News from West Looe Town Trust



Unfortunately the office will be closed this week on Monday 10th June.

Any queries please send through via email to or drop a letter through the office door - West Looe Town Trust, West Looe, Cornwall PL13 2EU.

Alternatively if you would like to book an appointment please do let me know and I will do my best to fit you in.

Many thanks
Sue Pengelly

6th June 2024

Students Grants for 2024 / 2025

Students Grants for 2024 / 2025

List are now open for the Student Grant Applications for pupils starting further education on 1st September 2024.

Closing date for applications is 1st July 2024.

Application is attached.

Download document (pdf)

12th May 2024

1st Looe Sea Scout Group

1st Looe Sea Scout Group

Last year the Board were able to help with the costs towards fixing the patio area at the Scout Hut and the costs of providing a fire pit.

As you can see the children are really enjoying the outdoors.

17th April 2024

Downs - West Looe

Downs - West Looe

Some residents may recall that in February 2023, an application was made to Cornwall Council to register West Looe Downs as ‘Common Land’.

This application was one of almost 30 similar applications made across Cornwall, either by the Open Spaces Society, or by individuals acting on behalf of the society.

West Looe Downs has been owned and managed by West Looe Town Trust (WLTT) since 1874 as amenity land for the benefit of the local community, who have free access to the open space of the Downs, including grassland, wooded areas and a basic football pitch.

Maintenance of the Downs is carried out by local contractors who are employed by the Trust to cut the grass, empty the bins and manage the trees. The Trust has also employed a professional ecologist to advise on balancing management of the Downs for both people and wildlife.

The Trustees are of the opinion that registration of West Looe Downs as ‘common land’ under the Commons Act 2006 would add no benefit to residents beyond what is already freely available and could in fact hinder the Trust in delivery of its charitable objectives regarding the Downs.

As a result, the Trust, through it’s legal advisors will be objecting to this application for registration as Common Land based on a series of technical criteria and statutory incompatibility between the Commons Act and WLTT’s charitable objectives.

A hearing is likely to be held in the summer and WLTT will keep residents abreast of any developments

1st April 2024

St Pirans Day

St Pirans Day

Happy St Pirans Day on 5th March 2024

5th March 2024

2024   -  Grant in Memory of Queen Elizabeth II  is now open for new applications.

2024 - Grant in Memory of Queen Elizabeth II is now open for new applications.

Applications are invited for this grant. Form attached for completion and return please.

Criteria for funding includes:
• For the purposes of this grants programme the Trustees can only consider
applications from persons who are permanently resident in the area of benefit
[the area of benefit is that administered by the Looe Town Council]
• A new application must be made for each donation request
• Please note that the Trust may require receipts before any part of a grant is paid

• Please note that a refund of any monies donated may be required if the Grant
is found not to be in line with the Trust’s Charter.
• Seeking help to cover costs already incurred such as debts or loans that have
already been taken out.
• Volunteer schemes/projects.

Download document (pdf)

11th January 2024