Maps of Liskeard
Liskeard Town Centre (For personal use. Businesses must contact Cornwall Council)
Liskeard Parishes (For personal use. Businesses must contact Cornwall Council) These maps show the parishes before the 2021 boundary review
Some of the 900 native trees planted in High Wood last weekend. The tree guards are made of cardboard and will biodegrade.
The view from the upper path at High Wood where small conifers have been taken out to allow native trees to thrive.
In the foreground are some small native trees which will now have the light and space to grow well. Behind them is a row of felled pines. In time the pines will be chipped and used to make biochar.
The oak in the middle has grown in an unnatural cramped shape because of the surrounding pines. These will be thinned out to allow natural growth.
Mayor plants oak tree to honour the late Queen Elizabeth II
The Mayor, Councillor Simon Cassidy planted an oak tree in Thorn Park this week with the Mayoress, Cornwall Councillor Jane Pascoe and Town Councillor Julian Smith. The Mayor said:
“We have planted this tree on behalf of all the people of Liskeard in memory of our late sovereign lady Elizabeth II who devoted her life to our service. Her Majesty was an extraordinary person, and a constant presence and example for each of us, guiding and serving us all for as long as many of us can remember. We will always remember her service.”
Councillor Julian Smith, Chair of the Town Council’s Facilities Committee said:
“This tree will grow to represent the long period of stability which the late Queen gave to our country through her long reign.”
An oak was chosen by the Town Council as it holds a special place in our nations culture, history, and landscape, it also supports more life than any other native tree species in the UK. An oak tree can live for many hundreds of years and during that time will absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries. In our parks they also have an important to role to play by reducing pollution and providing shade.
Thorn Park is a fitting location for the new oak tree as it is one of the 506 parks, playing fields, recreational grounds and green spaces across the UK established and protected in memory of HM King George V. King George’s Fields are distinguished by heraldic panels carved in stone, one depicting a lion and the other a unicorn and if you look closely these can be seen either side of the main entrance to Thorn Park.
The oak tree has been provided by the Forest for Cornwall in partnership with the Woodland Trust (https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/landmark-tree) and planted in support of the Queens Green Canopy https://queensgreencanopy.org and to honour the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Festive Activities in liskeard
Here are a couple of posters showing the events in and around town on 3rd December which has free parking in all Cornwall Council car parks and also a poster showing many of the events throughout December. If you are organising an event don’t forget to tell the Tourist Information Centre by emailing email@example.com.
Winter support in liskeard
Full details of warm space support is available on our Health and support page.
Applications welcome for pengover allotments
Applications for an allotment at Pengover are welcome from anyone who is 18+ and lives within the Town Council boundary.
More details on our Allotments page.
Castle street road closure
Road closure information for Castle Street Liskeard November 2022
2023 boundary review – revised proposals for new parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) are consulting on proposals for revising parliamentary constituency boundaries. There are NO changes proposed in the South East Cornwall constituency. The consultation runs until the 5th December 2022. The consultation is currently live on their website in the link below.
A single reference copy (not for removal) is available in the Town Council office during normal opening hours 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Mon – Fri.
For sale – 20 wooden trestle tables
We are replacing our old wooden trestle tables in the Public Hall with lighter weight aluminium ones. These tables measure 79cm high x 67cm wide x 180cm long and they are VERY heavy.
Offers IRO £25.00 per table but we need to sell as a job lot. Collection only from the Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard.
For further information please contact Jacqui Orange, Facilities Manager on 01579 345407 (9am – 1pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LISKEARD MAYOR PRESENTS ARTWORK TO FRENCH TWIN TOWN ON HISTORIC GOODWILL VISIT
A mosaic artwork depicting an iconic local landmark, the granite tor known as the Cheesewring, has been presented by Councillor Simon Cassidy, Mayor of Liskeard, as a gift of friendship to the people of Quimperlé, Liskeard’s twin town in northwestern France.
Liskeard’s Mayor and Town Clerk visited Quimperlé last week on a goodwill visit to re-establish relations between the two towns. It was the first such visit since the pandemic crisis and was also timed so that Liskeard’s representatives could pay the town’s respects during the period of Remembrance to a part of Europe particularly affected by the wars of the twentieth century.
‘I’m passionate about recreating the connection between our two towns,’ said Councillor Cassidy.
‘We’re very grateful to the people of Quimperlé for the warm welcome they gave us on our visit, and we very much look forward to developing greater opportunities for mutual cooperation and cultural exchanges,’ Councillor Cassidy added.
‘Although the visit was brief it was important because it laid the foundation for a renewal of the link that unites our two towns,’ said a spokesperson for Quimperle.
‘It’s a great honour to have my work presented as a gift from my hometown to our friends in France,’ added mosaic artist Kirsty Freeman.
Mother of two, Kirsty has been supported by Liskeard Town Council’s Market Makers programme for aspiring artists and creative enterprises, and was this month accepted as a member of the South West Mosaic Artists group.
