East Looe Town Trust

Registered Charity No: 1166934

VAT Registration No: 526 8810 29

East Looe Town Trust
Fore Street
East Looe
PL13 1AA

Tel: 01503 263709



The Trust is generally opento the public at the times below, but may vary

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 to 14:00 (closed 12:30 to 13:00)
Closed: Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun

To make an appointment outside of these hours,
please call or email the Trust Office

Public Holidays: Closed

Welcome to the official website of 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.

Trust Manager Vacancy

East Looe Town Trust is a charity which owns and managers East Looe beach, the seafront, the Museum, the Guildhall and other open public spaces.  Income is derived from business leases and car parking.  We are inviting applicants to fill the post of Trust Manager.


The successful candidate will be:


• Responsible to the Trust board for managing all Trust business and swift implementation of decisions. • Directing Trust Staff: Trust Administrator, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Staff of one (plus one seasonal).


Person specification:


• Ability to work flexibly within a small team and willingness to take on the full range of office duties as required. • Knowledge of Quickbooks and office systems. • Managing the Trust estate, including several listed historic buildings. • Project development, and delivery, for the estate and management systems. • Identifying potential funding streams, writing bids and building positive relationships with funders. • Understanding property leases and instructing the Trust’s professional advisors. • Good HR skills and knowledge of current employment law. • Ensuring the timely submission of reports and accounts for audit, tax and Charity Commission requirements. • Working positively with the other key organisations and advancing our charitable objects.


• Salary £27,000-£30,000 (incl. benefits) pro rata commensurate with experience, 3-5 days per week negotiable.


Written application and CV to be sent to: Phil Gibson, Chairman, East Looe Town Trust, The Guildhall, Fore Street, Looe PL13 1AA by Friday 3rd May 2019.  Please mark the envelope as Strictly Addressee only.

23 April 2019

Re-opening of the Looe Old Guildhall Museum & Goal

On the 1st April the Museum opened its doors for a new season with a flourish of good news and achievements. To mark the opening for the new season the puppet based on Captain Thomas Bond sliced through the ribbon with his sword. Captain Bond was a famous son of Looe and Commander of the East Looe Volunteer Corps, The Diehards, established to defend the town during the Napoleonic wars 1798 – 1810 Their motto was ‘Never Say Die’

Mayor, Armand Toms (pictured with Museum staff) said how pleased he was with the success of the museum and what a credit the 19 volunteer staff were, and its success was down to their fantastic effort.

The museum has a fascinating collection of artefacts which give an insight into the Town’s history over the ages. Entry fee has been held at £2.00 per adult with children under 18 free entry.

Petra Stephenson, Manager of the Museum volunteer group, said how pleased she and her fellow volunteers are in their success and being able to tell stories from Looe and involving the whole community.

Petra said ‘The museum’s share of a recent £700k grant (£135,000) we won will be used to towards an immersion reality project in conjunction with Falmouth University - we look forward to being able to use the Reality possibilities in the Museum to enhance our artefacts and stories of Looe’.

Last year the Museum attracted approximately 5,000 visitors and over 1,000 children.

The museum will remain open until mid-November. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11.00am to 4.00pm. Weekend opening is 11.00am to 1.30pm, longer if there are sufficient volunteers.

Further details on the Museum are available on our website www.eastlooetowntrust.co.uk

3 April 2019

About the East Looe Town Trust

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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