Sunday, September 27, 2020

UPDATE ON BRIGG TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE & LOCAL LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE SHOP


An update about the Brigg Tourist Information Centre was given to the Town Council's latest meeting by Coun Rob Waltham. Having been closed for some months, it will be returning to the Buttercross in a few weeks.
The original intention was to move the TIC to the refurbished Angel building to allow Lindsey Lodge Hospice to move into the ground floor of the Buttercross, having recently vacated its charity shop on Wrawby Street.
Coun Waltham explained that the Hospice could not pursue this option within the timescale required. But North Lincolnshire Council would continue to work with the charity to find it new premises.
His comments to the Town Council followed a recent statement issued by the unitary authority...

FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

Brigg Tourist Information Centre will re-open in November – bringing services back into the community.
Staff will be on hand to offer advice and services from the Buttercross – for example the popular service selling tickets for local events will continue – supporting many of Brigg’s community groups. Digital displays will be used to promote local events and leaflets will be available.
It comes as a new community hub will be opened at the Angel in the town. The new facility will open after an extensive refurbishment which is part of North Lincolnshire Council’s wider £5m community investment programme.
The council had been working with Lindsey Lodge Hospice to open a shop at the Buttercross but current challenges means this won’t now happen.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council said: “The Buttercross and the Tourist Information Centre are an important part of the Brigg community offer. Covid restrictions means that things will be slightly different when we reopen; however, visitors to the town will still be able to gain the support they need.”
“We know that some residents had some concerns about supporting Lindsey Lodge Hospice; however, I believe they are an incredible charity that works tirelessly for people who need the most help and support. We will, of course, continue to work closely with them as they look to get another shop back in the town.”
PICTURED: The Buttercross housing the TIC, inside the centre on the ground floor, and the former Hospice Shop on Wrawby Street.



BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALLERS LINE UP ANOTHER WIN


Brigg Town Football Club made tracks to Harrogate Railway and won 2-1 yesterday (Saturday, September 26).
Having beaten Nostell Miners Welfare in midweek in their opening league game, the Zebras again secured maximum points. Second half goals from Wayne Graves and Jason Pembleton did the trick for Brigg who are fourth in the ToolStation Northern Counties East Divison One table.
On Saturday (October 3) they visit Hull to take on Hall Road Rangers.
At the EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns) yesterday, Brigg Town Reserves lost 1-0 to Grantham Town Academy in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier.
On Tuesday (September 29) Brigg Reserves have a home game against Immingham Town (7.45pm KO) and follow that up with another home fixture against Tetney Rovers on Saturday (3pm).

BRIGG HAS A NEW TOWN CLERK

 



Brigg has a new Town Clerk - Kerry McGrath having been promoted from Deputy Town Clerk. She succeeds Dinah Lilley who has retired after lengthy service in local government - the last three years being spent as Town Clerk.
This officer is responsible for the authority's administration and finances, as well as overseeing the allotments and Christmas lights,  organising various events and functions, taking the minutes at meetings and offering advice to councillors.
Kerry co-ordinated Brigg's latest community litter-picking session on Saturday, September 19 when the volunteers included Dinah Lilley.
Kerry also hosted the Town Council's September meeting on September 22 - held on the internet using the Zoom facility.
PICTURED: Kerry McGrath (main image, right) and with Dinah Lilley (left) and Coun Ann Eardley (right) during a social function held to mark the 200th anniversary of Brigg's Buttercross in June 2019. Pictures by Ken Harrison, Brigg Matters Magazine.

SHOPPERS TO MAKE A BEE LINE FOR ANNUAL BRIGG EVENT


People in Brigg will be making a bee line for Jaylaurs Sewing Studios' annual event.
The Wrawby Street business will be hosting it on Saturday, October 5, from 9am through to 5pm.
Free workshops will be operating and there will be special guests, raffles, competitions and 25% off all fabric & 'habby' in-store. There's an open invitation to pop along and join the party.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

SOMEWHERE NEW IN BRIGG TO TRY FOR LUNCH EVERY SUNDAY


A Brigg eatery has announced that it will be serving Sunday lunches every week from October 4 - noon to 5.30pm.
A selection of roast meats will be available at Pips Kitchen, together with seasonal veg, home-made 'roasties' and 'real gravy'.
Desserts will also be on offer at the venue which is located in Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns clubhouse.
Prices are: Two courses £9-99p; one course £6-50 (adult) and £4-50 (child, includes ice cream).
Deliveries are available, or diners can order and pick up their meal from Pips Kitchen (vehicular access from Wrawby Road).
The newly refurbished function room in the Zebras' clubhouse has seating for 35 people in line with government guidelines and social distancing. Tables can be booked in advance. Call 07714 767820.

FOOTBALL TO WATCH IN BRIGG TODAY


There's a football match to watch in Brigg today (Saturday, September 26). It's at the EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns) where Brigg Town Reserves will be hosting Grantham Town Academy in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier (3pm kick-off).

Admission is £3 (adults), £2 (OAPs) and free to under-18s.
Fresh from a tonic 4-2 midweek home win over Nostell Miners Welfare in their opening league game, Brigg's first teamers journey to Harrogate Railway Athletic this afternoon in Northern Counties East Division One.
On the mark for the Zebras on Wednesday night were Jack Tierney, Andrew Taylor, Jack Bowskin and James Osbourne. Town hit three goals in the opening seven minutes before a good-sized attendance - 151.
If you are a planning a visit to the EC Surfacing Stadium this afternoon, Pips Kitchen and the clubhouse bar will be open.
The EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District Football League  (sponsored by a Brigg company) will begin the 2020/21 season later than planned - on Saturday, October 10.
There will be a home game for Brigg team Briggensians against Crowle Colts Development in the first round of the Tortank Barton Brotherhood Cup (2.30pm).
Brigg Hockey Club's Men's 4th XI is scheduled to open the new season today (Saturday) with a home game against Slazengers 5ths (3.30pm).

BARNETBY WIN CUP IN LEAGUE SPONSORED BY BRIGG COMPANY


Congratulations to Barnetby United Football Club on becoming the 2019/20 Hospital Cup winners in the EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League, sponsored by a Brigg company.
Barnetby beat The Butchers Arms 5-1 with goals from Josh Goodman (2), Ben Hunt, Cameron Hill and Greg Brackenbury. The final - delayed from last Spring because of the Coronavirus emergency - attracted a socially-distanced crowd totalling 214.
Barnetby will be visiting Brigg Town Football Club's ground on Thursday, October 1 to play in the EC Surfacing Ltd Challenge Cup final (7.30pm). Their opponents will be Scotter United, and a good-sized attendance is expected.
PICTURED: Barnetby striker Cameron Hill.