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 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 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 Administrator Vacancy

East Looe Town Trust Charitable Incorporated Organisation seeks a part-time (4 days per week) Administrator to work in the heart of Looe to help deliver the Trust’s work.

Salary -  £17,500 - £19,300 per annum pro rata.

The successful candidate will report to the Trust Manager in this varied and interesting role, with responsibility for:

1. Payroll and dealing with the Trust’s banking system;

2. Purchase ledger and dealing with suppliers;

3. Production of management accounts;

4. Processing payments and related correspondence;

5. Managing the debtor list and actioning requests arising from it;

6. Liaison with accountants and solicitors under instruction from the Trust Manager;

7. Dealing with general enquiries and providing written and verbal responses, as required;

8. Drafting correspondence following Trust meetings;

9. Taking wedding and other bookings on Trust property and helping prepare for events;

10. General office duties as required.

Essential criteria:

1. Numeracy and a good understanding of accounting, with a preference for qualification win a modern business accounting package;

2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

3. Good organisational skills, including record keeping and prioritisation;

4. Proficiency with ICT, particularly Microsoft Outlook and Office;

5. Ability to handle confidential information appropriately;

6. Flexibility, a keenness to learn and a willingness to muck in.

Desirable criteria: 

1. Experience with Quickbooks accounting package;

2. Experience of a similar role;

3. Knowledge of grant funding;

4. Knowledge of contracts and leases.

The successful candidate will work 4 days per week (to be agreed with the Trust Manager),  occasionally attend an evening Trust meeting  and occasionally at weekends for weddings and other events.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your cv and covering letter, explaining how you meet the criteria, and details for two referees to the Trust Office, 1st Floor, Guildhall, Fore Street, Looe PL13 1AA, or via email to info@eastlooetowntrust.co.uk.

Closing date for applications Friday 7th February 2020 with interviews to be held week commencing 10th February 2020

30 January 2020

Community News - January 2020

New ELTT Chairman

It was an honour to be appointed chairman of the East Looe Town Trust for the coming year, and I pay tribute to the skill and hard work of Phil Gibson who steps down as chairman after two years. He has agreed to take up the vice chairman role and I am grateful for his experienced back-up.

Christmas and New Year celebrations

The Trust was delighted to contribute again to Looe's Christmas lights and celebrations. This Christmas we invested in a new low energy catenary which created a cheerful canopy of lights above the Rose Garden. It was a great setting for seasonal events, choirs and band. Trust staff and resources also supported the brilliant town display masterminded by the Harbour Commissioners and Looe's enthusiastic Christmas lights volunteers. Trust staff also pitched in to help with the excellent children's, and midnight firework displays on New Year's Eve on the East Looe seafront. They had an early start next morning cleaning up broken glass and making the seafront clean and safe ready for the New Years Day swim.

Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol

We salute the hard work of our volunteer museum team who have now moved the exhibits back into the museum which had been moved to allow for significant building works in the Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol. The listed building, which is in the care and ownership of the Trust, required internal wall trusses following structural engineering advice. The work was carefully done, and we think you will hardly notice it. Pop in when the museum reopens in the Spring and check it out yourself.

Listed Building projects

Listed buildings are expensive to maintain. Our first priority project is the restoration of the Old Lifeboat Station and Watchtower, for which we are seeking funding.  An early stage of the project is public involvement and consultation, which could feature events this Easter.

Second, the Guildhall Clocktower is again going to be clad in scaffolding, which will allow several things to happen. The displaced weathervane will be replaced, and the clock faces and mechanism will be inspected and repaired. A full survey of the clock tower structure and masonry will be completed by a specialist surveyor and specifications drawn up for work later in the year.

Dogs on East Looe Beach

Trustees have noted that Cornwall Council are reviewing their rules about dogs being allowed onto beaches controlled by them.  But ELTT would like to make it clear that East Looe town beach, which is owned and maintained by them, will remain fully dog free throughout the year. We recognise that every day of the year can be a sandcastle day on our beach and standards of hygiene and good behaviour will be maintained year round.  Second beach and Hannafore are dog friendly.

New town centre boutique

Finally we are delighted that Q for Quirky has decided to open their new boutique in Looe. It will join their successful branch in Tavistock.  You will find them in the Guildhall Rose Garden where the town council used to be - and will be amazed at the transformation.


Brian Galipeau

Chairman, on behalf of Trustees.

28 January 2020

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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