Petition to save village pub from demolition

A petition has been set up to save a popular village pub which developers want to demolish.

Thursday, 8th December 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 10:54 am
The Boar's Head pub, Barton near Garstang

Proposals would see the Boar’s Head in Barton, near Garstang, bulldozed but residents want the pub to stay.

The public house is now closed and has been bought by applicants Barton NWL Properties Ltd with a view to redeveloping the building.

Christopher Jones, from Barton, set up the petition.

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He said: “This pub has an historic value and apparently legend says that a boar terrorised the village and a person said whoever slays this boar can have my daughter’s hand in marriage.

“The pub is a community hub. Let’s try and save our community and get our local back!”

The petition, posted on the website, currently has 54 signatures.