LOOE HARBOUR COMMISION ELECTION ADVICE ON POSTAL VOTING

The Looe Harbour Commissioner election takes place on Thursday, October 13.

 

You can vote at four polling stations:

– Looe Family Hub, East Looe

– Bowling Club Pavilion, West Looe

– Riverside Church, West Looe

– The Scout Hall, West Looe

 

If you’re voting by postal vote, please be aware of the postal strike on Oct 13.

 

We ask that postal votes are returned early to ensure they reach us.

We are hiring

Job Opportunity

We have a vacancy with the Town Council for a part time Admin & Planning Officer (25 hours per week). To find out more and to apply, please visit Careers – Looe Town Council

road closure

Road Closure Notice – Shutta

We have been notified of the following road closure:

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:         Shutta Road, Looe

Timing:            17th October 2022 to 11th November 2022 (24 hours)

Contact:          Mac Construction on 01726 64827

The above closure has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

https://one.network/?tm=130337962

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£2 Cap on Bus Fares

Amidst all the gloomy economic news recently,  a new £2 cap on single, adult bus journeys will be in place from January to March 2023.

This is designed to help passengers with travel costs for work, education, shopping and medical treatments over the winter months while we’re all facing pressures from the rising cost of living.

The Campaign for Better Transport state that “We called for a cap because bus fares have risen by 65 per cent in a decade – far faster than rail fares and motoring costs – and were becoming unaffordable for many people. This cap will be a great relief to the millions of people who rely on buses, especially the 35 per cent of low-income households that have no car and are more likely to use buses.”

If you currently drive to work or the shops, though, this £2 cap may be a cost-effective alternative for you. It is hoped it will encourage more people to find their nearest bus stop and give the bus a try – if everyone switched just one car journey a month to bus, there would be a billion fewer car journeys and a saving of two million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. A small change that really could make a big difference!

Find out more at £2 bus fare cap across England to save passengers money – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Citizens Advice

Please see attached the autumn edition of Citizens – the newsletter from Citizens Advice Cornwall, which contains important information about coping with the cost of living and rising energy bills.

For more information or to contact Citizens Advice, visit Citizens Advice Cornwall | Free Advice for the Community

train

GWR Update on Strike Action for October and Further Action announced Update 29th September

Industrial Action | Great Western Railway (gwr.com)

Moor to Sea Project

Want to learn some new skills? Have fun? Learn about & put something back into your community?

The Moor to Sea Project has walks, talks and the opportunity to
protect and enhance the future of the beautiful Looe Valley for you and future generations?

The Project is also planning an exhibition/celebration of the Looe Valley
which we would love your help and support on for launching during 2023.

Interested?     Please contact:

Jesse Foot (Arts and celebration) foot@hotmail.co.uk

Petra Stephenson(History and research) petra.stephenson61@gmail.com

Iain Rowe   caradonarch@gmail.com

Stephen Horscroft (Project Manager) stevehorscroft@outlook.com

Bird Flu Update

A message from Looe Island Wardens:

We are sad to report that avian flu has been detected here on Looe Island Nature Reserve. Following the information provided by DEFRA and the response of other nature reserves the island will remain open for our authorised trips. Further guidelines about what to expect and how to help minimise risks of spreading avian flu will be posted on our quayside trips board and on our pages of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.

Please help to avoid the spread of this disease by following guidance on the poster attached.