EAST LOOE TOWN TRUST NEWS

Old Guildhall Museum open for Online Booking

At long last the museum has a link that you can use to access our timed booking slot system here: https://old-guildhall-museum-and-gaol.arttickets.org.uk/.

Many thanks to to the Art Fund for this free service for museums - starting May 17th.

Times are:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 -4 Season One

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 - 1.30 Season Two.

Our new Smuggling Immersive Cabinet is being installed this Thursday with thanks to PLB and our Looe Island AR model will be installed on June 8th - thanks to Falmouth University

Digital team and Cornwall Museums Partnership and the Coastal Community Wave grant for making all of this possible.

We are very excited about having visitors into our museum again. At the moment we can have 4 people, including children for each time slot - if you want longer book two half hour

slots together. COVID precautions are in place and remember your masks please for adults. We hope that we can increase the number of people in the museum after June 21st.

All are very welcome including dogs on a lead!

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14th May 2021

April News

WOOLDOWN WORKS

Regular Wooldown users have noticed the steps up from the South Coast Path to Lower Windmill Field have been replaced.  Antony and Bill have made a good job of widening and levelling the steps.  There are more water run-offs now which should help break the water flow during heavy rain, and make a longer lasting job.


WOOLDOWN BEE GLADES

Five years after the first appearance of Country Conservationís remote controlled flail mower, they  brought it back to clear the Mount Ararat and Coast Path bee glades.  On the first occasion the flail mower had to deal with bracken and bramble up to 6 feet high, and opened up long-lost sea views from the Island to Rame.  This time the job was to keep strong regrowth down and push back the encroaching old manís beard from the margins of the glade.  The bee glade conservation scheme is designed to encourage the natural regrowth of vetches and wild flowers that provide nectar for bees and butterflies.  

Our target species is the rare long horned mining bee.  It lays its eggs in cliff-side burrows and is holding on precariously in the clay and shillet cliffs above Second Beach, which is subject to frequent cliff falls.  ELTT is pleased to working with Paddy Saunders of Kernow Ecology who provides consultancy and hands-on strimming effort on the glades, along with our maintenance team.


SEAFRONT

CORMAC is working on safety work on the blocks to fill uneven surfaces  They will be making sure, where they can, that walkers can pass by the works, and access from the Second Beach steps will be maintained at all times to avoid people being cut-off by tide.  Signed routes for dog walkers across the sand below the blocks have been made when required.

The February storms brought sand and spray which raised the level of the beach against the sea wall almost to the top.  There were deep drifts of sand across the seafront running out into Church End.  While the tractor worked hard clearing the beach sand back, the team had to work even harder with shovels and barrow to clear the seafront.  ELTT is grateful to Looe In Bloom who are already working to restore the seafront flower and plant beds.  Pictures here:  https://www.facebook.com/795941230586296/posts/1723264571187286/

Looking ahead to the new bathing season, we will be putting up our new beach safety and information signage, which we hope will help us maintain our historically strong beach safety record.  Meanwhile Spring is here, and we are pleased to see the Looe Sailing Club boats arriving back on the seafront, and the return of the Looe Sea Swimming Club which is going from strength to strength.


TRUSTEES

Following our recent vacancies publicity, we welcome three new trustees to our Board.  Sam Gill is in business in town and is a member of prominent Looe family with an active interest in the town's heritage.  Sara Hawkins lives in West Looe, and is a former officer in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, and an Occupational Health advisor.  Petra Stephenson lives in West Looe is a musician, teacher, and is active in several local organisations, not least as the leader of the Looe Museum management team.  All trustees are unpaid volunteers and we are grateful for their support.


16th April 2021

New Year Ė New Challenge

Trustee Vacancies


East Looe Town Trust, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, manages and maintains most of the public realm properties and land in East Looe.

New trustees are needed, who must be keen to take an active part in the community and have an interest in the infrastructure of the town.  Trustees are required to attend one evening meeting a month (second Tuesday) and are asked to be involved in one or more areas of the Trust business, as time permits

Charities require a diverse Board of Trustees with members having a broad range of experience, of different genders and ethnicity. We particularly welcome female applicants. There is no requirement for any particular qualification or experience; we welcome anyone who is happy to give time and energy to furthering the Trustís aims and the wellbeing of Looe and its residents.  Applicants must be over 18 years of age, live in Looe or adjoining parishes and not be (or a household member of) a contractor, staff member or tenant of the Trust.

Trustees are volunteers but expenses are payable.  They are generally co-opted for a period of four years and thereafter may be reselected. For full details of the Trust activities, see our website at the address below.

Please register your interest in writing, giving your background, anticipated contribution and areas of particular interest, with the Trust office before 31st January 2021.

The Trust Manager, East Looe Town Trust, Guildhall, Fore Street, East Looe, Cornwall PL13 1AA 

Email: info@eastlooetowntrust.co.uk or telephone 01503 263709 / 07494 127778.

Websites: http://www.eastlooetowntrust.co.uk    

                 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved


5th January 2021