Services We Manage
As the Town Council, we are responsible for managing a number of Services. You can use the links above or find out more about what we manage and deliver below.
We run this fantastic venue in the heart of St Ives, ideal for concerts, comedy, theatre, functions and parties. The hall has a licenced bar and commercial kitchen.
Hiring Rooms at the Guildhall
We also have a range of meeting rooms available for meetings, training, functions, etc.
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.
The council delivers a community grants fund which is awarded to local organisations, community events, and good causes. It also supports key local organisations with core grant funding.
On behalf of Cornwall Council, the town council carries out footpath maintenance works on a number of footpaths within the parish of St Ives and parts of the SW coast path. Cornwall Council maintains the others. The Council also commissions street weeding across the parish in the growing season.
The Palemon Best Recreation ground
The Council is managing the recreation ground including the new concrete skate park, play park, games pitch, and managed woodlands.
St Nicholas Chapel
Located on the Island, St Nicholas Chapel is a landmark of the town. The Chapel is supported by volunteers, opening to the public. But can also be hired for Wedding Blessings.
St Leonards Chapel
On Smeatons Pier, is a historic fishermen’s chapel, which can be visited in the Summer months.
Historic Buildings & Monuments
St Ives’ narrow cobbled streets are full of distinctive historic buildings and monuments. Many are owned by the Town Council and, as far as possible, kept as useful buildings to protect their future.
The Council is the curator of an important art collection.
The Island centre offers flexible arts and community space and some commercial accommodation, located near the Island.
Library and Information Service
The Council runs the busy town library, an important community hub.
Market House and Commercial Premises
The Council owns and manages the historic market house, providing affordable retail units for local businesses. it also manages commercial space in its other buildings.
The Council is responsible for over 200 public benches throughout the parish. This includes repair and maintenance and memorial benches.
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. Cornwall Council manages the Dog Control Orders, with the aim of striking a balance for the various beach users.
Regulating Activities on the Seafront
The Town Council is responsible for licensing boat trips and funds enforcement officers to control advertising boards, unauthorised street sellers and fly posters.
The Council manages the network of six public CCTV cameras which keep the town centre safe. They are monitored and maintained on a long term contract with Cornwall fire and rescue service.
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.
The town council runs the St Ives Library & Information Service – based in the Library. 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!
- Council Tax and business rates
- Dog Fouling
- Street, Transportation and Highways maintenance – such as potholes
- Refuse and Recycling
- Licensing, business support
- Adult care and children’s services
Their online reporting tools are very effective and easy to use.
If you have any questions please call them on 0300 1234 100 or us for advice on which Cornwall Council department you might need on 01736 797840