Welcome to St Austell Bay Parish Council

Our parish council is relatively new, having been formed in 2009 when Cornwall became a unitary authority. There are three wards, Charlestown, Duporth and Porthpean and Trenarren, represented by 9 councillors. The council usually meets on the third Thursday of each month in The Pattern Hall, Foundry Parc, Charlestown. Members of the public are very welcome to attend our meetings and are given an opportunity to speak.

Conservation Area Appraisal
Public consultation on the draft plan - documents can be found here

Latest News

Regatta Playing Field

Regatta Playing Field

Published: 22 Jul 21

Toddlers' play is area now open!

A Monumental Improvement

Published: 21 Jul 21

The Cornwall Area for Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit has embarked on an exciting project to raise awareness of and improve access to heritage assets in Cornwall. Read More...

Parish Survey

Published: 21 Jul 21

All households in the parish on the Electoral Register should have received our survey now - please return it! Read More...


Michael's Bench

Published: 20 Jul 21

The bench has been replaced

Important Message regarding admission to parish council meetings

Published: 16 Jul 21

Parish Council meetings have returned to The Pattern Hall but there is a limit on numbers that can be admitted Read More...

South West Coast Path

Published: 16 Jul 21

Update on the closure at Duporth

New Councillors

Published: 16 Jul 21

Welcome new councillors

#2 Minute Beach Clean Board in Charlestown

#2 Minute Beach Clean Board in Charlestown

Published: 14 May 21

We are delighted to report that the Beach Clean Board is back in situ near the Pier House. The board now has a sanitizing unit attached. Stay safe. Read More...

Annual Report

Published: 23 Apr 21

The Chairman's annual report

South West Coast Path

Published: 22 Jan 21

Path Closure at Duporth