Penryn Town Fair Saturday 25th August 2018

Please click here for full programme


The period for exercising of public rights has now expired, the audited accounts should be available by the end of September 2018

On the 4 June 2018 the Town Council approved the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the 2017/18 financial year.

Members of the public are permitted to inspect and make copies of accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates.

The accounts of Penryn Town Council will be available for inspection from Monday 11 June 2018 to Friday 20 July 2018, to view the official "Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return", please click on the link.

The Town Council is also required to publish the following, please click on the link to view the documents:

Annual Governance Statement 2017/18

Accounting Statements 2017/18

Interim Internal Audit Report 2017/18

Final Internal Audit Report 2017/18

To view the returns from previous years, please visit the Annual Accounts page.


Penryn Town Council has sixteen Councillors with its offices based in the heart of the town, at Penyn Library in St Thomas Street.

Penryn was founded in 1216 and has had a Mayor since 1621 when the town received its Royal Charter. It is one of Cornwall's most ancient towns with a wealth of charm, character and history. 

Standing at the head of the Penryn River, it occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century.

 Medieval Penryn owed its existence to its harbour as its promontory site sits between two river channels on a branch of a tidal estuary. 

It was a planted town designed to stimulate economic activity and was already a thriving port, with lively markets and fairs in the main square, by the late 16th century while neighbouring Falmouth was only beginning to develop. 

With the founding of Glasney College in 1265 by Bishop Bronscombe of Exeter, Penryn became a seat of learning until its dissolution and demolition in 1549. Penryn has now come full circle with Cornwall's first university campus at Tremough which plays host to Exeter and Falmouth Universities. 

 Little remains of the original Glasney College, but in 2015, the 750th anniversary of its founding, a project for the Penryn Arts Festival led by Penryn based artists Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge, recreated the original footprint on the site of Glasney College. 

Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany, France.