Kirsty’s work has this month also gone on exhibition at the Colour and Space Gallery in Perranporth and at the new DAK Art Gallery, which has recently opened on Pike Street in the centre of Liskeard. She will also be showing her mosaics at the Christmas Craft Fayre which will take place at Liskeard’s Public Hall on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd December.
‘We’re all so proud of Kirsty’s successes, and especially that the Mayor chose her work to represent to our twin town something the talent, energy and brilliance of Liskeard,’ said Alec Charles, who mentors Kirsty as part of the Market Makers project.
Liskeard Unlocked 2022
Liskeard Unlocked will take place soon with lots of great events happening between 9th and 18th September in and around Liskeard. You can read all about it on the flyer
LISKEARD ROADSHOW TO TACKLE COST OF LIVING CRISIS By the Citizens’ Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Money Roadshow is coming to Liskeard to help people in the area with their cost of living concerns, including paying energy bills, rising rents and food prices.
The roadshow – the first of its kind in East Cornwall – takes place on Wednesday 14 September at Barras Street outside Webbs House, between 10am to 4pm and is open to everyone.
Citizens Advice Cornwall Financial Capability Co-ordinator, David Morton, said:
“We’ll be offering free and independent information to show people where they can get help with their money problems, including energy bills, debt, rent and benefits.
“We know people’s finances are under more strain than ever before, causing real stress and hardship, with many have to make the hard choice between heating and eating.
“We can help by looking at people’s household budgets, seeing if savings can be made and if grants and benefits might be available. Our energy team can also look at ways people can save money through energy efficiency around the home and access help and support for vulnerable people and budgeting.”
Last year, Citizens Advice Cornwall helped more than 9,000 people in the county overcome their problems, including debts, benefits claims and housing.
Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:
“We expect the number of people seeking our help with money problems to increase substantially in the Liskeard area in the next year, so I hope people will take this opportunity to find out what assistance might be available from our expert team.”
Consultation on Major Highway Proposals
Liskeard Town Council is consulting on some major highway proposals around the town and in the town centre. The Council is urging all residents and visitors to have their say on the biggest changes to the town’s layout in years.
Read the press release
Sustainable Warmth Fund
Find out about Cornwall Council’s “Sustainable Warmth Fund” grant. This can pay for improvements to homes that lower the building’s carbon footprint and operating costs. Home owners of qualifying properties are eligible. Here’s the Flyer and here’s the Leaflet. Have a read of them both to see if you can get help to keep warm.
The Road Closure for the Freedom of the Town for the Royal British Legion is now available here . It covers two short times on Sunday 14th August for the Parade from the former Cattle Market to the War Memorial and back.
FOR SALE – Mobile sling hoist £450.00 ONO
The Beka CARLO Alu 185 is a flexible battery-operated mobile sling hoist that can be used for lifting and moving and it is also appropriate for bathing or taking a shower and for transfer to the toilet.
The hoist was purchased by Liskeard Town Council as part of the redevelopment of the Public Hall but is no longer needed. For further information or to view the hoist please contact email@example.com. Please note that the purchase may be subject to VAT.
Collection from The Public Hall, Liskeard, PL14 6BW
Making Space For Nature Events in Liskeard
Great opportunities to join in the summer holiday events program with the Making Space for Nature team. Learn about glade scything and help improve the path at Lanchard Woods on 8th August and also volunteer gardening session at Castle Park on 17th August. Check out the poster for full details.
Liskeard’s Community Champions
The Community Champion Awards for 2020 and 2022 were presented at the Annual Town Meeting in the Public Hall on 30th June, 2022. You can find out all about the winners and their dedication to the town here:
Community Champion Award winners 2020
Shared ownership homes in liskeard
Coastline will be releasing their final 11 shared ownership plots at the above site, for sale on 18th July 2022.
They’d love to encourage local people who are interested in purchasing a shared ownership home in Liskeard to find out more.
Help to Buy South link: https://www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk/find-a-home/property-details?id=72796&bedrooms=2&IDType=2
Coastline’s website: https://coastlinehomeownership.co.uk/liskerrett-vale-liskeard/
Read about the A38 safety consultation events on the National Highways Poster. The consultation closes 22nd July, 2022. Find out more and subscribe to updates on the National Highways website
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic
Location: Castle Street, Liskeard
Timing: 28th June 2022 to 29th June 2022 (19:30 to 06:00 hours)
Contact: Diana Shlyapnikova, Sunbelt Rentals on 0370 0500792.
The above closure has been approved. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:
Beating the Bounds
Walk the boundary of Liskeard on our Beating the Bounds walk later this month. Starting at the boundary stone by the bus stop on the roundabout by Morrisons / Costa at 10.30am on Sunday 29th May. Check out the schedule and join us for all, or part, of the route. Just wear appropriate footwear, bring water and sun cream. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please refrain from taking photos along the route of items belonging to the land owners who have kindly allowed access and placing them on social media or in the public domain.
