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Council Meetings & Events 

Council,  17th February 2021 @ 10.15am (remotely via Zoom). Open to the public, see agenda for login details.

Planning,17th February 2021 @ 9.30am (remotely via Zoom). Open to the public, see agenda for login details 

On Thursday 21st of January at 10.30am there will be an informal Zoom meeting to discuss issues to do with tackling climate change here in Fowey. The login details are as follows - Meeting ID:815 3152 5056 Passcode:536273. FTC Environment Committee has already agreed to facilitate the setting up of a Working Group to develop and implement an Environmental Growth Plan. We are keen to involve individuals and community groups to help establish this Plan. This is a great opportunity for you to talk about your ideas and to become involved in working together to mitigate against climate change. For more information about this meeting contact the Chairman of the Environment Committee, Cllr Lynn Simms, at


SW Water Works

South West Water will be carrying out repairs to their pipes between Whitford Yard and the Town Quay between January and the end of March 2021 and this will inevitably cause a great deal of disruption in the town. Lostwithiel Street is likely to be closed for most of January, with traffic needing to access the town having to do so from the Caffa Mill end, with marshalled assistance. Trafalgar Square and the Town Quay will be closed throughout, with no Pay & Display parking facilities on the quay during this time. If you need any information/assistance during this time the numbers to call are below.

Glanville Head Office – 01752 690400

Site Manager Neil Bosacki – 07919 417744

Civils Manager James Blake – 07738 579617

Special Measures in Place during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

As from 1st May 2020 Full Council Meetings will take place as required remotely via Zoom. The public can access and participate at these meetings by downloading Zoom onto their devices and using the published ID and password details.

As from 18th May 2020 Planning Meetings will take place as required remotely via Zoom. The public can access and participate at these meetings by downloading Zoom onto their devices and using the published ID and password details.

Anybody wishing to comment on planning applications should do so via the Cornwall Council Planning Portal and to the Town Clerk via email.

Anybody wishing to contact the council should do so by contacting the Town Clerk via email. 


From 1st July 2020 and until 30th September 2020 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 the Town Council will be investigating the possibility of repeating the closure in summer 2021.


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


The toilets at both sites 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. 

On a more serious note, there have been witnessed first-hand reports of the use of PRoW and the SWCP as an opportunity to socialise.  This appears to be especially prevalent on the SWCP and not surprisingly especially where there is beach access.  If you become aware of ‘hotspots’ we would ask that you contact your local Police Liaison Officer or the Town Clerk to make them aware of this so that, if they think it necessary, they can take action to discourage this.  

Town Hall Bookings
The online booking system is currently unavailable. If you wish to book the hall please email the Town Clerk on  



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.


 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


Welcome to Fowey Town Council Website

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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