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 by the following Parishes; on the north by St Allen, on the east by St Clements, on the south by Kea, from Greenbottom to the A30 road to Chiverton by Chacewater 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 2nd and 4th Wednesday in each month at Shortlanesend Village Hall at 7pm. The Annual Parish Meeting is held towards the end of April where members of the public can participate. 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.