Sunday, May 01, 2016

ADRIAN GIBBONS GAME KICKS OFF AT BRIGG TOWN FC

There's a good-sized crowd at The Hawthorns for the British Heart Foundation charity fundraising game in memory of Adrian Gibbons.
It kicked off this afternoon at 3pm and there was a minute's applause prior to the start, led by the teams in the centre circle.
Martin North is refereeing the match and veterans taking part on Brigg Town's ground include seniors Col Mumby and Richard Rivron.
Raffle tickets are selling well, so if you've a few minutes to spare, why not pop down, make a contribution and watch the second half?
We've taken some pictures and will share them with you later.





BRIGG RESTAURANT OFFERING SUPPORT

Andrew Markham tells us that, on Tuesday, Le Raj Restaurant, in Brigg town centre, will be hosting a charity meal for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.
There's a set menu with five dishes for £9.95p. Sittings are available from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Call the restaurant, 20 Market Place, on 01652 656595.
View the menu here

BRIGG ELECTION LIFT

The lift in the Angel Suite, Brigg, should be in operation by election day, Thursday, May 5.
Townsfolk will be voting to elect a Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner, and the Angel Suite will be operating as a polling station.


RAISING A GLASS TO BRIGG LINE PASSENGER BOOST

There was a boost for Brigg railway line passenger numbers yesterday when a sizeable group of townsfolk used the Saturdays-only service to journey to Cleethorpes, where we expect they took in a few of the resort's watering holes!
We spotted them in Queen Street as they walked into to the town centre after arriving back on an early evening train. 
Some Brigg pubs were then in line to enjoy their custom!
The Brigg Line Group (campaiging on behalf of our local service) tells Brigg Blog that Stagecoach has kindly printed two large  timetable posters for its 450 bus route that will be displayed in the waiting shelters at Brigg station. 
A recent customer survey on the Brigg Line showed people DO  use the buses to and from Brigg to connect with the Saturday-only passenger train service.
This reminds us of a Monday night, some years ago, when we went to Brigg station to check how things were and saw a passenger  on the far platform waiting for a train to take him to westwards, his home being in South Yorkshire. We  explained he would have to wait five days, due to trains only running on Saturday. We ended up offering a lift as the first part of his journey home.

BRIGG TOWN CRICKET CLUB 'TO CONCENTRATE ON THE LEAGUE'

We encountered some Brigg Town Cricket Club players last night as they were leaving JD Wetherspoon's White Horse pub, on  Wrawby Street.
The boys are now going to be concentrating on the league, to borrow a phrase popular with football managers.
For in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's Bob Welton Cup, Brigg fell at the first hurdle, being knocked out by Scunthorpe team Appleby-Frodingham 2nds.
This was no surprise, as Brigg are in division four and the Steelmen are one of the leading teams in division one, and former members of the top flight!
Brigg were bowled out for 32 (in 16 overs) at Brocklesby Park, where they are again playing their home games this season. They managed to take three visiting wickets but clearly this was not a target likely to test Appleby-Frodingham too much.
On Saturday (May 7) Brigg return to league action, visiting Gainsborough to take on division four newcomers Marshalls at the Haydn Green Memorial Cricket Ground (1.30pm start).

BRIGG CAMPAIGNER IS HELPING OUR HEDGEHOGS



Brigg Town councillor Jane Kitching is busy collecting names for a petition  to help the hedgehog.
Many members of the authority, and members of the public, have already signed.
The national petition is calling for greater legal protection for these animals, often to be seen in Brigg gardens and hedgerows. Here's a link   
The organisers need 100,000 signatures by August 11 to have a good chance of getting hedgehogs discussed in Parliament again.
Coun Jane gave Brigg Blog a copy of a useful leaflet, which mentions Hedgehog Highways.
Some house-building companies are ensuring all new homes have a gap in their fencing to allow hedgehogs to move from garden to garden.
You can find out more about the cause by visiting www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk
Hedgehog Awareness Week starts today, Coun Jane tells us. So this is a good time to add your support by signing the petition. 
Our thanks go to Ken Harrison for the picture of Jane in Brigg town centre.

ADRIAN GIBBONS MEMORIAL MATCH AT BRIGG TOWN FC

 

A game in memory of Adrian Gibbons, well-known Brigg teacher, footballer, quiz master and family man will be held at Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns ground today.
Jon Taylor, one of the organisers of the match, told Brigg Blog: "After the success of last year's charity football match in memory of Gibb we will be once again raising money for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday May 1st to remember a great friend and colleague.  
"The game will be a 3pm KO and will be made up of Old Briggensians and ex- Brigg Town players.  All are welcome to support the event and to donate to a great cause to remember a Brigg legend."
Gibb played for Brigg Town and for Briggensians FC, based at Sir John Nelthorpe School, where he was a long-serving teacher.
Please go down to the ground today and give generously.
VIEW PICTURES FROM LAST YEAR'S GAME AT THE HAWTHORNS HERE