NEWS FROM THEEAST LOOE TOWN TRUST
The Chairman and Vice Chairman
Atthe Board’s recent AGM Phil Gibson, a local businessman, was elected as our newChairman, with effect from 1st October. Phil has until recently beenVice Chairman and is our longest serving Trustee. Michael Tolley was elected ViceChairman. Michael is a retired solicitor and former Director of Administration withCaradon District Council. He is active in a number of other local organisations.
JohnWarne, the outgoing Chairman, said:- “ It has been a great privilege to servethe Trust and the town as Chairman for nearly seven years and I warmly welcome theappointment of Phil Gibson as mysuccessor and Michael Tolley as Vice Chairman. I look forward to continuing asa Trustee and supporting the important work of the Trust.I am grateful for all the hard work (often unseen) of our dedicated staff andto the current team of Trustees for the vision and commitment that has enabledus together to deliver many changes and improvements for the greater good. Asalways, there is more to be done but we can look forward to a stable andproductive future. On a lighter note, I am delighted that Trustees have finallyheeded my view that it is healthy to have a change of leadership from time totime!”
The beach andseafront
Theseareas are vital to the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. Failure tomaintain them properly would be damaging to the town’s economy. Socongratulations to our seafront staff who have rightly collected many accoladesfor their work in keeping it all looking so good throughout the busy season.
Thebeach is also the central attraction for many leisure activities and events,including the raft race, sailing championships, music festival, Easter egg huntand New Year fireworks display. The recent addition to the list of an outsidecinema production was well received. The Trust will continue to facilitate suchopportunities, working constructively with responsible providers.
The Guildhallforecourt café
Buildingwork on the café and re-laying the forecourt has largely been completed onschedule, allowing fitting out to proceed without significant delay. This is byfar the Trust’s largest project in recent years, representing a considerablefinancial investment. We are satisfied that it will provide a good return tohelp us maintain the services we provide and, hopefully, allow us to increaseover time our charitable contributions. We have received a number of supportivecomments saying that it will make the whole site much more attractive.
JOHN WARNE ANDFELLOW TRUSTEES