Cornwall Council is the authority that runs the majority of the day-to-day services within the county for more than half a million residents.
Although the unitary authority are continuing to progress their devolution programme, which is seeing some services handed back to town and parish councils, they still remain responsible for services including schools, social services, rubbish collections, roads and planning, among many others.
The council is made up of 122 councillors elected by you. These comprise 46 Conservatives, 37 Liberal Democrats, 30 Independents, 4 Labour, 4 Mebyon Kernow and 1 member of The Labour and Co-Operative Party. There are also paid ‘officers’ who work in specific departments across the council’s many departments.
Kate Kennally is the Chief Executive of Cornwall Council and has overall responsibility for the authority’s budget of approximately £1bn and more than 5,800 equivalent employees (excluding schools and arm’s length orgnaisations).
Meanwhile, the leader of the council is Councillor Adam Paynter (member for Launceston North and North Petherwin). His responsibilities include the leadership of the council, strategy, devolution, Brexit, safeguarding, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, communications and reputation and resident engagement.
Cornwall Councillors have been elected to represent you and your community at County Hall. Their primary role is to act as an advocate for the best interests of the people they serve.
You can quickly and easily find out who your Cornwall Councillor is here by simply searching your postcode. You’ll be able to click on their profile and fins all their contact details and any further information about what committees they sit on.
The council’s following departments can be contacted on:
Children, Schools and Families: 0300 1234 101
Libraries: 0300 1234 111
Elections: 0300 1231 115
Benefits: 0300 1234 121
Benefit Fraud: 0800 7316 125
Adult Care and Support: 0300 1234 131
Refuse and Recycling: 0300 1234 141
Planning: 0300 1234 151
Housing: 0300 1234 161
Council Tax and Business Rates: 0300 1234 171
Registration Service: 0300 1234 181
Trading Standards: 0300 1234 191
Environmental Management: 0300 1234 202
Environmental Health and Licensing: 0300 1234 212
Roads, Transport and Parking: 0300 1234 222
Fire and Community Safety: 0300 1234 232
All other enquiries including compliments and complaints: 0300 1234 100
You can also ask a questions, or find a FAQ here
For more information visit www.cornwall.gov.uk