Living in Penzance

Local Authorities & Public Services

Penzance is located in the administrative District of Penwith, which encompasses the whole of the Lands End Peninsula within the County of Cornwall. The town is located within the National Parliamentary constituency of St Ives and the European Parliamentary constituency for the South West Region of England.

Provision of local services to the community is the responsibility of two Local Authority Councils. These Councils each have defined responsibilities for specific services and are made up of elected Councillors and appointed officers serving their respective localities.

Other public services and facilities provided by National Government have office facilities in the town.


Local Authorities

Cornwall Council 'One-Stop-Shop' - Council Offices
St Clare, Penzance. Phone: 0300-1234-100
Penzance Town Council - Town Council
Town Clerk's Office, Alverton, Penzance. Phone: 01736-363405
Cornwall Council - County Council
County Hall, Truro. Phone: 0300-1234-100

Government Departments

Department of Inland Revenue - HMRC - Income Tax
Branwell House, Clarence Street, Penzance. Phone: 0844-474-0101
Department of Social Security - Benefits Agency
Branwell House, Clarence Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-334400
Employment Service Jobcentre - Jobcentre
Branwell House, Clarence Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-334400
Cornwall Council Social Services - Social Services
Roscadgill Parcl, Heamoor, Penzance. Phone: 01736-365714
Government Office South West (DTI) - Government Department
24 Sutton Road, Plymouth. Phone: 01752-635000

Members of Parliament

Mr Andrew George MP - Member of Parliament (LibDem)
First Floor Knights Yard, Belgravia Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-360020
Mr Ashley Fox - Member of European Parliament (Con)
5 Westfield Park, Redland, Bristol. Phone: 0117-973-7050
Mr Giles Chichester - Member of European Parliament (Con)
Longridge, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Devon. Phone: 01404-851106
Mr Graham Watson - Member of European Parliament (LibDem)
Bagehot's Foundry, Beard's Yard, Bow Street, Langport, Somerset. Phone: 01458-259176
Mrs Julie Girling - Member of European Parliament (Con)
Regent Court, Gloucester Business park, Huddlecote, Gloucestershire. Phone: 01763-289654
Mr Trevor Colman - Member of European Parliament (UKIP)
Westerley, Murley Crescent, Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth, Devon. Phone: 01626-830041
William Dartmouth - Member of European Parliament (UKIP)
31 West Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Phone: 01722-744814

Ports & Harbours

Newlyn Harbourmaster - Harbourmaster
Harbour Commissioner's Office, Newlyn, Penzance. Phone: 01736-362523
Penzance Harbourmaster - Harbourmaster
Harbour Office, North Arm, Wharf Road, Penzance. Phone: 01736-366113

Other Services

Breadline - Help & Advice - Social Support
Bread Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-332318
Citizens Advice Bureau - Support & Advice Centre
St. John's Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-365438
Devon & Cornwall Housing - Social Housing
67 Morrab Road, Penzance. Phone: 0300-303-8030
The Hypatia Trust - Women's support & development
16 Chapel Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-366597
Impact - Employment
2 Alverton Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736 363967
Learn Direct - Employment Training
69 Morrab Road, Penzance. Phone: 0845-057-5038
Penwith Community Development Trust - Community economic initiatives
The Penwith Centre, Parade Street, Penzance. Phone: 01736-330045
Age Concern - Social Support
Westcotts Quay Centre, St ves. Phone: 01736-798182


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