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Hayle Community Centre, 58 Queensway, Hayle, TR27 4NX
Town Mayor: Nick Farrar • Town Clerk: Eleanor Giggal 

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Council meetings - public welcome: 

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month (except August) @ 7.15pm

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Welcome to the Hayle Town Council web site

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About Hayle Town Council

Council Activities and Plans

Hayle Library and Tourist Information Centre

Advice on jobs, travel, tax and benefits, health, education and more

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Hayle Neighbourhood Plan

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Website Re-Design

Hayle Town Council is looking for a complete re-design of its current website to improve the look, usability and features available in order to engage with members of the public and to promote its work to a wide audience.

A specification containing the elements required of the new website is available here and we are keen to receive quotations from interested parties.  We look forward to receiving proposals with detailed costings.

The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Monday 3 October 2016.  

Hayle Heritage Centre


An exhibition with displays uncovering four principal parts of Hayle's rich past opens at Hayle Heritage Centre on 22 August and runs until the Heritage Centre closes in October.  Entry is free and the centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11am to 4pm.

For further information call the Heritage Centre on 01736 757683.


Hayle Heritage Centre

Screen Printing Workshops

Hayle Heritage Centre are running fun screen printing workshops for beginners at Hayle Heritage Centre on Monday the 22nd and Friday the 26th of August. There will be 3 sessions a day from 10am-12 noon, 12.30-2.30pm and 3-5pm. The workshops are aimed at families and are suitable for children age 8 upwards.


With the help of local printmaker Dena O’Brien, you can have a go at mixing colours, creating stencils and making postcard-sized prints and tote bags to take home. Dena will share some practical techniques for creating colourful prints on paper using your own designs based on themes which help us tell the story of Hayle. Prints made at the sessions will be displayed in the Heritage Centre and used for a large-scale display later in the year.


Places are limited to 8 children per session and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Each session costs £6, with a £3 rate for concessions, please wear old clothing and closed shoes.


Call the centre on 01736 757683 or email to reserve a place.

The Man Engine

On Thursday 4 August the Man Engine was received with much interest in Hayle with a huge turnout to welcome him on his epic journey through Cornwall.

Hayle Library and One Shop Service

Hayle Town Council has been approached to consider taking on the Hayle Library and the services (including Tourist Information) that are provided from the building as part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme. Cornwall Council has to save money and the future of the town’s library is under threat and so the Town Council is carrying out a survey to see what the residents of Hayle want.  Please take the time and complete it -

Hayle Town Council is holding a photo competition!

Send us your favourite photo of Hayle for your chance to have it featured on the front cover of the next edition of the Hayle Town Guide (Spring, 2017).  Runners up photos may also be used on the internal pages of the guide.  The photographer of all entries used will be acknowledged in print.

The competition is open to everyone.  You can enter a maximum of five images; please make sure that each one faithfully represents the scene as you saw it and that you provide a brief description of the view and/or location (your photos may include people).  The closing date for entries is 30 September 2016.

Please note that copyright of the images will remain with the photographer, but by submitting you grant permission to Hayle Town Council to use the images in any promotional material and free of charge.

Please email your photos as JPEG files of between 8MB and 15MB (240dpi to 300dpi) each to the town council office at  Don’t forget to give us your name, address, and a contact email address/telephone number.

Hayle Swimming Pool Opening

Hayle’s outdoor pool is set to open Saturday 25 June, with the usual first day free admission, following something of a makeover during the spring.

The pool has been drained and power washed with walls painted aqua blue before being refilled with fresh water. This process has given the appearance of the pool a considerable lift and has been supplemented by the surrounds which are now being cared for by the council’s gardening staff with the help of volunteers.

Following on from the tiling and decoration of the ladies changing accommodation last year the gents facility has been subjected to a similar upgrade prior to the forthcoming season. Hayle Town Council, which operates the pool, is again greatly indebted to the Friends of the Pool who, although small in number have worked tirelessly on the decoration of the buildings and picnic tables adding further to the fresh look of the pool and its environs.

Unfortunately there has been a delay in the delivery and installation of the solar covers which are being fitted to improve the water temperature but they have been ordered and it is hoped to have them installed during the season if there is not too much of an interruption to the use of the pool.

The Council is also indebted to Marks and Spencers and Western Power for the grants received through their community energy funds and, of course, to everyone who voted to support improvements to the pool.

On a more positive note, the Council is investigating the cost of installing solar panels and a heat exchange mechanism to further improve the water temperature and although this is of course cost dependent it is very much hoped that it can be achieved from funds held by the Council.

The pool is open every day from 11am to 6pm.  All tickets available from the Swimming Pool (01736 752568). 


