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



Generally the office is open between 9am - 4pm Monday-Thursday.  

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.

Summer At Last

With the approach of summer, we hope to see many people enjoying our lovely sandy beach.  Our maintenance team work hard to keep the beach and seafront area clean and tidy.  We have some new bins on the seafront as well as our "beach library" cages on the beach - for beach toys and equipment to be re-used.

The Swim Zone buoys are back out in the bay.  These are designed to help keep watercraft and swimmers apart from each other - as we want everyone to be able to safely enjoy the sea.  Please always check the tide time and wind direction when swimming or using water craft.  Remember that deck chairs, loungers and kayaks (and all safety equipment) are available to rent from Looe Beach Hire who are right on the promenade (they will even carry the deck chairs onto the beach for you).

It is now Bathing Water Quality season and we receive daily updates from the Environment Agency about predicted water quality - all this information is displayed on the main entrance to the beach.

The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol is open with some new displays for 2023.  Although a physically small building, there is lots to see and do - not least the 15th century building!  Our wonderful band of volunteers have worked with Access Cornwall to make the building as accessible as possible for all our visitors.  We look forward to seeing you in the Museum.

We continue our work on the Wooldown by creating bee glades and wild flower meadows.  We work alongside conservationists to manage this gorgeous area in an responsible manner.

The Guildhall Tea Room is found on the ground floor of the Guildhall.  This is run by volunteers and is open six days a week from 10am - midday.   Please pop in and have a cuppa and a chat - everyone is welcome.

Many of us know tht Looe is very close to paradise and now BBC viewers will know Looe as Shipton Abbott in Beyond Paradise.  The series was filmed in many locations but Looe featured very strongly - our Guildhall was transformed into the Police Station - how many places and faces did you recognise?

8 June 2023

The Old Lifeboat Station and Watchtower

Expressions of Interest Invited

East Looe Town Trust invites expressions of interest for a lease of the Old Lifeboat Station & Watchtower, Churchend, East Looe

East Looe Town Trust own the iconic seafront building and are actively considering the long term use for the building.  The Trust would welcome expressions of interest from businesses and organisations with an outline of their plans.

At this initial stage, the information required is:

1. Contact name, phone and email details;

2. Company / Charity name and registration number (where applicable);

3. Registered and contact address;

4. Type of organisation;

5. An outline of the intended use for the Old Lifeboat Station and Watchtower;

6. Any additional information applicants consider relevant to their proposal.

Should you wish to visit the site before submitting a proposal, please contact the Trust Manager.

Please submit your proposal by 31st March 2023 to the Trust Manager, at info@eastlooetowntrust.co.uk or to the Trust Office, The Guildhall, Fore Street, East Looe PL13 1AA

3 April 2023

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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