Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MP PAYS BRIGG A VISIT

Brigg is poised to get something that Scunthorpe has had for some time.
Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy ‏@andrewpercy  sent a Twitter message earlier today which said: " Been at Brigg Cemetery to meet with officers and local councillors to discuss the development of the memorial garden.
"The memorial garden will enable ashes to be scattered in Brigg and provide a local place for people to remember their loved ones."

HEALTH PLAN CONSULTATION IN BRIGG

Brigg people are being given the chance to have their say on proposals to improve hyper-acute stroke services and ear, nose and throat in-patient surgery.
A public consultation is now being held across North Lincolnshire and a roadshow offering full information will be visiting many venues, including Brigg Market Place on Friday, August 8, from 10am to 4pm.
The North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is undertaking the consultation.

Copies of the consultation document can be viewed at www.healthyliveshealthyfutures.nhs.uk

JOB TONIC FOR SOMEONE IN BRIGG AREA?

Whitworth’s pharmacy in Spring’s Parade, Brigg, has a part-time vacancy.
It’s covering at weekends and for holidays.
We presume it involves serving behind the counter.

Apply within for full details.

EVERY SEAT TAKEN IN BRIGG

We glanced across to the riverbank from the footpath on the Ancholme Way bridge beside the A18 and every public seat beside the river  was occupied.
Brigg folk, visitors and in-town workers were enjoying a break watching the cool water flow by on a hot day.
This is heartening news for councillors who provide what in local government speak is Street Furniture.
From time to time it has to be repaired or refurbished. But this is worthwhile as long as people use the facilities provided.



BRIGG ELECTION REMINDER

Everyone in Brigg of voting age gets the chance to elect a new member of our Town Council when an election is held tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).
There are two candidates: Lew Schaffer, Blackbird Cottage, Brigg Road, Wrawby, The Labour Party Candidate; Nigel John Sherwood, The Orchards, Barton Road, Wrawby, Conservative Party Candidate.
You can vote between 7am and 10pm and the polling stations are  the Angel Suite Ballroom and the Methodist Church, Wesley Road/Barnard Avenue.
Brigg Town Council has a vacant seat following the resignation of Mel Oades.
Don't forget: You DON'T need to take your Poll Card along to vote.  Some people may not be able to locate the card that came through the door some weeks ago. If you are one of them, worry not. Go along and cast your vote.

HOW MANY BRIGG FOLK REMEMBER BRIDGE STREET LIKE THIS?


Here's a picture showing Bridge Street, Brigg, in the early 1970s when it still formed part of the main A18 route from Grimsby to Scunthorpe and before the M180 opened. 
Many Brigg Blog followers will have spotted Peacock & Binnington's name on the left and will recognise the White Hart pub beyond. But what we are trying to confirm is whether the awning just before the pub belonged to Gwen's Bargain Shop. If you can help with information, please email scoopfisher@aol.com
The picture was taken by Ken Fisher and has just come to light in a group of family pictures, some more of which we plan to share with Blog followers in the future.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

21st CENTURY REFURBISHMENT OF BRIGG HISTORY

Brigg Town Council is meeting the cost of refurbishing information boards with historic significance.
The Brigg Urban District Council Toll Boards, sited on the gable end of the Nelthorpe Arms and on the outside wall of the China Garden takeaway at the junction of Queen Street/Wrawby Street, will be refurbished at a cost of £360.
The  three historic maps, sited on the exterior wall of the Tourist Information Centre, in College Yard and on the outside wall of the China Garden will be refurbished, including the printing of new maps on acrylic, at a cost of £128 each.