Tuesday, July 07, 2015

OTHER TOWNS SHOULD TAKE A LEAF OUT OF BRIGG'S BOOK!

Looking along Bigby Road, Brigg, the A1084, from The Monument.

Most Brigg folk don't give the impressive tree-lined approaches to our town a second look.
The trees have been there so long that we pass by without noticing.
But a good many people driving through, or visiting Brigg, admire what they see.
There are fine avenues of mature trees on the approaches to the town we've photographed here - Wrawby Road (A18), Bigby Road (A1084) and even the little-used C-road linking us with Cadney.
Credit is due to successive councils, going back to the 19th century, who have resisted the temptation to tamper with them. Hopefully the majority will still be growing strong100 years from now.
We waited for the arrival of summer, with the trees in full leaf, to take our pictures - for the record.

Cadney Road, Brigg, with the Old River Ancholme on the right.

East Park, Brigg,  as it looks from The Monument.

Wrawby Road, Brigg (the A18) viewed from The Monument.


BRIGG DISTRICT EVENTS AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2015


Denise Torpey, of the BASH group, as the Lady with the Lamp, during a Brigg Ghost Walk.

Events in the Brigg area from August 1 until November 30, 2015. 
As as a guide to Brigg Blog followers, WE have highlighted in italics a few WE think will be of particular interest.

AUGUST
Saturday 1 August
4pm to 9.30pm – Moggies for the Doggies – The Mount, Castlethorpe, near Brigg, DN20 9LG. Featuring three bands, The Moggies, Mia and the Moon, and Koostix. Tickets £15 including supper (children free) in aid of Jerry Green Dog Rescue from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053.

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August
11am to 5pm – Vintage VW Car Show - Elsham Hall Country Park, near Brigg. Adults £5.50, children £4.50, concessions £5, under 2s free, family £19.  01652 688698. 

Sunday 9 August
1pm to 5pm – Open Garden – 10 Messingham Lane, Scawby, DN20 9AU. Adult £3, accompanied children free, in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.  01724 843731.

Sunday 16 August
10.30am to 5pm – National Gardens Scheme Open Gardens – Old Quarry Lodge, Elsham, near Brigg DN20 0RB  -  £3.50, accompanied children free. Tea at Village Hall. 

Thursday 20 to Monday 31 August
1.30 to 5pm - Scawby Hall Open - Conducted tours in groups of max 12 people. Adults £7, concessions £5.50, children (5-16 yrs) £3, under 5s free, family ticket £17. 01652 654272. 

Saturday 22 August
9am to 3pm - Brigg Summer Food Festival - Market Place. The award winning Farmers’ Market will be joined by other quality food producers to create an even bigger market.  With cookery demonstrations and competitions to win quality local produce. 01652 657053.

Tuesday 25 August
7.15pm – Brigg Floral Society – Angel Suite, Brigg. Demonstration by Penny Vincent on Penny’s Petals. Non-members £5, all welcome. 01652 688557. 

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 August
6pm to 11.30pm Friday, 12 to 11.30pm Saturday and 12 to 4pm Sunday – Brigg Lions Family Fun Weekend – Sir John Nelthorpe Lower School, Wrawby Road. Including the cider festival, craft stalls, children’s sports, bouncy castles and rides, vintage motorbikes, entertainment, live bands and majorettes. 01652 652979.

Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August
11am to 5pm - Children’s Festival - Elsham Hall Country Park. Entertainment by Nutty Norman on Sunday and Feet First on Monday. 01652 688698. www.elshamhall.co.uk

Monday 31 August
2pm to 5pm - Wrawby Mill Open Day - Mill Lane, Wrawby. The last remaining postmill in the north of England. Adults £2, children £1, family £5. 01652 653699.


SEPTEMBER
Saturday 5 September
10.30am onwards - Briggstock Music Festival – Brigg Town Centre. Main stage in Market Place, with busking stations throughout the town centre.  www.briggisbest.co.uk

Saturday 12 September
10am to 2pm – “Pennants a Flutter”- A Tudor Banquet  – Tudor celebrations in Brigg Market Place and Buttercross with mock Tudor banquet, hog roast and the latest new vegetable – the potato! Learn about falconry, archery and jousting. Period dress optional! 01652 657053.

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13  September
10am to 12noon - Controlling the Waters of 'Ankhams (R. Ancholme) oozy flood' (Stukeley 1724) - Meet at Ferriby Sluice Car Park, South Ferriby DN18 6JQ.  Short walk to discover the history of the canalisation of the River Ancholme, of Ferriby Sluice, which controls the flow of drainage waters from Lincoln to the Humber and a short drive to Horkstow suspension bridge. No need to book.

Tuesday 22 September
7.15pm – Brigg Floral Society – Angel Suite, Brigg. Demonstration by Glenda Bream, From Little Things. Non-members £5, all welcome. 01652 688557.

