Hundreds of residents support Boar’s Head campaign

Supporters of the campaign to save the Boar's Head from potential demolition.
Supporters of the campaign to save the Boar's Head from potential demolition.
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The petition to save the Boar’s Head building in Newmarket, Louth, from potential demolition has racked up hundreds of signatures.

The ‘Save Our Boar’s Head’ (SOBH) group wants to save the historic Georgian building from potential demolition, as it is part of the Cattle Market site which is likely to be sold for redevelopment in the coming months.

The former pub sits just outside the conservation area and there is currently no protection order on the building, meaning that there is little to prevent a developer from demolishing the historic building if the site is sold next year.

Campaigners collected signatures in Louth town centre at the weekend, and were positively received by the public. Additional petitions are currently being hosted in some local shops.

Group member James Laverack said: “We managed to get hundreds of signatures and received overwhelming support from the public who where shocked that this landmark Georgian building could be demolished as part of a redevelopment scheme.

“In addition, very few people realised it was part of the proposed Cattle Market sale.

“When we have collected up all the petitions, we hope to present them to the Council in a hope it will persuade them to protect it.”

Click here to read more about the campaign.