Goldmine protest

Councillors protest at Goldmine
Councillors protest at Goldmine
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WITH positive promotion of the town and its businesses, Market Rasen is being let down by one building in particular.

That is the view of members of Market Rasen town council who mounted a protest on Monday at The Goldmine pub in Queen Street.

“As well being an eyesore, we believe this site is a potential health hazard,” said Town Mayor Steve Bunney, who led the protest.

“The main thing we want to do is help MR BIG and others to improve the quality of the high street.

“A lot of people are working hard to improve the high street and it is unfortunate that not everybody is on board.”

As reported in the Rasen Mail last week, the owners of the building – Sconsa Limited – has gone into administration and say the pub is on the market.

However, Coun Bunney said the town council will keep pushing for action.

“We are looking forward to the refurbishment of this old traditional pub and we call upon the current owners or new owners to act,” he said.

The pub, formerly known as The King’s Head, has been served with enforcement notices over the past two years by West Lindsey District Council, but has failed to act.

The authority says it will continue to pursue the owners through the courts.

But with the company now in administration, the future of one of the town’s most prominent looks uncertain.

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