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Town trust looks to a bright new year for Looe

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 08, 2014

TOWN TEAM: Front, from left, vice-chairman Phil Gibson, chairman John Warne, trust manager Judy Martin. Back from left, Councillor Roy Hendy, Colin Cotton, Andy Bishop, Councillor Jimmy Dingle, Michael Tolley, and Brian Galipeau.

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EAST LOOE Town Trust has said it is looking forward to a productive year and plans to work on a community flood and neighbourhood plan.

This year will see the completion of expensive restoration work at the Old Guildhall Museum.

Beyond that, the trust is becoming increasingly concerned about securing the long-term future of the Guildhall, which is a grade two listed building standing at the heart of Looe.

Looking back to 2013, East Looe Town Trust has maintained the museum, beach and seafront and has worked with other organisations, including Looe Music Festival.

East Looe Town Trust chairman John Warne, CB, said: "We are looking forward to a busy and productive year.

"Meeting the big challenges for the trust and the town are going to involve the main town organisations working together.

"From our perspective the revised bathing water quality directive, which could see the East Looe Beach designated as poor in 2015, would have the greatest impact.

"We will continue to do all we can within our limited powers as beach-owner to avoid this.

"We are also keen to play our part in work on the town council's community flood plan, and Neighbourhood Plan."

Last year, the trust revamped the seafront flower beds with the help of Looe in Bloom and seafront businesses.

Looe also welcomed new beach steps, completed with the support of grants.

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