Local people and businesses invited to have their say in Livestock Market Scrutiny Inquiry

PEOPLE in and around Louth are being invited to attend a stall on Louth Market on Friday, March 14, 2014, where they can provide Councillors on East Lindsey District Council’s Livestock Market Scrutiny Panel with their views on the future of the Livestock Market site in the town.
East Lindsey District Council is currently marketing the site as available for redevelopment and is inviting expressions of interest from developers.  Alongside this the Council has formed a Scrutiny Panel to explore all issues relating to the site. The Council has already said that if the site were to be redeveloped, an alternative Livestock Market facility would be made available in Louth.  Therefore, the Panel is also keen to talk to users of the site and potential users with regard to what they’d need from a new facility.
As part of their work, Councillors on the Panel would like to understand the views of local people, including their preferred uses for the site if it were to be redeveloped.
As well as talking to businesses in Louth and residents of the area, Councillors will be issuing surveys to users of the Livestock Market.  A further survey for the wider community will be available shortly.  The Panel has already met with representatives of Lincolnshire County Council, Louth Town Council and Keep Louth Special.
In addition to the market stall, the Scrutiny Panel will be holding a drop in session for businesses and other interested parties in the Royal British Legion Hall in Louth on Friday, March 28 between 2pm and 4pm.
Chairman of the Scrutiny Panel, Councillor Daniel Simpson, said: “Our job is to provide the District Council with a balanced and considered report on the Livestock Market site to help in the decision making process.  We don’t just want to hear from site users, we also want to hear from residents and businesses of the area to get a clear understanding of their views.  We will shortly publish our full work programme, including meeting dates on the Council’s website.”  
If you have a view on the future of the site but can’t get along to either event, you can email livestockmarket@e-lindsey.gov.uk
More information on the Scrutiny Inquiry can be found on the Council’s website – http://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk .
 The work of the Scrutiny Committee will conclude towards the middle of 2014.

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