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Porthleven Town Council

Welcome to Porthleven

Porthleven today, is a vibrant, thriving community. In the summer it is a hub for tourism with many thousands flocking to see the un-spoilt fishing harbour. In the winter it is quieter, though often stormy. The image of huge waves crashing over the Bickford Smith Institute have been seen around the world. The town is a wonderful mixture of old and new, in terms of property, businesses and residents. Porthleven offers something for everyone.

Porthleven Town Council is made up of nine elected Councillors. They play a vital role in representing the interests of the community to improve quality of life and the local environment. To achieve this, among other things, they are responsible for the majority of the open spaces in Porthleven, providing a mixture of play equipment, including a bespoke skate park, to cater for all ages.

The Town Council are also currently working on a Neighbourhood Plan, in conjunction with local volunteers, to ensure that development within the town enhances Porthleven and benefits local residents.

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Mental Wellbeing

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Porthleven Surgery

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Town Council Meeting

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Remembrance Sunday

November 7, 2020
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Here you will find the dates of up and coming meetings of Porthleven town council.

The Council meets once a month, usually on the second Thursday at 7.00pm. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings.

Cllr Bev Plunkett (Mayor)

Cllr Bev Plunkett has been a councillor since 2013 as she wanted to offer help and expertise to the community in tourism, business and events. Bev has lived in Porthleven since 2008 and was elected as Mayor in 2019. She represents the council on the Public Hall committee and Porthleven business Forum. She has worked as a property manager and a hotel/bed-and-breakfast inspector. Bev enjoys walking her dog to relax after a busy meeting.

 

Committees / Town Council Representative:

  • Amenities Committee (Chair)
  • Staffing Committee (Chair)
  • Planning Committee (Chair)
  • Bickford Smith Working Party (Chair)
  • Porthleven Business Forum
  • Public Hall Management Committee

Cllr. Mike Toy (Deputy Mayor)

“My name is Michael Toy and I was born and raised in Porthleven. I worked in the shipyard until its closure and then moved to London for a while before returning to Porthleven and starting up my own carpentry business. These days, I can mostly be found over on my allotment at Stopgate.
I joined the Council in 2017, and was elected as Deputy Mayor in 2019, after being invited onto the Bickford Smith Institute Working Party. I will endeavour to do the best I can for Porthleven, for the present and its future.”
Committees / Town Council Representative:

• Planning Committee
• Traffic and Transport Committee
• Bickford Smith Working Party
• Amenities Committee
• Community Network Panel
• Porthleven Business Forum

Cllr. Andrew Wallis

Cllr Andy Wallis joined the council in 2005.
He became a councillor in order to do something rather than moaning about issues affecting Porthleven. He has lived in Porthleven since he was 17. He works as the County Councillor for Porthleven and Helston West, he is also a Director of Porthleven CIC.
Committees / Town Council Representative:
• Planning Committee
• Traffic and Transport Committee
• Bickford Smith Working Party
• Amenities committee
• Staffing Committee

Cllr. Alan Jorgensen

Cllr Alan Jorgensen joined the council in 2013 as he wanted to serve his community and help to inspire and engage people for the benefit of present and future generations. Alan has lived in Porthleven for most of his life only moving away to study and work. He sits on the planning committee and is chairman of the neighbourhood plan group and Porthleven business Forum. He works as a section planner for Network Rail where he plans engineering works to maintain the railway in Cornwall. To relax he enjoys surfing and mountain biking.

Committees / Town Council Representative:

  • Planning Committee
  • Porthleven Neighbourhood Plan (Chair)
  • Amenities Committee
  • Bickfod Smith Working Party
  • Porthleven Football Club Representative

Cllr. Naomi Osmond

Councillor Naomi Osmond joined the council in 2017.

“Having been born in Porthleven with several generations of my family from the village, I am proud and honoured to have been elected onto Porthleven Town Council. I have always had a passion for bringing communities together, especially in the place I call home, I have been part of and led projects such as Porthleven Skate Park as I wanted to give something back to this beautiful place. I currently work full time as a community development worker and have spent many years as youth worker previously. I am keen to bring my experience and passion into my role as town councillor and aim to work with others in the community and the council to make a real difference.

Committees / Town Council Representative:

  • Planning Committee
  • Amenities Committee
  • Traffic & Transport Committee
  • Staffing Committee
  • Porthleven Food Festival Liaison

Cllr. Mark Adair

Councillor Mark Adair joined Porthleven Town Council in May 2017.

Mark grew up in Hertfordshire, about 30 minutes North of London (you would never tell from his accent).  Mark was lucky enough to move to Porthleven with his wife Nicky in 2002.  Mark and Nicky had never been to Porthleven before, but after five minutes knew that they had stumbled upon the most amazing place. Soon after moving to Porthleven they were blessed with two children and have taken pleasure watching them grow up in the village, they have gained a love for the sea and all the fun it has to offer!

Committees / Town Council Representative:

  • Planning Committee
  • Traffic and Transport Committee
  • Amenities Committee
  • Porthleven Food Festival Liaison

Cllr. Clair Murray

Clair relocated to Porthleven in 2002 from Hampshire to be with her family and was since blessed with two children who grew up in the village. An expert in skills connection, her career specialities revolve around recruitment and management. She frequently liaises with businesses both large and small to identify skills that they need to grow, underpinned by expert knowledge in cost-effective training programmes to help synergise team dynamics. Clair hopes to utilise many of her career specialities, such as event organisation, training, recruitment advice and apprenticeships, to contribute to the wellbeing and development of Porthleven, the village that she and her children call home.

Committees / Town Council Representative:
• Planning Committee
• Traffic and Transport Committee
• Bickford Smith Working Party
• Amenities Committee
• Staffing Committee

Cllr. Trevor Toms

Councillor Trevor Toms joined the Council in Sept 2018.

“Originally from Essex, I moved to Helston almost 40 years ago where I met my wife, Kaz. Our children all grew up near Helston but when they left home, Porthleven village life beckoned. We moved here two years ago.
I am currently self-employed, a volunteer warden with Natural England and I am Chairman of the Porthleven Environment Group.
My interests are definitely with the urban and rural environment and how it affects the life of local people and the next generation.
I am a “questioner” and, if feasible, a “fixer”. Skills which may be of benefit to the Council and Porthleven. I feel honoured to have been elected and look forward to serving our community.”

Committees / Town Council Representative:
• Planning Committee
• Traffic and Transport Committee
• Amenities Committee

Cllr. Mark Berryman

Details to follow

Committees / Town Council Representative:

• Planning Committee
• Traffic and Transport Committee
• Bickford Smith Working Party