Important Update – December 2019
For Louth Livestock Market, the last three years have been particularly tumultuous. East Lindsey District Council served a Notice to Quit in June 2017 to make way for a supermarket but also organised a public consultation as to the future of the Market and its site. The result demonstrated overwhelmingly that the public and the farming community wished Louth Livestock Market to be retained. On 11th October 2017, Councilors unanimously voted for the facility to continue on the present site, with essential repairs being undertaken and a new lease being granted; that process has now completed. With effect from 31st December 2018, Willsons Chartered Surveyors decided to withdraw from the partnership of Louth Market Auctioneers, allowing the remaining firm of Masons Chartered Surveyors to fully develop the alternative uses, as well as improve the core Livestock Auctioneering business. The partners of Masons Chartered Surveyors have formed a company to occupy and operate the site called Louth Market Ltd, which has recently entered into the long-term protected lease of the site as the tenant and APHA licensed operator.
This year we have also welcomed Oliver Chapman to our staff. Oliver is a young auctioneer showing great promise who will, together with Russell, my father and I, work tirelessly over the coming months and years. We are fortunate to have excellent staff, without whom the market simply wouldn't function. The livestock market exists for the good of the individuals who trade there and the local agricultural community. We hope that with your goodwill and importantly, an increased livestock throughput, there will be a sustainable future for the market in the long term. It has been a very intense two or three years and so we would very much like to thank all our vendor clients and buying customers for their ongoing and much valued support.
With regard to alternative uses, the last 12-months has seen two music concerts in the store cattle ring, commencement of regular dog training sessions on a Monday evening, a firework display together with a funfair to celebrate Guy Fawkes' night and Louth Young Farmers have adopted the market as their regular meeting place and somewhere to hold events, such as their county auction competition and other social occasions. The car wash is due to open in the spring and a good programme of events is already building up for 2020.
We very much hope that we have now set the foundations and secured a viable future.
Managing Director - Louth Market Ltd
2nd December 2019
Louth Livestock Market
London Road, Louth
Holding Number: 24/702/8000
Masons Chartered Surveyors,
t. 01507 350500
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