Saturday 26 September
9am to 3pm - Brigg Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food from the people who produce it. Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from venison to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces. 01652 657053.

Sunday 27 September
8am onwards - Keyo Sprint Triathlon – 400m pool swim, 20k road cycle and 5k road run from Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg.  www.lincsquad.co.uk


OCTOBER
Thursday 1 October
7.30pm – Brigg and District Horticultural Society – Talk on Gardening with Wildlife by Shauen D’Arcy, Methodist Church Hall, Barnard Avenue. Also plant exchange. Members free, non-members £2. 01469 588532. 

Wednesday 7 October
7.15pm – Brigg Floral Society Open Evening – Scawby Village Hall. Demonstration by Nick Grounds – A Gentle Plea for Chaos. All welcome.  01652 688557

Saturday 24 October
9am to 3pm – Brigg Harvest Farmers’ Market - Discover the fruits of the harvest at the award winning Farmers’ Market. Competitions, street entertainers and quality local produce. 01652 657053.

Sunday 25 October
Brigg 10km Poppy Race - www.brigg10k.co.uk

Tuesday 27 until Saturday 31 October
7.30pm (plus Sat Matinee 2.30pm) – Calamity Jane – Performed by Brigg Amateur Operatic Society, Westmoor Hall, Vale of Ancholme School, Brigg. £8 evenings, £7 matinee. 01724 330874.

Friday 30 October
2.30pm - The Ugly Duckling performed by Finger & Thumb Theatre  - Brigg Live Arts: Brigg & District Servicemen’s Club. Adult £6, under 14s £3, 01652 658995 / 653217 www.fingerandthumbtheatre.com

Saturday 31 October
7pm - Brigg Ghost Walk –  Tickets £3 from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053.


NOVEMBER
Thursday 5 November
7.30pm - Brigg and District Horticultural Society – Methodist Church Hall, Barnard Ave. Talk on The Chocolate Drop Chocolate Manufacture. Members free, non-members £2 including refreshments. 01652 653985. 

Friday 6 November
7.30pm - Ian Keable  -The Secret World of Charles Dickens: Mirth, Marvels and the Mysterious – Brigg Live Arts: Brigg and District Servicemen's Club. Adult £6, under 14s £3. 01652 658995 / 653217 www.charlesdickensmysteryshow.co.uk

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 November
7.30pm – Breezeblock Park, a comedy by Willy Russell – Broughton Amateur Dramatic Society, Broughton Village Hall. Tickets £6 including refreshments from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053 or 07852663031.

Tuesday 24 November
7.15pm – Brigg Floral Society – Angel Suite, Brigg. Demonstration by June Borrowdale on Magic and Sparkle. Non-members £5, all welcome. 01652 688557.

Friday 27 November
7.30pm – Christmas Concert with Maire Ni Chathasaigh (harp) and Chris Newman (guitar) – Brigg Live Arts at The Angel Suite, Brigg.  £12 advance, £14 on door from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053 or 01652 653217. 

Saturday 28 November
9am to 3pm - Brigg Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food from the people who produce it.  Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from venison to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces. 01652 657053.

Information kindly supplied to Brigg Blog by Chris Banham, Tourist Information Officer, Brigg Buttercross, who says: "Don't forget that you can check our new-look website www.visitnorthlincolnshire.com for new events being added."

WHAT BRIGG COUNCILLORS WILL BE DISCUSSING TOMORROW NIGHT

Here are the agendas for both Brigg Town Council committee meetings being held tomorrow in the Lounge of the Angel Suite. Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to the discussions. We hope to see you there. 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, FROM 7PM
BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED
1. Notice convening the meeting.
2. To Receive apologies and reasons for absence.
3. (a)  To record declarations of interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the agenda item and type of interest being declared.
(b)  To note dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of agenda items listed below.
4. To Receive any general correspondence.
5. a) To Receive and Note any Applications for Market Consent
i) Speciality Market on 22nd August 2015 – less than 15 stalls
b) To Receive and Consider any Applications for a Grant or Variation of Premises Licence, 
6. To Receive the update on outstanding issues from the clerk. 
7. a) TO CONSIDER ANY PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL PLANS PUBLICISED BUT RECEIVED AFTER THE AGENDA WAS CIRCULATED:    Members are reminded to inspect any plans via the On Line Planning Register on the North Lincolnshire Council web site, including Ridge and Broughton & Appleby Wards for any applications close to the neighbouring boundary with Scawby Brook.  The office computer is available for this purpose.
APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2015/0520
Planning permission to erect a single-storey rear extension, a two-storey side extension and single-storey link extension between house and outbuilding.  St. Gerrards, Lindum Crescent, Brigg
APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2015/0739
Advertisement consent to display one retrospective fascia sign.  3A Queen Street, (NFU Mutual), Brigg
APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2015/0745
Notification of proposed work to fell 3 trees within Brigg Conservation Area, 3 Manor House Convent, Bigby Street, Brigg
8. TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED MAIN MODIFICATIONS OF THE NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK – HOUSING & LAND ALLOCATION DPD: REVISED DRAFT SUBMISSION. 
Full details can be accessed at:  http://nlincs-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/


