The Belvoir hunt, for the second year running held its Boxing Day meet at Riverside pastures yesterday.
Traditionally the hunt would be greeted by the mayor but this year Grantham mayor, Adam Stokes said he would not be attending the meet in an official mayoral capacity, although he would be attending as a spectator.
A large gathering of anti hunt protesters demonstrated at the event. A spokesperson for Grantham Against Blood Sports said,
“Grantham Against Blood Sports are pleased with the numbers of people who took time to join us at the Boxing Day protest this year. Once again our numbers have increased and it appears the Hunt Support is dwindling, this seems to be playing out across the country at other demonstrations today. So with that in mind we will be working hard to make the demonstration for 2020 even bigger. Thank you to all who protested”
Earlier this year a motion was put to SKDC councillors to sever ties with the Belvoir Hunt but in a secret vote SKDC councillors voted 22 – 12 against.