Thursday, October 30, 2014

BRIGG TOWN CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS ON WAY

The White Hart pub wall alongside the Old River Ancholme, Brigg

Work will be starting in the not too distant future on the wall near the White Hart pub, in Brigg town centre, and the riverside footpath/cycleway alongside the River Ancholme, eventually reaching South Ferriby.

The former towpath of the Old River Ancholme, Brigg

DON'T MISS BRIGG WW1 EXHIBITION AT HERITAGE CENTRE


Make sure you pop into Brigg Heritage Centre and view the Lest We Forget World War One exhibition. The centre is within the Angel complex, in the town centre.


BRIGG YOUNGSTERS GET CHANCE TO TAKE OVER

Coun Rob Waltham, pictured in Brigg's Angel Suite.
North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging young people to join in Takeover Week 2014 (17 November to 21 November) where they can take over a range decisions and services.
North Lincolnshire’s Takeover Week is expanding on the national Takeover Day that takes place Friday 21 November. The day gives children and young people the chance to work with adults and be involved in decision-making.
The council has made this into a week-long event to give children and young people more opportunities to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations will get a different perspective on what they do.
There are a number of shadowing opportunities for young people to get involved in and takeover. These include journalism and project development as well as learning about different services.
The opportunities for Takeover Week 2014 have been developed by listening to young peoples’ views, and building on what activities were successful last year.
They include:
  • Being a young reporter for the day at Scunthorpe Telegraph helping to promote young people’s positive activities as well as develop a young person’s newspaper column
  • Visiting Humberside Police Air Response Unit
  • Shadowing Councillor Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds), cabinet member for People
  • Taking over lessons in a primary school delivering learning about World War One
  • Spending a day working with the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Working and reading with young children to contribute to the development of the Imagination Library
  • Working with older people to share skills
Young people who would like to express an interest in the opportunities need to complete the expression of interest form on the council’s website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/children-and-young-people/services-for-young-people/local-takeover-week/.
The completed form should then be emailed to sarah.eales@northlincs.gov.uk or posted to Sarah Eales, Hewson House, Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8XJ by Thursday 31 October 2014.
To find out more about Takeover Week and the other opportunities available visit the council’s website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/children-and-young-people/services-for-young-people/local-takeover-week/.
Coun Rob said: “Takeover Week is a fantastic opportunity for young people in North Lincolnshire to get an insight into the working world and share their ideas about how they think things can be improved or done differently.
“There are some excellent shadowing opportunities again this year. Last year we had a great response from young people that took part and they were really positive about their experiences.
“Throughout the week I will have a young person shadowing myself again, which I am really looking forward to. They will be able to get a glimpse into what I do day-to-day.” 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

EXTRA MONEY FOR FOUR BRIGG SCHOOLS

Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg and Wolds), North Lincolnshire Council's Cabinet Member for People Services, last night revealed to Brigg Town Council's meeting in the Angel Suite that schools in the town are to get extra funding from next April:
  • Brigg Primary £40,360
  • St. Mary's £30,040
  • Sir John Nelthorpe £128,940
  • Vale Academy £150,390
Rob was sure the cash would be put to good use.

BRIGG SHOP VACANCY IN RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS

The Steel Rooms,  in Brigg town centre, have a job vacancy.
It’s for a Saturday person to work in the gift shop.
Extra hours may be available over the Christmas period.

Hand in your CV at the Rooms, on the corner of Market Place and Spring’s Parade, or email julie@thesteelrooms.com

CALLING ALL BRIGG BRIGHT SPARKS

Brigg folk: Have your got an old electrical item that’s lost its spark?  Then be a bright spark don’t bin it, bring it to one of our Household Recycling Centres between 20 October and 19 December to have the chance to win one of five fantastic prizes. 
First prize is a Smart Television (approx value £600)
Second prize- Games Console (approx value £400)
Third prize – Camera (approx value £200)
Fourth prize – Ereader (approx value £100)
Fifth prize – Clock Radio (approx £40)
Simply bring along your broken and worn out electrical items such as fridges, TV’s, hairdryers, irons and kettles to the site and you will be given a prize draw ticket to complete to enter the draw. This is open to North Lincolnshire residents only.
Repic, the councils approved contractor for recycling and disposal of electrical waste, has provided the prizes to promote recycling.
So clear out all those old electrical items and get a chance to win brand new ones.
Competition Terms
  1. One prize draw ticket will be issued per electrical item recycled at the Household Recycling Centres
  2. Please alert a site operative prior to recycling your items(s).
  3. The prize draw ticket will need to be completed with residents name, telephone number or email address and postcode and posted into the prize draw collection box on site.
  4. The prize will be drawn on week commencing 29 December 2014.
  5. Residents will be informed during week commencing 5 January 2014.
  6. Prize winners may be required to participate in publicity.
Dr Philip Morton, CEO of REPIC says: “Having teamed up with North Lincolnshire Council over the summer for our local community electrical giveaway we’re pleased to support their promotion to help raise awareness about WEEE recycling.
“As we know, WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams and everyone has a part to play in responsible recycling and initiatives such as North Lincolnshire’s are a great way to engage the general public.”
Cllr Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds), cabinet member for Neighbourhood and Environment at North Lincolnshire Council said: "This is a great incentive for people to recycle their unwanted electrical items and a generous offer from Repic. We provide a whole range of recycling opportunities to enable residents to dispose of their waste and help the environment too. If you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, simply take your old electrical items to any of our household recycling centres.”

Further information and tips can also be found on Repic’s website www.responsible-recycling.co.uk

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EXTRA PICTURES - BRIGG POPPY 10k & MILITARY CHALLENGE

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Another batch of pictures taken at the Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014, organised by the Brigg Branch of the Royal British Legion and sponsored by Pipers Crisps.

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014

Brigg 10k Poppy Race and Military Challenge, October 2014