We are hiring

Job Vacancy – Community Hub Information Officer

We have an exciting part-time opportunity based at the Library and Community Hub, located at the Millpool, Looe. We are a small team but we aim big and we are passionate about reading and books and also about providing useful information and efficient services to local residents and visitors to Looe. Constantly seeking to improve the way we work, we pride ourselves on being positive, flexible and creative. If you share our ethos, love books & people and have skills & experience to add to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Based in Looe Library, you will be providing and promoting library services as well as marketing Looe as a visitor destination and supplying tourist information. We use a variety of IT systems so familiarity with Word, Outlook and Excel is essential as well as the ability to make good use of social media. Experience in delivering library services would be an advantage but, more importantly, you will need to be a great communicator who can empathise with others, respond to enquiries efficiently and recognise when to signpost people to other services. The shift is 4.5 hours per week on a Saturday, 9:45am-2:15pm, starting January 2024.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Catherine on 01503 262255.

For more information and to apply, please visit our Careers page at Careers – Looe Town Council


Lantern Procession

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight for the lantern procession, please see above for the departure times and attached is the carol service, paper copies will be available.


Service Booklet 2023 Lantern Procession and Carol Service

snow in looe 30 nov 2023

Weather and Roads

After this morning’s snow, we have checked salting plans with Cornwall Council who confirm that the primary road network is being treated in line with their forecasting instructions. Looe was treated at 04:00am this morning and will be again tonight, pending the lunch time forecast.

All available resources are allocated to keep main roads clear from hazards and there are no plans to treat other areas at the moment. If you identify any particular hazards caused by snow and ice, please contact Cornwall Highways using the online reporting system at Report a problem with a road or pavement – Cornwall Council, or telephone 0300 1234 222 (24-hour service). Please include location details so that the situation can be assessed and resources sent to the places in most need.

Looe Town Council have several salt bins around the town which all have a supply of salt and can be used by anyone to treat local public areas, not for private properties. If you identify an empty salt bin, please let us know so that we can ensure supplies are topped up when available.

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Rail Services and Strike Action

We have been advised that ASLEF (train drivers union) are taking industrial action starting this Friday 1 December until Sunday 10 December, with a strike at GWR on Thursday 7 December and action short of a strike for the other affected days.

This means that GWR will run a very limited service on Sunday 3 December, especially on long-distance services. As such, some parts of the GWR network will have no service at all, including all long distance trains out of London Paddington to Bristol, South Wales, and the South West. There will be no replacement bus services in operation either.

Customers are advised to travel before the weekend or after Sunday. Where GWR can run services (expected to include most of their local services), only a limited number of trains will run. These trains will be much busier than usual, and services will be subject to short notice alteration or cancellations.

GWR will update journey planners as soon as possible, and these should be accurate online from tomorrow (Thursday 30 November). Customers with tickets to travel from Saturday 2 December to Friday 8 December can use these the day before they are valid or up to and including Tuesday 12 December.

For full information please visit the dedicated strike page www.gwr.com/strike, or see GWR media release at: https://news.gwr.com/news/no-trains-between-london-paddington-and-bristol-south-wales-and-the-south-west-on-sunday-as-industrial-action-by-drivers-union-looms.

South Western Railway have also advised that their services between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids will be subject to major disruption and diversions. This is due to industrial action and major engineering work between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction. Services are likely to be extremely busy.



Food Waste, Recycling and Rubbish Collection Changes.

Cornwall Council food waste, recycling and rubbish collections changes, please see above for further details.

Free Christmas Events at Looe Library

Free Christmas Events at Looe Library over the festive period, see the poster for further details.

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Health Clinic

Health Clinic, see poster for details.

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Musical Memories Music Group

Musical Memories Music Group at the Lighthouse Community Centre, see poster for  further details.


Free Defib Drop in Sessions

Free Defib Drop in Sessions at west Looe fire station, please see the poster for the dates.