artist, to honour the fruitful collaborations that have led to significant advancements in community development and urban transformation. This award is designed to recognize the achievements of these partnerships but also to inspire further collaboration among cities.

A standout example of what partnership can achieve is reflected in the inauguration of the Public Park in Băcioi. This project exemplifies the impact of cooperative efforts on improving life quality. The park, revitalized from an underused area into a 1.36-hectare oasis, now serves as a beacon of communal joy and engagement.

This transformation was made possible through a synergistic funding approach, combining local efforts, contributions from the National Fund for Regional and Local Development, and substantial aid from Romanian partners – an exemplary model of cross-border collaboration.

Announcing the Award Recipients The Summit will celebrate the following partnerships, showcasing the diverse and dynamic nature of city collaborations across Europe:

  • Mykolaiv (Ukraine) – Chełm (Poland)
    ● Vinnytsia (Ukraine) – Karlsruhe (Germany)
    ● Khmelnytskyi (Ukraine) – Šiauliai (Lithuania) + Ciechanów (Poland)
    ● Chortkiv (Ukraine) – Caravaggio (Italy)
    ● Kopychyntsi (Ukraine) – Liskeard (UK) + Cavarzere (Italy)
    ● Bilogorodka (Ukraine) – Tyresö (Sweden)
    ● Dănceni (Moldova) – Filipeștii de Pădure (Romania)
    ● Edineț (Moldova) – Alba Iulia (Romania)
    ● Băcioi (Moldova) – Oradea (Romania)
    ● Sireți (Moldova) – Tulucești (Romania)

Each partnership highlights a unique journey towards achieving mutual goals, from cultural exchanges to infrastructural developments, setting a precedent for future collaborative endeavors.

The Summit will celebrate these existing partnerships but also serve as a catalyst for new collaborative initiatives, particularly urging Ukrainian and Moldovan cities to explore new opportunities for cooperation.


Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), funded by USAID, is a pioneering $285 million fund in Ukraine and Moldova, investing over $188 million in 136 companies and unlocking $2.4 billion over 29 years.



Liskeard has recently renewed its twinning links with Quimperle in France and created a new link with Kopychyntsi in Ukraine.

Twinning first began in Liskeard on 31 October 1974 when the Liskeard – Quimperle Twinning Association held its inaugural meeting, visits followed between the two towns in April 1975, and the twinning charters were finally signed in Quimperle in September 1975 and in Liskeard in October 1975.

Many years of visits and collaboration between schools, sports clubs and community groups followed, before the Association was disbanded in November 2001 due to waning interest with responsibilities passed to the Town Council.

With new interest, it would be great to establish a new Twinning Association to foster these friendships, encourage visits, develop contacts, and broaden understanding of the cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities on the linked towns.

As a start, conversations have happened with both towns about collaborating for Liskeard Unlocked and European Heritage Open Days (in September) to share dance, food, singing and storytelling and both are keen to collaborate.

If you would like to be part of the new Association, think you or your organisation could contribute to the activities, or you have some ideas of your own please come along to a meeting on Friday 5 April at 1pm in the Emily Hobhouse Room at the Public Hall.

A proposed agenda for this meeting is set out below.


  1. Welcome
  2. Overview
  3. Report on recent visits and meetings between the twin towns (Simon Cassidy)
  4. Report on activities for Liskeard Unlocked and European Heritage Open Days (Rachel Brooks)
  5. How organisations and others can get involved
  6. Next Steps and setting up the Association


We have received the Police newsletter for April which can be read here:  Liskeard Newsletter April 2024



Volunteers made a lot of progress at High Wood on Sunday in the first of a set of monthly work parties. The main task was to check the trees planted over a year ago and replace tree guards where necessary. Protect Earth, who own the woods have been experimenting with different non-plastic tree guards and won’t be using the cardboard ones again! With the difficult weather conditions since they were planted, not all the saplings had survived but there were plenty that were doing well and also others that had naturally regenerated.

If you want to take part, the next work party will be on Saturday 20 April – look at the Protect Earth Facebook page to find out more.


This year’s Beating the Bounds walk will take place on Sunday 12th May.  Starting at the boundary stone by Morrisons at 10.30am you can enjoy an informative walk around the boundary of Liskeard.  You can read the timings and full details on our Beating the Bounds Info sheet.



Among the recipients of the 2024 Community Champion Awards were:

Liam Crabtree

Outstanding Individual

Following a tragic loss Liam contacted the Church for guidance.  As a single parent to 5 children he was seeing his own life change and wanted to help others in our town – particularly men.  He started a weekly group called “Soar” to support men. He follows up so many of the men personally and is a huge encouragement to them and those working with him.  He cares deeply for this town and feels that he has been given a second chance and wants to give others one too.

