Friday, September 19, 2014

LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE TO BENEFIT FROM BRIGG SINGERS' FUNDRAISER

Enjoy An Evening with the Brigg Singers, in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice. 
The Singers will be performing on Thursday, September 25, in Brigg Methodist Church, Wesley Road, from 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5, including refreshments. They can be obtained on the door on the night, or call 01724 842485 if you want to ensure a place in advance.

The event will include a raffle and hospice merchandise will be available.
The Hospice, which does very important work for the community in North Lincolnshire, can only benefit from a Brigg Blog reminder about the Singers' event, which will hopefully attract more people as a result.

NEW APARTMENTS COMING TO BRIGG


This picture shows work under way on creating new apartments at Ancholme Gardens, off Elwes Street, Brigg.
Many of us have had elderly relatives living at Ancholme Gardens. Now the area's biggest social landlord, North Lincolnshire Homes, is making a major investment in the future.

FEWER UNEMPLOYED IN BRIGG & GOOLE


Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has issued the latest job figures - something he generally does through Twitter.
Andrew says the number of unemployed people in Brigg & Goole has fallen again - down 458 from August last year.
If you are on Twitter, you can follow Andrew, whose presence is ‏@andrewpercy  
The above picture shows him outside his Brigg office, in Bigby Street (almost opposite St John's Church).  He's on the web at www.andrewpercy.org

KEYO BRIGG SPRINT TRIATHLON THIS WEEKEND: WILL YOU BE SPECTATING?


The Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, September 21, is organised by Lincsquad and involves a 400m pool swim at Ancholme Leisure Centre,  followed by  cycling and then a road run.
Weather being not too bad, we can expect a good turn-out of spectators along Bridge Street and the Market Place.
The swimming will be from 8am. The cycle race will take in Scawby Brook, Hibaldstow, Redbourne, and Bridge Street and Ancholme Way in Brigg.
The run will include Bridge Street, the Market Place, Elwes Street and Cadney Road.
Presentations will take place about 11.30am. 
View further details from Lincsquad through this link
View Lincsquad race information here

BRIGG CHURCH HALL FAYRE

Operation Christmas Child will benefit from an autumn fayre in Brigg on Saturday, September 27. The event will be in St John's Church Hall, Bigby Street, from 10am to 2.30pm.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ENJOY ITALIAN DINNER AT BRIGG PUB


Sunday night sees something new on offer in Brigg - an Italian dinner at the Britannia Inn.
It will be cooked by Giorgio.

Book places now at the Wrawby Street hostelry, pictured above..

BRIGG AREA BUSINESSES AT FOOD AND DRINK DAY


Food and drink businesses from Lincolnshire and beyond are set to descend on Market Rasen Racecourse for a Harvest Festival racing day on the final Saturday of the month. 
They will be joined on 27th September by BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen Live wine expert Jane Parkinson who will be giving demonstrations about wine.
 The fixture traditionally marks the moment when ‘summer’ jump racing comes to an end and the autumn/winter season begins in earnest.
Harvest Festival Food and Drink Day – one of the most significant racing occasions of the year – features the Listed £50,000 Prelude Handicap Chase and the Listed £35,000 Prelude Hurdle, races always targeted by the top racehorse trainers across Britain.
As well as the horse racing, visitors will be able to sample and buy an array of food and drink, take part in baking competitions for both adults and children and see a display of farm machinery. 
Among Lincolnshire businesses getting involved in the Harvest Festival are: Cote Hill Cheese of Osgodby; MarRon Liquers of Waddingham; Crepes Delight of Brigg; Tom Woods beer of Barnetby; Sweet Heart Chilli sauce of Horncastle; Fabulously Fruity Wine of New Waltham; and Percy’s T vodka iced drinks of Kirton Holme, Boston.
From beyond Lincolnshire are coming: Hepys Hog Roast homemade sausages of Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire; Oak Tree Farm hog roast of Sutton-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire; and Raisthorpe Manor gin and vodka of North Yorkshire.
 Race-goers will be encouraged to make a donation during the afternoon to the Lincolnshire food bank.
 Pip Kirkby, General Manager, of Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “Our Prelude meeting – which this year is Harvest Festival Food and Drink day - is always popular as the change of seasons in jump racing is marked in Lincolnshire.  The quality of the racing is excellent and we are delighted with the response from small food and drinks from Lincolnshire and further afield who will be a super attraction for our visitors.  TV wine expert Jane Parkinson will also be a dig draw.”
Visitors can bring their own gazebos and fold-up furniture into the Family Enclosure.
Adult tickets can be bought at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk or by telephone on 0844 579 3009.  Advance prices, which are discounted, are: County £19.80; Tattersalls £14.40; Family £6.75.  Savings of up to 25% on on-the-day admission are available on advance purchases.  Accompanied children aged under 18 will be admitted free of charge.
The first race is at 1.45pm, with gates opening two hours earlier.
Market Rasen Racecourse is staging 21 jump racing meetings in 2014 and is a leading conference and events centre in the East Midlands.  More information is available at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk.