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Local Services Information


Emergencies: For Police, Fire, Ambulance or Coastguard

Telephone - 999


The nearest Police station is in Looe.
The station is manned :- Mon. to Fri. 1000 to 1400 & 1500 to 1800
Additionally, in June, July and August - Sat. 1000 to 1400 Sun. 1500 to 1800
There is 24 phone coverage for NON EMERGENCY calls on 08705 777 444


Coastguard is now called the Marine and Coastguard Agency.
Polperro comes under the Brixham station. Phone 01803 882 704.
Falmouth is the next watch area . Phone 01326 317575.
For any emergency call 999

Medical Facilities:

Polperro residents and visitors wishing to see a doctor can attend the Polperro Surgery at the times shown below (telephone for an appointment) or ring the Looe Health Centre to make an appointment there.

POLPERRO SURGERY: Telephone 08444 770962

Dr M.J.Palmer 9.00-10.30
Dr C.C. Fagg      

The Polperro Surgery is halfway between the main car park and the harbour. It is open from 9.00am until 12 noon on Monday and Tuesday, and from 3pm until 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday, but closed on Fridays and at weekends and bank holidays. Contact the Looe Health Centre (now called "The Old Bridge Surgery") in Station Road, East Looe (01503-263196) between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday to make an appointment. Home visits are only available to patients who are too ill or infirm to attend the Surgery. Please phone the Surgery before 10.30am on the day the visit is required.

Looe Health Centre (now called "The Old Bridge Surgery"), Station Road, East Looe PL13 1HA
Phone :- 0900 to 1730. Monday to Fridays. 01503 26395/ 263196.

The surgery is open Monday to Fridays 0900 to 1200 1330 to 1730, and on Saturdays, for emergencies only, 0900 to 1200.

See also our Local Medical Services page which also has details about Doctors' surgeries and about Pharmacy services in Polperro

Both surgeries are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

There is a 24hr nurse run minor injuries unit at the new Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Road, Liskeard (go to Liskeard and take bypass at roundabout near Morrisons/Safeway towards Callington - hospital is signposted and is on a business estate on the right hand side). Tel: 01579 335 600.

The nearest main hospital with full accident & emergency and other facilities is Derriford Hospital at Plymouth. Tel. 01752 777111


Caradon District Council:

The local District Council.
Offices are in Liskeard. Switchboard 01579 431000.
Address :- Luxstowe House, Liskeard, PL14 3DZ.
Website : www.caradon.gov.uk

Local Radio:

BBC Radio Cornwall. Mid & West Cornwall 103.9 FM North & East Cornwall 95.2 FM A very good local radio station. Very useful for up to date information on what's happening in Cornwall. Regular traffic updates, (i.e. parking situation at Eden, road closures etc.), events and general news.

Pirate FM. A commercial station, mainly music, but also features local events.

Golf Courses in the area:

Looe Golf Club 01503 240239
Lanhydrock, 18 holes. Phone 01208 736000.
Lostwithiel Golf Club 01208 873550
Porthpean Golf Club St. Austell 01726 64613
St. Austell Golf Club 01726 72649?74756.
St. Melion 01579 351351
Lanhydrock 01208 736000 .


There is an information office facility at the Arts Foundation on the Quay.
Tony White, Postmaster at the Post Office, is also an invaluable source of information and advice - and while he is telling you what you want to know, you can also buy stamps and many other useful things and, probably, witness Tony "multi-tasking" to Olympic standards - giving you info, selling you stamps, weighing parcels, paying out pensions and talking to me on the telephone - all simultaneously. No extra charge for the entertainment! (Bob, webmaster)

Information collated by Tony Whte, Village Postmaster - latest update 18 August 2005. www.polperro.org © 2005

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