Welcome to the Website of Kenwyn Parish Council
Mrs Karen Harding, Clerk to Kenwyn Parish Council - normal working hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. The exception to this is where there is an evening meeting when the Clerk's working hours are 2pm - 10pm. A calendar of meetings is shown under "Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes".
Annual Leave dates are published below. If you need to contact Kenwyn Parish Council during those dates, or out of normal working hours, please refer to the "Councillors" webpage and contact your nearest councillor in the case of an emergency.
For all other matters please e mail or leave a message on the office answerphone and the Clerk will deal with your query on her return.
Address: 1 Nancevallon, Higher Brea, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9DE
Telephone: 01209 610250
Kenwyn (Cornish: Keynwynn) is a settlement and civil parish in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The settlement is a suburb of the city of Truro and is situated half-a-mile (1km) north of the city centre. It gives its name to one of three rivers that flow through the city.
The parish of Kenwyn is bounded on the north by St Allen, on the east by St Clements, the parish of Truro, on the south by Kea, and on the west by St Agnes and Perranzabuloe.
Truro College, Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Richard Lander School, Gloweth and Threemilestone are all part of Kenwyn Parish as are Penstraze, Greenbottom, Shortlanesend, Tregavethan and Idless. Within the largest settlement in the Parish - Threemilestone, there are several local businesses including a Post Office, Convenience Store, Chemist, Take Away Food facilities and hairdressers. The village is also served by a Doctor's Surgery and a Dentist. The local Methodist Church is in the centre of the settlement as is Threemilestone Community Centre and Social Club. There is also a pub. Threemilestone Primary School is situated in Polstain Road, Threemilestone.
Threemilestone Industrial Estate houses a large variety of businesses as does the Retail Park at Greenbottom.
Gloweth has expanded massively over the last 10 years both in terms of housing, Educational and Health Facilities. Truro College is a very successful educational facility as is the new,state of the art, Richard Lander School that has been constructed on land at Higher Besore.
Shortlanesend is served by a Post Office/Shop and a local Pub. A primary School is situated in the Village as is a Village Hall.
Kenwyn Parish Council owns playing fields in both Threemilestone and Shortlanesend. It owns a number of bus shelters and the Village Hall at Shortlanesend.
The Parish Council consists of 14 councillors, 6 for Threemilestone Ward, 4 for Gloweth Ward, 3 for Shortlanesend Ward and 1 for the Greenbottom Ward. (Details can be found of Councillors page). The Council meets twice a month on the Monday before the 2nd Wednesday in each month and two weeks later in The Community Lounge, Richard Lander School at 7pm. Dates and agendas can be found on the Meeting, Dates, Agendas & Minutes page.
The Parish Council also has important involvement in a more strategic role with conservation, environmental issues, local housing surveys, planning and forward planning briefs.
The Annual Parish Meeting is held towards the end of April where members of the public can participate.