Committees and steering groups are a key part of how the Council fulfils its responsibilities and delivers positive, meaningful change for the community. As well as the standard meetings of the full council and planning committee, Penryn has a committee focused on the towns major events. Agendas and minutes are available for all meetings except where they include sensitive information.
Full Council is a regular monthly meeting of all Penryn’s sitting Councillors. Its decision making responsibilities include: agreeing on strategies and plans, setting budgets, and making changes to the constitution.
This committee is a consultative body for Cornwall Council that meets monthly to consider all planning matters. This includes reviewing planning applications received by the Council and resolving whether to approve or refuse them.
Made up of Councillors and members of the public, this committee is responsible for organising events in Penryn throughout the year. This includes Fair Day, Penryn Week, and the Christmas Lights Switch On event.
This steering group is responsible for helping the Council to design and develop a suitable neighbourhood plan for Penryn. They work to ensure that residents, local businesses and other stakeholders are involved and engaged in the process.
This committee is responsible for ensuring the Council complies with its requirements as an employer and provides good working conditions. It also reviews staff policies, job descriptions, person specifications and training needs.
The Annual Parish Meeting, also known as the Annual Town Meeting is a meeting of the Parish electors. It is not a meeting of the Council. Taking place annually between 1 March and 1 June, the Town Mayor will chair the meeting if in attendance.
Minutes and agendas from past groups including the Section 106, Port of Penryn and Community Emergency Plan working groups.