Louth businesses back Food Festival

BUSINESSES in Louth town centre businesses are throwing their support behind the St James’ Food Festival which takes place next Sunday.

Over 30 retailers, most normally closed on a Sunday, will open their doors for the event, which is expected to attract large crowds.

David Sandwith, managing director of Eve & Ranshaw, said: “In these difficult times we must do all we can to support our high street businesses, especially the independent, family-owned shops which add so much to Louth’s lifestyle.”

The Festival is the result of a joint venture by the Louth Town Partnership and the Louth Food & Drink Group.

Louth’s new town manager Ali Hall added: “This is a wonderful boost for the town. Newcomers to Louth like myself cannot help but be impressed by the variety and quality of Louth’s shops. The food offer is remarkable for a town of this size, and Louth well deserves its growing reputation as a good food town.”

The Festival will showcase local food and drink from award winning outlets such as Fairburn Butchers, Meridian Meats and the Cheese Shop.

The day’s activities embrace a full programme of entertainment for all age groups, including the ageless Punch & Judy.

The festival takes place on Sunday, July 17 between 10am and 4pm in Louth market place. l For more details visit www.louthlincs.org.