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  • Serving 20,000 residents

    covering 776 hectares


    Falmouth Town Council serves 20,000 residents and covers an area of 776 hectares.

  • Welcome to Falmouth, Cornwall

    Cornwall's leading south coast resort


    Cornwall’s leading South West Coast Resort and home to the County’s Maritime Heritage

Falmouth Town Council

Welcome to the website of Falmouth Town Council. Falmouth is Cornwall’s leading south coast resort, it is one of the county’s largest, vibrant and most diverse towns. It is home to Cornwall’s rich maritime heritage, the Woodlane Campus of Falmouth University, the internationally renowned Art Gallery and many sub-tropical gardens.


This site aims to provide you with information on the work of the Town Council and Falmouth generally. It will direct you to links to other websites for further information.

Falmouth Town Council was formed on local government reorganisation in 1974 from the former Falmouth Borough Council. The town received Royal Charter in 1661.

Falmouth is formally twinned with Douarnenez in Brittany and Rotenburg (Wümme) in Germany and is encouraging informal cultural links with Villagarcia in Spain.

Total electorate 16,729.

Total population 25,092.

Area 776 hectares.

Please visit Falmouth’s official destination website www.falmouth.co.uk(link is external) for full details of where to stay, travel and resources, what to see and do, event and business listings, link to download Falmouth map and much more.


-Falmouth Town Council are monitoring coronavirus updates closely to give you the most up-to-date and valid information. For coronavirus updates and useful information see here. 

-Businesses in Falmouth are taking on the challenges faced by the Coronavirus. See here for more details. 

See here for mental health and welbeing advice.

-In true Cornish spirit, the community of Falmouth and the surrounding areas are all working together during the coronavirus outbreak, helping those in need, spreading positivity and keeping the spirit going. Take a look at the various volunteer groups, activities and community innovation groups doing their bit here.

We thank you all for your cooporation during these unprecedented times.

New Announcement: Tall Ships are returning to Falmouth! 

Tall Ships are returning to Falmouth's waters for August 2021. Falmouth have secured a position as the Race Start partner for the Magellan Elcano 500 Series Race and Falmouth Town Council are pleased to be a key partner in the organising and funding of the event. More information can be seen at https://www.falmouth.co.uk/tallships/



We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

Reporting accessibility problems with this website:

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Emily Middleditch, emily@falmouthtowncouncil.com or Tel: 01326 315559.


We are pleased to announce that our impressive Falmouth Community Venue, the Atherton Suite, is now available to hire. The suite is centrally located in the historic Old Post Office Building on The Moor, in the vibrant coastal town of Falmouth. The bright, first class contemporary space can be readily adapted to suit any occasion, for example: video conferences, corporate functions, wedding receptions, celebrations, training sessions or workshops.

Please navigate our 360 tour of the suite here, and view our online brochure for more information. If you are interested in holding an event or have any queries or would like to book a tour of the Atherton Suite, please contact Catherine by telephone on 01326 315559 or email: CatherineMarshall@falmouthtowncouncil.com.