Sunday, December 04, 2016

BRIGG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2016 & LIONS' FAIR PICTURES BY KEN HARRISON






Our thanks go to Ken Harrison, chairman of the Brigg Matters newsletter for those pictures taken on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Christmas lights switch-on, Brigg District Lions' Christmas Fair, during late night shopping in the town centre and inside St John's Church Hall.
View Brigg Blog's own pictures from this event here...
View the Scunthorpe Telegraph' pictures taken by David Haber here...

Cast members from the pantomine in Grimsby

Coun Trevor Foster, centre, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire.








Panto cast members visiting Brigg Tourist Information Centre, in the Buttercross.


Brigg District Lions organised the Christmas Fair.








CAN YOU HELP BRIGG FLOWER PLANTING SCHEME?


The spadework is now being done for Brigg's flower planting scheme in 2017.
Deputy Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall (pictured) updated her colleagues during Brigg Town Council's latest meeting in the Angel Suite.
Flowers will bloom at various locations to make the town look more attractive.
Businesses, groups and individuals are now being invited to offer sponsorship.
Volunteers are also being sought to help with the enhanced planting scheme.
If you can assist with sponsorship or become a volunteer, please contact Brigg Town Council by calling at the office in the Angel complex or by emailing enquiries@briggmarkettown.co.uk
Planting locations are expected to be revealed during the coming weeks.

23K-£27k BRIGG JOB VACANCY

North Lincolnshire Council has a job vacancy in Brigg for a senior access officer.
The successful applicant will be based at the Hewson House office block, off Station Road.
The annual salary is £22,937 to £27,123.
View full details here...
Use this link to view more Brigg area jobs on offer with the council...

Saturday, December 03, 2016

BRIGG CHRISTMAS FAIR & LIGHTS SWITCH-ON 2016 DRAW CROWDS TO TOWN CENTRE FAIR AND SHOPS

 Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

A big crowd attended the Brigg Christmas lights switch-on, District Lions' Festive Fair and late night shopping event last night (Friday, December 2, 2016).
Early evening rain failed to dampen the spirits of those who supported Brigg's biggest spectator event of the year. 
A Christmas wish of many years came true for Town Mayor Coun  Ann Eardley, who got to push the button to illuminate the colourful LED bulbs furnished by Brigg Town Council for townsfolk and visitors to enjoy over the coming weeks.
Cast members from Grimsby's civic pantomime joined the Town Mayor and Town Clerk Claire Davis on the stage for the switch-on ceremony.
As ever, handfuls of sweets were thrown to eager youngsters gathered in the Market Place.
After the switch-on, people of all ages toured the varied stalls of the Christmas Fair and made the tills ring merrily in local shops, fast food outlets and pubs.
Congratulations to everyone involved in staging the event on a job well done.
Brigg Blog sampled a pint in Dexters Ale House Kitchen and a couple more down at the Britannia, as we made our way home.
Joining us - cameras in hand - on the night were Ken Harrison, chairman of the Brigg Matters newsletter, and David Haber, long-serving photographer at the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
You can view some of David's fine pictures taken during last night's Brigg event THROUGH THIS LINK
And here are some of Brigg Blog's....

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 2 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley preparing to switch on the Brigg Christmas Lights

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 3 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Deli & Diner proprietor Parris Watson and Deb Dunderdale serving hot BBQ food to hungry visitors in  Brigg town centre 

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 4 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 5 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 6 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Brigg Matters' Ken Harrison, left, taking pictures of the crowd. In the centre are Town Clerk Claire Davis, as cast members from the Grimsby panto entertain visitors 

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 7 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 8 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 9 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 10 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 11 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
The 2016 Brigg Christmas tree looking a picture in the Market Place!

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 12 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Eager customers outside Sankey's Sweet Shop, on Wrawby Street, Brigg. Below left, proprietor Natalie Sankey

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 13 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Christmas Lights switch on 2016, market, fair & late night shopping - picture 14 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
A warm smile on a  December evening from Brigg Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley, taking a brief  break from chatting to townsfolk and visitors who attended the Christmas lights switch-on, organised by the Town Council.

CHRISTMAS TREAT IN BRIGG TONIGHT

FROM MALCOLM BAILEY, BRIGG TOWN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

The Journey of the Magi is a spectacular Christmas treat being performed by the the Springs Dance Company in Brigg tonight (Saturday, December 3). 
Springs is a leading London-based contemporary dance company that tours nationally and internationally. 
It encourages dance as an innovative and effective way to build links within the community, and provides opportunities for participation, reflection and inspiration.
Performed at Brigg Methodist Church at 7pm tonight, this festive performance of dance and theatre provides audiences the chance to reflect and refocus on the meaning of Christmas. 
This promotional clip is of Springs Dance Company's Christmas production Journey of the Magi (view here).
Journey of the Magi is a sparkling production of dance, theatre, song and poetry. Entertaining, powerful and compelling, it’'s as festive, witty and poignant as ever.
If you are interested, then tickets available from The Churches Together Pop-Up Shop, 75 Wrawby Street, Brigg,  today, from 10am-2pm. 
Cost: Adult £7.50, children under 10 years £3.00; family - 2 Adults & 2 children - £18. 

UPDATED: BRIGG CHARITY FUNDRAISER A-HEAD OF CHRISTMAS

 

A head shave for charity is to take place in Brigg A-HEAD of Christmas!
Mark Parker will be losing his locks (and beard) to raise funds for the Mcmillan cancer charity.
If you wish to sponsor and support his efforts for this worthy cause, and watch the shave, get down to the Woolpack Inn, in the Market Place, on Saturday, December 17 at 6pm.
Brigg Blog's thanks go to Coun Ian Wilson and to Mike Williams, mine host at the Woolie, for giving us the nod about the head shave.
We now gather a few others will also be losing their locks on the night. We'll bring you further details later on that.
Mark was at the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, last night (Friday) and many people generously sponsored him. We asked Mark to join  Kate on the other side of the bar so we could get the above picture.
There was live music on at the Brit last night - from Elvis. Kate also went round offering regulars complimentary mince pies. Very tasty, they were!

'SHOP LOCAL' IN BRIGG ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Today (Saturday, December 3) is Small Business Saturday across the UK and Brigg outlets of all kinds will be welcoming your custom.
This is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small firms in their community.
North Lincolnshire Council and the Brigg Town Business Partnership is right behind Small Business Saturday.
Find out more at www.smallbusinesssaturday.org.uk and please remember to 'shop local' if you can today.