PROPERTY & SERVICES COMMITTEE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, FROM 7.30PM
BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED
1. Notice Convening the meeting.
2. To Receive Apologies and Reasons for Absence
3. (a)  To record declarations of interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the agenda item and type of interest being declared.
(b)  To note dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.
4. To approve any general accounts for payment. 
5. To receive any general correspondence.
6. ALLOTMENTS: 
a)  To Receive a report on any outstanding issues from the clerk:
b)  Redcombe Lane site:
i) To Receive and Consider the site visit report and any observations from the Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.
ii) To Receive and Consider any reports from Countryside Pest Control.
c)  Grammar School Road
i) To Receive and Consider the site visit report and any observations from the 
Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.
ii) To receive a report from the clerk regarding tenancies relinquished or terminated. 
iii)     To Receive a final report from the clerk regarding the works by Anglian Water Authority.
iv) To Receive and Consider any report from Countryside Pest Control.
 6. ANGEL SUITE: 
a) i) To receive the following financial reports and approve the Accounts Paid and for Payment, as listed in Appendix 2.  Financial Reports as at 30th April 2015 and 31st May 2015 and 30th June 2015 enclosed.
ii) To review the cumulative report for the Quarter ending 30th June 2015
b)     To receive a report from the clerk regarding any issues approved under delegated powers.
c) To receive the clerk’s update on outstanding issues.
d)     To approve the replacement of the worktop / purchase & installation of splash-back, new sink and taps in the Lounge Bar.
e) To approve the refurbishment of the wooden entrance doors to the Rotunda of The Angel Suite. (Further information will be available at the meeting)

7. INFORMATION BOARDS /RAIL TIMETABLE NOTICES
Update on current situation from the Town Clerk.

 8. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
To discuss potential options for the repair /upgrade of the Holocaust Memorial and Water Feature.



Monday, July 06, 2015

MONDAY, MONDAY IN BUSY BRIGG

There was a famous late 1960s song about Monday, Monday. Today the background music in our town centre  is being provided by busy tills banking cash in Brigg businesses. 
For there are plenty of folk about, despite the threat of  being caught by a summer shower and the fact that many folk will have spent a good amount of "hard earned" over the weekend.
We note that Cardzone, in Wrawby Street, is looking for a temporary shop assistant, if you know someone who's seeking a job.  Apply within.
The boat we posted about earlier today has now left its temporary River Ancholme berth near the White Hart pub and the County Bridge.
The river is very clear at present, which unfortunately reveals a "good" growth of weed beneath the surface. Perhaps one of those welcome "cuts" is imminent from a boat specially hired for this purpose.

BRIGG SHOP BOSS RETIRES

Carol West ringing the till for the last time.

REPORT & PICTURE BY KEN HARRISON

Retiring after nearly nineteen years from the role of manager of the Brigg's Wrawby Street-based Red Cross charity shop is Carol West.
Carol has been the boss of the Red Cross shop, opposite Wallhead's, ever since it first opened 12 years ago.
Before then, she managed the original Brigg-based Red Cross shop near the Market Place for 7 years.
Carol's retirement coincides with husband Chris's retirement and they have plans to spend more time travelling, spending more time with their children and grand-kids and.... just relaxing.
GOOD LUCK...  



BRIGG BOAT ATTRACTING ATTENTION ON THE ANCHOLME


PICTURE AND REPORT BY KEN HARRISON

An unusual, but nostalgic sight in modern-day Brigg is a narrowboat moored alongside the newly re-furbished wharf wall near the White Hart.
It is reputed that the crew nipped ashore and tasted the vittles and much-needed liquid succour after sailing from Hull. 
Perhaps with the proposals to improve the riverscape and to encourage more river-based activities, this could be an example of things to come...
NF adds: On Saturday night we crossed the County Bridge and spotted the boat moored alongside the pub beer garden, next to the recently restored riverside wall. It's the sort of scene you see on the Norfolk Broads and fits in well with efforts to realise the potential of the River Ancholme when it comes to attracting visitors and tourists.

DID YOU SEE HISTORIC HURRICANE OVER BRIGG?

FROM KEN HARRISON

Anyone else spot the sole Hawker Hurricane flying over Brigg Sunday morning?
Spied at about 25 past ten - or should that be Ten, 25 Hours - above Grammar School Road, flying in a north-westerly direction.
Unlike its more famous hangar-mate, the Spitfire, which was especially designed and essentially all-metal, the Hurricane was, nevertheless, the main British fighter during the first few years of WW2. It was a wooden aircraft and was a natural development of its fore-runner biplanes of the 1930's......some even describe it as a Hawker Hart with only one wing.
Roger and Out!