St Ives Town Council is a local council.
SERVING THE PEOPLE OF CARBIS BAY, HALSETOWN, LELANT AND ST IVES, CORNWALL
Local town and parish councils have many powers but are not responsible for statutory services in the same way as Cornwall Council. 16 Councillors are elected to the Council for a term of four years and those currently elected will now hold office until May 2025, serving the town and surrounding areas in a voluntary capacity.
The Councillors are supported by a staff of paid officers, headed by the Town Clerk. It conducts its main business through meetings of full Council and five committees which meet regularly, along with a number of standing panels, such as the Devolution Panel and working groups.
The Town Council is based at the Guildhall, an historic building in the heart of St Ives, also home to live performance, regular artisan and food markets, weddings and events.
The Town Council has been in existence since 1974, following the reorganisation of local government but with a long civic history – the previous borough council having received its charter in 1639.
The area is steeped in a history of tradition and ceremony, going back as far as the 5th century. Many still survive or have their roots in modern day civic festivities and events.
St Ives Town Council is a truly local council with its roots in the community. It is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life for local people and a thriving business community. It also welcomes in thousands of visitors each year, drawn by the white sandy beaches, stunning landscape and artistic heritage.