Campaign to save Boar’s Head gains pace

The Boar's Head in Newmarket, Louth. EMN-151022-154046001
The Boar's Head in Newmarket, Louth. EMN-151022-154046001

The campaign to save the Boar’s Head building in Newmarket is gaining pace, with a new petition racking up dozens of signatures.

The Georgian building, which has been recorded as a pub since the early 19th century, forms part of the Louth Cattle Market site which is currently being considered for sale.

Since there is no protection order on the building – which sits just yards outside the conservation area – there is currently nothing to stop a potential developer from demolishing the historic building if the site is sold.

The ever-growing campaign group ‘Save Our Boar’s Head’ wants to protect the building, regardless of what happens to the rest of the site.

ELDC’s full council will decide the fate of the site, although the decision has been delayed until next year.

Save Our Boar’s Head campaigner James Laverack said: “Our primary concern is to protect this Georgian building, and we will press on and try to make protection of the building a condition of the sale.

“Our petition has demonstrated the strength of feeling in the town. I’ve only had positive responses.”

Campaigners will be out in Louth town centre on Saturday morning to collect more signatures, and the petition will also be available in local shops.