Serving the people of Carbis Bay, Halsetown, Lelant and St Ives, Cornwall

COVID-19 Updated 31 March 2020:

The Town Council is adhering to Governmental Advice in relation to the COVID-19 precautions and so, unfortunately, has had to close its doors to the general public but you can still contact us as follows:

PHONE: 01736 797840
FACEBOOK: @stivestccornwall

Please see the detailed statement below from St Ives Town Council:
St Ives Town Council COVID-19 statement 240320


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Local Covid-19 information leaflet delivery to every resident of St Ives Parish. If you are able to deliver a 1 page leaflet (below) to a few streets in your area within your course of your daily exercise, please could you contact St Ives Town Council on or call 01736 797840 with your name; area you can deliver to: postcode; confirming you are 18 years of age and your preferred contact details. We will then allocate to a co-ordinator and arrange for leaflets to be delivered to you to distribute.

St Ives Town Council gives warm thanks to the local community for the ways in which it is supporting others during the current situation. Many organisations and volunteering groups are working on ways to help and support vulnerable people at home. We are happy to share information and signpost offers of help and support.  If you need any help or would like to volunteer you can contact the following organisations. We will also share any Facebook posts from local groups and organisations:

If you require help:

Volunteer Cornwall: 01872 265300/
Disability Cornwall: 01736 759 500/
St Ives Community Orchard are sharing food 3 days a week please visit their facebook page @stivescommunityorchard for up to date information
Lelant villager who needs any help during this time is asked to contact Tony Harris on 01736 758451 and he will arrange for someone to contact you

If you can volunteer:

Volunteer Cornwall: 01872 265300

Updated 30 March 2020: List of shops and services currently operating in St Ives:

St Ives Shops opening hours during CO VID19 restrictions 30 March 2020

Takeaways in St Ives during CO VID19 restrictions v.26 March

St Ives Community Fund is able to help any resident of the St Ives area who is in difficulties due to the coronavirus situation.  We can give grants to help people to meet their key, immediate needs and we respond very rapidly.  You can find more information on our website along with a simple application form, and you can email us directly if you wish at or

Useful support information during COVID-19 Restrictions

Hayle and St Ives Community Link useful information during COVID-19

Gas and Electric Meters top up information

Please share this information with those that may not have access to the internet.

St Ives Town Council operates at the most local level of local government.  16 Councillors are elected for a term of four years and those currently elected will now hold office until May 2021, serving the town and surrounding areas in a voluntary capacity.  The town council was established in 1974, following the reorganisation of local government at that time, and has continued to uphold many of the traditions and ceremonies of the former Borough.

The Councillors are supported by a small team of paid officers, headed by the Town Clerk.

St Ives Town Council works to fulfil its duties and to do everything within its powers to maintain and improve the quality of life for residents.  It also helps the functioning of the town and surrounding area to benefit businesses.  The local economy is important to residents, traders and the many visitors to the area throughout the year.  It conducts its main business through committees which meet regularly, along with the Devolution Panel and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

There are a number of Civic and Mayoral functions each year, as well as community events and projects that we organise.

Based at the St Ives Guildhall, a building whose management was transferred to St Ives Town Council in April 2013, the Guildhall is pleased to host an array of events and regular features such as the Farmers Market every Thursday and other regular markets.

St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant all boast golden beaches with a seemingly subtropical feel.  Across the area there are beautiful walks and stunning coastal landscapes.  St Ives is renowned for being home to some of the world’s greatest painters, sculptors and ceramists.  The picturesque streets, friendly local community, surfing beaches, galleries, exhibitions, shops and events all contribute to making St Ives a premier tourist destination.