Council Meetings & Events
Council, 2020 at 10am (remotely via Zoom). Open to the public, see agenda for login details.
Planning, 2020 at 10am (remotely via Zoom). Open to the public, see agenda for login details
A vacancy on Fowey Town Council will be filled by co-option. Any qualifying person wishing to be considered for appointment should notify the Town Clerk in writing by midnight on 10th August 2020.
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 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.
SQUIRES FIELD CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT, FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS, AS FROM 24th MARCH 2020 THE SQUUIRES FIELD CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND SAFETY CHECKS ARE NOT BEING CARRIED OUT. HOWEVER, THE TOWN COUNCIL IS WORKING TOWARDS REOPENING THE FACILITIES SAFELY AND HOPE THIS CAN BE DONE SOON. CURRENTLY WE ARE STUDYING THE GUIDELINES AS TO HOW THIS CAN BE DONE
TOWN QUAY & CAFFA MILL TOILETS
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
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 PCSO/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.
Si Town Hall Bookings We are currently experiencing difficulties with our online booking system for the Town Hall. If you wish to book the hall please email the Town Clerk on email@example.com
TOWN HALL/AQUARIUM/TOWN QUAY TOILETS - MRS CAROLINE LEWIS Tel: 01726 834493 or 07713461033
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have their name added to the waiting list.
Any questions should be directed to email@example.com
Fowey Parish Neighbourhood Plan
For further information please visit the Neighbourhood Plan page.
Town Hall available for hire
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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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