Registered Charity No: 1166934
VAT Registration No: 526 8810 29
East Looe Town Trust
Tel: 01503 263709
OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
The Trust is generally open to the public
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (closed on public holidays)
However, staff often have duties away from the office so
please call or email the office to make an appointment.
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.
Throughout the summer you will have seen our hard-working maintenance team out on the beach and the seafront. We have had some lovely summer weather and are pleased that so many people visited and enjoyed their time on our beach. Our distinctive orange Kubota tractor has become a familiar sight on the beach over the years – but this will now change. The Trust have been supported by other organisations in the town and have taken delivery of a replacement tractor – a blue New Holland tractor which, following a competition on facebook, will have a name – look out for the new tractor and follow us on facebook to find out what name it has been given.
After much hard work and co-operation with other agencies – this summer saw the installation of the water refill point on the seafront. This free to use facility is easy to use and is suitable for most types of water containers. The Trust are pleased to make such a positive contribution to the reduction of single plastic use in the town and continues their work to reduce waste and improve our environment.
Despite summer coming to a close, the work doesn’t end and there will now be some much needed maintenance work on some of our buildings. You may have noticed the scaffolding around the Watchtower on the seafront – this is for essential maintenance of the building – including replacing guttering as well as some work on the stonework, roof and windows.
The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol has had a busy season so far, with visitors enjoying the regular puppet shows on a Tuesday. The museum is staffed by volunteers who work very hard on new displays and exhibitions as well as activities for all the family to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help in the museum or help to maintain the exhibits then please contact the Trust Office for more information. The museum also has a wealth of information and photographs for those people interested in tracing their family tree. Please call in and speak to our friendly volunteers who would be delighted to help you find out more about your family as well as general information about the interesting history of our town and occupants.
12 September 2019
East Looe Town Trust have installed a water fountain on East Looe Seafront, close to the ramp leading to the beach.
This free to use facility is provided to help reduce single use plastic containers. The water fountain enables most types of water containers and is perfect for access to easy and clean water.
The simple push button device has a filtered water flow of one gallon per minute.
Phil Gibson, Chair of East Looe Town Trust said ‘We are delighted to provide this facility at no cost to all users and to help everyone (and their dogs) remain hydrated. We hope it will make a positive contribution to the reduction of plastic use in our beautiful town’.
It reinforces other measures the Trust have recently taken to reduce waste and help make the area environmentally friendly.
21 July 2019
The East Looe Town Trust is a registered charity and 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. Where funds are available the Trust makes modest local charitable donations.
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.
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Website last updated 12th September 2019
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