St Ives Town Council offers the following services
Tourist information – the town council runs the St Ives Information Centre – based in the Guildhall. This is a valued service used by visitors to the town and residents alike. Tourist information, accommodation bookings, ticket sales, books, maps and souvenirs – well worth a visit when in St Ives!
Concert hall – a venue in the heart of St Ives, ideal for concerts, comedy, theatre, functions and parties. We also have a range of meeting rooms available for meetings, training, functions, etc.
Weddings – The Guildhall is licensed as a civil ceremony venue and so weddings can be held in the concert hall, Council chamber, Balcony Room or Mayors Parlour.
Grants – the council has an annual grants fund which is awarded to local organisations, community events, etc
Allotments – the town council has provided allotments on an out of town site at Trowan.
Footpath maintenance – on behalf of Cornwall Council, the town council carries out footpath maintenance works on the footpaths within the parish of St Ives.
St Nicholas Chapel – located on the Island, St Nicholas Chapel is a landmark feature of St Ives, manned by volunteers throughout the summer months to enable it to be open to the public. The Chapel is also able to be hired from the town council for Wedding Blessings.
Island Centre – located near the Island, is a small hall for hire.
St Leonards Chapel – on Smeatons Pier, St Leonards Chapel is an historic fishermen’s chapel, maintained by the town council.
Dog control orders – in response to calls for controls of dogs on a number of beaches and a footpath in the St Ives civil parish, the town council has implemented a number of Dog Control Orders, with the aim of striking a balance for the various beach users.
Traffic Control – a seasonal summer service, a Traffic Control Officer is employed to help keep the traffic flowing in the town in the busiest months.
Seagull advice – not a statutory duty of the council, but in view of complaints from residents and visitors, the town council has compiled a seagull advice leaflet which may be downloaded.