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Let’s Preserve the Beauty of Lovely Looe.

Looe Town Council would like to preserve the unique beauty of our historic town that locals and visitors love so much, therefore in order to assist this agenda we will be writing to local business’ that have signage that is placed inappropriately and poses a health and safety risk. We will also be requesting the removal of signage which contravenes the following : 


– The Town and Country Planning Act ( control of advertisements) 

– Looe Neighbourhood Development Plan ( NDP)

– Looe’s Conservation Area  


Looe Town Council support local business’ and would welcome conversations if you are unsure of what signage can be displayed, you can do this either in person at our offices above the library at the Millpool car park or by way of dropping us an email at the address below so that we can all work together to preserve our lovely town – Looe !

Town Councillor Vacancy for East Looe.

Following a petition to Cornwall Council, candidates are invited to be a Town Councillor for East Looe. If more than one nomination is received, an election will be held next month – please see formal notice of this above.

If you are interested in standing to be a Councillor, please contact the Electoral Services team at Cornwall Council on 01209 614373 or by e-mail to

You can find out more about what we do on our website at The Role of the Council – Looe Town Council where you’ll also find a link to Councillor and Officer contact details. Please call any of our Councillors for an informal chat about their role or drop into the office over the library at the Millpool Car park to meet us for an informal chat.

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THE LOOE RAFT RACE This Sunday the 11th of June.


Well, it’s that time of year again.  The Looe Raft Race bounced back as big as ever in 2022 and plans are afoot to make 2023 a bumper year. The race will take place on Sunday 11th June, starting at 12.15pm. Entry fees remain unchanged from last year £6 for adults and £3 for children.

Organised by Looe RNLI volunteers and supported by the Looe Boat Owners Association (LBOA) , the Looe Raft Race is one of the town’s most popular events , attracting hundreds of spectators, and has become an important source of funding for the Looe RNLI lifeboat station.

Home-built rafts compete along various courses up the river providing plenty of vantage points for the spectators to shout their encouragement. Teams can join in several classes , from Junior and Adult Fun to Elite and compete not just for the fun and the fundraising , but also for trophies and prizes donated by organisations and businesses in the town. Awards are given to the Class Winners, as well as to Best Fundraiser and Best Fancy Dress.

So what are you waiting for? Buddy up, build a raft and get paddling! See you there!

Full details and the entry form can be found at”

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Parlez-vous Français?

Some years ago, Looe twinned with the little French seaside town of Quiberon. Over the last twenty years, however, contact has been somewhat lost.

Recently the Mayor, Tony Smith, wrote to the Mayor of Quiberon, Patrick Le Roux, to see whether we could revitalise our relationship. His reply was very positive, and he put forward several ideas as to how we could get things going again including exchange visits, school trips and even offering young people opportunities to gain work experience in their town!

It would be really good now if we could get together a small team of community volunteers to take things to a next step. Ideally, we need someone with a working knowledge of French who can act as a lead liaison person and start the ball rolling.

If you would like to be that lead or would just like to help with the initiative, please drop Tony an email at and we’ll get together for an informal chat and bounce some ideas around.

Êtes-vous prêt à le faire?

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Litter Picking

Our new Mayor, Tony Smith, out litter picking in the Millpool. If you have a litter problem in your part of town and want to organise a local group to do something about it, the Town Council can help you by providing litter picking tools, bags etc. Drop us a line on  and we’ll get in touch.

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Staff Vacancy – Street Marshall

Looe Town Council is looking for a part-time Street Marshall to provide advice and guidance on access, facilities and safety in Looe.

Hours of work will be from 10am to 5pm each Thursday to Sunday until 15 September 2023.

For more information please visit our Careers page at Careers – Looe Town Council

To apply for this role, please complete Looe Town Council’s application form and return by e-mail to or in hard copy to Looe Library & Community Hub, The Millpool, Looe, PL13 2AF.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th June 2023 (midnight).

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Looe Flood Defence & Regeneration Scheme

The latest article produced by the Looe Flood Defence project team focusses on the environment.

A copy of this is attached below along with their environmental Frequently Asked Questions.

To find out more about the project or read other articles produced by the team, please visit Looe Flood Defence and Regeneration Scheme | Let’s Talk Cornwall

Highway Maintenance Scheme • June 2023

B3359 Carriageway Repair Works
As part of the highways maintenance work, an overnight road closure will be in place on the B3359 between Connon Tip and Pelynt from Monday 5th to Saturday 17th June while carriageway repair work is carried out.

The road will be closed between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

Outside of these times the road will be open as normal. These measures are needed to give the teams a safe working zone and protect road users while the work is carried out.
Some noise associated with night-time working can cause disruption to residents and this can be frustrating. Please be assured that the aim is to complete the noisiest operations as early as possible and every effort will be made to minimise any impact, should the works overrun due to unforeseen circumstances.
There  will be marshals on site to support residents and businesses needing local access.
All through traffic will need to follow the diversions in place.

Looe Library Monthly Newsletter.

Read the latest edition of Looe Library’s monthly newsletter.

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Further Rail Strikes

Further rail strikes taking place next week. On Wednesday 31 and Saturday 3 June, the ASLEF (train drivers) union will be on strike, and the RMT (on board and station staff) have also announced an additional strike on Friday 2 June.

On all 3 days there will only be a very limited service, which will start later and finish much earlier than normal. Many parts of the network will have no service whatsoever. 

Services that do run will be much busier than usual and subject to short-notice alteration and cancellations. Customers are being advised to find alternative methods of travel or to vary the date of their journey if they can. More information can be found on their dedicated strike page at including when online journey planners will be updated and how to claim refunds.

Services on Tuesday 30 May, Thursday 1 June and Sunday 4 June will also be impacted with some services finishing earlier and starting later than usual, and customers travelling on those dates should check their journey before travel using