Welcome to Kenwyn Parish Council Website



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, 7 for Threemilestone Ward, 4 for Gloweth Ward and 3 for Shortlanesend Ward. (Details can be found of Councillors 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.


Accessibility Action Plan

Kenwyn Parish Council agree to have done the following by September 2021 at the very latest.

  • Replace existing website with a mobile friendly version.
  • Make sure our new website will be mobile friendly
  • Make sure our new website will be easily upgradable in the future to meet changing needs
  • Make sure our new website has secure and reliable hosting.
  • Make sure our new website has adequate functions such as mouseover, navigation and forms that are all fully accessible.
  • Make sure our new website will not have any missing image tags, descriptions and video information.
  • Make sure the layout of our new layout to include colour, spacing, headings etc will be fully accessible and changeable as an when necessary.
  • Make sure all uploaded document on our website are available as pdf or text as image to enable screen readers to properly access them.
  • Kenwyn Parish Council also confirm that we will carry out regular maintenance checks on our new website to make sure if is consistently compliant to meet the needs of anyone who accesses it.


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