Thursday, July 30, 2015

BRIGG SUMMER FAIR ON SATURDAY

Abbey Village will be holding its summer fair in Brigg on Saturday, August 1.
The event will run from 11am to 2pm at 34 Wrawby Street, close to The Monument war memorial. All welcome - pop down and take a look.
Abbey Village is a residential care facility, still called Rosecroft by many, although incorrectly so. Read all about it...

EVERY LITTLE HELPS, TESCO, WHEN IT COMES TO IMPROVING BRIGG

An officer from Tesco contacted Brigg Town Council with an offer to help  the community, through manpower and funding.
At Monday night's monthly meeting of the authority, Town Clerk Claire Davis reported the 'bodies and cash' approach by the retail giant.
Coun Mike Campion immediately pointed out the need to improve the Spring's Parade area, near Tesco's store, with its potholes and litter, although he blamed "some appalling people" for creating the mess.
Coun Donald Campbell thought it  a good idea to invite the Tesco community liaison officer to address a forthcoming council meeting.
Town Mayor Coun James Truepenny suggested that, during their summer recess, councillors should come up with ideas to take up Tesco's offer.

BRIGG MARKET DAY SHOPPERS & VEHICLES

We keep banging on about the Brigg town centre pedestrian area being far from that, with many vehicles being encountered. 
Today we spotted something new - a  vehicle having to wait at the the top of Cary Lane to get into the Market Place because another van was parked in such a way that it couldn't get past.
Even when delivery vans and lorries have to visit town centre businesses without rear entrances, couldn't it be arranged so they did so before 8am or after 6pm? 
This would leave the pedestrianised part of the town centre for the exclusive use of shoppers and visitors. 
The worst category, though, remains people who can't be bothered to walk to cashpoints and insist on driving right up to the holes in the wall.
The other day we saw a moped rider dismount and push his machine into the Market Place to use a cashpoint. This is a good example of someone showing regard for the road signs which make it very clear what's not permitted to venture into the town centre.
We have CCTV, traffic enforcement officers and a police force, but how often is someone slapped with a fine for contravening the regulations designed to ensure Brigg is a haven for shoppers?

MIDGET GEM OF A BRIGG SHOP


We hadn't been in Natalie Sankey's Brigg town centre sweet shop for far too long - until this morning, when we were seeking an edible gift for an aged relative.
It was pretty busy, being:

  1. Market day
  2. The school holidays

Tinned mints in hand, we  made a mental note to pay a return visit to this 'midget gem' in Wrawby Street.
It's an old-fashioned sweet shop, almost directly across the road from where 'Goodie' Binns used to dispense the gob-stoppers!
Brigg is renowned for its speciality shops, of which this is a fine example.

AUGUST MUSIC EVENING AT THE STEEL ROOMS IN BRIGG TOWN CENTRE


There will be an August Music Evening at The Steel Rooms, on the corner of Spring's Parade and Market Place, Brigg.
Rachel Lewis sings all around the local area and is loved for her strong voice and acoustic guitar playing. 
Here's a sample of Rachel's music...  
The Steel Rooms say: "On our next music evening, you get to hear Rachel’s stunning voice and get your taste buds zinging with Evie’s yummy antipasto. 
"For the drinkers amongst you, we have an alcohol licence and offer a selection of beverages."
Go on, join us and book a table by calling in to our shop, emailing info@thesteelrooms.com or telephoning us on 01652 657256."

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

REVISED BRIGG REC REVAMP

Come in No 14, your time is nearly up. Brigg Blog's editor making his final football appearance at the Recreation Ground. The sun was setting on a career with few high spots.

Brigg Recreation Ground is a topic in which we take a keen interest, as do many men, women and children in the town.
Everyone, including owner and operator North Lincolnshire Council, is hoping the long-awaited refurbishment can finally progress without much further delay.
Revised plans are now being drawn up, this time including alterations to the provision for tennis
It's been dragging on since last year. But it will be well worth the wait, with a new building for changing and much better playing facilities.
The New Rec will be something in which the sportsmen and women of the town will be able to take real pride when entertaining visiting teams. Sadly, that has not always been the case in years past.
We will keep you posted as the revised plans go through the planning process.


BRIGG CHURCH SAYS THANKS

Brigg Town Council has received a letter of thanks from St John's Church after agreeing a donation for the purchase of a cooker, as part of  extensive refurbishment of the Church Hall, on  Bigby Street, which is used for a range of functions and events.