Monday, July 23, 2018

ROADWORKS COMING UP ON A18 NEAR BRIGG - DELAYS LIKELY


Two sets of roadworks are coming up on the A18 near Brigg this week.
Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Ltd will be carrying out essential refurbishment and replacement work near Springfield Lodge, on the border between Brigg and Wrawby, on Wednesday, July 25.
Temporary two-way traffic signals will be in operation.
The following day (July 26) the same company will be doing likewise on Brigg Road, Wrawby, close to Brickyard Lane, with temporary traffic controls again in use.
Delays are likely  to result for drivers in both cases.

CHANCE TO MEET PETER RABBIT IN BRIGG


Peter Rabbit will be visiting Brigg on the birthday of his creator, famous author Beatrix Potter.
The furry character - a great favourite with children - will be at The Rabbit Hole bookshop and will also be out and about in the town centre on Saturday, July 28.
He will be  visiting the shop at 10am, noon and 2pm, say proprietors Nick and Mel, who kindly supplied the picture above.
Peter Rabbit books and gifts will be on sale, together with activities for children linked to Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter.
She was born in London on July 28, 1866, and  The Tale of Peter Rabbit dates from 1902.
Brigg Blog suggests that Peter will give Coney Court a miss - for reasons obvious to those who know a bit about the history of our town!

PLANS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN BRIGG TO BE CONSIDERED


Councillors are to consider plans for residential development in Brigg.
Brigg Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee will look at the outline application during its meeting in the Angel Suite on Monday, July 23, 2018, stating at 6.45pm.
The application is proposing residential development on Glebe Road.

BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED

1.    a) To appoint a Chairman of the Planning & Environment Committee for the ensuing year.
      
b) To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Planning & Environment Committee for the ensuing year.

      2.    To Receive apologies and Approve reasons for absence.

      3.    (a)  To record declarations of interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the agenda item and type of interest being declared.

(b)  To note dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of agenda items listed below.

4.    TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE THE MINUTES, AS CIRCULATED, OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 21 MAY 2018.

5.    To Receive any general correspondence.

6.    a)    To Receive and Note any Applications for Market Consent
                
    b)    To Receive and Consider any Applications for a Grant or Variation of Premises Licence.
   
7.    To Receive the update on outstanding issues from the Clerk

8.    a) TO CONSIDER ANY PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL PLANS PUBLICISED BUT RECEIVED AFTER THE AGENDA WAS CIRCULATED:      
 

  • Outline planning permission for a residential development including demolition of existing building with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at Brigg Kids Club, Glebe Road, Brigg, DN20 8QG
  • Planning permission to erect a single storey extension including demolition of existing conservatory at 6 East Parade, Brigg, DN20 8QL
  • Planning permission for the retention of Wressle-1 wellsite and access track for the production of hydrocarbons, together with an extension of the site by 0.12 ha for the installation of additional security facilities; site reconfiguration to facilitate the installation of a new impermeable membrane, French drain and surface water interceptor; construction of a new bund, tanker loader plinth and internal roadway system; installation of up to 2 additional groundwater monitoring boreholes and deepening of 3 existing groundwater monitoring boreholes; well operation; installation of production facilities and equipment; instillation of gas engine and electrical grid connection; oil and gas production for a temporary period of 15 years; and restoration to arable land at Wressle-1 wellsite, Lodge Farm, Clapp Gate, Appleby, DN15 0DB

b) TO NOTE THE DECISIONS RECEIVED FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL REGARDING PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS


Above picture featuring Glebe Road, Brigg, courtesy of Neil Stapleton.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

FUN WEEKEND FOR BRIGG PUBS


It proved to be a busy night for a number of Brigg pubs last night (Saturday, July 21).
There were big birthday celebrations, accompanied by a group playing live, at the Lord Nelson, and musical entertainment across the Market Place at the Woolpack.
Meanwhile, down at the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, some people who'd been to the Market Rasen race meeting helped swell the attendance.
Karaoke in the bar proved popular and there was a fun atmosphere, as demonstrated by the picture above.
Just a reminder that today (Sunday, July 22) mine host at the Dying Gladiator, Eugene Irwin, celebrates five years in charge of the Bigby Street hostelry.
Local band The Dirty Pitchers will be performing Britpop songs in the beer garden, with a barbeque to follow and further music.

BRIGG TOWN MARCH ON AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE WITH ANOTHER HANDSOME WIN


Brigg Town Cricket Club enjoyed a decisive 10-wicket home win over Keelby 2nds yesterday (Saturday, July 21), helped by an impressive bowling performance from their most senior player.
The visiting villagers, who are near the foot of the table, made a decent start to this Lincolnshire County Cricket League division four encounter against leaders Brigg at the Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road.
Keelby reached the 50-run mark with only one wicket down, courtesy of experienced perfomers Bruce Roberts and Sanjay Chauhan.
But Phil Dewfall managed to trap Bruce leg before wicket after he had made 26, while Matthew Bell caught and bowled Sanjay for 30.
Brigg veteran John Danson (pictured above) joined the attack, as the fifth bowler, and proceeded to take four for 14 in quick time to polish off the innings.
Keelby, who had looked like posting a decent score, had to be content with 91 in 37.1 overs of their allocated 45.
After tea had been taken in the Community Room at the Rec, Brigg openers Danny Bradley (56 not out) and Andrew Dixon (31 not out) needed only 16 overs to secure victory, as Keelby's five-strong attack failed to make a breakthrough.
Result: Brigg Town (20 points) beat Keelby 2nds (0 points) by 10 wickets.
Umpires: John Preston and Nigel Goodburn.
Brigg are without a division four fixture this coming Saturday (July 28). They have now taken 165 points from nine games, while second-placed East Halton have 102 from eight.
There is then a big gap in points - third-in-the-table Horncastle having 79 and fourth-placed Haxey 2nds 77.



