Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GENEROUS BRIGG PUB OFFERING FREE CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER TO LONELY 'SENIORS'


In praiseworthy example of Christmas spirit, a Brigg pub is offering lonely people a free dinner on the big day, December 25.
Impressed members of the public have being taking to new media to congratulate the hostelry on its generosity.
"Don't be lonely this Christmas," says the pub in a poster aimed at people who might otherwise be on their own.
"The Britannia Inn is pleased to offer a free Christmas dinner for our local seniors who might otherwise be on their own this year.
"The first 30 people who book would be welcome to join us for a free two-course seasonal meal."
The Britannia is on Wrawby Street, and the number to call is 01652 794011.
The event will start at noon with food served at 1pm.
The pub says that gift donations from the public will be warmly accepted.
Mine host told Brigg Blog of his plans for this 'spirit of Christmas' event some weeks ago while we were chatting at the bar and we'd also like to add our congratulations.

BRIGG AREA CHRISTMAS BIN & RECYCLING BOX COLLECTIONS - CHECK YOU KNOW WHEN YOURS WILL BE EMPTIED


CHANGES TO BIN COLLECTIONS OVER CHRISTMAS 

BY KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

Bin and box collections in North Lincolnshire will change from 18 December 2017 for four weeks over the Christmas period.
During the week commencing 18 December or 25 December 2017, you will receive an extra general waste collection (green or grey bin) instead of the garden waste (brown bin) collection.
During Christmas week, your bin and box collection days will change due to bank holidays. All bins, boxes and bag collections on week commencing Monday 25 December will move to the next day. 

For example, if your normal collection is on a Tuesday, your collections that week will move to Wednesday, Wednesday collections will move to Thursday and so on through to Friday collections that move to Saturday.
During the week commencing 1 January and 8 January, garden waste bins (brown bins) will not be collected. There will be no extra general waste collections during this time as the garden waste vehicles will be used to support general waste vehicles with the additional demand over Christmas. Brown bin collections will start again week commencing Monday 16 January.
Your collection calendar will show which days each of your bins and boxes will be collected. If you don’t have a collection calendar, you can check the dates online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/collectiondates or call our Customer Contact Centre on 01724 297000.
Cllr Neil Poole, Cabinet Member for Investment, Assets and Employment said: “The festive season is almost upon us so, while many people are planning ahead, it is a good time to remind residents of changes to bin and box collections. Note the changes to your collections by checking your collection calendar or by visiting our website.
“Please reuse and recycle as much as you can over Christmas. For reuse ideas, have a look at our A to Z of Christmas Recycling at www.northlincs.gov.uk/christmasrecycling

"For items that need recycling, have a look at the leaflet you will have recently received through the post about what items can and cannot go in your bins, boxes and bags. You can also check this on our website at www.northlincs.gov.uk/recycling
“Our Household Recycling Centres will be open as usual during the festive season, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. You can check opening times at www.northlincs.gov.uk/waste

BRIGG ROADWORKS ABOUT TO START - DELAYS POSSIBLE


Roadworks are due to start in Brigg tomorrow (Wednesday, December 13).
They are scheduled to continue until Friday 15th and drivers are advised that delays are possible.
The location is given as Bigby Street "outside the public house" and involves the installation of new street lighting.
There will be "some carriageway incursion" during the work.
Although there is no through traffic to Cadney at present due to roadworks being undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council, Bigby Street still offers access to one of the town's municipal car parks, behind the Angel buiding, as well as to homes and businesses on Elwes Street.

BRIGG PASSENGERS ENJOY A BETTER CLASS OF TRAIN


The Brigg Line Blog update for Saturday, December 9 reveals that a better class of passenger train was in use instead of the usual 'Railbuses' which date back to the 1980s.
The report also includes reference to a noticeboard outside Hewson House offices, containing Brigg line timetable information, being cleaned up, apparently  by North Lincolnshire Council.
When this board was mentioned during the latest Brigg Town Council meeting, Coun Rob Waltham, who is leader of the North Lincolnshire authority, said it was condensation rather than mould that was causing the problem.

Brigg Blog is pleased to see that it has now been attended to and we hope many Brigg folk will view the timetable and opt to use the Saturdays-only service from our station to destinations like Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Gainsborough, Retford and Sheffield.
Use this link to view the complete Brigg Line Blog report for December 9...

Monday, December 11, 2017

ROADWORKS NEAR BRIGG UNTIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15


Roadworks near Brigg are scheduled  until Friday, December 15, council officials are advising drivers.
Lincolnshire County Council highways are undertaking essential work on Cadney Road between Brigg and the village.
This began on December 4 and involves closure of the road at the point where work is being carried out.
Roadside signs are in place within Brigg and outside the town to inform motorists of the diversion via the A1084 Bigby High Road, along Bigby Road, Brigg, and through Howsham.
Lincolnshire County Council also advises that the road closure currently in place on North Kelsey Moor's Smithfield Road is due to end today (December 11).

FOLKS ROUND 'ERE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL SHOW ENJOYED IN BRIGG



 SEVENTEEN PICTURES BY KEN HARRISON, BRIGG MATTERS MAGAZINE

Saturday evening (December 9) saw the cast of community production Folk Round 'Ere stage a specially written musical show in Brigg which featured songs and customs from winter and the Christmas period.
The singers were accompanied by a folk band and children from 1st Brigg Brownies also featured in the show at St John's Church with its wonderful acoustics.
Refreshments were enjoyed in the Church Hall.



Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall, left, and Coun Deb Dunderdale, of the Brigg Town Business Partnership, right, with members of the 1st Brigg Brownies.







The Rev Trudy Hobson, right, serving tea in the Church Hall.









TREAT FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY PLAYERS FROM THE BRIGG AREA


FROM ETHAN THORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Lincoln Castle has a special offer for players of the National Lottery.
On 1 April 2015, the new-and-improved Lincoln Castle re-opened its gates following a £22m refurbishment, a project made possible thanks to a £12m donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
As a thank you, from Monday 11 to Friday 15 December, National Lottery ticket holders can explore the castle's Medieval Wall Walk free of charge (terms and conditions apply – see notes below).
Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said: "Over the last few years, Lincoln Castle has been transformed into a world-class visitor attraction.
"The Heritage Lottery Fund played a major role in making that happen, and this is our way of saying thank you."  
For more on all Lincoln Castle has to offer, visit www.lincolncastle.com 

Terms and conditions
One National Lottery ticket covers free entry to the Medieval Wall Walk for two adults or a family of five
All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw-based game or National Lottery scratch card. Tickets / proof of ticket can be paper or digital
Offer is valid from the 11-15 December (inclusive), 10am-4pm (subject to capacity and weather)
Children 5-16 years of age qualify for free admission with any lottery ticket holding adult
Not valid in conjunction with any offer or event.