Thursday, June 30, 2016

SIGN UP FOR BRIGG CYCLE RIDE

Places are still available on the next Brigg Breeze cycle ride for women.
It will be held on Sunday (July 3), starting at 10am from the Angel car park, off Elwes Street.
Full details here...

SECOND BRIGG CURRY NIGHT TO SUPPORT CANCER CHARITY

 

Brigg people have been generous in supporting a number of fundraising initiatives for a cancer charity over many months, the majority of which we've featured on this Blog.
Andrew ("Sass")  Markham now tells us that after the great night  held at the Raj Indian Restaurant in the town centre last month in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action (PICTURE ABOVE), the proprietor has agreed to another charity fundraiser being held there on  Tuesday, August 9.
"The £9.95 five-course meal is excellent value and the evening helps promote awareness and raise funds to support patients with the disease," Andrew explains..
"As before, the restaurant offers two sittings - 6 o'clock and 8 30. Please book your table on 01652 656595. Many thanks for your support."

BRIGG IN BLOOM TO BRIGHTEN THE TOWN

Colourful catalogues were circulated among councillors attending June's Brigg Town Council meeting this week.
They featured a range of planters in which flowers can be placed.
Under the Brigg in Bloom initiative, the council is considering buying planters to brighten up areas of the town.
Locations being looked at are:

  • Bridge Street
  • Ancholme Way road bridge/fly-over
  • County Bridge
  • Riverside railings

At Monday night's meeting, Coun Rob Waltham reminded councillors of an environmental visual audit undertaken some time ago to identify suitable locations. 
He said there was a need for capital outlay on planters which could then be used year after year.
Town Clerk Claire Davis suggested asking businesses in the town to sponsor the planters.
At its July meeting the town council will consider a report about the planters' locations with detailed costings and is expected to make a final decision.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BRIGG HOUSE EXTENSION SEEKS APPROVAL

A proposed extension to 27 St Helen's Road, Brigg, with erection of a detached single garage, is seeking approval from North Lincolnshire Council planners.
North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee meets at Scunthorpe Civic Centre this afternoon (Wednesday, June 29). 
Unusually, there are no Brigg applications for elected councillors drawn from across the district to consider this time.
The committee's chairman is Coun Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds).

BRIGG PART OF THE PROM SEASON

We've noticed a few signs around Brigg in recent weeks advertising services to do with school proms.
It seems that the season for these leaving events is now under way in North Lincolnshire.
They didn't exist when many of us left secondary schools or sixth forms, but have been held  locally for a considerable time.
In our day you turned up for the final assembly, collected your bike from the shed at Brigg Grammar School and rode off into the sunset.
As sixth formers two years later we went out for a drink or two with one of the teachers, but that was hardly on a par with today's proms. We certainly didn't get "suited and booted" for the night!
We trust all the local pupils/students will enjoy their 2016 proms, wherever they are held.




BLAST FROM THE PAST IN BRIGG TOWN CENTRE

Many shoppers have been taking a look at a blast from the past in Brigg town centre today (Wednesday, June 29).
Propped up outside Mundey's,  on Wrawby Street, early this morning was a traditional shop bike, complete with family business lettering, of the sort used to deliver meat to people's homes long ago.
There was a time when many butchery, grocery and greengrocery businesses in Brigg undertook deliveries using sturdy bikes with  carriers fixed on the front.
The last time many of us saw one in use will have been on Open All Ours, the TV comedy series starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason, set in a South Yorkshire sh-sh-sh-shop run by the former, who fed his takings into an old-fashioned till with a mousetrap-like closing mechanism. 




UPDATE ON BRIGG RECREATION GROUND IMPROVEMENTS

An update has been given on work to revamp Brigg Recreation Ground.
North Lincolnshire Council's extensive scheme involves new facilities and changing rooms at the facility off Wrawby Road.
Coun Rob Waltham, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council, told Brigg Town Council's June meeting in the Angel Suite on Monday night: "Works are on target and the roof trusses for the new changing facilities are to be installed next week, and the hard standing is now in place for both the tennis courts and the hockey pitch."