Saturday, January 25, 2020


Local people are welcome to attend a solemn ceremony in Brigg tomorrow (Sunday, January 26).
The Holocaust Memorial Ceremony 2020 will be held at the Holocaust Memorial on the Millennium Green, Elwes Street, at 12 NOON (note amended time).
Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall and members of Brigg Town Council are inviting you to attend and join with others in remembering the innocent people who lost their lives as a result of such atrocities, as well as those who survived, and those who make a difference.
Following the service you are invited to the Café Courtyard, in the nearby Angel building, for light refreshments and to sign the book of remembrance.

PICTURED: People at the January 2019 ceremony on the Millennium Green.  Image courtesy of Ken Harrison, Brigg Matters magazine.


Approval is being sought to amend the opening and licensing hours at a pub in the Brigg area.
Punch Partnerships (PTL) Limited, is seeking amendments for the Wheatsheaf, on Station Road, Hibaldstow, as follows:
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Thursday 09:00-00:30, Friday & Saturday 09:00-01:30, Sundays 09:00-00:00.
SALE OF ALCOHOL: Monday to Thursday 09:00-00:00, Friday & Saturday 09:00-01:00, Sundays 09:00-23:30.
Approval is also being sought "to permit accompanied children on the premises until 21:00hrs."
North Lincolnshire Council, as the local licensing authority, is now considering this application.

Council planning staff have yet to announce a decision on an application seeking advertisement consent to display various new boards and signs at the Wheatsheaf. The pub, in the centre of the village, offers food and music.


A second application relating to a planned new store for Barnetby has now been lodged with North Lincolnshire Council.
In early November the Lincolnshire Co-operative sought approval to build a convenience/food store on land off Victoria Road, not far from the railway underpass.
The Co-op has now been back to the council with a licensing application requesting permission to sell alcoholic drinks 'by retail' between 7am and 10pm, seven days a week.
The planning and premises licence applications are now being considered by the local authority; no decisions have yet been announced.
Planners received only one comment from the public about the planning application - the person in question supporting the proposed store and suggesting it's "just what Barnetby needs" by offering a wider choice of items than are currently available in the village.
The Co-op is looking to build 3,997 sq ft premises with shop, storage, staff facilities and ancillary parking.
If approved by the council, there will be sales space of 3,014 sq ft offering a range of groceries, alcohol and tobacco-based products. 

The planning consultation period expired in December; any comments about the licensing application must be made in writing to the Licensing Department, North Lincolnshire Council, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, by February 12.
A number of Co-op convenience stores have been built in North Lincolnshire in recent years - including one in Hibaldstow, pictured above.


Drivers in the Brigg area should note two forthcoming road closures that will result in diversions.
The B1206 will be shut to vehicular traffic overnight at Elsham level crossing over successive weeks - Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 & then February 8 and 9, from 10pm to 8am.
This is to allow Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd to install barriers and pedestals.
The recommended diversionary route involves the B1204, B1206, A15 and A18 Melton Road, Wrawby.

Friday, January 24, 2020


Brigg Farmers' Market starts a new year and a new decade this weekend. 

I say, a new decade... for a VIP visitor to North Lincolnshire Council's bold venture when it launched early in the new millennium was actor John Savident, who for 12 years played butcher Fred Elliott in the TV 'soap' series. 
This character had a habit of repeating his sentences. I say, repeating his sentences!
John's visit to Brigg helped to market the farmers' market to a wider audience.
Since then the monthly attraction has continued to thrive, winning a national award.
The latest - to be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 - will be open from 9am until mid-afternoon.
Producers sell a wide range of food and drink to the public from stalls in the Market Place.
The availability of free all-day parking on Saturdays - a concession from North Lincolnshire Council - helps to attract people to the farmers' market and the adjoining Saturday general market.
The increased footfall then benefits local shops and businesses, with people visiting other outlets before or after touring the stalls.
Some stallholders have been supporting the farmers' market for many years.
Shoppers all have their favourites, but we find it hard to pass the Lincolnshire Poacher cheese stall without stopping to buy a pack to take home.


Brigg could see a fair number of blue-shirted visitors from London this Saturday (January 25). Some buses taking Chelsea football fans to Hull City are expected to make a refreshment stop in Brigg at lunch-time and early afternoon as the FA Cup tie at the KCOM Stadium does not kick off until 5.30pm.
Saturday night will see two free-to-attend live music gigs in Brigg.
Singer/guitarist Hollie Sharpin will be entertaining at the Black Bull from 8pm, with singer Simon Reeves performing at the Woolpack from 9pm.
The Britannia Inn is hosting a Burns Night supper on Saturday - in aid of forces' charities.
Tuck into haggis, neeps & tatties for a small charge from 7.30pm, and there will be a raffle. This event continues throughout the evening, proceeds going to Veterans Against Suicide UK and Soldiers Off The Street.

Brigg & District Servicemen's Club, on Coney Court, is hosting a children's party with disco on Sunday (January 26) from 1pm to 3pm. It costs £2 - pay on the door. There will also be face painting and a raffle. All are welcome to attend, the venue says.


A plan to prune half-a-dozen trees within the Brigg Conservation Area has been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.
The local planning authority has received 'notice of intention' to carry out work on six lombardy poplar trees.
They are situated behind Southfield House Care Home, Albert Street - some distance from the frontage of the property.
The application form tells the council these are "over mature poplar trees along the rear boundary."
The intention is to reduce the overall height by up to 50 per cent and reshape the trees.
They are located near the edge of the Conservation Area which covers the town centre.
North Lincolnshire Council says this notice of intention is "not yet determined."
Brigg Town Council is being consulted as part of the process.
HIBALDSTOW: Planning permission is being sought to erect a two-storey side extension at 87 Redbourne Road.
WRAWBY: Approval is being requested to erect an extension to the front of the dwelling, including associated works, at Tor Na Coille, Little Lane.
SCAWBY: Permission is being sought to erect a replacement detached garage at 34 St Hybald's Grove.