Brigg Town Cricket Club opening batsmen Danny Bradley (left) and Andrew Dixon leaving the field after their unbeaten partnership of 95 against Keelby 2nds.
Brigg Town cricketers heading in for tea after bowling out Keelby 2nds for 91 yesterday.


LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE

RESULTS
SATURDAY, JULY 21

PREMIER DIVISION
Alkborough 152, Cherry Willingham 155 for two
Haxey 228 for nine, Barton Town 179
Bracebridge Heath 2nds 189, Nettleham 150
Market Rasen 202 for six, Messingham 157 for nine
Caistor 258 for eight, Outcasts 129
Scothern 240 for nine, Lindum 2nds 241 for six

DIVISION ONE
Cherry Willingham 2nds 126, Broughton 128 for three
Hartsholme 257 for eight, Louth 2nds 200 for nine
Holton-le-Clay 154, Cleethorpes 2nds 155 for six
Scunthorpe Town 2nds 221, Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 134 for nine

DIVISION TWO
Caistor 2nds 158 for three, Cleethorpes 3rds 156
Hartsholme 2nds 187 for six, Grimsby Town 2nds 147
Hibaldstow 156, Holton-le-Clay 2nds 88
Scothern 2nds 207 for seven, Normanby Park 208 for three
Outcasts 2nds 159, Old Lincolnians 162 for five

DIVISION THREE
Clee Town Laportes 278 for seven, Alkborough 2nds 111
Lindum 3rds 247 for eight, Messingham 2nds 109
Nettleham 2nds 149 for nine, Barton Town 2nds 150 for eight

DIVISION FOUR
Keelby 2nds 91, Brigg Town 95 for no wicket
Horncastle 199 for nine, Alford 2nds 165
East Halton 215 for six, Louth 3rds 204 for nine


FIXTURES


TODAY - SUNDAY, JULY 22SUPPLEMENTARY CUP FINAL
Barton Town 2nds v Messingham 2nds (at Marsh Lane, Barton, 1pm start)




SATURDAY, JULY 28

PREMIER DIVISION
Caistor v Scothern
Cherry Willingham v Bracebridge Heath 2nds
Haxey v Market Rasen
Lindum 2nds v Alkborough
Messingham v Outcasts
Nettleham v Barton Town

DIVISION ONE
Appleby-Frodingham 2nds v Holton-le-Clay
Cleethorpes 2nds v Scunthorpe Town 2nds
Louth 2nds v Broughton
Market Rasen 2nds v Cherry Willingham 2nds.
Note: Keelby's first team has resigned from the league; its record will be expunged but player performances for and against Keelby this season will be retained.

DIVISION TWO
Normanby Park v Hibaldstow
Old Lincolnians v Caistor
Outcasts 2nds v Hartsholme 2nds
Scothern 2nds v Holton-le-Clay 2nds

DIVISION THREE
Alkborough 2nds v Lindum 3rds
Barton Town 2nds v Cleethorpes 4ths
Broughton 2nds v Nettleham 2nds
Clee Town Laportes v Messingham 2nds

DIVISION FOUR
East Halton v Horncastle
Keelby 2nds v Louth 3rds
Scunthorpe Town 3rds v Haxey 2nds (at Hibaldstow)

SUNDAY, JULY 29
GEORGE MARSHALL TROPHY SEMI-FINALS
Lindum 2nds v Bracebridge Heath 2nds
Messingham v Caistor

Premier division games start at 1pm; matches in all other sections (and cup-ties) commence at 1.30pm.


OUR GUY IN RUSSIA ON CHANNEL 4 FEATURES PRESENTER WITH BRIGG LINKS


Many Brigg people watched the first episode of an interesting new TV series presented by Guy Martin - called  Our Guy in Russia. It was shown on Channel 4 on Monday, July 16, 2018.
Guy was educated in Brigg and has business interests locally.
He made his name as a motorcycle racer, going on to present popular TV series in which the lorry mechanic shows his love of transport, travel and all things mechanical.
Some Brigg homes briefly lost their satellite connections around 9.15pm last Monday evening, due to thundery rain.
However, this was only for a few minutes and we were able to enjoy the rest of the programme in which he flew a Cold War fighter plane and met a group of Russian bikers said to be friendly with President Putin.
You can view the episode through this link...
In the second episode to be screened on Channel 4 at 9pm on Monday, July 23, Our Guy will continue his travels across Russia, meeting more interesting people.
As Guy said in the initial programme, while taking in the sights of Moscow, he was standing 1,500 miles from Grimsby but with 4,000 stretching ahead  to reach the end of this vast country.

Episode two is well worth a look on Monday night, Brigg Blog suggests.

LATEST PICTURES OF BRIGG MARINA HOLIDAY CHALETS



Here are  some of the latest pictures taken at the Brigg Marina development.
Brigg Blog's initial post about the marina's chalet complex taking shape and plans for the future has already attracted well over 3,000 views.
It is located off Mill Lane and will be attracting holiday-makers and tourists to the town, boosting the local economy.
Here's a link to our initial post about the development, posted on July 12, 2018.