Porthtowan

Porthtowan lies on the north Atlantic coast about 1.2 miles west of St Agnes.  Its name comes from the Cornish words ‘porth’ and ‘tewynn’ to mean Cove of Sand Dunes.  Porthtowan has a Blue Flag beach consisting of wide soft white sands and dunes.

Porthtowan owes much of its present day character to its popularity as a local seaside resort in Victorian and Edwardian times when the local populous from Redruth and the surrounding areas went there, particularly on Bank Holidays. Overlooking Porthtowan are the remains of Wheal Towan, one of Cornwall’s most prolific 18th Century copper mines, which provided Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelisick with a fortune estimated at the time as a “guinea a minute” night and day.

Parish Councillors

Pauline Barrow

Anderson Knight

News from Porthtowan

Councillor Vacancy: apply now!

Councillor Vacancy: apply now!

Mount Hawke needs you! There is a vacancy to represent the community of Mount Hawke as a Parish Councillor.  By coming forward to serve, you can help shape the discussion and decision-making around aspects affecting the village and the wider parish. Becoming a Parish...

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Notice of Vacancy

Notice of Vacancy

Notice of vacancy in office of Councillor ST AGNES PARISH COUNCIL MOUNT HAWKE WARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Lauren Porter, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the...

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Notice of Election – St. Agnes Ward

Notice of Election – St. Agnes Ward

Notice of Election An election is to be held for ONE Councillor. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 13th June 2024. Nomination papers can be obtained from either the Parish Council Clerk, or from the Deputy Returning Officer at Cornwall...

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Statement of Persons Nominated

Statement of Persons Nominated

Due to no nominations being received at this time, a fresh election date will be announced in due course. If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the Parish Council office and speak to the Clerk.

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Community Infrastructure Levy Report 23/24

Community Infrastructure Levy Report 23/24

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which allows planning authorities (Cornwall Council) to charge development to fund infrastructure which addresses the cumulative impact of development. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community...

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Notice of Election

Notice of Election

An election is to be held for ONE Councillor. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024. Nomination papers can be obtained either from the Parish Council Clerk, or from the Deputy Returning Officer at Cornwall Council...

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New Councillor for Porthtowan!

New Councillor for Porthtowan!

Congratulations to Toby Wright, who has been elected uncontested as a Councillor representing the Porthtowan ward.  The Council has now filled its vacancies.

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Want action in Porthtowan??

Want action in Porthtowan??

Porthtowan needs you! There is a vacancy to represent the community of Porthtowan as a Parish Councillor.  By coming forward to serve, you can help shape the discussion and decision-making around aspects affecting the village and the wider parish. Becoming a Parish...

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Call for candidates

Call for candidates

Become a decision-maker on behalf of your local community! We need candidates to come forward to fill the Councillor vacancies in Mount Hawke and Porthtowan. Deadline for candidate papers to be submitted is 22nd March IN PERSON to County Hall. The form can be obtained...

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Parish Council Offices

17 Vicarage Road
St Agnes
Cornwall
TR5 0TL

Tel:

01872 553801

Opening Hours

 

Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm

 

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