Free Parking

Looe Harbour Commissioner’s Car Parks.

Free Car Parking in December on Looe Harbour Commissioner’s Car Parks.


Event Order – Looe 10 Miler

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, S.16A

The below closure has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map, the site notice and approved Order:

Event:        26/02/2023 – Looe 10 Miler

Date:         26th February 2023

Times:       10:45 to 14:00 hours


Urgent Road Closure – Princes Street, West Looe

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

Location:        21/11/2023 – Princes Street, West Looe

Timing:           21st November 2023 to 27th November 2023 (24 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Urgent Road Closure – repair leaking stop tap

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

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No Train Services to London Paddington this Sunday 26 Nov or 24-27 December

There are upcoming closures of the railway to London Paddington, as part of HS2’s ongoing construction of the new station at Old Oak Common, just to the west of London Paddington.

As a result there will be no train services into or out of London Paddington this Sunday (26 November), or on Sunday 24 and Wednesday 27 December.

On these days, long-distance and most local GWR services will start/terminate at Reading instead of London Paddington. Limited GWR services and Elizabeth line services will run between Reading and Ealing Broadway. Customers can transfer at Ealing Broadway between national rail and London Underground services (Central and District lines) to/from central London.

On Sunday 26 November only, engineering work will also close the lines between Ealing Broadway and Slough until 1240. A limited replacement bus service will be in operation between these stations during this time.

Also, as usual, there will be no services across the GWR network on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The advice to customers is to travel on alternative days to ensure a smoother journey. For those that need to travel, GWR recommend allowing plenty of time to reach their destination, especially if they’re making onward connections.

Journey planners have been updated with details on all closures. GWR will be making customers aware through traditional and social media, on board and station announcements, as well as station posters.

More information is available at and

Boundless Trust Christmas Lunch 2023

Community Christmas Day Lunch

Community Christmas Day Lunch at the Millpool Centre, see details above.

Network Rail

Network Rail – work on Looe Valley Line

Network Rail will soon be working Looe branch line to carry out vegetation maintenance, helping to maintain a safe and reliable railway. The work will be done overnight so that teams can work safely, but please be aware these dates may change. Please see below for table of shift times.

Saturday 25 – Thursday 30 November Five consecutive overnight shifts: 10:30pm – 6:00am
Saturday 2 – Thursday 7 December Five consecutive overnight shifts: 10:30pm – 6:00am

The safety of the public, travelling passengers and staff is Network Rail’s number one priority. Uncontrolled vegetation can pose a serious risk to the safe running of the railway. During Storm Eunice, more than 140 reports were received of fallen trees, branches, trampolines or other items on the track. Thankfully, no passengers were injured or train drivers harmed. However, the impact of a fallen tree could have been much worse. Incidents like this can lead to long delays for passengers which affects the whole of the UK network.

The nature of the work often means some noise is unavoidable but Network Rail will try to minimise this as much as possible and apologise in advance if there is any disturbance to local residents.

To contact Network Rail, please call the dedicated 24-hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41, or visit

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Accessible Guide to Looe

Access Cornwall have completed a piece of work on behalf of the Town Council to produce a useful guide to Looe for those with access issues.

The leaflet includes information about some of the accessible businesses that their team identified and a map of accessible and sensory routes. Find a copy of the full publication on the Tourist Information page of our website.

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Free Parking – Cornwall Council car parks

It will be free to park in all Cornwall Council pay and display and pay on exit car parks, and to use the Truro Park and Ride, on Small Business Saturday which this year falls on Saturday, 2 December.

Cornwall Council is once again supporting Small Business Saturday, a national initiative highlighting small business success and encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

Looe car parks at the Millpool, Riverbank, and Kilminorth Woods will all be free to use on 2 December.

For details of car parks across Cornwall visit:


Closure Order – Barbican Hill, East Looe

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

Location:         Barbican Hill, East Looe

Timing:            4th December 2023 to 8th December 2023 (24 hours)

Contact:          Wales and West Utilities – Tel: 07970 113669.

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

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Looe Community News

The December 2023-January 2024 edition of Looe Community News has been published by Looe Development Trust and, as well as updates from all our local organisation and groups, also contains details of festive events in Looe.

To view or download a copy, please visit: Looe community news issue137 (