Follow the link below to see the

Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Electors' Rights

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2016

Hayle Town Council Annual Accounts Audit 2015-2016

The Mayor presented Chris Stumbles with the Town Plate during the Council meeting of 18th February 2016.  Councillors decided that Chris was worthy of this rare honour for the hours of voluntary service he gives to the town each week. He can be found along the Walk most days, working alongside Tony (current citizen of the year) and Olivia (gardener) helping to maintain the fishponds and surrounds. Thank you Chris, we all appreciate your efforts - keep up the good work!





If you are a caring person with a little time to spare, you can be a Hayle Volunteer!


This can be anything from being a 2-minute volunteer, picking up the litter outside your house, to joining Rotary or Lions for a regular commitment.  There are many other ways you can contribute to the life of our community.


These include                                    Swimming Pool

Hayle in Bloom

Helping in schools

Care home visiting

Visiting housebound

Charity shops

Youth Club

Food Bank

Day Care Centre

Churches Together

Cancer Research

Hayle RNLI

Coast Watch

Marshalling for events


To register to help according to your talents, expertise, knowledge and time,

you can –


e-mail for a registration form or go on to the Register’s Webpage


The Hayle Volunteers’ Register has been set up in response to the cuts to services increasingly being made by Central Government and Cornwall Council.


Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive voluntary resource to meet the current and future social needs of Hayle as a community by putting voluntary organisations in touch with individuals within the community, who have the time and skills to enhance and extend existing services or to create new ones. 








We are pleased to announce that Heat Hayle Outdoor Pool won the vote in its category.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

Linden Homes Planning Application

At its Strategic Planning Committee on 24 September 2015, Cornwall Council refused planning application PA15/02777 for a proposed residential development of 222 dwellings, associated public space and provision of land to facilitate the expansion of Penpol Primary School on land SSE of Penpol School, St George's Road, Hayle.

Rural Community Energy Fund

In case you missed this first time around:

The Town Council received a presentation regarding the Rural Community Energy Fund, which is a government grant that enables rural communities to pay for feasibility studies on renewables projects. It will support communities to develop renewable energy products which provide economic and social benefits to the community. An initial grant of up to £20,000 is available and this can cover technical feasibility, community engagement, legal structures, business planning and financial forecasting. The Council supports the scheme whole heartedly but it recognises that it requires input from keen individuals/organisations to take forward and is wanting feedback to gauge whether or not there is sufficient support to progress. If there is enough support the Town Council will facilitate a meeting with a representative from the RCEF. So let us know your thoughts and whether or not you are willing to get involved!

Community Renewable Energy
Rural Community Energy Fund

What is community owned renewable energy?

Many communities are realising the benefits of locally owned renewable energy projects, for local benefit. Renewable energy has the ability to reduce energy use, grow the local economy, improve buildings and generate income for important community services. There is funding available at present to fully fund the development costs of community renewable energy projects.
Renewable energy is very good for the local economy. The majority of money spent on energy is lost from the local area, going almost entirely to the big six energy companies who supply our electricity and gas. If instead this money was paid to a local energy company, owned by local people, it could be recycled in the local area. The benefit of this additional injection of local spend would be increased due to the economic multiplier effect, meaning a stronger, healthier local economy.
Locally owned renewable energy also draws money into the local economy, because it attracts payments for the electricity and heat. Renewable technology also has the potential to save local organisations and businesses money by reducing their energy bills.
The renewable energy systems can be installed and maintained by local businesses, helping to grow the local economy, safeguarding jobs and incomes. The technology also has the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and stimulate a reduction in overall energy use.

How does it work?

A community co-op is set up which invites people to buy shares, which raises capital. This capital is used to purchase and install the renewable energy systems. The co-op rents the space for the installations, maintains them and sells the energy to local community organisations or businesses at a discount.
The co-op pays the investors interest and they recoup their investment over time. Any profit can be distributed via a community fund to be used on local projects.
An example of a successful community renewable energy project that members of the Energy Analysis team have worked on is Plymouth Energy Community Renewables. This community owned renewable energy organisation has installed many sets of solar panels on local schools, providing them with cheaper electricity.

At the moment funding is available for community groups to carry out the feasibility and development work necessary for a renewable energy project(s). The fund can be used to cover the technical, financial, governance and community engagement elements needed to progress a project. It is an excellent way of helping communities to kick start and develop renewable projects.
A successful application to the RCEF simply requires a community organisation with a solid idea for a project and a determination to see it through to development. It is about community owned projects, for community benefit.

So if you would like to find out more about community renewable energy projects, or the Rural Community Energy Fund, then please get in touch.

