The Council


Cornwall Council & Menheniot Parish Council

There are 213 town and parish councils in Cornwall, and each of them relies on Cornwall Council to support its work and its residents. If you have concerns or complaints about any aspect of the services you receive from any council, but are unsure who to speak to, contact the Clerk’s office and we can point you in the right direction.

This link takes you to the Report It! page on Cornwall Council’s website where you can report and comment on a range of issues.

Local Council Awards Scheme

Menheniot Parish Council received its LCAS Foundation Award in 2018, ranking alongside Newquay and Liskeard, in recognition of its sound management and governance. You can view the full list of the other four councils in Cornwall who have received Foundation status here.



Becoming a parish councillor

Full parish council elections are held every four year. The next are due in May 2021, but from time to time, vacancies may be available as councillors retire or resign. We always advertise these ‘casual vacancies’  on our website and parish notice boards, and anyone is free to apply as long as they satisfy the criteria. To be eligible to stand for an election for a the parish, you must: be an elector of the parish. for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish. during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work).

Read more about the work of a parish councillor here The-Good-Councillors-guide. and this guide produced by the National Association of Local Councils All About Local Council 2018. We also produce a role profile for people considering making application. This is not the same as the one you would see for a job application, but it sets out the broad areas of experience that would be useful to have. Download a copy here. [19/6/20]