Group photograph of the Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor, elected councillors, the Town Clerk, Deputy Town Crier and Mace Bearers for 2019/20


Local Council Award Scheme

We have been awarded the Foundation Award for demonstrating that we meet a set of minimum standards to deliver effectively for our communities.

To achieve this award, we have demonstrated that we meet the required standards for operating lawfully and have training policies in place for our Councillors and officers. We are building a foundation for improvement and development.

We are now working towards the Quality Award.

Find out more about the Local Council Award Scheme.


Great Town Award 2020

Representatives from Penzance Council, Cornwall Council and Penzance Neighbourhood Plan receive The Great Town Award on behalf of Penzance at the 2020 Urbanism Awards

Penzance was voted as the best town in the UK and Ireland in the prestigious 2020 Urbanism Awards.

Judges praised the way the community has taken the lead in the regeneration of the town, both through the Neighbourhood Plan and transformational projects like the Jubilee Pool. We are delighted to receive this award which recognises the positive way in which all parts of the town are working together to regenerate Penzance.

Find out more about the 2020 Urbanism Awards

Plastic Free Coastline Status

In 2017, Penzance became the first town in the UK to achieve the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free Coastline status.

We are delighted to be working closely with Plastic Free Penzance to continue working towards minimising our town’s contribution to plastic pollution.

Find out more about Plastic Free Penzance


Pride in Parks Award 2019

Britain in Bloom South West Logo


Penlee Park has been awarded five stars in the Pride in Parks Award by South West in Bloom, one of eighteen competitions that make up RHS Britain in Bloom.

To achieve this award, we had to meet several assessment criteria including the involvement of our local community; maintenance and development of the gardens; and commitment to maintaining things like park benches and limiting litter.


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