Pentewan Valley Parish Council was created in June 2009 and comprises of the wards of Tregorrick and Trewhiddle and Pentewan. Historically the area had no parish council, but with the creation of a unitary authority in Cornwall on 1 April 2009 resulting in the abolition of Restormel Borough Council, it was felt a parish council was essential in order for there to be "local" representation for residents.
The Parish Council has 9 members representing the wards, supported by a part time clerk. The Council meets each month to discuss and debate a wide variety of subjects which impact on the lives of people who live, work and visit the area. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Committee Room at St Austell One Stop Shop.
Pentewan Valley itself is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the recreational opportunities of the Pentewan Valley Cycle Trail which runs from the outskirts of St Austell to the coast in Pentewan and on to Mevagissey. The surrounding woodland of Kingswood is owned by the Woodland Trust.