For more information contact Ben Eardley on 07979 344555, by email at

Western Power Distribution - Less is More Community Award

The Council has received confirmation of two significant financial awards to go towards the long term ambition of heating and covering the outdoor Swimming Pool.

The 'Less is More ' project was run by Western Power Distribution and was aimed at helping local communities reduce their electricity use, particularly at peak times, with the opportunity for a community asset or events to receive funding.

The areas or Tremorvah and Trelissick were selected to participate in the project and these communities decided that the Swimming Pool should be the beneficiary. The amounts of £4,315 and £3,994 respectively will shortly be with the Council and will be added to the growing fund to progress the scheme to upgrade the pool.

Thank you to everyone in the Tremorvah and Trelissick areas who participated in the scheme, we are so grateful! Thanks must also go to Western Power Distribution too for initiating this scheme. The dream of upgrading the pool is step closer!


Hayle Town Council is pleased to announce that Bernie Wills was co-opted as a new Hayle Town Councillor for the North Ward at a Council Meeting on the evening of Thursday 9 April 2015. 

Harvey's Foundry Trust Heritage Lottery  Fund

Harvey’s Foundry Trust has been awarded £3.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to complete the 10 year regeneration of Hayle’s 18th century Harvey’s Foundry. Foundry Heritage Fund

Councillor Howard Lyons

The Town Council is very sorry to announce that Councillor Howard Lyons sadly passed away during the Christmas period.  Although relatively new to the Council, Howard was an enthusiastic and active member and he will be missed. His funeral was held in Golders Green, London on 15 January 2015.


Active Travel maps which bring sustainable travel information together in one place, have been designed and produced by Sustrans, in assocation with Four Point Mapping.  The maps show schools, local shops and green spaces and how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport.  Further information about cycle routes in the local area is also available.  The free Hayle, St Erth and St Ives map can be downloaded here.

More information and links to other maps are available on Cornwall Council's website here.


New Station Railway Path

On Saturday 23 August 2014 the opening of the new Station Railway Path was celebrated.

To help Sustrans plan for other station access improvements please complete the passenger survey and give them your views on the new station access changes.  The survey is available online here .

Hayle is Becoming Blooming Bee Friendly!


Here is what has been going on:



If you are interested in helping to shape the way Hayle will look from now until 2030, join in the Neighbourhood Plan process. This is one of the most important changes to planning law in a generation and allows those of us who live in Hayle to make legally binding rules about planning issues.

This has to be driven and supported by the community, so have your say.

The Neighbourhood Plan web site is at and our Facebook page is here.


FREE Hayle Churks mobile app on iTunes

Get an insight into those who lived & worked in Hayle before by walking where they walked.  Experience another Hayle by hearing stories spoken in their words and accents.

The Hayle Churks iPhone app is available to download now FREE from iTunes. 

The app, created by Lucy Frears, uses Hayle Oral History Project recorded memories plus photos and maps from many local and international archives such as Hayle Community Archive, Cornish Studies Library and Imperial War Museum.  Made to experience while walking around Hayle with iPhone and headphones (GPS triggers the sound and images as you move), there is also a ‘listen at home’ mode so that people can access the memories/photos whether they are in Hayle or not on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Download from iTunes here.  Please review it on iTunes and you may want to chat about it or share your memories, photos and films on Facebook, Twitter or historypin.  As it was made as part of PhD research your comments are very welcome and useful.

The Hayle Churks app is a walk through stories rather than a guided tour so be prepared to piece together the evidence you are given – stories, information on screen & archive photos plus clues in the physical landscape.

The app is partly funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant in partnership with Falmouth University and has been made during an ESF supported PhD research degree.





It is great to see that so many people, locals and visitors, are making the most of the King George V Memorial Walk on Sundays when it is closed to the vehicles.  However, all users must remember that it is closed to vehicles except for access. There have been reports of incidents, to the extent where cars have been attacked and their drivers verbally abused when they are merely driving to their own home.  Residents of the Walk have been issued with permits which will be displayed in their windscreens and we ask that all users respect that some people will need to drive to and from their properties.  The Police are aware that these incidents have occurred and have assured us that they will make regular visits to the Walk on Sundays.


Combatting Dog Fouling in Hayle - Update

For the rare occasion when you've forgotten to take a bag with you, 'Scoop the Poop' bags are now available for free at the following outlets:

Blewetts of Hayle Toy Shop

The Jolly Bodger

Mr B's - Copperhouse and Foundry

Philps - Foundry Hill and East Quay


Trevithick Crescent Shop

Riviere Cafe

Nature's Kitchen - Pratts Market

Spar - Foundry Square

Watch this page for new additions to the list.

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