Welcome to Truro City Council

The City Council carries out a number of functions in the City.

Its largest department manages the award winning parks and gardens, the horticultural displays in the City centre, the public cemetery grounds and allotments. This department also manages the public conveniences, much of the City Centre street furniture and road and pavement weeding in the wider City.

There is also a Community Development team that works closely with residents in the community and an Events Coordinator who works to develop events on Lemon Quay and around the city.

This website provides information about the decisions and governance of the Council. If you require information or previous council minutes please contact the office using the contact information on this site.

The City Council manages the Tourist Information Office which provides tourist information via telephone, email and social media from its busy retail shop in Boscawen Street.

Visit Truro

It also has a marketing function for the City including the production of the Truro Guide, the annual Accommodation Guide and the Visit Truro website.

Visit Truro has very close ties with Truro Business Improvement District (Truro BID) and Visit Cornwall for whom they provide a contact centre function.

truro and kenwyn neighbourhood plan site
Truro Uncovered

News and Events

Truro Public Cemetery

Published: 20 Oct 20

The cemetery will be closed on Tuesday 20 October 2020 between 12pm and 1pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Job Vacancy

Published: 15 Oct 20

Truro City Council is seeking a part-time administrative assistant...


Published: 12 Oct 20

Mayor and Mayoress visit HMS Tamar in Falmouth


Published: 5 Oct 20

Truro Library expanding services


Published: 5 Oct 20

The Mayor of Truro has held an urgent meeting with the Mayor of Truro Fairy Council, Fyairllor Mal Abar, to discuss recent damage to the fairy doors in Coosebean Woods.

Truro City Council - Casual Vacancy

Published: 2 Oct 20

Co option of councillor for Trehaverne ward

Victoria Gardens

Published: 2 Oct 20

Victoria Gardens will be closed for the day due to bad weather. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Truro Community Library

Published: 23 Sep 20

The library building is now open to the public but offering a reduced service.

Truro City Council and Truro BID joint press release

Published: 9 Sep 20

Truro City road closures are extended...

Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Published: 25 Aug 20

Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020


Published: 25 Aug 20

Truro City Council are delighted to announce the return of the Green Truro Festival


Published: 30 Jul 20

At your Convenience at last! Truro City Council is delighted to have re-opened all public conveniences in the city centre


Published: 17 Jul 20

Joint Media Release from Truro City Council, Visit Truro and Truro BID

Truro Public Cemetery

Published: 15 Jul 20

The cemetery will be closed on Monday 20th July between 9:30am and 12:30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Published: 7 Jul 20

Truro City Council play facilities set to re-open


Published: 6 Jul 20

Truro’s Mayor welcomes the re-opening of Truro information Visitor Centre...

Truro playparks

Published: 6 Jul 20

Working in line with government guidelines and Cornwall Council advice we are delighted to re-open the Truro playparks from Wednesday. We hope the guidance posted at each site is helpful and that these spaces can now be used safely

Truro City Council - Casual Vacancy

Published: 6 Jul 20

Co-option of Councillor for the Tregolls Ward


Published: 12 Jun 20

Joint media Release from Truro City Council, Visit Truro and Truro BID - Truro open for business from Monday 15 June 2020...


Published: 11 Jun 20

The Mayor and Mayoress of Truro took a walk with Truro City Council’s Countryside Ranger, Chris Waddle, through Coosebean Woods last week...


Published: 26 May 20

Truro's new Mayor and the Chair of Truro BID meet on a bench to discuss partnership working and challenges ahead...

Truro Reopening - Press Release

Published: 19 May 20

With the hope of Truro re-opening soon the Parks department have been busy planting in the city centre to help bring some cheer to people’s lives...

Virtual Garden and Allotment Competition

Published: 18 May 20

In these challenging times our annual gardens and allotments competition has gone VIRTUAL...

Truro Reopening

Published: 18 May 20

The Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday 10th May included that the phased reopening of shops (selling non-essential items) could start from 1 June at the earliest...

Truro Public Cemetery

Published: 12 May 20

Truro Public Cemetery is open for visitors 24 hours a day 365 days a year. However, to facilitate social distancing, the cemetery will be closed for funerals. Notification of closures can be found on this page - we will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible. For any burial related enquiries please contact the burial department - 01872 245503

Boscawen Park Tennis Courts

Published: 12 May 20

The tennis courts will reopen from Wednesday 13 May 2020

Annual Meeting and Mayor Making

Published: 7 May 20

The meeting will be held using a virtual meeting platform...

Council Meetings

Published: 23 Apr 20

Council meetings will resume on Monday 27 April at 7pm using a virtual meeting platform.

Truro Public Cemetery

Published: 22 Apr 20

The cemetery will be closed on Wednesday 29 April due to a funeral taking place. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Truro Public Cemetery

Published: 20 Apr 20

Truro Public Cemetery will be open to the public from Monday to Friday between 12 - 2pm. The large gate will be open for cars to enter. The cemetery will continue to close for funerals but, where possible, advance warning will be provided on the Council website.

Annual Town Meeting

Published: 16 Apr 20

This meeting, due on the 23 April 2020, has been postponed due to social distancing regulations. A new date for this meeting will be published once agreed.

Parks and Amenities department

Published: 15 Apr 20

News form the Parks and Amenities department

V E Day 75

Published: 14 Apr 20

On the 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the end of the war in Europe. To commemorate this anniversary, Truro City Council had planned to host a community celebration.

Support during the Coronavirus outbreak

Published: 9 Apr 20

Truro City Council is doing all it can to maintain essential services running and keep communities safe during this difficult time. We will continue to update our website and Facebook page to provide information, advice and guidance to Truro residents. Please continue reading to find out about the various organisations offering help, support and advice during the Coronavirus outbreak.


Published: 24 Mar 20


Public Conveniences

Published: 19 Mar 20

At this time the Public Conveniences that remain open are located at:

Truro Community Library

Published: 19 Mar 20

Truro Community Library will be closed to the public from 5pm on Thursday 19 March 2020...

Coronavirus update

Published: 17 Mar 20

The City Council is continuing to operate all services and facilities as normal at the present time. However, all meetings of the Council and its Committees have been cancelled until further notice. We are reviewing the situation on a daily basis and will update this information as required. Roger Gazzard Town Clerk

Have your say on changes to Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 7 Feb 20

Do you live in Truro or in the parish of Kenwyn? Do you want to shape the future of your local community?

Truro Community Library

Published: 1 Oct 19

The management of Truro Community Library has been transferred to Truro City Council as part of Cornwall Council’s Devolution Programme, which is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services

Truro Town Crier

Published: 4 Jul 19

On Saturday 15 June Lionel, Truro Town Crier, married Carol. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Knight

European Parliamentary Election

Published: 12 Apr 19

Notice of Election for the South West electoral region (including Isles of Scilly & Gibraltar

Our offices have temporarily moved

Published: 10 Oct 18

Due to the exciting refurbishment of Hall for Cornwall theatre we have had to temporarily move our administration for the duration of the works.


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