Welcome to the official website for East Looe Town Trust
Welcome to the website of East Looe Town Trust. We aim to keep the community and visitors informed about what the Trust does throughout the year to support the local community and help make Looe a wonderful destination for visitors.
NEW TRUSTEES VACANCIES
East Looe Town Trust, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, manages and maintains most of the public realm properties and land in East Looe.
Two new Trustees are needed, who must be keen to take part in the community and have an interest in the infrastructure of the Town. The minimum requirement is to attend one evening meeting a month (second Tuesday) and to take responsibility for progressing one or more areas of the Trust business.
Charities require a diverse Board of Trustees with members having a broad range of experience, of different genders and ethnicity. We particulary welcome female applicants and also those with a professional background, but all applications are welcome. Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
Trustees are volunteers and are generally co-opted for a period of four years. Thereafter they may be re-selected. For full details of the Trust activities please view this website.
Please register your interest in writing, giving your background, anticipated contribution and areas of particular interest, with the Trust office, Trust Manager, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1AA.
The closing date for applications for the current vacancies is 6 November 2018.
About the East Looe Town Trust
The East Looe Town Trust, a registered charity, owns open areas such as the East Looe Beach and Seafront and the Wooldown, as well as buildings, including the Old Guildhall and Gaol, which houses the Museum, the “new” (1878) Guildhall and a number of other properties.
The Trust is responsible for the maintenance of all these areas and buildings for the benefit of the community now and in the future. We have three members of staff, one in the office and two keeping the public areas looking attractive and the buildings in a proper state of repair. All of this can be expensive and we receive no grant from Cornwall Council or Looe Town Council for these purposes. Our income derives mainly from leases and the seafront carpark which, accompanied by constant downward pressure on costs, enable us (just) to balance the books. Where funds are available we make modest local charitable donations.
We are often surprised by some of the issues that we have to deal with like waste removal and bathing water quality but it all serves to keep us on our toes! We strive to work cooperatively with the town’s other bodies and the benefits of that are seen in developments like the Looe Bathing Water Quality Partnership.
We try to keep the public informed on our website and through social media. We welcome interest and enquiries and, within our limited resources will try to respond as best we can.