Passion and enthusiasm flowed at the first open meeting of the Louth Independent Traders which took place on Thursday (February 12)
Businesses throughout the town got together at the King’s Head in Mercer Row to discuss their vision for Louth in light of the funding being withdrawn from the Louth Town Partnership.
The group agreed that they must remain non-political with their main aim to increase footfall into the town.
With support from East Lindsey District Council, the Louth Independent Traders will take over the town’s popular Christmas Market and the Victorian Fayre, which will be moved to September.
Members also discussed alternative events and activities to encourage people to shop local and to attract visitors from further afield.
Chairman Gary Denniss,from M and G Designs, was delighted with the turnout and ideas generated on the night.
Mr Denniss said: “Our aim is to get traders in the town working together to promote what a fantastic place Louth is.
“I am overwhelmed with the response we’ve had so far and I would like to thank all the business owners who have given up their spare time to be involved.
“We want our events and initiatives to really showcase the town and prove how special it is.
“We are currently working on plans for a Louth Fashion Week as well as some Easter activities.
“More details will be announced shortly, and people can follow our social media accounts for up to date information.”
Louth Independent Traders is open to all the town’s businesses and traders. Anyone wishing to become involved can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gary at M and G Designs on 01507 604923 for more information.
Louth Independent Traders can also be found on Facebook, and on Twitter at @Louthtraders.