East Looe Beach Old Lifeboat Station, East Looe East Looe Guildhall title= Beacon and canons on the Wooldown East Looe Beach and Promenade East Looe Beach Looe Museum Exhibits

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.


Looe Bathing Water Pass Spurs Fresh Drive to Boost Quality

Looe Bathing Water Pass Spurs Fresh Drive to Boost Quality

The bathing water quality at East Looe’s main beach has been classified Sufficient for the 3rd year in succession.  Welcoming the news, East Looe Town Trust, who own and maintain the beach, say they will continue to work with partners to build on the work that has been done to ensure safe bathing water. The Looe Bathing Water Project was set up four years ago when local stakeholders got together with the Environment Agency, South West Water, and Cornwall Council to improve bathing water quality and ensure Looe passed the stringent new standards. The big challenge for the beach is that agricultural run-off from the East and West Looe river catchment area, and in eq... Read more >>

21 November 2018

2018 Trust Refelctions

As we head towards the end of the year, it is a time to reflect on the progress and many changes that have taken over the last year and to look forward to what 2019 has in store. At the October Trust meeting, both our existing Chairman, Phil Gibson, and our Vice Chairman, Brian Galipeau, received unanimous support to remain in their roles for another year. Following a recent advertisement, the Trust hopes to welcome new Trustees to join us in the near future. The Trust welcomed our new Admin Officer, Jane Day, who started in her role on 1st October, who will support the Trust Manager in keeping the Trust running on a day-to-day basis and planning for the future. Trustees we... Read more >>

21 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.