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Council Meetings & Events

Council, 8th December 2021 @ 7pm in Fowey Town Hall. Open to the public.

Planning, 8th December 2021 in Fowey Town Hall. Open to he public

Please be advised that Fowey Town Council is only a consultee in the planning process, the Planning Authority for Cornwall is Cornwall Council. It is Cornwall Council that ultimately makes decisions in the process, often using delegated powers to the officer dealing with the application. Anybody wishing to comment on a planning application should do so on the Cornwall Council planning portal and also via email or hard copy to the Town Clerk, Colcerrow Farm, Par, PL24 2RZ or at Members of the public are welcome to attend FTC planning meetings and express their views during the part of the meeting that allows public participation. It is important to remember, however, that the FTC planning committee can only consider material planning reasons in reaching decisions. These material considerations can be found on the Cornwall Council planning portal.

Fowey Environmental Growth Plan

For more information about this initiative contact the Chairman of the Environment Committee, Cllr Lynn Simms, at

Road Closure

From 1st May 2021 and until 30th September 2021 there will be a 24 hour road closure of Trafalgar Square, Town Quay, Market Street and Webb Street. Cornwall Council will be putting up signage to warn motorists not to enter. However, authorised vehicles will continue to have the right of access and these include emergency vehicles, people who have parking facilities within the restricted area, some delivery vehicles and any others who have an valid exemption from the Town Council to enter the Town Quay. This means that the roads must not be blocked for any reason that prevents this legal right of vehicular access.

Whilst the Town Council has requested this closure to help people to use the Quay Area and maintain social distancing, it should be noted that it is Cornwall Council and not Fowey Town Council who are responsible for ensuring compliance on the highway areas of Trafalgar Square, Webb Street and Market Street. Fowey Town Council will be monitoring the quay and it is sincerely hoped that everybody will be able to continue to safely use this unique space, whilst respecting the current public health restrictions.

Following the success of this initiative in 2020/2021 the Town Council will be investigating the possibility of repeating the closure every year in the future.

Squires Field Childrens Playground

This facility has now reopened but users must abide by the safety instructions explained on the signage

Town Quay Toilets

The Town Quay toilets are now open and are being constantly monitored to ensure they are compliant with the FTC risk assessment in respect of Covid-19 restrictions. If you need to use the facilities please ensure that you leave them clean, that you wash your hands and use the sanitiser provided and that you observe social distancing at all times.

Public Footpaths

There have been considerable increases in the use of the Public Rights of Way Network and the South West Coast Path due to members of the public in the most part using these legitimately to exercise. Whilst currently this is permitted, the rules for social distancing still apply.  Many of the PRoW in Cornwall are very narrow and do not allow sufficient passing space to allow users to adhere to ‘social distancing’ and we have been made aware of specific issues connected with this. It is critically important that you observe social distancing whenever you are away from your home base and if a PRoW does not allow it then you should turn back if you meet somebody on the path.

Town Hall Bookings

If you wish to book the hall please email the Town Clerk on

Emergency Contact

Town Hall/Aquarium/Town Quay Toilets - Mr Russell Maclaren Tel: 01726 834493 or 07759246894

Permit Parking

The Town Council now has a limited number of permit parking spaces at Squires Field. Priority for allocation will be for businesses in the parish and people on the Fowey Electoral Register. The cost will be £1 per day, plus vat, payable annually in advance. The income generated will be used towards the day to day running costs of the whole of the Squires Field complex, which are significant. The devolution of assets from Cornwall Council, whilst welcome in many ways, is placing a significant burden on the council tax payers of Fowey and FTC  hopes that levying this small charge will go some way to offsetting this and at the same time support our local businesses and residents by offering guaranteed parking when, as we all know, it is at a premium throughout the town, particularly in the summer months.

Any qualifying person wishing to secure a space should contact the Town Clerk at to have their name added to the waiting list.

St Catherine's Parade

Any questions should be directed to

Fowey Parish Neighbourhood Plan

For further information, please visit the Neighbourhood Plan page

Town Hall available for hire

Celebrate your Wedding, Birthday or Special Event in the Town Hall

About Fowey

Welcome to the Ancient Town and Port of Fowey which is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, at the mouth of the Fowey river about 20 miles west of Plymouth, and 5 miles east of St Austell.

With a population of around 1800, which swells during the summer months accommodating visitors, Fowey is a busy port exporting china clay all year round and welcoming cruise liners during the tourist season, as well as being a popular yachting harbour. In May the town is the backdrop for the Fowey Festival of Words and Music.  August heralds Fowey Royal Regatta which is always held in the third week of August and our Christmas Market weekend, held at the beginning of December, grows in popularity year on year.

In local government terms, Fowey is a civil parish with a town council and a Mayor. Besides the town, the parish includes the coastal area between the mouth of the River Fowey and St Austell Bay, including Gribben Head and the smaller settlements of Menabilly, Polkerris, Polmear and Newtown.

The parish of Fowey lies within the St Austell and Newquay constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.

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