Annual Town Meeting – 30th June 2022
You are invited to take part in the Annual Town Meeting, at 7pm on Thursday, 30th June, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Public Hall, Liskeard, PL14 6BW. (re-scheduled from 9th June)
The Town Meeting is an annual statutory public meeting of the town’s electors, acting effectively as an annual review of the Council year. No Council decisions are made at this meeting, but it acts as a great opportunity for electors to find out what’s been going on, what’s lined up for the next year, as well as hear how the grants given by the Town Council have been used and to raise issues of interest.
There will be updates from the Mayor, Town Councillors, the Youth Council, Liskeard Police and an opportunity for public participation in an open forum. The Community Champion Awards will also be presented to their worthy recipients.
Community Champion Awards 2022
Do you know an amazing person, someone who has made a real, positive difference to life in Liskeard? Why not nominate them for an award?
The categories include:
- outstanding individual
- outstanding group/business
- outstanding young person (under 18)
Nominations close at 9am on Monday 23rd May. Here’s the nomination form.,
The Awards will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting, at 7pm on Thursday, 9th June, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Public Hall, Liskeard, PL14 6BW which everyone is invited to.
Safer Liskeard and Police PoP Up Drop In Sessions
Retail Premises To Let
An opportunity has arisen to let retail units located in the heart of Liskeard, suitable for a range of uses including food retail, therapy rooms or offices.
Unit 2: A retail unit in the historic Grade II-listed Guildhall on Fore Street, Liskeard, PL14 3JA adjacent to Beddoes Fruit and Vegetable shop. The premises was last used as a fishmonger. The accommodation consists of 19.9sqm of floorspace plus a separate WC accessed via the communal area at the rear of the unit. Guide rental is £3,459.00 per annum.
Unit 3: A retail unit in the historic Grade II-listed Guildhall on Fore Street, Liskeard, PL14 3JA adjacent to The Little Shop of DVDs and Games. The premise was last used as therapy rooms. The accommodation consists of 23sqm of floorspace plus a separate storeroom and WC accessed via the communal area at the rear of the unit (total 31.5sqm). Guide rental is £3,459.00 per annum.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01579 345407 between 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday.
Town Centre Gets Spring Clean!
Liskeard Town Centre has received a spring clean this week thanks to funding support provided by Councillor Nick Craker’s Community Chest Grant.
The Town Council working with local residents and Liskeard in Bloom identified a number of areas in the town that required attention including signs, railings, bus shelters, and streetlamps. The project also targeted graffiti, fly-posting , stickers, dirty pavements and steps. Local contractors, Brothers Cleaning Group Ltd have been busy pressure washing and cleaning throughout the town. Lewis Chant-Seeley and his team have been on-site from 4am to help keep disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum.
The clean-up builds on recent local community action to clean-up Culverland Park and work undertaken by volunteers from Liskeard in Bloom to tidy up the old ATS building. Councillor Craker said “Cleaning up Liskeard is just one part of the wider work we have been undertaking to make our town look clean, tidy and welcoming. Supporting the shops and businesses in Liskeard to welcome trade back into our town has been a priority. A clean town is a welcoming town and I hope to see businesses thriving in Liskeard.”
Liskeard is looking to welcoming visitors and local residents back after a difficult time on the high street. This year also marks the town’s entry into the South West in Bloom Pennant Cup Competition. John Hesketh from Liskeard in Bloom added “Liskeard in Bloom is built on community engagement, and it’s through working alongside our partners in the Town Council and business community that we won a Gold Award for the Pennant Cup in 2019. After taking a break during the Covid lockdown, we’re back in 2022, determined to get the cup! Our Jubilee-themed planting (and a couple of secret showstoppers in the town) builds on the groundwork of the Spring Clean, and we’re delighted to see the whole town pulling together again.”
For further information please contact Jacqui Orange, Facilities Manager, Liskeard Town Council, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 4JP. Tel. 01579 345407 between 9am – 1pm or Email email@example.com.
Liskeard Town Council / Ukraine
There was a show of solidarity today in Liskeard as the Town Council raised the Ukrainian flag alongside the Union flag above the Public Hall.
Mayor of Liskeard Councillor Simon Cassidy said:
“We are all horrified by the situation that has developed in Ukraine and as a council we affirm our belief in the cause of freedom.
We fly the Ukrainian flag to demonstrate our solidarity with the Ukrainian people in this difficult time.
On behalf of the people of Liskeard, we are honoured to fly their flag, and we stand alongside them, offering our thoughts and prayers for this tragic violence to end”
Help for the Ukraine
Dobwalls United Church will be open from Thursday 3rd March to Monday 7th March between 9 – 11 am to receive donations of items listed on the flyer, to be sent out to Ukraine on Wednesday
Help promoting local Businesses and events
The Your Liskeard website and social media can help you promote your business and the Visit Liskeard one can publicise events happening locally. Read all about how.
Citizens’ Advice Newsletter and Redundancy Factsheet
Lots of useful information and contact details on the Citizens Advice Newsletter and info that anyone at risk of redundancy would need to know CAB Redundancy Fact sheet. If you know anyone it could help please share the info.
Updated Defibrillator Locations – January 2021
Download one of the posters showing all the defibrillators in the town here