 Colin Frizzel

Outstanding Individual

Colin diligently keeps the town clean, taking great pride in his job.  He is an important source of information for locals and visitors alike.

His hard work is greatly appreciated by us all.

Natasha Hewett

Outstanding Individual

Natasha is a youth officer in Liskeard. She has gone above and beyond what is expected of her in providing support to the young people of our town.  Tash strives against the odds to make sure that the youth club is there every week for the young people in Liskeard which offers a safe space and very often a meal for young people in the town

Gwyneth McLoughlin

Outstanding Individual

Gwyneth is a former teacher at Liskeard School and Community College.  She is the current Secretary at the Royal British Legion and also supports the Children’s Hospice South West.

She is always supportive of community events in the town and surrounding areas.  She also helped with the Liskeard In Bloom pop-up shop

James Moon

Outstanding Individual

James has always been a passionate representative of the local farming industry, starting with the Young Farmers, county leadership roles in the NFU. He has been involved in the LEADER scheme and the Horizon 2020 project. He is a director of the CQLP which is owned by its farmer members.  He is Secretary of the Primestock Show, sings with the Liskerrett and Pelynt Male Voice Choirs, a member of the Rotary Club and has assisted the Old Cornwall Society with their Crying the Neck for many years.

Mary Snell

Outstanding Individual

Mary has been teaching swimming at Lux Park Leisure centre in Liskeard for 50 years. For many of those years Mary worked as a volunteer coach teaching hundreds of children how to swim.  She received a BEM honour in 2015 for her services to physical education, which recognised her then 42 years as a voluntary swimming teacher.  Mary teaches primary school children to swim at Lux Park Leisure Centre.  Since she first began in 1973 thousands of pupils from schools all over the local area have learned how to swim under Mary’s instructions.

Sue Whittington

Outstanding Individual

If you wander up to Liskeard rugby club early on a cold winter Sunday morning, you will inevitably see Sue doing one of the hundreds of jobs that need doing to enable the youth teams to play matches each week. She cooks food to feed A LOT of hungry players afterwards. She organises the annual presentation evening.  Sue also serves on the County committee for youth rugby. Her selfless dedication to the sport has enabled youth rugby to thrive in our town. She genuinely cares about every single player. The club is very lucky to have someone so committed to youth rugby development.

Greg Spargo & Sarah Snowdon

Outstanding Business

Collected by Sarah’s Mum.  Sharon Snowdon.

Greg and Snowdon purchased and re-opened the Barley Sheaf pub two years ago and the community now have a pleasant, safe family environment in which to meet.  They spent six months bringing the building back to standard, engaging local tradesmen for the extensive repairs.  The pool and darts teams have a home again.  Live music is enjoyed by many alongside the long running Quiz Nights.

As the only owner fronted “proper pub” remaining in Liskeard, the Barley Sheaf provides a massive social and economic benefit to the town.

1st Liskeard Scouts

Outstanding Group

They have stepped up to the plate over the last year in organising events both for the Coronation, and other events in Castle Park, they’ve really gone above and beyond what is normally expected of them.  They always support the Remembrance Day parade and also the Freedom of the Town parade.  They work well with other organisations and have supported the Lions’ Panto.  They have even done Christmas card and leaflet deliveries.  No matter what it is they are always willing to lend a hand.

Rose Ramwell

Outstanding Young Person

Rose is the town’s first female mace bearer. She attends all civic occasions, even when not required to undertake mace bearing duties.

She was selected to attend the Scout jamboree in Korea which she fund raised for.  She has also given public presentations.

She is an aspirational young person.



You can read the financial summary of the Town Council’s planned expenditure, comparing next year’s expenditure with this year’s financial summary and many previous years on our Financial Information page.  This includes details of “a rigorous process, details of seven years of very low, below inflation increases – three years at 0%, the Castle Park transfer from Cornwall Council, the refurbishment of the Public Hall (Mayor Parlour’s / Members Room), the refurbishment and repurposing of the Guildhall study.

The item was discussed at the Full Town Council meeting in January.  The agenda and supporting documents can be found on our Full Council page.




Cornwall Council have roadshows to give information and advice to residents in the lead up to the new waste recycling rollout.  You can pop along to any of the following roadshows and also find out more information on when to expect your service to change on

Even if you’ve had your new bins dropped off, don’t use them until you are advised by Cornwall Council that your service is changing over.  This could be between 8th and 19th April, depending on where you live but you will receive notification.

