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Bodmin Town Council
Shire House, Mount Folly
Bodmin, PL31 2DQ
Tel: (01208) 76616
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The alphabetical Services list links to information about services provided by Bodmin Town Council.

If you cannot find a specific service on this page (such as waste disposal for example), try looking it up on the Cornwall Council website as it is likely that the service you require is provided by them.

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Cornwall Council owns land at Castle Hill which is used for allotments and community gardens. The Town Council rented this land for many years but was not able to secure the Allotment and Community Gardens land parcels as an asset transfer on a freehold basis from Cornwall Council and in light of this the Town Council decided that responsibility for these areas should revert to Cornwall Council. The Allotment Association and Community Gardens are managed on a day-to-day basis by independent Allotment Associations who have been in direct dialogue with Cornwall Council regarding their continuing tenancy and there have also been discussions regarding the reallocation of these plots to an alternative site(s) within the town. To assist with the transition process the Town Council will be withdrawing from the lease and the periodic tenancy so that these discussions can be expedited without involvement from the Town Council.

Both the Allotments and the Community Gardens are included in Cornwall Council’s list of assets of community value in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.

As part of the emerging Bodmin Masterplan, allotment provision has been taken into consideration with a number of potential sites being identified across the town and whilst indicative at the current time, the Town Council would support a dispersed pattern of allotment provision in any growth pattern for the town, as this would seem to fit well from a sustainable community perspective.

For more information on waiting lists, please contact Deborah Vosper (Allotment Association) on 01208 72859

Berry Tower

This is a Grade II Listed Tower in the grounds of Berry Cemetery near to a Grade II Listed Preaching Cross. This historic tower is the surviving remnant of the Chapel of the Holy Rood built between 1501-1514 by the Guilds of the Holy Rood, St Christopher and the New Guild. A project to restore the tower is now complete.

Bus Shelters

Council Services - Bus SheltersThe Council owns bus shelters at Mount Folly and Five Ways. Various seats around the town are also the responsibility of the Council. The Council has recently installed a new bus shelter in front of the Shire House in response to public request.

Car Parks

Bodmin Town Council's Priory Car Park is a Pay and Display car park for approximately 150 cars with additional spaces adjacent to the Football Club. The Council also owns 9 bays at Market Street which it rents out to permit holders on a quarterly basis and Rhind Street Car Park (also permit based) which has 25 bays (see entry below for more information). There are other car parks in Bodmin not owned or managed by the Town Council and charges may vary on a site-to-site basis.

arrow   View Parking Penalty Ticket information

arrow   View prices for Priory Car Park (PDF)

arrow   Car Parking Order 2001 (PDF)

maps  View Map showing Car Parks in Bodmin

maps  View Satellite Imagery Map showing Public Conveniences (without highlighted regions)

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

Bodmin Town Council is a Member of Central Traders Partnership Initiative with Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Bodmin Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Town Council has been responsible for most of the CCTV monitoring and maintenance costs over recent years and has funded a major upgrade of this vital crime prevention and community safety tool.


The Old Cemetery including the Chapel as a store, the Garden of Remembrance in Cross Lane and the new burial grounds at Berry Lane are owned and maintained by the Town Council. Following the Best Value Service Review, grass cutting has been increased to a minimum of 10 cuts per year and there have been a number of other improvements to the grounds maintenance. The Living Cemetery increases the environmental enhancement of the Old Cemetery.

Link to Council web pages associated with Bodmin Cemeteries here for Memorial Application Forms, Cemetery Map and Memorial Regulations Policy.


Bodmin Town Council are now responsible for maintaining the St Lawrence's and St Petroc's Closed Churchyards.

arrow  Contact Cemeteries Administrator


The Council owns and maintains St Lawrence’s Memorial Clock and the Turret Clock on the Mount Folly, which is a Grade II Listed Building.


Located at Coldharbour are 2 Town Council owned football pitches. The pitches are leased on a season-by-season arrangement to Mount Bodmin FC.


The Bodmin Town Museum, which has a steady increase in visitors each year, is run by the Museum Committee with advice and assistance from the Museums Officer.

