Livestock Market site, Louth
We agreed on 11 October to refurbish the Livestock Market facility in Louth and withdraw from the sale of the site.
Update - November 13, 2017
Improvement works have commenced to the outside of the Boars Head Public House.
- Repair/replacement of old timber on window sills and door frames
- Painting of window sills and door frames
- Removal of foliage and ivy from brickwork
It is expected these works will be completed within three weeks and the Boars Head will be marketed for lease in January 2018.
Louth Livestock Market - Implementation of Full Council recommendations
That Council instruct Officers to formally withdraw from the sale process with ADV partnership and that Council rescind the decision of 23rd July 2014 to provide a replacement livestock facility
ADV Partnership advised via Chase & Partners of formal Council Resolution on 13th October 2017.
None - recommendation completed
That Council instruct officers to bring forward proposals for a necessary refurbishment of the existing Livestock Market facility in line with the
Councils Financial Procedure Rules.
Schedule of backlog maintenance and repairs identified by Technical Services
That Council continue to engage with Louth Market Auctioneers in order to agree terms to finalise a legally binding agreement between the Council and Louth Market Auctioneers (LMA).
That Council agree to be supportive and to encourage stakeholders to engage with Louth Market Auctioneers to investigate ways in which the Livestock Market site could be used for a wider range of complementary activities in addition to the weekly livestock market operation in order to increase the utilisation of the site and the income derived from the site.
ELDC Officers met with LMA on 13th September 2017
That in support of recommendation 4. Council instruct officers to review the footprint of the current Livestock Market site in order to explore potential ways in which the whole site could be better utilised. This is to include safeguarding the ex-Boars Head public house building for use /refurbishment subject to market demand.
Over the coming months we will be working up our plans for refurbishment in discussion with the Louth Market Auctioneers.
We will also be looking to discuss use of the facility and the wider site with the Auctioneers to understand what opportunities there are to put the site to use on a more regular basis for the benefit of Louth and the wider district.