  • 13 March 2024
    12 noon – 4pm
    St Pinnock Band Community Hall
    East Taphouse
  • 19 March 2024
    1pm – 4pm
    Polruan Village Hall
  • 20 March 2024
    10am – 2pm
    St Dominick Parish Hall
    St Dominick
  • 25 March 2024
    1pm – 4pm
    Lanreath Village Hall
  • 26 March 2024
    4pm – 7pm
    Gunnislake Village Hall
  • 28 March 2024
    1pm – 4pm
    North Hill Village Hall
    North Hill
  • 2 April 2024
    30am – 1.30pm
    St Cleer Memorial Hall
    St Cleer
  • 3 April 2024
    10am – 2pm
    Liskeard Library

4 April 2024
1pm – 5pm
Pillaton Village Hall

  • 5 April 2024
    9am – 1pm
    Callington Library
  • 9 April 2024
    4pm – 7pm
    Liskerrett Community Centre
  • 10 April 2024
    11am – 3pm
    Torpoint Library
  • 11 April 2024
    30pm – 7pm
    Pelynt Village Hall
  • 16 April 2024
    3pm – 6pm
    Stoke Climsland Parish Hall
    Stoke Climsland
  • 17 April 2024
    2pm – 6pm
    Maker with Rame Community Hall
  • 19 April 2024
    10am – 2pm
    Saltash Library
  • 22 April 2024
    4pm – 6pm
    Quethiock Parish Hall
  • 25 April 2024
    12 noon – 4pm
    Dobwalls Memorial Hall




Pop along to the Annual Town Meeting and Community Champion Awards at the Public Hall on Thursday 21st March at 7pm.  There’ll be lots of information about the town and Awards given to this year’s Community Champions.  It’s also a public forum where you can come along and ask questions.  There’s also tea and biscuits.











Pop along to St Cleer Memorial Hall on Saturday 16th March between 10am and 3pm to get advice and find out about energy saving schemes.  You can even have a go on an e-bike.











Volunteer gardening at castle park


gardening club poster



Measles Awareness and MMR Vaccination

Cases of measles are rising across England, including among children. It’s an infection that spreads very easily and for some people can cause serious problems. It is particularly easy to catch in environments when in close contact with others, such as nurseries and schools. There are currently large outbreaks in London and Birmingham, and we have experienced some outbreaks in the south-west already. We anticipate that it is only a matter of time before we see measles outbreaks in Cornwall.

The best protection against measles for children and adults is to get both doses of the MMR vaccine.

Key messages

  • MMR is a preschool vaccination normally given at 12 months and 3 year 4 months to protect against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Parents and guardians should be encouraged to check their children’s MMR status in their red book or contact their GP practice as soon as possible if they are not sure.
  • it is never too late to catch up on any missed MMR vaccinations, contact your GP to book an appointment.
  • Symptoms include a high fever, sore red watery eyes and a blotchy red-brown rash.
  • Measles often starts as cold-like symptoms. NHS guidance says it is fine to send a child to school with a minor cough or common cold, provided they don’t have a temperature. School attendanceis vitally important to children’s learning and health.
  • If a child has measles they should stay off nursery or school for at least 4 days from when the rash first appears, and avoid close contact with babies and anyone who is pregnant or has a weakened immune system.

What you can do to help

  • Check your own and your family’s MMR vaccination status and book vaccinations with your GP if you are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated. MMR is given over two doses, and both doses are needed for full protection.

If you are due to have had 2 doses of MMR but have not yet received them, no matter what age you are, you should contact your GP to get   vaccinated as soon as possible. MMR vaccination is free.

If you can’t remember if you have had any, 1 or 2 doses of MMR vaccine, check your personal child health record (the Red Book). If this doesn’t help, speak to your GP.

It’s better to have 2 doses of MMR vaccine now rather than risk being unprotected.

For further information see



The Community Fair will be held here at the Public Hall on Saturday 20th April between 10am and 1pm.  It is a great place to find out about groups and organisations in this area.  It’s free for organisations to have a stand and free entry for the public.  Come along, have a look around and a cup of tea.  There’ll be lots of friendly groups to join and organisations giving advice.

If you’d like a table at the Community Fair please complete the Application Form as stated by Monday 26th February.




Community Champion awards 2024 – Nominations Open

Do you know someone who has made a positive difference to life in Liskeard. Why not nominate them for an award?

Here’s the nomination form: CCA nomination form 2024

Closing date 19 February 2024


Police newsletter

The Police have sent us their latest Newsletter.  You can read it here .



We’d be very grateful if you would fill in this survey by Friday 6th January and share it as widely as possible.

Feast Cornwall and Liskeard Town Council funding helped make Liskeard’s festivities on December 9th really special. The funding contributed to workshops with schools and community groups to make lanterns and to the entertainment during the day, the Masquerade Lantern Parade and the entertainment in the Market Canopy after the parade.  We need to provide feedback about what people thought of the event.



We have updated our poster for the defibrillator locations in Liskeard.  You can download a copy here.  If you know of any not on the list please let us know, just pop an email to and they will update it.










We’ve been given some new contact numbers at Cornwall Council, so have updated our information sheet.  You can download it here