Parks and Open Spaces

Bodmin Town Council owns a number of areas of local landscape importance which contribute to the visual quality and amenities and provide vital “green lungs” for the town, including: Beacon Local Nature Reserve - comprising the Beacon Monument and 18.3 acres (7.4 hectares) of open land that the Council manages under a Countryside Stewardship Agreement in partnership with Cornwall Council.
  • Beacon Playing Field
  • Berrycombe Vale (Hillside Park)
  • Coldharbour - 2 football pitches, pavilion and store.
  • Fair Park - including the Children’s Play Facility. This park is let out to fairs and circuses.
  • Priory Meadow
  • Priory Park - which includes the Children’s Corner Play Facility; Priory Pond; Priory Meadow; the Skate Park Facility; the 2 Football Pitches (the main pitch is floodlit), and Grandstand run under license by Bodmin Town Football Club.

maps  View Street Map showing Parks and Open Spaces

maps  View Satellite Imagery Map showing Parks and Open Spaces (without highlighted regions)

In addition there are also areas of grass at Berryfields, Kay Crescent, Moor View, and Victoria Square.

Play Areas

The Council has a number of children's play areas including:

  • Priory Park
  • Fair Park)
  • Victoria Park
  • Skate Park - near Bodmin Town Football Association pitch. This park is for skaters only - bikes excluded

maps  View Map showing Play Areas

maps  View Satellite Imagery Map showing Play areas (without highlighted regions)

Funds have been allocated by the Council for a rolling programme of refurbishment for children’s play areas to include play equipment, access and fencing.

Public Conveniences

The Council provides a total of 4 public conveniences which are situated throughout the town:

  • Priory Park - includes facilities for baby changing and disabled - Radar Key operable - open all year
  • Higher Bore Street - open all year
  • Fair Park - includes facilities for disabled - Radar Key operable - open all year
  • Cemetery - only open upon request

maps  View Map showing Public Conveniences

maps  View Satellite Imagery Map showing Public Conveniences (without highlighted regions) 

The Council's Public Conveniences were the subject of a Best Value Service Review in May 2005.

Rhind Street Car Park

The Council recently converted 25 garages that were rented out at Rhind Street into a brand new car park. The car park has 25 bays and is a permit-based facility for local residents.

Room Hire Facilities - Shire House

Once the former Judge’s Lodgings, Shire House now serves as the Council Offices but also offers a range of meeting rooms of differing sizes, including the Shire Suite, a licensed premises which will accommodate up to 200 people and may be used for various functions and conferences. Bookings can be made by contacting the Facilities Administrator and you can view the rooms for hire online together with current rates here.

Shire Hall Information Centre

Once the County Assize Court, Shire Hall is a Grade II* Listed Building on the Mount Folly which was refurbished in 2000 with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional Development Fund and Single Regeneration Budget grants. It now serves as a 'visitor's one stop shop' multi-use facility which includes the award winning Information Centre, the Exhibition Gallery, Jurybox Shop and the Charlotte Dymond Courtroom Experience. The top floor of Shire Hall is now being used by local community groups and commercial artists to stage exhibitions. The Shire Hall and Visitor Information Centre was the subject of a Best Value Service Review in 2003/04.

The Visitor Information Centre publishes an annual Accommodation List and the Bodmin Town and Moor Guide biannually.  Fast track ticketing for attractions include ticket Box Office for the Theatre Royal, local events and National Express Coach tickets.  It also has a web site which enables customers to book local accommodation online.

Walker Lines Gymnasium

The Town Council is in the process of disposing of this property by sale to the Walker Lines Gymnasium Group.


With the growing emphasis on equality for disabled users and in the interests of helping them to access online content more effectively, Bodmin Town Council were keen to follow Cabinet Office guidelines which now require Principal Authority web developers to follow strict web code standards which are set by the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3). The result is the present website was launched in March 2008 provides accessibility features which serve to enhance and support online disabled users.

Web statistics reveal healthy trends of online traffic and demonstrate the usefulness of the site as the Council’s ‘electronic front desk’.   With more and more online users taking advantage of the benefits of the internet, seeks to provide the community of Bodmin with important and interesting information both attractively and interactively. Online visitors can find helpful information on the community including local services, places of interest, tourist information, local history, maps and more as well as being able to access all the Council’s policy documents, Agendas for forthcoming Committee Meetings and sets of Minutes.

Information on the website is regularly updated by a Web Management Team led by the Council’s Webmaster

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If you cannot find a specific service on this page (such as waste disposal for example), try looking it up on the Cornwall Council website as it is likely that the service you require is provided by them.

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