LCN June July 22

Looe Community News

The latest Looe Community News has been published by Looe Development Trust – read and download the June/July edition at the following link:

Community News – Looe Town Council

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You do not have to put up with anti-social behaviour. The Police along with partner agencies, have a range of powers available to then for dealing with anti-social behaviour. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is that you report instances of anti-social behaviour.

Below are links to where this can be done online, but you can always just post a letter through Looe Police Station letterbox. Although the Police Station is not open to members of the public, Police staff are working from the building. All complaints are treated in the strictest confidence and are anonymous so you can report with confidence.



Report anti-social behaviour to Cornwall Council – or call 0300 1234 232

 Social Housing Tenants in Cornwall – A list can be found on the Safer Cornwall website –

CRIME STOPPERS – Independent charity that takes reports anonymously or 0800 555 111



Vandalism is a crime – If it is taking place and immediate action is required call 999.

Graffiti is a crime – If it is taking place and immediate action is required call 999.

Rough Sleepers – If you see someone sleeping rough, contact Streetlink via or call 0300 500 0914

Speeding – 

Littering/fly tipping – or call 0300 1234 100

Dog fouling – or call 0300 1234 100

Rubbish and needles – or call 0300 1234 141

Nuisance neighbours –

Intimidating groups taking over public spaces –

Inconsiderate parking – 


Report an untaxed vehicle –



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Minor Injury Units – change of hours

We have been advised that from 16 June, the opening hours of the minor injury units (MIUs) in Liskeard, Newquay, and St Austell will change to 8am to 8pm daily. This reduction to opening hours has been put in place to minimise the number of short-notice closures.

Care for minor injuries will continue to be available from Bodmin, and Camborne and Redruth hospitals until 10pm, or Stratton; West Cornwall; and Derriford Hospitals for 24-hours a day.

A number of pharmacies in major towns are open until 11pm on most days – check pharmacy opening times.

NHS 111 can also be contacted about minor injuries or if you are not sure what NHS service you need. Online, go to Get medical help – NHS 111 where you can use the symptom checker, or call NHS 111 before you travel to a unit. The service is free to call, and trained advisors will direct you to the best service or will summon emergency help if needed.

999 is always available for life and limb threatening emergencies, which require the assistance of a paramedic on the journey to hospital. This includes stroke, heart attacks and severe blood loss.

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Jubilee weekend thanks – A message from the mayor

I would like to pay tribute to all who helped make the long Jubilee weekend such a resounding success despite mixed weather conditions. 


A big thank you to all the event organisers, volunteers and Marshalls, performers, bunting makers, Looe town council staff and Councillors, businesses, (who did a magnificent job of decorating their shop windows and frontages.) The town really worked together to make the Jubilee a roaring

success with everyone happy and enjoying themselves in celebration. 


All the months of work required to organise these events is testament to the love and respect we all have for her Majesty on her platinum jubilee and 70years of service. 


I particularly loved the Party of the Wooldown, aided by beautiful sunny weather in a spectacular location overlooking the Island and bay. After over 2 long years of isolation and lockdowns to come together as a community to have fun was such a joy.


The Queens selflessness, uncomplaining dedication to duty is something we can all learn from.


Thank you Looe, one and all. God save the Queen. 

Looe Public Schools Grant

Please see the attached poster for information, and how to apply, to the Looe Public Schools Grant.

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Queens Platinum Jubilee Souvenir Coins

If you’ve reserved jubilee coins for your children, you should have received an e-mail from us recently about collecting these but there are some people on our list who we’ve not been able to contact. We don’t want any residents to miss out so please come along to Looe Library & Community Hub at the Millpool to collect your coins. We’re open today from 10am to 4pm (coin collection only – library is closed) and then on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Usual opening hours will apply next week which you can find at Library – Looe Town Council.

We hope you all enjoy the long weekend and any jubilee celebrations that you’re taking part in.



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New Town Clerk

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Coulton, our new Town Clerk, who joined Looe Town Council last week.

Brendan is a Law graduate and a Justice of the Peace who lives in Looe. He brings a wealth of experience and wide range of skills to his new role, having spent 18 years in the Royal Navy, 14 years in the Financial Services industry and has run his own successful businesses. He is also a keen volunteer in the veteran’s charity sector and a trained community first responder.

Brenday says “I’m passionate about Looe and what the town can achieve and I’m looking forward to serving the community in my capacity of Town Clerk”.

Mayor Edwina

New Mayor of Looe

We are delighted to announce that Cllr Edwina Hannaford was appointed Mayor of Looe at a Mayor Making Ceremony last night as part of Looe Town Council’s Annual Meeting & Town Meeting held in the Guildhall Chamber last night. Edwina has served as a Town Councillor since 2003 and follows in the footsteps of her father, Colin Shore, who was Mayor of Looe from 1996 to 1998. In her opening address to the town, Edwina spoke of her learning from her dad as well as all the other Mayors of Looe that she has worked with. She went on to set out her priorities in the role including: Listening to residents; Involving young people in decisions affecting the town; Giving Looe businesses a voice; Working with partner organisations to support residents; and Focussing on doing the basics well so that Looe is a clean, well-cared for town for everyone to enjoy.

Edwina takes over as Mayor from Cllr Martin Gregory who was thanked by Edwina and fellow Councillors for his three years in post – not an easy period to be Mayor, not least with the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19. The Council has changed significantly during Martin’s period in post and he thanked fellow Councillors; Officers; other Looe organisations; and all the individuals from the community who came together to form such a well-organised volunteering network during the pandemic.

As well as reporting on the past year, the Annual Meeting is also the Council’s opportunity to recognise and reward other organisations and individuals who contribute so much to making Looe a great place to live and to visit; often through the goodwill of volunteers and charitable donations. In recognition of their significant support with vaccination clinics as well as all their stewarding duties and organisation of community events, not least Santa’s annual tour of Looe, the Organisation of the Year award was presented to the Lions Club of Looe.

We were really pleased to see so many members of the public and representatives of other organisations at the Meeting where several local charities were presented with cheques from the Mayor’s Charity Fund to contribute to their work in Looe.

Full minutes will be posted shortly on the Agendas and Minutes page of our website.

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Meet the Leader – Cornwall Council

Over the next few weeks, residents, businesses and community groups will have the opportunity to meet Cllr Linda Taylor, the Leader of Cornwall Council. At these sessions, you’ll be able to ask her questions about local issues, services and priorities in a Question Time style meeting. Sessions are being held in:

  • Penzance on 25 May
  • Newquay on 6 June
  • Bude on 22 June
  • Helston on 4 July
  • Liskeard on 19 July

For more information, visit Meet the Leader | Let’s Talk Cornwall


It’s a ‘YES’ from voters

We have been notified this morning of the positive outcome of yesterday’s referendum on adopting the Looe Neighbourhood Plan.

This means that policies within the Neighbourhood Plan for Looe will be used by Cornwall Council to help it decide planning applications in the area.

A copy of the formal ‘Declaration of Result of Poll’ is attached which shows that 1157 votes were cast and 80.2% of voters responded ‘yes’.

Thank you to all those who took the time to go out and vote. And a big thank you to everyone involved in the NDP steering group over the years it took to develop the Plan into this final version which has been adopted.