Monday, May 22, 2017

NEW CHAPTER TO OPEN FOR BRIGG RETAIL - AN INDEPENDENT BOOK SHOP


Brigg is soon to get a new book shop in the town centre, and it will be only a stone's throw from Coney Court.**
The significance of that is the shop's name - The Rabbit Hole.
It will be located at 4 Market Place - once Green's Cafe.
We met the Rabbit Hole's proprietors during Brigg Town Business Partnership's annual meeting at the Buttercross. They hail from the Grimsby area.
People to whom we've mentioned the independent book shop's impending arrival have welcomed the addition to Brigg's list of niche businesses.
We will bring you the opening date when it's relayed to us by the proprietors.
** For the benefit of those who may not understand the significance, Coney Court once housed Brigg's renowned rabbit fur industry - Coney being an old term for these furry critters.

BRIGG BUSINESSES HAVE A NEW CHIEF IN CHARGE


The go-ahead Brigg Town Business Partnership works very hard to promote the town with many events and promotions, including the Blessing of the Pumps which is coming up tomorrow (Saturday) in the town centre.
BTBP now has a new chief officer in succession to Malcolm Bailey, who gave prior notice that he'd be standing down at the annual general meeting.
Coun Deb Dunderdale, well-known for her connections with the Deli & Diner in Wrawby Street, was elected to take over from Malcolm.
She was installed during the Partnership's annual meeting, held in the function room at the Buttercross.
We wish her well in her new role.
Malcolm received his colleagues' best wishes and thanks from Chris Darlington.
Chris said Malcolm had spearheaded the campaign to get national recognition, culminating in Brigg being named in the best high street in Britain competition.
"You will be missed," said Chris. "We thank you for what you have done for Brigg."
Coun Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, also thanked the retiring chairman for being "a driving force."
Malcolm stressed the importance of businesses supporting the various events taking place in the town.
Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley said people came "from far and wide" to visit Brigg, including Market Rasen.
"Everyone who comes is very impressed by the shops," she added.

BRIGG VEHICLE COUNTING WITH A DIFFERENCE

There's an unintentional and unwanted traffic count going on in Brigg town centre.
It comes courtesy of a sunken metal manhole cover outside Wetherspoon's White Horse pub/restaurant on the one-way section of Wrawby Street that's open to traffic.
Every vehicle that passes over the grate on its way to Queen Street results in a loud clunk whenever wheel touches metal. Sometimes there are two clunks - front wheel being followed by back.
Maybe North Lincolnshire highways will be able to add this to the repairs list for attention at some point in the not too distant future.
The iron manhole was  made by the Staveley company in Derbyshire.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

NEW BRIGG FIRST CITIZEN TO BE ELECTED

Brigg will get a new Town Mayor tomorrow, Monday, elected during the Town Council's annual meeting.
Current holder of the post, Coun Ann Eardley will step down at the end of her 12-month stint as the town's first citizen.
The AGM is open to interested members of the community and will be held in the Angel Suite from 7.15pm.

SPEED CAMERAS - BRIGG DRIVER ALERT

Speed cameras have been in action on the A8 in the Brigg area at times in recent weeks - along Wrawby Road and Scawby Brook.
Safer Roads Humber now informs Brigg Blog that enforcement cameras will be checking drivers' speeds on Tuesday, May 30 along the A15 between Barnetby Top and the Humber Bridge.
So make sure you remain below the legal limit.

NEW HOMES PLANNED IN BRIGG

Half-a-dozen Brigg planning applications will be considered by counclllors during a meeting tomorrow, Monday.
Brigg Town Council's Planning and Environment Commitee will meet at 6.45pm in the Angel Suite during a session which is open to interested members of the public.
Proposed developments to be considered include erecting a detached dwelling on land adjacent to Treetops on Nicolgate Lane, off Wrawby Road, and building a home on land adjacent to Reedmere House, Elwes Street.

FREE-TO-WATCH SPECTATOR EVENT IN BRIGG TODAY


Just a reminder that one of the main spring spectator events in Brigg is taking place today.
The weather looks perfect for the annual TSW Printers Border Classic Touring Car Assembly which will start from the Market Place on Sunday, May 21 - soon after 10am.
Cars will set off at one-minute intervals.
Taking part will be classics made before 1985 and modern classics built between 1985 and 1995.
Many people like to go down well before 10am to view the vehicles as they assemble in the town centre.
The organisers at Border Motor Club Lincs have set an upper limit of 85 cars taking part.