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.
As the year advances it is customary to reflect on events throughout the year. One of
the most visible changes is that the Trust has taken delivery of a new blue tractor to
keep the beach clean and welcoming. After a social media campaign the tractor has
been named Looe b’Lou – a name suggested by Cheryl Turner. The Trust are
grateful to the financial donations towards the tractor from West Looe Town Trust
and Looe Town Council.
You may also have seen our new water refill station on the seafront – which has
proved very popular and the Trust are proud to be playing a part in reducing the use
of plastic in the town. The cages on the beach for reusable beach items have
proved very popular and the Trust are pleased to be working so closely with the
Looe Marine Conservation Group who have assisted with this project.
We have continued to work with other members of the Looe Bathing Waters Project
to improve the quality of bathing water in Looe. The vital support given to this from
across the community continues to pay dividends and the Environment Agency have
just announced our best ever rating of “good” for 2019. This is very impressive
progress in a matter of a few years from poor, through sufficient to good and it will do
a great deal to reinforce the town’s reputation as an attractive tourist resort.
Trustees were pleased to be able to support organisations in the town by charitable
donations of money or office support and look forward to continuing this support.
The Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol has had a very successful year and our wonderful
team of volunteers are working on various projects for next year – including some
very exciting new additions. Check for updates on our website and facebook page.
Our volunteers work very hard – not only in the museum greeting and assisting
visitors, but also helping to research and organise items both in the museum and
from home. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact the
Trust Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01503 263709.
The ‘New’ Guildhall has been host to several weddings this year – local couples and
visitors from further afield. The Guildhall Chamber is a lovely place for a wedding
ceremony, with the stained glass windows and the impressive vaulted ceiling. We
have hosted small ceremonies with just two witnesses (and a dog) to large groups
with 60 guests. We can vary the layout to make it a truly personal wedding so if you
are thinking of popping the question over the festive season – then contact the office
to book the Chamber for your special day.
As always, Looe will look fantastic at Christmas with the lights around the town. The
Trust has a new lighting scheme to make the Rose Garden look festive and will be
working with Looe Harbour Commissioners to welcome Santa to his grotto.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous 2020!
The Chairman and Trustees
14 November 2019
Due to the relocation of Looe Town Council the offices they have occupied for some time will now be coming available.
Any persons interested in the offices or require further details please contact the East Looe Town Trust office or see the details at the following link.
29 October 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 14th November 2019
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